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Melbourne City and Bundoora
Biomedical engineering bridges medicine and technology and provides solutions that can enhance and improve the health of people.
As a biomedical engineer, you could design a wide range of diagnostic or assistive devices such as cardiac monitors, clinical computers, artificial hearts, wheelchairs and artificial tendons and limbs.
Biomedical engineering at RMIT is a multidisciplinary program, and you'll study electronics, mechanical, chemical and materials engineering and biomedical sciences.
You'll develop problem-solving and communication skills to help you think critically and independently. You'll come up with innovative ways to apply science and engineering to biomedicine and health care.
Biomedical engineering is growing at a rapid pace, so there will be significant demand for biomedical engineers in Australia and around the world.
International student visa holders can only study full-time.
RMIT offers a variety of learning and teaching approaches including lectures, seminars, workshops, presentations, group discussions and syndicate work.
You'll have access to online resources through the myRMIT student portal.
Ongoing assessment throughout the semester includes examinations, essays, reports, oral classes, presentations, group projects, research projects, laboratory projects and practical assignments.
In the final year of your studies you'll undertake a major project that is either industry-based or simulates an industrial situation. You'll work with industry leaders using the theory and practical experience gained through the program to solve a problem.
In order to graduate from this program you must complete a minimum 12 weeks of engineering industry experience that allows you to gain first-hand experience in an engineering practice environment under the supervision of a practising professional engineer. The nature and timing of this engineering experience can take a range of forms.
Opportunities exist for an overseas work placement of between six and 12 months (this satisfies the work experience requirement). These placements are normally taken during a one-year break in the middle or at the end of the third year of the degree.
The vibrant and expanding biotechnology industry produces devices for medical electronics, clinical and rehabilitation engineering and biomaterials. It's one of Australia's biggest industries in terms of research and government funding.
Typically you'll work in:
- hospitals (servicing and optimising equipment)
- medical device manufacturing
- start-up companies.
You also might be employed as a regulator in government organisations, or as a researcher for government, universities or private companies. You will also find significant support provided by governments to start your own company.
You might also work in private medical and pathology laboratories.
Professional recognition and accreditation
This program is provisionally accredited by Engineers Australia. This program will be submitted for full accreditation by Engineers Australia as soon as it is feasible to do so within the accreditation time lines set by Engineers Australia.
Once fully accredited, graduates of the program will be eligible for graduate membership of Engineers Australia. Full membership as a professional engineer may be obtained after an appropriate period of professional practice.
Australia is one of 15 countries that are signatories to the International Engineering Alliance, also known as the Washington Accord, for professional engineers. The qualification of graduates from this degree is recognised in all countries that are signatories to the Accord.
RMIT encourages you to aspire to a global career, not just a local one.
Through partner organisations in Europe, Asia and the United States, the RMIT International Industry Experience and Research Program (RIIERP) offers workplace training and academic research placements of between six and 12 months.
There are also opportunities to study abroad through Education Abroad.
Program and course information
Combine science, medical science, IT and engineering
Hands-on learning and workplace experience mean you'll graduate ready to make an impact in the growing biomedical engineering industry.