Why study biomedical engineering at RMIT?
Learn how to bridge clinical medicine and the technology that supports it and help people affected by health conditions.
Studying biomedical engineering at RMIT offers the following benefits:
Prepare yourself for employment
With at least 12 weeks of industry placements undertaken locally or internationally, you’ll be work-ready when you graduate. There are also opportunities to tackle research projects in partnership with industry, like the Engineers Without Borders Challenge Scholarship.
A next-generation degree
At RMIT, you’ll study a biomedical engineering degree that is collaborative and interdisciplinary, encompassing science, medical science, IT and engineering. You'll have the innovative skills to apply science and engineering to biomedical and health care.
Hands-on learning experiences
Through hands-on learning and workplace experience, you’ll gain the skills to design and develop equipment and technologies to make an impact in this growing industry. You’ll use the latest technologies to deliver outcomes based on real-world challenges.
What you will study
During this program you’ll take courses from a variety of disciplines such as physics, mathematics, biochemistry and medical science.
In your first two years you’ll study the fundamentals of engineering and the basics of biology, anatomy and physiology. As you progress into third and fourth years you’ll become industry-ready through major design projects that mirror the work of practising biomedical engineers.
Through a combination of classroom training and industry placements, you’ll receive an industry-focused education in the fundamentals of biomedical engineering.
Program elective examples:
- Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering
- Orthopaedic Implant and Rehab Engineering
- Biomedical Signal and Image Processing
- Advanced Medical Electronics and Instrumentation
- Muscular Control and Assistive Technology
In biomedical engineering, you can specialise in everything from the fabrication of 3D nanoscaffolds for tissue engineering, to designing a program that diagnoses heart issues, to prosthetics that feel and act like real limbs.
- Kate Firipis, Bachelor of Engineering (Biomedical Engineering) (Honours) graduate
Learn here, succeed anywhere
RMIT’s focus on industry-based, practical learning is realised in the way our engineering degrees are structured. From first year, students have opportunity to collaborate on activities and build towards significant final year projects that include the opportunity to work with industry mentors as well as travel overseas to work with partner organisations.
Our global reputation
RMIT has a global reputation for excellence in professional and vocational education, applied research, and engagement with the needs of industry and the community.
As an international centre of teaching and research excellence, RMIT is ranked number 34 in the world for the international profile of its academic staff.
Top 100 globally
In the 2016 QS Graduate Employability Rankings, RMIT was ranked among the top 100 universities worldwide for its graduate employment rate, industry reputation and strong record of alumni outcomes.