Bachelor of Engineering (Biomedical Engineering) (Honours)Career
Work in one of Australia's largest research and government funded industries and help improve the lives of others.The vibrant and expanding biotechnology industry produces devices for medical electronics, clinical and rehabilitation engineering and biomaterials.
Typically you'll work in:
- hospitals (servicing and optimising equipment)
- medical device manufacturing
- start-up companies
You could also be employed as a regulator in government organisations, or as a researcher for government, universities or private companies.
You’ll find significant support provided by governments to start your own company, and may work in private medical and pathology laboratories.
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.
Before graduating from this program you are strongly encouraged to 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.
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.