Bachelor of Engineering (Biomedical Engineering) (Honours)Program details
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.
You’ll have the opportunity to design creative solutions through inspiring and sustainable design-and-build projects, as well as taking part in the Engineers Without Borders Challenge - a humanitarian-focused course offered in all RMIT engineering degrees.
This program will:
- develop the knowledge and skills essential for a professional career in biomedical engineering
- prepare you for employment in the medical, biomedical, biomechanical, medical equipment, medical laboratory, bioinformatics, and other biomedical and health related industries.
Additional campus information
Years one and two are conducted on the City and Bundoora campuses. Years three and four are conducted mostly on the Bundoora campus.
How you will learn
RMIT encourages you to aspire to a global career, not just a local one, and as an engineering student you’ll have a range of global opportunities.
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 for global work, exchange and study experiences.
Years 1 and 2
You'll study the fundamentals of engineering and the basics of biology, anatomy and physiology.
In the engineering field, you'll learn about electronics and mechanics in relation to biomedical applications.
Within the sciences, you’ll study biomaterials, anatomy and human physiology.
All engineering students will also study an Introduction to Engineering course, incorporating a humanitarian-focused Engineers Without Borders Challenge. You’ll have the opportunity to extend this aspect of your studies by completing an Engineers Without Borders elective, enabling you to experience humanitarian engineering first-hand.
Years 3 and 4
To get you industry-ready, you'll do major design projects that mirror the work of practising biomedical engineers.
Your final-year (capstone) project will develop and reinforce the skills and knowledge you need - as defined by Engineers Australia - to commence your professional engineering career.
You’ll also complete a work-integrated learning (industry experience) elective in Year 2, 3 or 4.
Joseph Roccisano followed his passion for science into a biomedical engineering degree. He has continued his studies into a PhD in Electrical and Electronic Engineering.
EnGenius exhibition showcases student projects
An annual industry sponsored exhibition that challenges RMIT engineering students to tackle real-world problems, EnGenius highlights student work to industry experts and professionals.