Biomedical Engineering

Meet the health challenges of the future with a degree in biomedical engineering at Melbourne. Develop a unique set of biomedical science and engineering skills that can be applied to new medical treatments, instruments and devices.

At Melbourne, we focus on real-world problem-based learning. Our industry aligned curriculum ensures you have access to internships, guest lectures and industry projects.

Be guided by leading academics in medical bionics, human movement, prosthetics, and tissue engineering. Our biomedical engineers are working on ground-breaking innovations like the bionic eye, implants to help control epilepsy and tissue regeneration for patients recovering from breast cancer.

If you are interested in the commercial side of biomedical engineering, take the BioDesign Innovation subject, where you can work with business students and medical sector experts to design a medical device that meets a real-world clinical need.

Check out our life-saving biodesign innovation student project

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How to study biomedical engineering at Melbourne

Our educational model is an Australian first, aligned with the top international universities. We designed it to help graduates develop the flexible mindset and strong technical skills required to solve future challenges and make a difference on a global scale.

At Melbourne, you graduate with an internationally recognised engineering masters qualification. You start with an undergraduate degree, where you focus on engineering from day one, while also exploring subjects outside your discipline to develop a breadth of skills that will set you apart in the workplace.

To become a professionally accredited engineer, you complete the Master of Engineering, an internationally recognised qualification through Engineers Australia and EUR-ACE®.*

University of Melbourne pathway

Step 1: Undergraduate study

Start with a Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Biomedicine, majoring in bioengineering systems. (3 years)

Step 2: Graduate study

Complete a Master of Engineering (Biomedical) or Master of Engineering (Biomedical with Business) to become a professionally accredited engineer.* (2 years)

Other undergraduate degree

Step 1: Undergraduate study

Bachelor degree from a recognised tertiary institution (must have completed relevant maths, science and English language requirements). (3 years)

Step 2: Graduate study

Complete a Master of Engineering (Biomedical) or Master of Engineering (Biomedical with Business) to become a professionally accredited engineer.* (2–3 years)


Your graduate outcomes

As a biomedical engineer, you can work in a diverse range of industries, from health services to finance. Some examples of our graduate outcomes include:

Industries Companies Job roles
Health Services
Medical Devices
Agilent Technologies
Bionics Institute
Cerner Corporation
Eastern Health
OMX Solutions
Royal Children’s Hospital
Toshiba Medical Systems
Research Associate
Design Engineer
Field Service Technician
Service Engineer
Start-up Founder
Hardware Engineer
Data Analyst

*The Master of Engineering (Biomedical) is fully accredited by Engineers Australia and EUR-ACE®. The Master of Engineering (Biomedical with Business) is provisionally accredited by Engineers Australia until sufficient students have graduated from the program. Changes to accreditation status will be backdated, so all graduates receive full accreditation when it is granted.