Biomedical Engineering

Biomedical Engineering takes engineering design and principles together with computing, mathematics, life sciences and medicine to improve diagnosis, treatment and prevention of disease and disability.
80
ATAR
4
Years Full Time

Careers and further study

This major opens up a world of future study pathways and career options.

Career Pathways

  • Biomedical engineer, researcher or consultant
  • Biomaterials developer
  • Manufacturing engineer
  • Rehabilitation engineer
  • Biomedical engineer, researcher or consultant
  • Biomaterials developer
  • Manufacturing engineer
  • Rehabilitation engineer

Fees and scholarships

Learn more about the fees that apply to you for this course. For fee type definitions and further assistance, see the Fee Calculator Help page. You can also search our database for scholarships that are relevant to you or this course

Scholarships

Scholarships are available to students from a diverse range of backgrounds, including academic achievement, financial need, educational disadvantage, leadership and community service, artistic or sporting achievements, and being from a rural or remote area.

Cost of living

There are a few things to consider before applying to study at university. One could be your cost of living. This can depend on factors such as lifestyle, accommodation, tuition fees, medical insurance, textbooks and more. For an indication of expenses and average costs, see our Cost of living page.

Scholarships

Scholarships are available to students from a diverse range of backgrounds, including academic achievement, financial need, educational disadvantage, leadership and community service, artistic or sporting achievements, and being from a rural or remote area.

Cost of living

There are a few things to consider before applying to study at university. One could be your cost of living. This can depend on factors such as lifestyle, accommodation, tuition fees, medical insurance, textbooks and more. For an indication of expenses and average costs, see our Cost of living page.

Admission requirements

The University of Western Australia welcomes applications from international and domestic school-leavers, mature-age applicants and those with previous tertiary study. If you’re interested in studying this major, find out the admission details below.

Minimum entry requirements

Below you’ll find a list of admission equivalencies for this course's Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank (ATAR).

Admission requirements

For applicants with recent secondary education, information on admission criteria is available on our entry standards page.

Admission Requirements

  • Mathematics Methods ATAR
  • At least one of the following three subjects: Mathematics Specialist ATAR, Chemistry ATAR or Physics ATAR

    All four subjects are recommended. If you do not have all four subjects you will need to complete extra units in first year, which may mean taking additional units to meet the course requirements. 
 

English competency

English is the language of instruction and assessment at UWA and you will need to meet the English language requirements of the University to be eligible for a place.

How to apply

Ready to apply for this major? Follow the steps and you’ll be on your way to joining us at UWA.

Course details

In this major, you’ll discover the core theories, methods and practices to work at the forefront of this exciting, multi-disciplinary field in industries including biotechnology, biomedicine, pharmaceuticals, medical device and equipment industries, healthcare research and innovation. Learning to work on advances in biomedical technologies such as new surgical imaging, visualisation and simulation techniques, developing medical instruments and devices, you’ll be making a real impact on people’s lives.
Biomedical Engineering

Quick details

Status
  • Available 2022
Locations
Attendance
  • Full-time
  • Part-time
Delivery
  • On-campus
Starting dates
  • Semester 1, Semester 2
Course Code
  • MJD-EBIOM
CRICOS code
  • This course is not available to international student visa holders
Full time/part time duration
  • 4-years full time
Biomedical Engineering
Status
  • Available 2022
Locations
Attendance
  • Full-time
  • Part-time
Delivery
  • On-campus
Starting dates
  • Semester 1, Semester 2
Course Code
  • MJD-EBIOM
CRICOS code
  • This course is not available to international student visa holders
Full time/part time duration
  • 4-years full time
TISC Codes
Degrees course is available in
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)

Why study Biomedical Engineering?

  1. If you’re interested in technology and engineering and would like to make a huge impact on people’s lives, a career biomedical engineering will see you using your STEM skills to make a real difference. 
  2. You will become an industry-ready engineer with sought-after health and biomedical expertise. With a growing demand for healthcare and advances in technology, biomedical engineering is an emerging high-growth field, with strong demand for skills and knowledge.
  3. The innovations and impacts in this field are limitless – you could be working on the next bionic eye, microscope in a needle, implants to control epilepsy or tissue regeneration for patients recovering from cancer (all biomedical tech innovations).
 

Student clubs

Whatever you’re interested in, you’ll find people here to share your journey.

Enhance your employability while making lifelong friends and connections by joining one of our many student clubs, such as:

Find out more about all our student clubs from the UWA Student Guild.

You'll learn to

  • Utilise advanced technical biomedical engineering skills in problem identification, simplification, analysis, planning, design, implementation and operation for an exciting career in Engineering.
  • Create innovative engineering solutions to solve complex issues by applying critical thinking skills and your knowledge of established engineering methods
  • Understand and implement the mathematical foundations underlying biomedical engineering concepts
  • Develop a deep practical understanding of the core concepts of biomedical engineering and extend this knowledge to more specialised areas such as bioinstrumentation, biomaterials, biomechanics, tissue engineering, medical imaging and biosignal processing
  • Work effectively in a team, bringing leadership and accountability to successfully solve real-world problems

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Your degree options

This major is offered as a degree-specific major for the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)

Graduate with two degrees

The combined degree option allows you to pair your Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) degree with another passion, broadening your career options and giving you an edge in a rapidly changing workforce.

You can combine the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) with:

Duration: 5 years*
ATAR: 88
TISC Code: TBA

You’ll graduate with two Bachelor degrees in just five years, opening up a world of possible career paths while broadening your knowledge, networks and horizons.

*Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) / Bachelor of Commerce with Chemical Engineering major will take 5.5 years to complete 

Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)

Work Experience

The Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) offers work integrated learning (WIL) opportunities where you can:

  • Gain practical hands-on industry relevant experience and skills
  • Bridge the gap between theory and practice
  • Develop employability skills through a science work placement

As part of your studies, you will complete a 12-week practicum and professional-development experience. This can be achieved by spending at least eight weeks in an engineering environment of your choice.

Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)
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