Major study in this discipline is available in both the Bachelor of Science and the Bachelor of Biomedicine. You can also complete a sequence in Bioengineering Systems through the Bachelor of Commerce.
Biomedical engineering is the fastest growing, most exciting, and most challenging area in engineering today. It operates at the intersection between new technologies and understandings of how biological systems work, making it both an exciting and challenging discipline.
In response to the demand for bio graduates with highly developed problem-solving skills, the field of bioengineering is now a strength at the University of Melbourne. Students with inquisitive minds now have the opportunity to pursue this exciting fusion of engineering, science and medicine.
This major can lead to the Master of Engineering (Biomedical) and professional registration as an engineer.
The central aim of completing this major, followed by a Master of Biomedical Engineering, is to help you become fluent in both the languages of biology and engineering. As a graduate, you will be well-placed at the epicentre of this 21st century revolution in medicine and the treatment of disease.
If you complete this major and the Master of Engineering (Biomedical) at Melbourne, you could pursue a career as a biomedical engineer.
Biomedical engineers work in hospitals, industry, research and educational institutions. The opportunities for graduates are increasing as technology advances. The problem-solving and design skills, unique to engineers, make graduates attractive to employers across many sectors of the health profession.
Biomedical engineers may also pursue communication and management-related roles.