Bachelor of Engineering (Biomedical Engineering) (Honours)

RMIT University

Program Overview

Australia is a leader in the development of biomedical research and technology. By studying biomedical engineering, you can be part of these exciting and rewarding fields of work.In RMIT's Bachelor of Engineering (Biomedical Engineering) (Honours), you will develop the knowledge and skills you need to undertake a career that helps people affected by health conditions and the health professionals who support them.Completing studies in biomechanics, medical electronics, mathematics, and engineering science, you will be well trained to work in the in the vibrant and expanding medical technology and biotechnology industries, producing assistive technologies, medical devices for rehabilitation applications, lab-on-a-chip diagnostics and biomaterials.You will have access to world-leading researchers and 3D-printing facilities such as the Advanced Manufacturing Precinct, the Micro Nano Research facility and the 3DBioFab, placing you at the interface of cutting-edge technologies and advances in biomedical science and engineering.



  Course Duration

48 Months

  Tuition Fee

AU$ 42,240


IELTS: 6.5 TOEFL: 79

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  • Engineering Mathematics
  • Engineering Science
  • Introduction to Professional Engineering Practice
  • Creative Engineering CAD
  • Introduction to Engineering for the Human Body
  • Digital Fundamentals
  • Introduction to Electrical and Electronic Engineering

You must have successfully completed an Australian Year 12 (or equivalent senior secondary school) qualification.Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or at least 25 in English other than EAL.

To study this course you will need to complete one of the following English proficiency tests:

  • IELTS (Academic): minimum overall band of 6.5 (with no individual band below 6.0)

  • TOEFL (Internet Based Test - IBT): minimum overall score of 79 (with minimum of 13 in Reading, 12 in Listening, 18 in Speaking and 21 in Writing)

  • Pearson Test of English (Academic) (PTE (A)): minimum score of 58 (with no communication band less than 50)

  • Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): minimum of 176 with no less than 169 in any component.

The cost of studying at RMIT University varies largely depending on the type of university and the degree chosen. More often than not, humanities, arts, and education courses are less expensive than degrees in medical, engineering, or management. Furthermore, students who choose to study at the postgraduate level typically pay higher tuition fees, which again vary depending on the programme chosen. Most universities provide scholarships or financial aid to students in order to help them offset their tuition costs. Students should be aware that additional course fees and incidental expenses may not be included in tuition. On average, international students can expect to pay A$ 42,240 annually, to study in RMIT University.

You may find work in:

  • hospitals (servicing and optimising equipment)
  • medical device manufacturing
  • implant engineering
  • defence
  • nanotechnology
  • biotechnology
  • 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.

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