Biomedical Engineering involves learning the skills to investigate, plan, design, manufacture and maintain systems and equipment that are used in all aspects of health care.

Across the range of Engineering degrees, graduate may work in contexts including;

  • Consulting; Defence; Engineering; Government Departments; Health and Research and Development

Where can our graduates go?

Graduates often work in multi-disciplinary teams with health professionals and medical specialists in hospitals and public and private sector organisations. They use their professional skills and knowledge in the systematic development of complex digital and analog electronic systems with particular emphasis on biomedical systems. This includes the design or production of:

  • A wide range of sophisticated diagnostic and therapeutic medical equipment in hospitals
  • Devices to assist in home-based health care and rehabilitation, including prosthetic and orthotic devices
  • Control systems and more.

Biomedical Engineers work with:

  • Companies developing equipment for patient monitoring, diagnosis, treatment or rehabilitation
  • Devices to assist in home-based health care and rehabilitation, including prosthetic and orthotic devices
  • Environmental and biological systems monitoring and control
  • Firms involved with the development of medical devices, medical image processing, diagnostics and instruments
  • Hospital biomedical engineering departments
  • Human-machine interface design
  • Recreational, sports and safety equipment manufacture
  • Rehabilitation Centres
  • Repatriation Hospitals
  • Research Centres
  • Sensory or control systems.
  • Signal processing in both hardware and software
  • State and Commonwealth government
  • The development and transfer of medical services and
  • technology
  • Universities
  • Medical specialists


Potential Occupations

Potential Employers

  • Biomedical Engineer
  • Clinical Support Specialist Consultant
  • Customer Support Engineer
  • Engineer
  • Field Service Engineer - Pathology
  • Graduate Biomedical Engineer
  • Graduate Engineer
  • Instrumentation Engineer
  • Medical Device Assessor
  • Patent Examiner
  • Research Biomedical Engineer
  • Specialist - Product Educator/Biomedical
  • Agilent Technologies
  • Australian Surgical Design & Manufacture (ASDM)
  • Chemtronics Biomedical Australia
  • Cochlear Ltd
  • DST Group
  • Flinders Medical Centre (FMC)
  • IMVS Pathology
  • Repatriation General Hospital (RGH)
  • Royal Adelaide Hospital (RAH)
  • Signostics Limited
  • The Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH)
  • Therapeutic Goods Administration