Course type: Undergraduate degree
Course length: 4 years
Location: On campus
FISC Foundation: 6.4, A Levels: 8, IB Diploma: 25, Gao Kao: Tier Two
The Bachelor of Engineering (Biomedical) equips students with the skills to investigate, plan, design, manufacture and maintain systems and equipment that are used in all aspects of health care.
You will gain a solid education in both Engineering and Medical Science. Throughout the course, there is a strong emphasis on practical skills and teamwork.
We have developed close relationships with a number of private sector and government organisations and all students undertake Flinders' nationally recognised 20 week industry placement.
What will I study?
Refer to the course rule.
What is Biomedical Engineering?
Biomedical engineering involves using electronics, computer systems and mechanical devices to improve health care and health services to enhance the quality of human life.
It covers a range of fields including medical devices, Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology, medical imaging, physiological signal processing, biomechanics and biomaterials.
Biomedical engineering results in products such as diagnostic devices, biocompatible prostheses, assistive technologies, medical devices, and imaging equipment such as MRIs and EEGs.
It also assists in the development of tools for the training of medical professionals.
Why study Biomedical Engineering at Flinders?
The Bachelor of Engineering (Biomedical) at Flinders:
- uses electronics, mechanics and computer systems to improve health care and the quality of human life
- is accredited by Engineers Australia and is recognised internationally
- lets you participate in Flinders University’s nationally recognised 20-week industry placement program.
This program is provisionally accredited by Engineers Australia at the level of professional engineer. Full accreditation is normally granted when the first cohort of students graduate from the program.
Professional engineering courses accredited by Engineers Australia are recognised internationally under the Washington Accord. Once fully accredited graduates will meet the academic requirements for attaining chartered professional engineering status.
Combined degree options
- Bachelor of Science l 5 or 5.5 years l SATAC code: 214772
- Bachelor of Medical Science l 5.5 years l SATAC code: 214772
- Master of Business and Technology l 5 years
Study a language
Flinders also offers all students the opportunity to major in a language in conjunction with any undergraduate course. The Diploma in Language is designed to provide students with competence in a chosen language that adds greater portability to their qualifications. You will complete a total of one extra year of study and graduate with both your chosen degree and the Diploma in Language. You can apply for this at time of enrolment.
Prerequisites: SACE Stage 2 Specialist Mathematics, Mathematical Methods, Mathematical Studies or equivalent. Knowledge of SACE Stage 2 Physics or equivalent is assumed.
International students are expected to have completed senior secondary mathematical methods/mathematical studies or equivalent. Knowledge of senior secondary physics is assumed.
Domestic students: You can qualify for undergraduate courses through: year 12 qualifications, adult entry (STAT/Bridging Program), TAFE/VET qualification, higher education transfers. Flinders also offers a range of special access schemes. Refer to undergraduate study applications.
International students: Entry and English requirements
Applications and annual fees
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Note: Domestic student fees are indicative only. Further information: How are these fees calculated?
Refer to credit transfer for further information.
- Bachelor of Engineering (Biomedical) / Master of Engineering (Biomedical)
- Bachelor of Engineering Science
- Bachelor of Engineering Technology
- Bachelor of Engineering (Civil)
- Bachelor of Engineering (Computer Systems)
- Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical)
- Bachelor of Engineering (Electronics)
- Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical)
- Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical) / Master of Engineering (Biomedical)
- Bachelor of Engineering (Robotics)
- Bachelor of Engineering (Robotics) / Master of Engineering (Electronics)
- Bachelor of Engineering (Software)
Further study options
- Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma and Master of Engineering (Biomedical)
- Doctor of Philosophy (Research)
- Master of Engineering (Research)
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