Bachelor of Engineering (Biomedical) (Honours)

Fast facts

Course type: Honours
Course length: 4 years
Location: On campus


2014 Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR): 75.70
Guaranteed entry ATAR:
80.00
TAFElink: Diploma or above
Bonus points: Science and Maths,SEAS, RISAS


International students
FISC Foundation: 6.4, A Levels: 8, IB Diploma: 25, Gao Kao: Tier Two
English requirements


Course overview

The Bachelor of Engineering (Biomedical) (Honours) 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) (Honours) 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.

Professional Recognition/Membership

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

You can combine this course with the following:

Career opportunities

What can I do with my Bachelor of Engineering (Biomedical) (Honours) degree?

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.

Entry requirements

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

Domestic students
SATAC code: 224781
Mid year entry: Yes
Applications: SATAC Uniweb 
Annual fees:

Place type: Commonwealth-supported

2015: $8,768

International students
CRICOS code: 083439D
Mid year entry: Yes
Applications: How to apply 
Annual fees:

2015: $26,600 

 

 

 

Note: Domestic student fees are indicative only. Further information: How are these fees calculated?

Credit transfer

Refer to credit transfer for further information.

Related courses

Further study options

Course brochures

Domestic students

Engineering (PDF 1MB)

International students

eBrochure: Undergraduate international prospectus

 

Related links

Biomedical Engineering Network

The Whitaker Foundation

Engineer Your Life

School of Computer Science, Engineering and Mathematics  

Engineers Australia

Medical Device Research Institute

Technology Industry Association

Further information

Discipline of Biomedical Engineering

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