Bachelor of Engineering (Biomedical) (Honours) / Master of Engineering (Biomedical)

Fast facts

Course type: Honours
Course length: 5 years
Location: On campus

2015 Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR): 95.00
Guaranteed entry ATAR:
TAFElink: Not applicable
Bonus points: Yes

International students:
FISC Foundation: 7.8, A Levels: 13, IB Diploma: 34, Gao Kao: Tier One
English requirements

Course overview

The Bachelor of Engineering (Biomedical) (Honours) / Master of Engineering is a double degree combination that allows high achieving students to undertake a 5 year course of study in biomedical engineering.

In addition to equiping students with the skills to investigate, plan, design, manufacture and maintain systems and equipment that are used in all aspects of health care, it includes further medical topics and advanced topics in biomedical engineering.

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) / Master 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.

Professional Recognition/Membership

This program is fully accredited by Engineers Australia at the level of professional engineer. 

Professional engineering courses accredited by Engineers Australia are recognised internationally under the Washington Accord.

Graduates meet the academic requirements for attaining chartered professional engineering status.

Career Opportunities

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

Combine with the Bachelor of Letters

The Bachelor of Letters is available to all students studying a degree at Flinders and is available in languages, English and creative writing. It enables you to follow your interests and aspirations and enhance your career prospects by undertaking a second area of study in addition to your primary degree. You will graduate with two qualifications, expanding your employment opportunities.

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.  A minimum GPA of 5.0 is required in order to progress to the Masters.

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: 224861
Mid year entry: Yes
Applications: SATAC Uniweb 
Annual fees:

Place type: Commonwealth-supported

2016: $8,912

International students
CRICOS code: 083440M
Mid year entry: Yes
Applications: How to apply 
Annual fees:

2015: $26,600





  • Domestic student fees are indicative only. Further information: How are these fees calculated?
  • We accept international applications for programs commencing beyond the year advertised and tuition fees for these years will be higher. Please note that your tuition fees may be subject to an annual increase.


Credit transfer

Refer to credit transfer for further information.

Related courses

Further study options

Course brochures

Domestic students

Engineering and design (PDF 4MB)

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

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