The Graduate Diploma in Engineering (Biomedical) is a 36-unit program offered by the School of Computer Science, Engineering and Mathematics, within the Faculty of Science and Engineering.

The Graduate Diploma in Engineering (Biomedical) is offered only as an exit award for students currently enrolled in the Master of Engineering (Biomedical) who choose not to complete that program.

Course aims

The course has been designed to provide graduates with:

  • a foundation in both the theoretical and the practical aspects of biomedical engineering systems that builds on a student’s previous knowledge and experience
  • an awareness of social, economic, cultural and environmental aspects of biomedical engineering
  • an ability to critically analyse and evaluate information and solve problems
  • an understanding of professional and ethical responsibilities and a commitment to them
  • the ability to work and interact professionally as an individual and as a member of multi-disciplinary teams
  • an understanding of the need to undertake lifelong learning and the capacity to do so.

The course provides the foundations that will underpin ongoing professional development, preparing graduates for further study or for a career in an engineering related field or in other areas where the range of skills and knowledge acquired is needed or desirable.

Learning outcomes

On completion of the award, students will be able to:

  • use professional skills and knowledge in the systematic development of biomedical engineering systems
  • apply their skills and knowledge in a professionally responsible manner
  • communicate effectively with other engineers and the wider global community using a wide range of communication technologies
  • work professionally as an individual and in a team
  • understand and describe the processes through which current knowledge was developed
  • develop engineering solutions appropriate to the social, political, international, economic and environmental contexts in which they are applied
  • engage in the process of continuing learning needed to retain the necessary level of professional skills and knowledge in the area of biomedical engineering
  • contribute successfully to project management.

Program of study

To qualify for the Graduate Diploma in Engineering (Biomedical), a student must complete 36 units with a grade of P or NGP or better in each topic, according to the Master of Engineering (Biomedical) program of study.