How to become a Biomedical Engineer

Biomedical engineers apply engineering and scientific methods to find solutions to problems in medicine and the life sciences.

Personal requirements of a Biomedical Engineer

  • Good communication skills
  • Able to observe and take accurate measurements
  • Patient and imaginative
  • Aptitude for design
  • Analytical and problem-solving skills

Education & Training for a Biomedical Engineer

To become a biomedical engineer you usually have to complete an engineering degree at university with a major in biomedical engineering. To get into these courses you usually need to gain your Senior Secondary Certificate of Education. Prerequisite subjects, or assumed knowledge, in one or more of English, mathematics, chemistry and physics are normally required. Universities have different prerequisites and some have flexible entry requirements. Contact the institutions you are interested in for more information. For further details, visit

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