Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Biomedical engineering bridges medicine and technology and provides solutions that can enhance and improve the health of people. As a biomedical engineer, you could design a wide range of diagnostic or assistive devices such as cardiac monitors, clinical computers, artificial hearts, wheelchairs and artificial tendons and limbs. Biomedical engineering at RMIT is a multidisciplinary program, and you'll study electronics, mechanical, chemical and materials engineering as well as biomedical sciences. You'll develop problem-solving and communication skills to help you think critically and independently. You'll come up with innovative ways to apply science and engineering to bio-medicine and health care. Biomedical engineering is growing at a rapid pace, so there will be significant demand for biomedical engineers in Australia and around the world.
Years 1 and 2 - You'll study the fundamentals of engineering and the basics of biology, anatomy and physiology. In the engineering field, you'll learn about electronics and mechanics in relation to biomedical applications. Within the sciences, you'll study bio-materials, anatomy and human physiology. Years 3 and 4 - To get you industry-ready, you'll do major design projects that mirror the work of practising biomedical engineers. Your final-year (capstone) project will develop and reinforce the skills and knowledge you need - as defined by Engineers Australia - to commence your professional engineering career. You'll also complete a work-integrated learning (industry experience) elective in Year 2, 3 or 4.
- Bioinformatics, Biomedical Signal and Image processing, Biomedical instrumentation, Cell Biology, Chemistry, Circuit Theory, Engineering bio-mechanics and bio-materials, Human physiology, Implant and Rehab Engineering, Physics, Programming.
Standard entry requirements
- Year 12
- Prerequisites: Units 3 and 4 - a study score of at least 20 in any Mathematics, and a study score of at least 30 in English (ESL) or at least 25 in any other English
This program is provisionally accredited by Engineers Australia. This program will be submitted for full accreditation by Engineers Australia as soon as it is feasible to do so within the accreditation time lines set by Engineers Australia. Once fully accredited, graduates of the program will be eligible for graduate membership of Engineers Australia. Full membership as a professional engineer may be obtained after an appropriate period of professional practice. Australia is one of 15 countries that are signatories to the International Engineering Alliance, also known as the Washington Accord, for professional engineers. The qualification of graduates from this degree is recognised in all countries that are signatories to the Accord.
Studies in Specialist Mathematics, Mathematical Methods (CAS), Biology, Chemistry or Physics will earn selection credits.
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