The University of Melbourne

Bachelor of Biomedicine (major in bioengineering systems)

The University of Melbourne

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00116K

This program prepares students for the challenges of healthcare delivery and biomedical research. It opens up a range of pathways into graduate health programs, as well as other graduate coursework and specialised graduate research degrees. The degree is designed to enable students to develop extensive knowledge and understanding of the normal structure and function of the human body, and to explore the determinants of human disease. Students will acquire fundamental skills in critical thinking, problem solving, the analysis of evidence, and communication. Graduates of the Bachelor of Biomedicine will provide innovative healthcare solutions and play leading roles in resolving health and ageing issues and the management of chronic diseases.


  • Students will complete 300 credit points. This comprises 150 credit points of compulsory subjects, 50 credit points of major subjects, and 25 credit points of elective subjects (science/biomedical science subjects)
  • for the remaining 75 credit points, students will undertake a breadth component (subjects from outside the science/biomedical science disciplines) consisting of 50 points, with another 25 points of free (that is, breadth or elective) subjects.


  • Bioengineering systems

Standard entry requirements

  • Year 12
  • Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in English/English Language/Literature or at least 30 in EAL
  • And a study score of at least 25 in Chemistry
  • And a study score of at least 25 in one of Mathematical Methods or Specialist Mathematics.


The Master of Engineering and Master of Engineering (with Business) is professionally recognised under two major accreditation frameworks - EUR-ACE and the Washington Accord (through Engineers Australia). Graduates can work as chartered professional engineers throughout Europe, and as professional engineers in the 17 countries of the Washington Accord.

Study pathways

To become a professionally accredited biomedical engineer, you'll complete a three-year Bachelor of Biomedicine with a bioengineering systems major, followed by a two-year Master of Engineering (Biomedical) or Master of Engineering (Biomedical with Business).

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
  • ATAR: 94

Further information

The Melbourne Chancellor's Scholarship is available for high achievers. Students who achieve a 65% weighted average mark in the University of Melbourne bachelors degree with the required prerequisite subjects will be guaranteed a place in the Master of Engineering or Master of Engineering (with Business).

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