University of Newcastle

Bachelor of Medical Engineering (Honours)

University of Newcastle

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00109J

Engineering technological solutions to health and medical problems is a rapidly growing global field. Students will gain fundamental knowledge in science and mathematics, engineering design paradigms and human bio-sciences, together with a technical specialisation in a chosen major in one of the four key domains: biomedical devices (micro and nano electro-mechanical sensing systems); medical computing (medical data analytics, eHealth, medical informatics); medical bio-mechanics (prostheses design, physical therapy devices); or medical signal analysis (medical image generation, signal processing).


The Bachelor of Medical Engineering (Honours) program is a 4 year program comprising 320 units, of which 160 units are core courses, 110 units are compulsory and directed courses, and 40 units are elective courses.


  • Medical Engineering
  • Medical Signal Analysis, Medical Devices, Medical Computing, Medical Bio-mechanics

Standard entry requirements

Year 12 or equivalent. Alternative entry pathways may include approved TAFE studies, preparatory programs such as Newstep, Open Foundation or Tertiary Preparation Certificate. Assumed knowledge: HSC Mathematics (Band 5 or above) or equivalent. One science-related subject would also be an advantage (Biology, Physics or Chemistry preferred). Applicants who have achieved less than Mathematics Band 5, or who have completed HSC Mathematics General 2 may be admitted to the program but may need to complete additional study to successfully complete the requirements of the program.


This degree program will seek provisional accreditation by Engineers Australia in 2018.

Study pathways

Credit transfer agreements with TAFE NSW and other education providers are under continuous negotiation.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Callaghan International: $162,696
  • ATAR: 84

Fee comments

Campuses: Callaghan.

Fees are indicative and subject to variation. Overall program fee may vary based on course selection.

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