Master of Biomedical Engineering


    The Master of Biomedical Engineering is a 2–3 year degree (full-time) depending on your prior study.

    Course structure

    First year

    In your first year (or equivalent) you’ll complete foundation engineering subjects – tailored to students from a non-engineering background. If you’ve completed the Bioengineering Systems major in your bachelor degree, plus the required maths and science subjects, you’ll receive credit for these foundation engineering subjects and start in second year.

    Second and third year

    In the second and third year (or equivalent), you’ll focus on your chosen engineering discipline. As a biomedical engineering student, your focus will be on human systems and the design and operation of devices and processes that can be applied to new medical treatments, instruments and machines.

    You’ll undertake an industry, design or research project and gain the skills and knowledge to practice as a professional engineer.

    Business specialisation

    As a Master of Biomedical Engineering student, you can pursue your career goals and interests through the ‘Business’ specialisation, or you can choose not to specialise if you’d prefer.

    The Business specialisation offers the opportunity to study tailored business subjects developed in partnership with the Melbourne Business School, covering how economics, marketing and finance relate to engineering.

    Industry, design and research subjects

    Internship subject

    Build your network and work experience through our academically credited Internship subject. You could intern at a hospital or biomedical research institute over 10–15 weeks.

    Innovation Practice Program subject

    Apply your skills on a real-world innovation challenge with an industry mentor through our Innovation Practice Program.

    BioDesign Innovation subject

    Experience entrepreneurship with our BioDesign Innovation subject. Collaborate with business students and medical sector experts to design a medical device that meets a real-world clinical need and bring it to market. Past teams such as NAVi Technologies and Stelect have won start-up competitions and are actively developing their devices for commercialisation.

    Design and research subjects

    Work alongside our world-leading biomedical engineering researchers in our Biomedical Engineering Capstone Subject. You could develop an industry partnered project, or pursue your own exploratory research. You’ll present your findings to the public at our annual Endeavour Engineering and IT Exhibition.

    Semester 2 2021 Handbook entries

    Master of Engineering (Biomedical)

    Master of Engineering (Biomedical with Business)

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