Master of Biomedical Engineering

  • CRICOS code: 106103A


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.

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Master of Biomedical Engineering

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