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Major

Bioengineering Systems

    What will I study?

    Overview

    You will gain skills in mathematical modelling of biological and engineering systems, analytical and abstract thinking, problem-solving and design skills, and carrying out laboratory experiments to test possible solutions to complex problems.

    You’ll focus on human systems, the design and operation of devices and processes, and the application of engineering skills to new medical treatments, instruments and machines.

    Your major structure

    This major can be completed through the Bachelor of Biomedicine or the Bachelor of Science.

    BACHELOR OF BIOMEDICINE

    You will take 10 core subjects (150 points) across your degree that will build an understanding of the structure and function of the body and consideration of the determinants of health and disease, including genetic and environmental influences (six in first year, two in second year and two in third year).

    In third year you will also complete 50 points (four subjects) of study that is deep and specialised study in Bioengineering Systems. To complete this major you will also need to select a sequence of  prerequisite subjects that begins in first year with the Bioengineering pathway.

    Throughout your degree you will also take elective and breadth (non-science) subjects.

    BACHELOR OF SCIENCE

    In your first and second years you’ll complete subjects that are prerequisites for your major, including mathematics, biology and foundational engineering subjects. You can study engineering subjects from your first year with us, and you’ll have plenty of flexibility to explore other interests too.

    In your third year, you will complete 50 points (four subjects) of study that is deep and specialised study in bioengineering systems.

    Throughout your degree you will also take science elective subjects and breadth (non-science) subjects, in addition to your major subjects and prerequisites.

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