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Biomedical Engineering (Honours), B.Eng.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #238 (QS) Melbourne, Australia
During this Biomedical Engineering (Honours) program at RMIT University you’ll take courses from a variety of disciplines such as physics, mathematics, biochemistry and medical science. 
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Through a combination of classroom training and industry placements, in the Biomedical Engineering (Honours) program at RMIT University, you’ll receive an industry-focused education in the fundamentals of biomedical engineering.

Why study the Biomedical Engineering (Honours) program from RMIT University?

  • You'll learn how to bridge clinical medicine and the technology that supports it and help people affected by health conditions. Develop the essential skills you'll need for a professional career in biomedical engineering - we'll help you each step of the way.
  • The schools have extensive links with industry, especially through research projects and consulting. The program also has an Industry Advisory Committee (IAC) which is an important link to industry. This provides feedback on the program and responds to the changing needs of industry. The IAC and industry partners also contribute to this course through participation in seminars, marketing events, industry awards and scholarships.
  • Within RMIT, you will have access to world leading researchers and 3D printing facilities such as the Advanced Manufacturing Precinct, the MicroNano Researcch facility and the 3DBioFab placing you at the interface of cutting-edge technologies.
  • This program is provisionally accredited by Engineers Australia. They ensure programs prepare students to practice as professional engineers.


Work in one of Australia’s largest research and government funded industries and help improve the lives of others.

The vibrant and expanding biotechnology industry produces devices for medical electronics, clinical and rehabilitation engineering and biomaterials.

You'll work in:

  • hospitals (servicing and optimising equipment)
  • medical device manufacturing
  • implant engineering
  • defence
  • nanotechnology
  • biotechnology
  • start-up companies

You could also be employed as a regulator in government organisations, or as a researcher for government, universities or private companies.

You’ll find significant support provided by governments to start your own company and may work in private medical and pathology laboratories.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Engineering Mathematics
  • Introduction to Biomedical Engineering and Design
  • Cell Structure and Function
  • Physics 
  • Introduction to Human Biosciences
  • Mechanisms of Body Function
  • Introduction to Electrical and Electronic Engineering

English Language Requirements

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General Requirements

CRICOS Code: 079597B

  • You must have successfully completed an Australian Year 12 (or equivalent senior secondary school qualification) with a minimum 65% average
  • Equivalent qualifications may also include completion of the RMIT Foundation Studies program or a recognised post secondary diploma in the relevant discipline with the required grades.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    37440 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 37440 AUD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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  • Domestic students: Commonwealth supported places

Living costs for Melbourne

  • 1501 - 2660 AUD/month
    Living Costs

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