Mechanical Eng/Biomed Eng - 3683

Program Summary

Faculty: Faculty of Engineering


Campus: Kensington Campus

Career: Undergraduate

Typical Duration: 5 Years

Typical UOC Per Semester: 24

Min UOC Per Semester: 3

Max UOC Per Semester: 27

Min UOC For Award: 240

UAC Code: 425012

ATAR: 91  

International Entry Requirements: See International Entry Requirements


Bachelor of Engineering (Major)

Master of Biomedical Engineering (Major)

Information valid for students commencing 2013.
Students who commenced prior to 2013 should go to the Handbook's Previous Editions

Program Description

This dual degree program is specifically designed for undergraduate students wishing to pursue a career in Biomedical Engineering. Biomedical Engineering is the application of engineering principles to developing technologies and solving problems in a diverse range of health care related fields e.g. implantable bionics, drug delivery systems, medical imaging, radiotherapies, orthopedic devices, telemedicine, robotic surgery, cell and tissue engineering, records management, physical rehabilitation and others. The program is integrated to provided fundamental engineering skills with an undergraduate focus on Mechanical Engineering and specialist postgraduate level training in Biomedical Engineering.

At the end of the program successful candidates will graduate with a Bachelor in Engineering and a Masters in Biomedical Engineering. Students are expected to perform at a credit average (65%) or better in their first three years to be permitted to continue with the Masters part of the program. Students who do not satisfy this requirement can revert to the Bachelor of Engineering program.

Program Objectives and Graduate Attributes

Please see Rules

Program Structure

Year 1 (Flexible)

Choose ONE of:

And ONE of:

And ONE of:

Plus these following 3 courses:
Plus choose 2 Electives from the Year 1 Elective ListElectives

Suggested Year 1 electives are:
  1. ENGG1811 is an acceptable alternative for COMP1911
  2. MATS1101 must be completed in S1 Year 2.
  3. Not all courses are offered in both sessions but students should complete 24 UOC in each session.
Year 2

Plus the following course (from elective list in Year 1):

Year 3
And ONE of:
  • Biomedical Engineering Elective (6 UOC)
  • General Education (6UOC)

Year 4
  • Biomedical Engineering Elective (6UOC)

Year 5
  • Professional Elective (6UOC)
  • Biomedical Engineering Electives (12UOC)


  • Biomedical Engineering Electives (12UOC)

Biomedical Engineering Electives
For a full list of Biomedical Engineering Electives, refer to the Graduate School of Biomedical Engineering in the Postgraduate Handbook and see the GSBmE website

General Education Requirements

Please see Rules

Academic Rules

Please see Rules


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Professional Recognition

The Institution of Engineers, Australia, recognises the Bachelor of Engineering components of the BE/MBiomedE courses as meeting the examination requirements for admission to graduate and corporate membership. In addition, examination requirements are met for membership of the Institution’s College of Biomedical Engineering. The degrees are accorded substantial or complete recognition by overseas engineering institutions.

Area(s) of Specialisation