Biomedical Engineering

Use your engineering knowledge to examine medical problems and create unique solutions

Biomedical Engineering labs

What is Biomedical Engineering?

As a Biomedical Engineer, you’ll examine medical problems and solve them by applying your engineering knowledge. Sitting at the intersection of technology and human biology, Biomedical Engineering applies the latest developments in computing, robotics and nanotechnology to medicine.

A Biomedical Engineer analyses and designs solutions to problems in biology and medicine to improve people's lives. Interested in humans and machines? This is the path for you.

Why study Biomedical Engineering?

Be a part of the future of life-changing and life-saving innovation. This might look like developing systems to maintain and enhance life, designing body parts and artificial organs, or creating and manufacturing medical devices. You’ll walk away with a solid background in mathematics, natural sciences and computing, with specialisations in healthcare-related fields, such as implantable bionics, drug delivery systems, medical imaging, and robotic surgery.

Why choose UNSW?

If you’re looking to combine a Bachelor and Masters in Biomedical Engineering and graduate in five years, we’re the only Australian university that offers this. Our globally recognised Engineering program is accredited by Engineers Australia and acknowledged by the Washington Accord. Plus, our unique ChallENG program connects students, academics and industry to exciting, real-world, project-based learning initiatives, preparing you for a bright future.

What about careers?

If you have an aptitude for design and a passion for healthcare and solving medical problems, Biomedical Engineering is an ideal path for you. You can find work in varied areas across industry, hospitals, government, universities and research institutes, in areas like lab research, designing and building medical equipment, testing new systems and processes, or sales and marketing. 

Career options include:

  • Bioinstrumentation and Bionics
  • Biomechanics
  • Clinical Engineering
  • Rehabilitation Engineering
  • Systems Physiology
  • Cell and Tissue Engineering
  • Medical Imaging Technologies
  • Soft Robotics

How can I study Biomedical Engineering?

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