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Graduate Diploma in Biomedical Engineering

Australia's #1 Engineering & Technology Faculty
Extend your professional knowledge with the Graduate Diploma in Biomedical Engineering. Learn to apply engineering principles to develop technologies and solve problems in a range of healthcare fields. Join a globally renowned school with a reputation for pushing boundaries and cultivating creative solutions with real-world impact.
Commencing Terms
Term 1 & 3
Duration
1 Year(s)
Delivery Mode
Face-to-face (includes blended)
Campus
Kensington
Codes
Program code 5449
CRICOS code 000845K
Entry Requirements
View all admission criteria
Fees
2024 Indicative first year full fee
$41,000*
2024 Indicative full fee to complete degree
$41,000*
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Overview

The Graduate Diploma of Biomedical Engineering prepares you to apply engineering principles to the development of technologies and solutions in a range of healthcare-related fields, including: 

  • Medical devices 
  • Implantable bionics 
  • Drug delivery systems 
  • Medical imaging, radiotherapy 
  • Orthopaedic devices 
  • Robotic surgery  
  • Cell and tissue engineering 
  • Physical rehabilitation  

As a biomedical engineer, you’ll help to create new technologies that improve disease diagnosis, find new and better ways of patient monitoring. You’ll learn how to revolutionise medical treatment and improve the quality of life of people with life-threatening or debilitating diseases and conditions.  

*Source: QS World University Rankings by Subject 2023

Who should choose this degree?

Students intending to progress to the Master of Biomedical Engineering choose this program as a stepping-stone.

Why study at UNSW?

When you study with UNSW you'll be studying at a global top 50 university that is recognised in Australia and abroad for teaching and research excellence.

This program enables you to expand your professional knowledge and skills in this exciting interdisciplinary field.

 

Program Code
5449
CRICOS Code
000845K
Campus
Kensington
Total Units of Credit (UOC)
48
Indicative Enrolments
N/A

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Entry requirements

Admission to this program requires one of the following: * A 3-year Bachelor of Engineering degree with honours and a minimum 65% average; or * A 3-year Bachelor degree in a biomedical health-related discipline* with honours (either embedded or as a single honours year) with a minimum 65% average and 2 courses of first-year university level mathematics or equivalent.

Admission pathways

8660 Biomedical Engineering

English language requirements

 

You may be asked to provide evidence of your English proficiency to study at UNSW depending on your educational background and citizenship. English language skills are vitally important for coping with lectures, tutorials, assignments and examinations - this is why UNSW requires a minimum English language competency for enrolment.

If you’re completing an Australian Year 12 qualification (e.g. NSW HSC or equivalent), you do not need to provide anything extra to prove your proficiency. Your qualification will be used as evidence of your English proficiency.

If you do need to provide evidence of your English proficiency, this will be indicated in your application. You can prove this by providing evidence that you meet one or more of the following criteria:

If you need to improve your English skills before you start your degree, UNSW College’s Academic English Programs are for you. The programs are suitable for various English levels and help you prepare for university studies and life in Australia.

Admission to this program requires one of the following: * A 3-year Bachelor of Engineering degree with honours and a minimum 65% average; or * A 3-year Bachelor degree in a biomedical health-related discipline* with honours (either embedded or as a single honours year) with a minimum 65% average and 2 courses of first-year university level mathematics or equivalent.

Admission pathways

8660 Biomedical Engineering

English language requirements


You may be asked to provide evidence of your English proficiency to study at UNSW depending on whether you are from an English-speaking background or non-English speaking background. English language skills are vitally important for coping with lectures, tutorials, assignments and examinations - this is why UNSW requires a minimum English language competency for enrolment.

If English is not your first language, you’ll need to provide proof of your English proficiency before you can be given an offer to study at UNSW. You can do this by providing evidence that you meet one or more of the following criteria:

If you need to improve your English skills before you start your degree, UNSW College’s Academic English Programs are for you. The programs are suitable for various English levels and help you prepare for university studies and life in Australia.

Check the specific English language requirements for this program

Potential careers

  • Medical imaging
  • Radiotherapy
  • Orthopaedics
  • Telemedicine
  • Records management

How to apply

Applications must be submitted through our Apply Online portal. We encourage you to submit your completed application as early as possible to ensure it will be processed in time for your preferred term. Some high-demand programs and Faculties with limited places may have an earlier application deadline or commencement date. Find out more.

Ready to start your application?

For most international students, applications are submitted via our Apply Online service. We encourage you to submit your completed application as early as possible to ensure it will be processed in time for your preferred term.

Some high-demand programs with limited places, may have an earlier application deadline or may have an earlier commencement date. For more information visit our international applicant information page.

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Fees & Scholarships

2024 Indicative First Year Full Fee
$41,000*
2024 Indicative Full Fee to Complete Degree
$41,000*

*Fees are subject to annual review (or when required) by the University and may vary accordingly.

Indicative fees are a guide only and have been calculated based on the typical enrolment patterns of students undertaking the program. The indicative fees listed here is an estimate for tuition only and excludes non-tuition fees and charges. The amount you pay will vary depending on the calendar year of enrolment, the courses you select and whether your study load is more or less than 1 Equivalent Full Time Student Load (48 units of credit (UOC) per year).

You should not rely on indicative fees as fee increases are assessed when required and may exceed the indicative figures listed here. Actual fees are calculated on enrolment. More information on fees can be found at the UNSW fees website.

2024 Indicative First Year Fee
$54,000*
2024 Indicative Fee to Complete Degree
$55,000*

*Fees are subject to annual review by the University and may increase annually, with the new fees effective from the start of each calendar year. The indicative fees listed here are based on an estimated average and are for tuition only other fees and charges are not included. The amount you pay will vary depending on the calendar year to enrol, the courses you select and whether your study load is more or less than 1 Equivalent Full Time Student Load (8 courses per year).

Indicative fees are a guide for comparison only based on current conditions and available data. You should not rely on indicative fees. More information on fees can be found at the UNSW fees website.

Indicative fees to complete the program have been calculated based on a percentage increase for every year of the program. Fee increases are assessed annually and may exceed the indicative figures listed here.

Indicative fees to complete the program include tuition plus an estimate of study-related costs of approximately $1,000 per year. To find out more about other costs, visit UNSW International.

Scholarships


At UNSW, we award over $83 million in scholarships each year. We pride ourselves on rewarding excellence and making university accessible to students from all walks of life. Whether you’re a domestic or international student, our range of scholarships, prizes and awards can support your journey.


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