Get the skills to investigate, plan, design, manufacture and maintain systems and equipment that are used in all aspects of health care. You will gain a solid education in both engineering and medical science, along with important practical skills and the ability to work as part of an effective team.
Graduates often work in multidisciplinary teams with health professionals and medical specialists and may find themselves in a variety of areas including the design and production of diagnostic and therapeutic medical equipment in hospitals, devices to assist in home-based health care and rehabilitation, and sensory and control systems.
Potential occupations include:
- biomedical engineer
- clinical support specialist consultant
- customer support engineer
- pathology field service engineer
- instrumentation engineer.
Potential employers include:
- hospital trusts
- medical equipment manufacturers
- university research departments
- other research units and rehabilitation or health charities.
Professional recognition / accreditation
This degree is fully accredited by Engineers Australia at the level of professional engineer. Professional engineering courses accredited by Engineers Australia are recognised internationally under the Washington Accord. Graduates meet the academic requirements for attaining chartered professional engineering status.