Undergraduate FAQs

Is Biomedical Engineering for me?

Answer: Do you love to develop great ideas?  Always want to make things work better? Enjoy maths and science?  Want to help people across the world?  Want a career with endless choices?  Do you see the possibilities instead of obstacles?  If yes, then it probably is for you.

How do I apply?

Answer: Local students apply through the University Admission Centre (UAC).  International students apply through Direct Admissions.

What is Biomedical Engineering?

Answer: Biomedical Engineering is where engineering skills meet medical requirements to create new and improved technologies in the health sector.  Biomedical Engineers create new technologies which can improve the work done in such areas as disease diagnosis, patient monitoring, medical treatment and lifestyle improvement after illness or injury.

What sort of marks do I need?

Answer: The ATAR cutoff can change each year.  In 2013 you needed at least 91.00 to get into Engineering at UNSW.  Click here for more information on entry requirements.

What subjects should I study at school?

Answer: You will do a lot better in first year if you have studied Mathematics Extension 1 and HSC physics.  Other subjects that will help include chemistry, engineering studies, biology, software design and development, maths extension 2, information processes and technology.

What if I don’t get a high enough ATAR?

Answer: Well, you can bump up your ATAR using adjustment factors like HSC Plus for excellent maths and physics results, ACCESS Scheme for Disadvantaged Students and the Faculty of Engineering Admission Scheme (FEAS) where we look beyond your ATAR to your potential to succeed here at UNSW.

What sets UNSW apart?

Answer: Engineering at UNSW gives you the largest engineering faculty in Australia, world class facilities, quality teaching, a degree that you can take anywhere in the world, great opportunities in industry both during and after your degree and a fantastic campus experience.

Can I get a scholarship?

Answer: We offer a range of scholarships based on criteria including academic, rural and sporting grants, women in engineering, equity and many more.  Visit www.scholarships.unsw.edu.au for further information.

How much will it cost?

Answer: The total cost of your program will vary depending on whether you are a domestic or international student, and on how many units of credit (UOC) you attempt before you complete all the requirements to graduate from your program of study.

Details on fees can be found by visiting the fees page