Master of Biomedical Engineering

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1.7 years
Feb, September

Also available: Graduate Diploma of Biomedical Engineering BIOMAS5449

Luke Godden, Master of Engineering Science (Telecommunications)

The quality of teaching at UNSW is very high, and access to cutting-edge research happening right on campus keeps the study interesting.

Luke Godden

This discipline focuses on the adaptation and application of engineering principles to biomedicine. Graduates solve problems in a range of healthcare-related fields such as implantable bionics, drug-delivery systems, medical imaging, radiotherapies, orthopaedic devices, telemedicine, robotic surgery, and cell and tissue engineering. Graduates are also involved in records management and physical rehabilitation.                

Biomedical Engineering is the application of engineering techniques and analysis to problem solving in medicine and the biological sciences. The engineering disciplines embraced within the scope of Biomedical Engineering include: Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Computer Engineering and Chemical Engineering.

Biomedical engineers are exposed to many fields of study in engineering, medicine and biology. Due to this broad experience, biomedical engineers find employment in hospitals, government bodies, industry or academic areas. Specific areas of employment include: design of medical instrumentation and prostheses; involvement in the development, manufacture and testing of medical products; and the management of technology in the hospital system.

This flexible program is designed for students with either a medical or biological science background, or with an engineering or physical science background, who wish to further their education in Biomedical Engineering. 


Sample Program Outlines*

Course codeCourse nameNotes
BIOM9311Mass Transfer in Medicine
BIOM9333Cellular and Tissue Engineering
BIOM9551Biomechanics of Physical Rehabilitation
BIOM9621Biological Signal Analysis
BIOM9640Biomedical instrumentation
BIOM9701Dynamics of the Cardiovascular System
BIOM9711Modelling Organs, Tissues and Devices
BIOM9914Masters Project (12 UOC - on school approval)

Course codeCourse nameNotes
BIOM9027Medical Imaging
BIOM9410Regulatory Requirements of Biomedical Technology
BIOM9420Clinical Laboratory Science
BIOM9432Chemistry and Physics of Synthetic and Biological Polymers
BIOM9450Clinical Information Systems
BIOM9541Mechanics of the Human Body
BIOM9561Mechanical Properties of Biomaterials
BIOM9650Biosensors and transducers
BIOM9660Implantable Bionics
BIOM9914Masters Project (12 UOC - on school approval)

* The programs outlined above are intended as a guide only. The Faculty of Engineering reserves the right to change any information herein without prior notice. Students should seek approval from their relevant Schools before using these guides.