Master of Biomedical Engineering

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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. 


Required Background

  • A 4-year Bachelor of Engineering degree with a minimum 65% average.†
  • A 4-year Bachelors degree in a biomedical health-related discipline** with honours (either embedded or as a single honours year) with a minimum 65% average and 2 semesters of first-year university level mathematics or equivalent
  • A graduate diploma in biomedical engineering (such as UNSW Graduate Diploma 5449 or equivalent) with a minimum 65% average

Sample Program Outlines*

Course code Course name Notes
BIOM9311 Mass Transfer in Medicine
BIOM9332 Biocompatibility
BIOM9333 Cellular and Tissue Engineering
BIOM9551 Biomechanics of Physical Rehabilitation
BIOM9621 Biological Signal Analysis
BIOM9640 Biomedical instrumentation
BIOM9701 Dynamics of the Cardiovascular System
BIOM9711 Modelling Organs, Tissues and Devices
BIOM9914 Masters Project (12 UOC - on school approval)

Course code Course name Notes
BIOM9027 Medical Imaging
BIOM9410 Regulatory Requirements of Biomedical Technology
BIOM9420 Clinical Laboratory Science
BIOM9432 Chemistry and Physics of Synthetic and Biological Polymers
BIOM9450 Clinical Information Systems
BIOM9541 Mechanics of the Human Body
BIOM9561 Mechanical Properties of Biomaterials
BIOM9650 Biosensors and transducers
BIOM9660 Implantable Bionics
BIOM9914 Masters 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.

† Minimum 65% average as determined by the UNSW Postgraduate Entry Score Calculator  in a relevant discipline. (Minimum 70% from a non-211 university in China). Find the Postgraduate Entry Score Calculator here.

** Health-related disciplines including medicine, allied health sciences, biomedical sciences, veterinary sciences.