BH069 - Bachelor of Engineering (Biomedical Engineering) (Honours)

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Plan: BH069 - Bachelor of Engineering (Biomedical Engineering) (Honours)
Campus: City Campus


Program details
Purpose of the Program
Articulation and pathways
Entrance requirements
External accreditation and industry links
Student expenses and charges in addition to fees
Library, IT and specialist resources

Program details

Award title: Bachelor of Engineering (Biomedical Engineering) (Honours)
Award abbreviation: BEng(BioMedEng)(Hons)
Total credit points: 384
Career: UGRD
Duration: Four years full time, 16 semesters part time
Location: City Campus and Bundoora Campus
Owning school: Engineering (172H)
Owning school URL:
ASCED code: 039903
CRICOS code: 079597B

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Purpose of the Program

The purpose of this program is to:

  • develop the knowledge and skills essential for a professional career in biomedical engineering.
  • prepare you to take up employment in the medical, biomedical, biomechanical, medical equipment, medical laboratory, bioinformatics, and other biomedical and health related industries.

You will undertake a capstone experience in the final year courses OENG1167 Engineering Capstone Project Part A and OENG1168 Engineering Capstone Project Part B, in which you will conduct a research project that can be analytical, experimental, design or computational in nature (or some combination).

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Articulation and pathways


There are no agreed articulation arrangements from Vocational Education programs into this program.  If you are interested in articulating into this degree please consult the program manager to discuss what exemptions you might be granted.  You would need to have a strong academic performance in your Vocational Education program.


Outstanding graduates from this program may be able to proceed to a research degree including Masters by Research or Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), subject to meeting the general admission criteria.

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Entrance requirements

Program entry requirements

Successful completion of an Australian Year 12 senior secondary certificate of education or equivalent.  

For information on international qualifications and corresponding entry requirements that are equivalent to Australian academic entry requirements, see the Country equivalents web page.


Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) prerequisite units 3 and 4 — a study score of at least 20 in mathematics (any), and a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or at least 25 in any other English.

English language requirements

A minimum IELTS (Academic module) overall score of 6.5, with no band below 6.0; or equivalent.   

For equivalents to English entry requirements, see the English equivalents web page.


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External accreditation and industry links

External Accreditation
The Bachelor of Engineering (Biomedical Engineering) (Honours) is provisionally accredited by Engineers Australia. Engineers Australia is the professional body responsible for the accreditation of higher education programs that prepare students to practise as professional engineers.  Engineering programs normally go through two stages of accreditation: 

  • Provisional accreditation – Engineers Australia evaluates the program content, structure, delivery and assessment methods. On successful evaluation, the new program is awarded provisional accreditation status. 
  • Full accreditation – Once the program has a cohort of graduates, Engineers Australia re-evaluates it: this time with a view to awarding full accreditation.  Engineers Australia is a signatory to the Washington Accord. This means that programs with full accreditation are internationally recognised and graduates are able to practise as professional engineers in many countries around the world.

Industry Links
The schools teaching into this program have extensive links with industry, particularly through research projects and consulting.  In a number of cases industry has provided direct support by donating laboratory equipment.

As well, the program has an Industry Advisory Committee (IAC), which is an important link to industry. Membership includes senior staff from major biomedical and related companies and relevant government and non-government organisations. The IAC provides feedback on the currency of the program and the changing needs of Industry.

Industry partners and IAC members actively contribute to the program through participation in seminars, marketing events, industry awards and scholarships.

You may be able to undertake an industry sponsored design project in your final year (as part of Engineering Capstone Project Part A and Part B).  You also have the opportunity of undertaking an Industry Placement for six or twelve months:  either locally as advertised by local businesses, or internationally through the RMIT International Industry Experience and Research Program (RIIERP) .  

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Student expenses and charges in addition to fees

Once you are enrolled as a student in this program you will need to allow for expenses other than university tuition fees.  Additional expenses may relate to the purchase of lecture notes, textbooks, stationery, consumables such as printer paper, fees levied by commercial internet service providers for internet access outside of the university campus, and other relevant costs.

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Library, IT and specialist resources

Library resources and services

As a student enrolled in a program at RMIT University you can access the extensive services, facilities and study space provided by the Library. You can access books, journals and other course related materials, such as DVDs, past exams, newspapers and e-books. Through our document delivery service you can also request items from any library in the world.

Computers for study are available at every Library site, where you can access the Internet, myRMIT ( or Library e-resources. If you have a laptop you can access the RMIT University wireless network in the Library.
Library staff can show you how to find information for your assignments or you can work
through web-based tutorials or use our online Ask a Librarian service.

The Library is continually expanding our electronic collections to make it easier for you to get the information you need when you need it. All RMIT University students have unlimited access to quality electronic resources such as, e-books, e-journals and newspapers.

You can find more information on Library resources and services at:

Online learning tools and content

You can access online learning tools and content for your program and associated courses at myRMIT

Specialist Laboratories

The schools teaching into this program have many laboratories, often with specialised equipment, to support the relevant teaching and learning activities, and most of these labs have been upgraded in recent years, to ensure that you have access to modern computers and equipment that you are likely to use in industry.

Services available to you as a student at RMIT University

RMIT University provides a wide range of resources and opportunities to assist your learning and wellbeing so you can achieve your study and career goals.

Services are available face to face and online assisting with:

  • transition to tertiary study and learning
  • study skills, academic skills including literacy, mathematics and basic sciences if relevant
  • enabling assistance if you have a disability, long term medical condition or other form of
  • disadvantage which may impact on your learning
  • career development and employment
  • living and wellbeing (including advice on health, housing and financial matters)
  • opportunities for scholarships, leadership and study abroad
  • opportunities for participating in arts, sport, recreation, fitness activities as well as student activism and university governance

We also offer a friendly and supportive environment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.
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