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

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Plan: BH069GZU - Bachelor of Engineering (Biomedical Engineering) (Honours)
Campus: GZUCM-RMIT Institute


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
Location: GZUCM-RMIT Institute
Owning school: Engineering (172H)
Owning school URL:
ASCED code: 039903
CRICOS code:

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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 (a culmination and application of prior skills and knowledge) in the final year courses OENG1154 Biomedical Engineering Design 4A and OENG1155 Biomedical Engineering Design 4B, in which you will conduct an independent research project that can be analytical, experimental, design or computational in nature (or some combination). 

This program requires on-campus attendance at the GZUCM-RMIT Institute of Life Sciences and Bioengineering. The program is delivered full time, in face-to-face mode, supported by various blended learning activities (including on-line). English language is the medium of instruction.    

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Articulation and pathways

Students who successfully complete DP012 Diploma of Engineering (Biomedical Engineering) will be eligible to articulate into Year 2 of BH069 Bachelor of Engineering (Biomedical Engineering) (Honours). 

If you are a graduate of the DP012 Diploma of Engineering (Biomedical Engineering) who gains entry to BH069 Bachelor of Engineering (Biomedical Engineering) (Honours) you will be granted 96 credit points of first year courses.

You will be guaranteed entry into the program :BH069 Bachelor of Engineering (Biomedical Engineering) (Honours)
You will get credit for:8 courses, 96 credit points
The courses for which you will get credit are:
  • BIOL2436 Biology of the Cell
  • BIOL2437 Principles of Human Biology
  • MATH2329 Engineering Mathematics A
  • EEET2524 Electrical Engineering Analysis
  • OENG1151 Introduction to Biomedical Engineering and Design
  • PHYS2165 Physics 1
  • MIET2503 Engineering Mechanics
  • BIOL2441 Human Physiology 2: Body Systems

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
Entry to the BH069 Bachelor of Engineering (Biomedical Engineering) (Honours)  program at GZUCM-RMIT is via successful completion of DP012 Diploma of Engineering (Biomedical Engineering).

The Chinese equivalent for entry to the diploma program is:
A minimum of 375 in the Gao Kao (National College Entrance Examination, NCEE) - Beijing

For students with secondary qualifications from countries other than China, the equivalent requirements for Diploma entry can be found at:

English language requirements
Students entering the degree program BH069 Bachelor of Engineering (Biomedical Engineering) (Honours) via successful completion of DP012 Diploma of Engineering (Biomedical Engineering) will automatically satisfy the English language requirement for entry.

Students who wish to enter the program without having completed DP012 will need to demonstrate a minimum IELTS (academic module) overall score of 6.5+, with no band below 6.0: or equivalent.

For further information on English language test equivalency go to:  

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External accreditation and industry links

The discipline of Biomedical Engineering has extensive links with industry through their Program Advisory Committees (PACs), through research projects and consulting, and through their professional placement program. Employers and industry professionals are members of these Program Advisory Committees, and have contributed both to the initial development and ongoing improvement of this program. Their involvement ensures that your undergraduate degree program will remain relevant to your needs as a graduate and to the needs of graduate employers. Industry links include senior staff from major biomedical and related companies and relevant government and non-government organisations.

You may be able to undertake an industry sponsored design project in your final year (as part of Engineering Design 4A and 4B).

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)

Students graduating from the degree program BH069 Bachelor of Engineering (Biomedical Engineering) (Honours) at GZUCM-RMIT Institute of Life Science and Bioengineering may be eligible for membership of national and international professional associations. This program does not yet have accreditation by Engineers Australia. Accreditation will be sought for this program as soon as it is feasible to do so within the accreditation time lines set by Engineers Australia. Once fully accredited, graduates of the program will be eligible for graduate membership of Engineers Australia.

Engineers Australia represents Australia as a signatory to the Washington Accord. Many other countries are signatories to this international agreement for professional engineers. Qualifications accredited or recognised by other signatories are recognised by each signatory as being substantially equivalent to accredited or recognised qualifications within its own jurisdiction. See

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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 an RMIT University program you may access many of the extensive collections of electronic resources and services provided from the RMIT University Library in Melbourne. Resources include e-books, electronic journals and newspapers and product data. Library subject guides and web based tutorials will support your learning. Electronic resources and the online Ask a Librarian reference service are accessible on and off campus 24 hours per day.

For more information on Library resources and services from Melbourne go to:

Through RMIT’s online “Ask a Librarian” service Library staff can show you how to find information for your assignments or you can work through web-based tutorials.

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

As a student studying outside Australia with RMIT University partner institutions, you may access online learning materials at myRMIT:

Services available to you as a student at RMIT University

RMIT University offshore partners provide resources and opportunities to assist your learning and wellbeing so you can achieve your study and career goals. The range of services available will vary at each RMIT University offshore partner. Enquire locally.

Services are available online to assist you with:

  • transition to tertiary student learning,
  • study skills, academic skills including academic literacy, writing for academic purposes, research, exam preparation and much more, and
  • career development and employment.

The GZUCM-RMIT Institute has a library and a number of laboratories, to support the relevant teaching and learning activities.

Specialist Laboratories

In this program you will use many laboratories, often with specialised equipment, to support the relevant teaching and learning activities.  

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