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This dual degree program is specifically designed for undergraduate students wishing to pursue a career in either Engineering or Biomedical Engineering. Biomedical Engineering is the application of engineering principles to developing technologies and solving problems in a diverse range of health care related fields e.g. implantable bionics, drug delivery systems, medical imaging, radiotherapies, orthopedic devices, telemedicine, robotic surgery, cell and tissue engineering, records management, physical rehabilitation and others. This program is integrated to provide fundamental engineering skills with an undergraduate focus on an engineering discipline and specialist postgraduate level training in Biomedical Engineering.

At the end of the program successful candidates will graduate with a Bachelor in Engineering (Honours) and a Masters in Biomedical Engineering. Students are expected to perform at a credit average (65%) or better in their first three years to be permitted to continue with the Masters part of the program. Students who do not satisfy this requirement can revert to the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) program.

This dual program is currently offered for the following BE (Hons) specialisations only:

  • Bioinformatics Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Computer Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechatronic Engineering
  • Software Engineering
  • Telecommunications


Study Level


Typical duration

5 Years

Delivery Mode


Intake Period

Term 1

Academic Calendar

3+ Calendar

Minimum Units of Credit


Award type

Bachelors Honours


Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) - BE (Hons)
Master of Biomedical Engineering - MBiomedE

UAC Code




Program Structure

Students must complete 240 UOC as a standalone program.

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Industrial Experience Requirement

Students must complete a minimum of 60 days of Industrial Training to graduate. Industrial Training must be undertaken concurrently with enrolment in the program.

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Progression Requirements

University Medal

Honours Classes

Additional Information

Award with Excellence

A student may also be eligible for the Award with Excellence for the Master’s degree.

Program Fees

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