Undergraduate

Bachelor of Medical Engineering (Honours)

University of Newcastle

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Medical engineers take new technology and create health-oriented solutions. With a Bachelor of Medical Engineering (Honours), you’ll apply engineering principles and design processes to find novel solutions to healthcare problems. As a medical engineer, you’ll strive to make medical innovations more effective, efficient, safer and affordable. Our graduates are uniquely placed to save and improve lives around the world.

Areas of study: Major in medical biomechanics, medical computing, medical devices or medical signal analysis. You will also take courses in human pathophysiology, analog and digital communications, programming and computing, pharmacology, engineering design and neurobiology.

Elective pathways: All University of Newcastle Engineering (Honours) programs facilitate the study of a wide range of elective pathways to customise our students' learning experience. These can deepen or broaden the knowledge base of the core program, depending on the student's desires and interests.

Career opportunities: Depending on your area of specialisation, you could work with biomechanical devices, surgical equipment, nanotechnology drugs and tests, prosthetic limbs, artificial organs, electrical and computing systems for radiotherapy, respiration or dialysis, digital medical records, and app-based health detection and diagnostics tools.

Practical experience: All University of Newcastle engineering students must complete 12 weeks of professional practice during their degree. Through your work placement, you’ll build important professional networks and put your learning into practice

Industrial experience: Minimum of 12 weeks of industrial experience or equivalent during the program. There are frequent opportunities to undertake an industry-sponsored project in the final year.

Honours: All graduates will be awarded Bachelor of Engineering (Honours), with graded honours awarded based on merit.

Applicants who have not studied science are encouraged to take a bridging course. Bridging and enabling courses.

Fees and charges: Refer to University of Newcastle current fee information.

Admission criteria

Applicants with recent secondary education

Assumed knowledge: Mathematics Advanced (Band 5 or above). Applicants who have achieved less than Band 5 may need additional study and/or assistance to successfully complete the mathematics requirement of the program.

Recommended studies: Mathematics Extension 1 or higher, any 2 units of science.

Applicants with higher education study

If you completed higher education or partial higher education studies your grade point average can be converted to a selection rank to be used for admission purposes. Getting in to the University of Newcastle.

Applicants with vocational education and training (VET) study

If you studied vocational education and training, the type of qualification, whether or not you completed it, and if it was graded or competency-based, will all be taken into consideration to assess your eligibility for admission. Getting in to the University of Newcastle.

Applicants with work and life experience

If you haven't completed any formal secondary, VET or higher education studies we offer a range of options to get you on the pathway to your dream degree. Getting in to the University of Newcastle.

Advanced standing

If you have already successfully undertaken relevant study at another higher education institution or from the TAFE/VET sector, you may be granted credit on enrolment in a program. This is in addition to using that study to help determine your rank and eligibility to enter a program at the University of Newcastle.

Student profile

Further information

View all details of this course on the University of Newcastle website.

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Honours 
Applicants should note that under the revised Australian Qualifications Framework some programs with honours are four-year programs available with direct entry. Other programs are three-year bachelor degree programs. Meritorious students have the option to apply for an additional one-year end-on honours component after graduation. Check the course descriptions carefully.

ATAR profile table

ATAR-based offers only (semester 1, 2019)

Notes

  1. Use all ATAR profile data as a guide only; it provides a broad overview of the ATARs and selection ranks of previous Year 12 students admitted into that course. ATARs and selection ranks required for entry in 2020 may be different. If you are unsure about including a course among your preferences, contact the relevant institution.
  2. This ATAR profile table is in line with Commonwealth Government transparency requirements. It is based on offers to recent school leavers (ie completed Year 12 in 2016 to 2018) who were selected solely or partly on their ATAR. Note that some institutions further differentiate this information on their websites by publishing:
    • separate data for 2018 Year 12 students and 2016/17 Year 12 students
    • data relating to an entire year's intake (eg all offers made in 2019 – semesters 1 and 2).
  3. The ATAR values exclude any adjustment factors.
  4. The selection ranks include the ATAR and any adjustment factors.

Abbreviations

– = data is not available.
<5 = less than 5 ATAR-based offers were made.
N/A = no offers were made on the basis of ATAR.
NC = new course
NP = Not provided by institution
NR = No reportable profile
NN = Unavailable (other)
NO = Entry on other criteria