Diploma of Medical Engineering

STUDY A MEDICAL ENGINEERING DEGREE AT UON

The University of Newcastle trains engineers to be capable of solving the world’s greatest challenges. As a graduate of the Bachelor of Medical Engineering (Honours), you can make medical treatment more effective, efficient, safer and more affordable, and will be uniquely placed to save and improve lives.

Your direct pathway to the University of Newcastle

Fees

Year Total 2019 Program Fees (A$)

2019

$29,720

Location

DURATION

The Diploma of Medical Engineering is made up of eight courses and can be done in the following progressions* -

Three trimesters (3+3+2) - 12 months

Two trimesters (4+4) – 8 months

*progression subject to intake

INTAKES AVAILABLE

February, June or October

CRICOS Code

099140C

WHAT IS MEDICAL ENGINEERING?

Students who study our medical engineering degree will learn to apply engineering principles and design processes to find innovative solutions to healthcare problems. They bring their creativity, critical thinking, and complex problem solving skills to developing and improving technology and human systems in medical settings. They need to have strong people skills and be particularly adept at working in interdisciplinary teams.

WHAT YOU WILL STUDY

Build critical medical and engineering skills by studying through the following courses in

  • human pathophysiology
  • engineering mathematics
  • electronics
  • physics
  • analogue and digital communications
  • procedural programming
  • pharmacology
  • exercise physiology
  • electrical engineering design
  • neurobiology

MAJORS IN THIS DEGREE

  • Medical Devices
  • Medical Biomechanics
  • Medical Signal Analysis

NIC OFFERS THE DIPLOMA OF MEDICAL ENGINEERING

The Diploma of Medical Engineering at NIC leads to Year Two of the Bachelor of Medical Engineering (Honours)

Career opportunities

Medical engineers are involved with the design, development, testing and implementation of safe and effective technological solutions for the health and medicine industry. Depending on their area of specialisation, a medical engineer could work with:

  • biomechanical devices
  • surgical equipment
  • nanotechnology drug delivery systems and diagnostic tests
  • prosthetic limbs
  • artificial organs
  • electrical and computing systems relating to radiotherapy, respiration or dialysis

Medical engineers work in hospitals and other medical institutions, health-related manufacturing and technology companies, pharmaceutical companies, and research organisations. Emerging technologies and engineering applications in the medical field, combined with an ageing population are leading to global growth in demand for biomedical engineers.

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