• Total units 48 Units
  • Areas of interest Medical Science, Materials Science, Engineering, Cell and Molecular Biology, Neuroscience More...
  • Major code BMSY-MAJ
  • Academic career Undergraduate
  • Academic Contact Dr Yuerui Lu

Biomedical engineering is an interdisciplinary field that merges biological research with various fields of materials engineering, imaging and sensing, and nanotechnology. The application of advanced materials, nanotechnology and imaging and sensing techniques provides new tools for modern engineers to alter and measure functional properties of biological cells with unprecedented precision. This major has a particular emphasis on the emerging field of bio-nanotechnology, which can be exploited to create new materials for advanced medical outcomes, ie. developing new cures for disease and to regenerate diseased or damaged tissue. The field also applies to imaging sensors for medical and security applications, hybrid bio-electronic devices and even nano-machines.


Learning Outcomes

  1. apply knowledge of traditional engineering disciplines and modern biology to analyse and design solutions to problems encountered in living systems.
  2. formulate and evaluate solutions to engineering problems in the field of biomedical engineering by selecting and applying theoretical principles and methods from the underpinning physical, mathematical and information sciences.
  3. proficiently apply advanced technical knowledge and appropriate tools in biomedical engineering.
  4. identify and critically evaluate current developments and emerging trends within the field of biomedical engineering.
  5. communicate effectively with colleagues and others employing a range of communication media and tools.
  6. engage in independent research and investigation and critical reflection.

Areas of Interest

  • Medical Science
  • Materials Science
  • Engineering
  • Cell and Molecular Biology
  • Neuroscience
  • Biology
  • Electronics
  • Materials
  • Biotechnology
  • Molecular Biology
  • Biomedical Science
Back to the top


This major requires the completion of 48 units, which must include:

48 units from the completion of the following course(s):

ENGN2222-Engineering Thermodynamics (6 units)

ENGN2217-Mechanical Systems and Design (6 units)

BIOL1004-Biology 2: Molecular and Cell Biology (6 units)

ENGN3820-Biomedical Imaging (6 units)

ENGN4811-Biomechanics and Biomaterials (6 units)

ENGN4810-Nanotechnology and Applications (6 units)

ENGN4820-Bio Micro and Nano Electro-Mechanical Systems (BioMEMS and BioNEMS) (6 units)

ENGN4821-Biomedical Signal Processing (6 units)

Note: Some courses specified in the major may not yet be offered, or may currently be offered under a different course code. These include:

ENGN4811 (offered under code ENGN3810 until 2020)

ENGN4821 (not offered until 2022)

Back to the top

Responsible Officer: Registrar, Student Administration / Page Contact: Website Administrator / Frequently Asked Questions