Commencing semesters, 2018

Semester 1
Semester 2

Program level

Undergraduate

Program code

2347

Faculty

Engineering, Architecture & Information Technology
Science Faculty

School

School of Information Tech & Elec Engineering

Location

St Lucia

Delivery mode

Internal

Course List

View the course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Electrical and Biomedical Engineering dual major.

Enquiries

Australian/domestic students

Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology

Email: enquiries@eait.uq.edu.au

Phone: 07 3365 4777

International students

International Student Advisor

Email: study@uq.edu.au

Phone: Outside Australia: + 61 3 8676 7004
Within Australia (Free Call): 1800 671 980

Enquire online

Why study Electrical and Biomedical Engineering?

New discoveries and developments in biology and medicine have led to the rapid change and growth of biotechnology research and industry. Biomedical Engineering bridges the gap between technology, medicine and biology. It integrates physical, chemical, mathematical and computational sciences and engineering principles with the ultimate aim of improving health care. The degree commences with a broad foundation of preparatory courses in engineering, mathematics, biology and physics, followed by more advanced coursework and laboratory training, combining engineering analysis and design techniques with biology and physiology of cells and organisations. The program is project-focussed including a full-year project in fourth year to develop individual design and research skills, an approach valued by employers. Graduates of biomedical engineering may be involved in the design, construction and development of health and monitoring devices and computers, diagnostic systems and therapeutic systems. They may also work with models of physiological function and prosthetics and implants.

What you can study

The dual major in Electrical and Biomedical Engineering commences with a broad foundation of preparatory courses in engineering, mathematics, biology and physics. This is followed by more advanced coursework and laboratory training, combining engineering analysis and design techniques with biology and physiology of cells and organisms. The fourth year involves further coursework and a two-semester project to develop students' individual design and research skills. Advanced electives provide opportunities to specialise in instrumentation or signal and image processing.

Courses

View the course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Electrical and Biomedical Engineering dual major.

Employment opportunities

As a biomedical engineer, you may be involved in the design, construction and development of health and monitoring devices or computers, diagnostic systems (such as CT, MRI and ultrasound), and therapeutic systems (such as surgical lasers and tissue engineering).You could also work with models of physiological function (such as a virtual heart), and with prosthetics and implants (such as cardiac pacemakers, defibrillators and artificial organs). Employment opportunities include hospitals, biotechnology companies, medical equipment manufacturers, research institutes, and government health departments.

What it costs

Please view the Bachelors of Engineering (Honours)/Science for indicative fees.

How to apply

Please view the Bachelors of Engineering (Honours)/Science for information on key dates and how to apply.