Combining a wide range of engineering disciplines with medicine and human biology, biomedical engineers work with doctors and medical professionals to develop technologies that improve and save people’s lives.
Cochlear implants, heart pacemakers, MRI scanners, hip and knee replacement, laser surgery and bionic organs – these almost-everyday innovations, once thought of as impossible, were made a reality by biomedical engineering.
Biomedical engineers design and manufacture implantable medical devices, including orthopaedic, cardiovascular and drug delivery systems. Bionic organs, robotic limbs, heart assist pumps and heart valves delivered in non-invasive day-surgery procedures are just some of the latest innovations they have brought to the world in recent years.
Some biomedical engineers work on future technologies such as tissue-engineered tissues and organs, or improve the designs of therapeutic devices such as bionic limbs for the injured and people with disabilities. External medical devices such as medical imaging equipment and augmented reality technology, as well as data-oriented solutions such as e-medicine, help doctors diagnose and treat patients.
There are many reasons for choosing our Bachelor of Engineering Honours (Biomedical) as your first preference.