The Master of Biomedical Engineering caters for students with either a medical/biological science or engineering/physical science background who want to further their education in this unique area. It is designed to apply engineering principles to developing technologies and problem solving in a diverse range of health care related fields.

The engineering disciplines within the scope of Biomedical Engineering include Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Computer Engineering and Chemical Engineering. You will learn key skills in a range of healthcare-related fields such as implantable bionics, drug-delivery systems, medical imaging, radiotherapies, orthopaedic devices, telemedicine, robotic surgery, and cell and tissue engineering as well as records management and physical rehabilitation.

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Why choose this degree?

This degree allows you to advance and consolidate your education and professional opportunities in Biomedical Engineering.

Who should choose this degree?

Students who have a background in either engineering or medicine choose this degree to enter this unique and specialised field, or to strengthen their existing skills within it. 

Degree Structure

Degree Handbook

Career Opportunities

  • Medical instrument design
  • Prosthetics design
  • Medical product manufacturing
  • Technology management 

Entry requirements

Admission to this program requires one of the following:

  • A 4-year Bachelor of Engineering degree with a minimum 65% average; or
  • A 4-year Bachelor degree in a biomedical health-related discipline* with honours (either embedded or as a single honours year) with a minimum 65% average and 2 courses of first-year university level mathematics or equivalent; or
  • A Graduate Diploma in Biomedical Engineering (such as 5449 UNSW Graduate Diploma in Biomedical Engineering) with a minimum 65% average; or
  • Completion of 36 UOC of the 5449 UNSW Graduate Diploma in Biomedical Engineering with a minimum 65% average with no fails.

*Health-related disciplines including medicine, allied health sciences, biomedical sciences, veterinary sciences.

How to apply

Applications must be submitted through our Apply Online portal. We encourage you to submit your completed application as early as possible to ensure it will be processed in time for your preferred term.

Some high-demand programs with limited places may have an earlier application deadline or commencement date. Find out more.

Alternative entry or pathways

5449 Engineering (Biomedical Engineering)



2021 Indicative First Year Fee


2021 Indicative Fee to Complete Degree


^There is a limited number of Commonwealth Supported Places are available for some streams of this degree. The indicative tuition fee for domestic postgraduate students shown is for fee paying students, not students in Commonwealth Supported Places. To find out more about the student contribution amounts for Commonwealth Supported Places visit Postgraduate Commonwealth Support.

*Fees are subject to annual review by the University and may increase annually, with the new fees effective from the start of each calendar year. The indicative fees listed here are based on an estimated average and are for tuition only other fees and charges are not included. The amount you pay will vary depending on the calendar year to enrol, the courses you select and whether your study load is more or less than 1 Equivalent Full Time Student Load (8 courses per year). Indicative fees are a guide for comparison only based on current conditions and available data. You should not rely on indicative fees. More information on fees can be found at the UNSW fees website.

Indicative fees to complete the program have been calculated based on a percentage increase for every year of the program. Fee increases are assessed annually and may exceed the indicative figures listed below.

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