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Engineering (Biomedical)

The Master of Engineering (Biomedical) capitalises on the growing opportunities for biomedical engineers caused by various factors including the demand for increasingly sophisticated medical technology to support the quality of life of an ageing population, and the demand for devices to improve health and fitness particularly within elite sports.

If you already have an undergraduate engineering degree and would like to broaden your expertise or specialise in the field of biomedical engineering as a practising engineer, Flinders University’s biomedical engineering course is designed to meet your needs.

Quick Facts

Duration: 2 years
Start Date: March, July
Tuition Fee: $39,500
Location: Adelaide Campus, Australia
CRICOS code: 055942K
Delivery mode: On campus

These courses focus on Flinders University’s strengths in biomedical engineering that distinguish us from most other Australian universities. This is demonstrated by the fact that Flinders biomedical engineer Professor Karen Reynolds was named in the Top 100 Most Influential Engineers in Australia for 2012, 2013 and 2015.

The courses integrate with the strong and active research and development program in biomedical engineering within the College of Science and Engineering, often carried out in conjunction with the College of Medicine and Public Health.

The College of Science and Engineering also hosts the University’s Medical Device Research Institute.

What you will study

The course is taught in small, intimate classes that afford a high staff-student ratio. There is an emphasis on topics that directly meet the needs of looking to pursue a career in industry and academic research and development. Topics cover areas such as innovation in medical devices; biomedical instrumentation; biomechanics; physiological measurement; standards, ethics and compliance; control systems; project management and innovation; and a research project undertaken as part of a professional research team.


“I had a nice relationship with all my lecturers. They were committed to helping you out with everything, especially if you showed that you cared about your work. Uni organised for me to go to Flinders Partners to work on software for innovation management. I was so pleased when they offered me a full-time position.”

Nadine Saadi // Flinders University student


The US Department of Labor has identified biomedical engineering as the discipline most likely to have the highest rate of growth in the period 2011-2018. Graduates work in a variety of areas including the design and production of diagnostic and therapeutic medical equipment in hospitals, devices to assist in home-based health care and rehabilitation, and sensory and control systems.

Potential occupations include:

  • biomedical engineer
  • medical device assessor
  • clinical support specialist
  • field service engineer
  • pathology and specialist product educator.

Professional accreditation/recognition

This program is fully accredited by Engineers Australia at the level of professional engineer. Professional engineering courses accredited by Engineers Australia are recognised internationally under the Washington Accord. Graduates will meet the academic requirements for attaining chartered professional engineering status.