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Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical) (Honours) / Master of Engineering (Biomedical)

Engineer your way from mechanical engineering to a biomedical engineering masters.

Take a pathway that allows high-achieving students to complete a program of study in mechanical and biomedical engineering in only five years. You will study a variety of areas including dynamics, engineering design, biomechanics and biomedical instrumentation. The final year includes studies in advanced mechanical design and innovations in medical devices, allows for further elective topics to be chosen, and includes a masters thesis.

Quick Facts

Duration: 5 years full-time
Start Date: March, July
Tuition Fee: $39,000
Location: Tonsley, Australia
Prerequisites: SACE stage two specialist mathematics or mathematical methods or equivalent.
Assumed knowledge: Knowledge of SACE stage two physics or equivalent is assumed.
IELTS total:
Pearson overall score: 50
CRICOS code: 083445F
Delivery mode: On campus: Tonsley

Why study Mechanical and Biomedical Engineering at Flinders

  • Access purpose-built state-of-the-art teaching and laboratory facilities and heavy engineering pods at Tonsley
  • Experience personalised teaching and great staff-student working relationships
  • Flinders biomedical and materials engineering research ranks above world standard in the Australian Government’s latest Excellence in Research Australia rankings (2015)
  • Put your mechanical engineering skills to the test in a range of national competitions like the Solar Car Challenge and Weir Warman Design Competition
  • Nationally recognised integrated work placement gives you practical industry experience

Practical experience

The degree provides you with practical experience, helping you graduate work-ready.

  • You’ll have the opportunity to undertake a 20-week industry placement as part of your degree. One of the longest work placements offered in Australia, it enables you to work alongside professional engineers tackling real-world problems.
  • Gain hands-on exposure to the cutting-edge equipment and facilities of Flinders University’s new technology precinct at Tonsley.
  • Undertake an integrated high-technology design consulting project, putting what you learn into practice.


“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


Graduates may work in many areas in the mining, defence, manufacturing, shipbuilding, environmental, engineering consulting, building services, automotive, and petrochemical industries or in 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
  • clinical support specialist consultant
  • customer support engineer
  • pathology field service engineer
  • instrumentation engineer.

Potential employers include:

  • hospital trusts
  • medical equipment manufacturers
  • university research departments
  • other research units and rehabilitation or health charities.

Professional accreditation/recognition

This degree 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 meet the academic requirements for attaining chartered professional engineering status.