What will I learn?

The Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) – Bachelor of Science (Exercise Science) provides the skills and knowledge for the application of engineering techniques to problems in rehabilitation and biomedical technologies.

You will gain a unique understanding of both engineering and the anatomical and physiological basis of human motion and biomechanics. Examples include research and design of orthopaedic devices, rehabilitation engineering, development of prostheses such as artificial limbs or electronically controlled wheelchairs, and the development of biomaterials.

Exercise scientists look at the effect of exercise on human performance. They design, implement and evaluate exercise and physical activity for a wide range of people within the community. They provide programs for improving general health, the prevention of chronic diseases, health promotion and enhanced sports performance. There is a forecasted growth of 25.1% within Health Care & Social Assistance for 2017-2022 and this brings increased employment opportunities and career options. Source: Employment Projections

This degree

As an engineering student at UOW you can gain credit for relevant work experience, either in Australia or overseas, by participating in our Professional Options Program. You will undertake practical hands-on experience with industry for 12 weeks prior to the conclusion of your academic studies.

You will work in well-designed laboratories and workshops essential to the development of engineering skills. An effective experimental program is also a feature of our courses.

Why choose this course

UOW's Engineering courses are designed to meet the needs of modern engineering. Sound fundamentals in mathematics, science, engineering science and communication lead to advanced studies in one of the branches of engineering offered by the University. A design thread through each of the programs leads to the skills needed for innovation in the competitive industries of the future.

UOW is a member of the Group of Eight (Go8) Deans of Engineering and Associates, in recognition of being among the top Australian engineering faculties. This achievement is a direct result of our world-class reputation in teaching and research.

Our health courses are taught by professionals who are world-leading researchers and experienced practitioners/clinicians, so the skills and knowledge you acquire can be applied to real-world challenges today and in the future. Our professional health degrees are highly respected and valued by industry, so the qualifications you earn will be recognised and highly sought after when you graduate.

Career opportunities

Biomedical Engineer

Computer Architect

Computer Systems Engineer

Civil Engineer

Construction Manager

Electronics Engineer

Electrical Engineer

Environmental Engineer

Geotechnical Engineer

Materials Engineer

Mechanical Engineer

Mining Engineer

Network Engineer

Production Engineer

Security Engineer

Software Engineer

Structural Engineer

Systems Analyst

Telecommunications Engineer

Transport Engineer

Water Quality Manager

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences



Study options

Full Time (5.5 years)

Tuition fees
A$37,536.00 (20,09,422) per year
AUD $206,448 for the entire course; Session fee: AUD $18,768

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

28 February 2022, 25 July 2022


University of Wollongong

Northfields Avenue,


New South Wales,

2522, WOLLONGONG, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students who have completed the equivalent of Australian high school (Year 12). IELTS Academic Overall Score of 6.0, reading 6.0, writing 6.0, listening 6.0, speaking 6.0; TOEFL (Internet-based) score of 79, reading 18, writing 18, listening 18, speaking 18; PTE Academic overall score of 57 (Reading and Writing 57, Speaking and Listening 50).

For international students

Applicants need to have achieved the required score in a qualification equivalent to the completion of 13 years of schooling in Australia.
In order to succeed in your chosen course, it is assumed you have completed relevant subjects in your senior high school studies or other relevant qualifications. This is particularly important for degrees which have a strong basis in Mathematics or Science.

English Requirements

IELTS Academic Overall Score of 6.0, reading 6.0, writing 6.0, listening 6.0, speaking 6.0; TOEFL (Internet-based) score of 70, reading 18, writing 18, listening 17, speaking 17; PTE Academic overall score of 54 (Reading and Writing 54, Speaking and Listening 47).

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

Pathways options

Offered by this university

University of Wollongong offers below pathways courses for this subject

About University of Wollongong

The University of Wollongong has an exceptional record of getting graduates job-ready and enjoys an excellent international reputation for teaching.

  • Ranked among the top 1% for graduate quality
  • Offers a range of exchanges, scholarships and bursaries
  • Provides students top-class sporting facilities
  • Annually welcomes almost 6000 international students