What will I learn?

Medical engineers work with doctors and medical scientists to design, manufacture and maintain medical equipment to improve health care and medical services. The discipline applies engineering and scientific methods to find solutions to problems in medicine and the life sciences.

Medical engineering integrates engineering principles with human physiology to design, manufacture, install, monitor and maintain medical and surgical equipment. Medical engineers are responsible for the safe and effective operation of equipment such as monitoring, diagnostic and therapeutic medical equipment ranging from CT scanners to kidney dialysis machines.

Explore your options

Your engineering degree features common units in the first year that combine broad foundation principles with a wide range of major choices, giving you flexibility and options before you choose your career specialisation.

During this degree you'll undertake professional experience and other hands-on activities such as hospital and industry site visits. There is also the possibility of involvement in industry-based projects, overseas study, work opportunities and ground-breaking research through the QUT Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation, and the QUT Medical Engineering Research Facility.

Our engineering courses, whether a single or double degree, now include honours-level content integrated throughout the course. A bachelor honours degree is a higher-level qualification than a bachelor degree, and along with the advanced knowledge and skills, it will benefit you in your professional career or future research and study. The duration of the degree remains unchanged: a single engineering honours degree is a four-year program, and a double degree is five years.


Learn to design, manufacture and maintain medical and surgical equipment.
Combine physical, chemical, mathematical and computer sciences with engineering principles to study human biology and the use of technology to improve health quality.
Study biofluids, biomaterials, human physiology, modelling and simulation, and instrumentation and control.
Opportunities for overseas study and work.
Graduate with an internationally recognised qualification.

Possible careers

Biomechanical Engineer
Biomedical Engineer
Medical Engineer
Medical Equipment Sales

Which department am I in?

Science and Engineering Faculty



Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
A$41,500.00 (US$ 28,125) per year

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

Start date

20 July 2020


Queensland University of Technology

Gardens Point Campus,

2 George Street,



4000, BRISBANE, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

ACT 24 and USA High School Diploma. IELTS Academic - Overall 6.5, Listening Reading Writing Speaking - 6.0; Pearson PTE (Academic) - Overall 58, Listening Reading Writing Speaking - 50; TOEFL iBT - Overall 79, Listening Reading -16; Writing - 21; Speaking - 18. Cambridge Advanced English Score - Overall 176, Listening Reading Writing Speaking - 169.

For international students

  • Foundation Program Year completed at an Australian University with a final overall grade average of 4.5 (on a 7 point scale) and a grade of 4 or higher in any pre-requisite unit(s).
  • QUT Intensive Program with a grade average of at least 4.4 out of 7 and a grade of 4 or higher in any pre-requisite unit(s).
  • QUT Foundation Program with a grade average of at least 4.4 out of 7 and a grade of 4 or higher in any pre-requisite unit(s).
  • QUT Diploma program with a grade point average of at least 4.0 out of 7; and a grade of 4 or higher in any pre-requisite unit(s).

Subject prerequisites

Maths B

You must have achieved this study at a level comparable to Australian Year 12 or in recognised post-secondary studies. Recommended study: Chemistry, Maths C and Physics.

IELTS Academic score of 6.5 with Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking score of 6; TOEFL iBT score of 79 with Listening, Reading score of 16, Writing score of 21 and Speaking score of 18; Pearson PTE (Academic) score of 58 with Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking score of 50; Cambridge English Advanced (CAE) score of 176 with Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking score of 169.

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About this uni

Queensland University of Technology provides expansive industry links and courses designed with input from industry experts.

  • Based across two campuses in the city of Brisbane, Australia
  • Ranked among the world’s top 20 young universities
  • QUT’s faculty consult in industry and handle industry projects
  • Offers several English language & academic pathway programmes