What will I learn?

At UON we train engineers capable of solving the world’s greatest challenges. As a graduate of our Bachelor of Medical Engineering (Honours), you can make medical treatment more effective, efficient, safer and more affordable, and will be uniquely placed to save and improve lives.

What is medical engineering?

Students who study our medical engineering degree will learn to apply engineering principles and design processes to find innovative solutions to healthcare problems. They bring their creativity, critical thinking, and complex problem solving skills to developing and improving technology and human systems in medical settings. They need to have strong people skills and be particularly adept at working in interdisciplinary teams.

What you will study

Build critical medical and engineering skills by studying through courses in:

  • human pathophysiology
  • engineering mathematics
  • electronics
  • physics
  • analog and digital communications
  • procedural programming
  • pharmacology
  • exercise physiology
  • electrical engineering design
  • neurobiology

Connect with industry through guest lectures and interdisciplinary projects solving real world problems. Gain invaluable practical medical experience through your industry placement.

Become job-ready through our professional practice courses. You'll learn to tackle ‘wicked problems’ and develop essential workplace skills in finance, project management, sustainability, communication and entrepreneurism.

Engineering technological solutions to health and medical problems is a rapidly growing global field. Students gain fundamental knowledge in science and mathematics, engineering design paradigms and human biosciences, together with a technical specialisation in a chosen major in one of the four key domains: medical devices (micro and nano electro-mechanical sensing systems); medical computing (medical data analytics, e-Health); medical biomechanics (prostheses design); or medical image and signal analysis.

Program learning outcomes

On successful completion of the program students will have:

  • Comprehensive, theory based understanding of engineering fundamentals and/or the underpinning natural and physical sciences as applicable to the engineering discipline
  • Conceptual understanding of the, mathematics, numerical analysis, statistics, and computer and information sciences which underpin the engineering discipline
  • In-depth understanding of specialist bodies of knowledge within the engineering discipline
  • Discernment of knowledge development and research directions within the engineering discipline
  • Knowledge of contextual factors impacting the engineering discipline
  • Understanding of the scope, principles, norms, accountabilities and bounds of contemporary engineering practice in the specific discipline
  • Application of established engineering methods to complex engineering problem solving
  • Fluent application of engineering techniques, tools and resources
  • Application of systematic engineering synthesis and design processes
  • Application of systematic approaches to the conduct and management of engineering projects
  • Ethical conduct and professional accountability
  • Effective oral and/or written communication in professional and lay domains
  • Creative, innovative and pro-active demeanour
  • Professional use and management of information
  • Orderly management of self, and professional conduct
  • Effective team membership and team leadership

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment



Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
A$37,030.00 (US$ 24,184) per year

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

Start date

Information not available


University of Newcastle

Callaghan Campus,

University Drive,


New South Wales,

2308, NEWCASTLE, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Admission to our undergraduate degree programs usually requires successful completion of a senior secondary school qualification similar to the Higher School Certificate (HSC). TOEFL paper-based test score of 550; TOEFL internet based score of 79; IELTS (Academic) score of 6.5; PTE GSE score of 58; Cambridge English: Advanced score of 58.

For international students

Admission to our undergraduate degree programs usually requires successful completion of a senior secondary school qualification similar to the Higher School Certificate (HSC).

TOEFL paper-based test score of 500; TOEFL internet based score of 60; IELTS (Academic) score of 6.0; PTE GSE score of 50; Cambridge English: Advanced score of 52.

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About this uni

The University of Newcastle is ranked in the top 10 universities in Australia.

  • The university’s quality of education is par excellence
  • Ten of its subjects are placed in the world’s top 200
  • Ranked 8th in Australia by Excellence in Research Australia
  • At AUD 100.8M, it is 9th in Australia for research income