Biomedical Engineer

Job Description

Biomedical engineers combine engineering principles with medical sciences to design and create equipment, devices, computer systems, and software. Biomedical Engineering applies engineering principles and materials to medicine and healthcare. They frequently work in research and development or quality assurance. The work of these engineers spans many professional fields of design, chemistry and machinery.

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Biomedical engineers typically need a bachelor’s degree in biomedical engineering or bioengineering, such as biomedical science or biomedical engineering, electrical or electronic engineering, mechanical engineering, or physics.

Gain experience in the industry through medical or prosthetic design.

Consider a university degree in a Bachelor of Engineering Honours (Biomedical)

Broaden your career prospects by combining your Bachelor of Engineering Honours (Biomedical) with a second degree in arts, commerce, science, health science, medical science, laws or project management.


  • Analytical
  • Communicator
  • Creative
  • Imagination
  • Investigative
  • Problem Solving
  • Realistic

Key Skills

  • Aptitude for science and mathematics
  • Interest in engineering & medicine
  • Visualise complex processes and equipment
  • Good business skills

Future Prospects

You may like to think about moving on from this career, some transferable skills can be utilised in roles such as;