This theme addresses the principles of major body systems. You will learn how cells come together to form tissues and organs and how they work together in the body to provide it with its metabolic needs and remove waste products. You will study how structure follows function; homeostasis; the nutritional and GI system; the neural system and senses; endocrine, reproductive and renal systems; and cardiovascular and respiratory systems.
Engineering and Biomedical Science - E3004
Engineering and Biomedical Science
Bachelor degree (honours)/Bachelor degree
Eager to explore a career in biomedical engineering? Consider a double degree in engineering and biomedical science.
Advances in biological sciences and demand for technological solutions are creating new opportunities for engineers. In the next 25 years, engineering will be transformed as it fuses with developments in biomedical science.
Monash University has pioneered this emerging field. Some examples include the Monash Vision Group's work on the bionic eye and our new 4D lung-imaging method. Join our scientists and engineers in developing the latest biomedical innovations and improving lives.
This course leads to two separate degrees. Depending upon your specialisation, you will be awarded one of:
- the Bachelor of Chemical Engineering (Honours), or
- the Bachelor of Civil Engineering (Honours), or
- the Bachelor of Electrical and Computer Systems Engineering (Honours), or
- the Bachelor of Materials Engineering (Honours), or
- the Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering (Honours),
- the Bachelor of Biomedical Science.
You will gain all the benefits of each degree course (see Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)/Bachelor of Biomedical Science) and be fully equipped to pursue a career in either or both in combination.
The course lets you to combine one of six engineering disciplines with aspects of anatomy, biochemistry, clinical medicine, epidemiology and preventative medicine, genetics, immunology, microbiology, pharmacology, physiology and psychology. This dual degree will give you the skills you need to help solve challenging medical problems.
You will showcase your biomedical and engineering knowledge in a final project. Graduates can then choose from an abundance of rewarding and exciting career options here and overseas. You will be in demand from collaborative research centres as well as engineering, electronics, medical and pharmaceutical companies worldwide.
This course requires students to complete a total of 420 hours of continuous professional development, in order to graduate. This professional development may be in the form of 12 weeks of relevant vacation employment or an equivalent combination of approved professional development and/or engineering employment, taken throughout the duration of the course. Students are required to submit a series of reflections on their experience, with particular reference to development of each of the key Engineers Australia Stage 1 competencies.