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Field of Study

Chemical and Biomedical Engineering

Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) and Master of Engineering

Biomedical engineers create materials, devices and processes for better health outcomes.

Biomedical engineering bridges the gap between technology, medicine and biology. It integrates physical, chemical, mathematical and computational sciences and engineering principles with the ultimate aim of improving health care.

Biomedical engineers may be involved in the design, construction and development of health and monitoring devices and computers, implantable devices, diagnostic systems and therapeutic systems, cell and tissue engineering, and the development and manufacture of pharmaceuticals. They may also work with models of physiological function and prosthetics and implants.

This field of study combines our undergraduate engineering program with master’s level coursework and a semester-long placement or research thesis with an industry or research partner. These courses are designed to provide specialist knowledge of the various disciplines and place you closer to the leading edge of technology.

Industry needs graduates who can apply new technologies to existing and emerging industries. The master’s courses will give you a clear advantage when applying for jobs that require advanced skills and capabilities.

Highlights

38 in the world for chemical engineering

QS World University Rankings 2020

1 in Queensland for chemical engineering

QS World University Rankings 2020

Career possibilities

Our programs prepare you for your first job and beyond. Here are some of the careers you could be on your way to:

  • Biomedical engineer
  • Chemical engineer

Early-career salary

Biomedical Engineer

$48K–$71K

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Mid-career salary

Biomedical Engineer

$60K–$112K

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How you'll learn

Your learning experiences are designed to best suit the learning outcomes of the courses you choose.

  • Lectures
  • Tutorials
  • Work placements
  • Overseas study
  • Laboratory work
  • Fieldwork
  • Workshops

What you'll study

At UQ, subjects are called 'courses'. Here's a sample of the courses you could study:

  • Chemical Thermodynamics
  • Fluid and Particle Mechanics
  • Bioprocess Engineering
  • Biomaterials: Materials in Medicine