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Dual Major

Electrical and Biomedical Engineering

Bachelors of Engineering (Honours)/Science

This dual major combines studies in electrical engineering with additional specialist study and project work in bioengineering.

Biomedical engineering bridges the gap between technology, medicine and biology. It integrates physical, chemical, mathematical, and computational sciences and engineering principles with the ultimate goal of improving healthcare through advanced technology.

From your first year, this major builds foundational knowledge in engineering, mathematics, biology and physics. This is followed by more advanced coursework and laboratory training, combining engineering analysis and design techniques with the biology and physiology of cells and organisms.

Employment opportunities include hospitals, biotechnology companies, medical equipment manufacturers, research institutes, and government health departments.

Join a groundbreaking industry

  • Electrical and biomedical engineers have revolutionised healthcare for entire populations with the invention of devices and machines such as pacemakers and ultrasounds.
  • Your studies will include how to design, construct and maintain health-monitoring devices and diagnostic systems.
  • Explore the fundamentals of medical signal processing, such as how to analyse electroencephalograms (EEGs), and explore how biomedical devices operate.

Highlights

1 in Queensland for electrical and electronic engineering

QS World University Rankings 2020

1 in Queensland for engineering and technology

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:

  • Electrical engineer
  • Biomedical engineer
  • Biomedical technician
  • Field service engineer

Early-career salary

Biomedical Engineer

$48K–$71K

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Early-career salary

Electrical Engineer

$49K–$76K

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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:

  • Embedded Systems Design and Interfacing
  • Digital Signal Processing
  • Biomedical Instrumentation
  • Electromechanics and Electronics

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