Overview

Use your existing engineering degree to expand your career prospects. With a Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) / Bachelor of Applied Innovation, you'll be challenged to make connections between engineering, information technology and social mobility. You could work as an innovation specialist, analyst, consultant, transformation lead or strategic designer.

Is your course available for Midyear entry?

Starting midyear means getting your study goals under way before the year is over. Semester 2 begins Monday 29 July, 2024.

Your major

Biomedical

Learn to improve health care and quality of life through the application of electrical, electronics and systems engineering in medicine and biology. You’ll develop and use the newest technologies and round out your knowledge with real-world learning experiences. Featuring an array of industry-linked project opportunities, a Swinburne biomedical major gets you ready for the real world. Graduates are eligible to apply for graduate membership of Engineers Australia.

Your industry experience

To maximise experiential learning, you’ll also get real-world work experience in the form of placements, internships and industry-based projects. At the end of it all, you’ll emerge job-ready with a comprehensive portfolio.

Skills you’ll learn

  • Problem solving
  • Engineering principles
  • Analytical problem solving
  • Critical thinking

Your career opportunities

  • Civil engineer
  • Industrial engineer
  • Design/mechanical engineer
  • Innovation lead
  • Strategic designer
  • Product manager

Key codes

CRICOS course code
108362K
VTAC Code (IFP)
3400212583
VTAC Code (CSP)
3400212581
International student visa

International students in Australia who hold student visas are required to study full-time and on campus. Courses that are taught entirely online are only available to international students studying outside Australia or those in Australia who are not on a student visa. Online courses are not available to international students in Australia who hold a student visa.

Professional accreditations

Why Swinburne?

86.1% of graduates found employment within 4 months of completing their course

#45 for automation and control

Top 75 for civil engineering

Top 100 for electrical and electronic engineering

Qualifications

One of the following:

  • successful completion of the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) or its equivalent, such as an interstate or international Year 12 qualification
  • completion or partial completion of an approved tertiary qualification (including certificates IV (completed), diplomas, advanced diplomas, associate degrees and degrees).

ATAR Guaranteed Entry Score

75

You’ll be guaranteed a place in this course if you meet or exceed the ATAR Guaranteed Entry Score, provided you meet the course prerequisites.

If your ATAR is below the guaranteed entry score, you can still be offered a place as your ATAR may be adjusted based on subject bonuses, equity schemes or other factors. Use the above ATAR as a guide on your eligibility, and see the course handbook page for more information on entry requirements. 

Successful completion of Australian Year 12, or equivalent overseas qualification.

Course prerequisites

  • VCE Units 3 and 4: a minimum study score of 25 in any English (except EAL) or 30 in English as Alternate Language (EAL) or equivalent
  • VCE Units 3 and 4: a minimum study score of 20 in Mathematical Methods (CAS) or equivalent

Meeting the minimum entry requirements for the course does not guarantee offer of a place. See Admissions at Swinburne, for general information about admission process.

  • VCE Units 3 and 4: a minimum study score of 25 in any English (except EAL) or 30 in English as Alternate Language (EAL) or equivalent
Admission requirements

Meeting the minimum entry requirements for the course does not guarantee an offer of a place. See admission requirements for general information about the admission process.

English language requirements

Satisfactory completion of one of the following:

Need to undertake an English assessment for entry?

A prerequisite for many courses, the Pearson Test of English (PTE Academic) can now be done at our Hawthorn campus.

Credit transfer

Credit is granted in recognition of previous study and/or experience and allows students to gain advanced standing towards their course. Applicants are assessed on a case-by-case basis.

Recognition of prior learning

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) allows students to gain credit (advanced standing) towards their course in recognition of skills and knowledge gained through work experience, life experience and/or formal training. Applicants are assessed on a case-by-case basis.

Apply for a pathway course

Pathways allow students to progress from one qualification to another where the first course is recognised as an entry requirement and/or provides credit (advanced standing) to the second.

Note: This information should be used as a guide for those who have completed a course and are seeking credit into another course. For those yet to commence their course, during the time taken to complete, this information may change. Credit available may vary depending on the major selected within any given degree. Progression to professional degrees may be subject to additional criteria or academic performance.

How credit points work

Successful completion of the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) / Bachelor of Applied Innovation requires students to complete units of study to the value of 500 credit points. All units of study are valued at 12.5 credit points unless otherwise stated.

21
Core units
+
18
Engineering major units
=
4-year double degree

What your course could look like

Units are listed in a proposed sequence. However this can be amended depending on unit availability, prerequisite requirements and the semester in which you commenced your course.

Units of study Unit code
Core units
Introduction to Programming
Core unit, 12.5 credit points
COS10009
Humanitarian Engineering Design Project
Core unit, 12.5 credit points
ENG10001
Calculus and Applications
Core unit, 12.5 credit points
MTH10012
Energy and Motion
Core unit, 12.5 credit points
PHY10001
Technology in an Indigenous Context Project
Core unit, 12.5 credit points
COS10025
Engineering Materials
Core unit, 12.5 credit points
ENG10002
Engineering Mechanics
Core unit, 12.5 credit points
ENG10003
Linear Algebra and Applications
Core unit, 12.5 credit points
MTH10013
Professional Experience in Engineering
Core unit
EAT20008
Final Year Capstone Project 1
Core unit, 12.5 credit points, Choose if majoring in Architectural, Civil, Mechanical or Product Design
ENG40005
Final Year Capstone Project 2 
Core unit, 12.5 credit points, Choose if majoring in Architectural, Civil, Mechanical or Product Design
ENG40006
Major units (Biomedical)
Circuits & Electronics 1
Major unit, 12.5 credit points
EEE20006
Engineering Technology Inquiry Project
Major unit, 12.5 credit points
ENG20009
Medical Imaging Systems
Major unit, 12.5 credit points
MBP20009
Mathematical Methods and Statistics for Engineering
Major unit, 12.5 credit points
MTH20017
Anatomy and Physiology
Major unit, 12.5 credit points
BIO10004
Biomaterials and Biomechanics
Major unit, 12.5 credit points
BME20001
Engineering Technology Design Project
Major unit, 12.5 credit points
ENG20010
Internet and Cybersecurity for Engineering Applications
Major unit, 12.5 credit points
TNE20003
Medical and Regulatory Practice
Major unit, 12.5 credit points
BME40004
Engineering Technology Sustainability Project
Major unit, 12.5 credit points
ENG30002
Clinical Practicum 1 - Neuro
Major unit, 12.5 credit points
MBP20011
Object Oriented Programming
Major unit, 12.5 credit points
COS20007
Clinical Practicum 2 - Cardio
Major unit, 12.5 credit points
MBP30008
Deploying Secure Engineering Applications Online
Major unit, 12.5 credit points
TNE30024
Engineering Technology Innovation Project
Major unit, 12.5 credit points
ENG40011
Artificial Intelligence for Engineering
Major unit, 12.5 credit points
COS40007
Machine Vision
Major unit, 12.5 credit points
EEE40017
Advanced Medical Imaging Systems
Major unit, 12.5 credit points
BME40005
Units of study Unit code
Core units
Exploring Creativity and Innovation
Core unit, 12.5 credit points
INV10001
Fundamentals of Innovation Practice
Core unit, 12.5 credit points
INV10002
Innovation Sandpit
Core unit, 12.5 credit points
INV10003
Responsible Innovation Futures
Core unit, 12.5 credit points
INV10004
Innovation for Challenges of Today
Core unit, 12.5 credit points
INV20001
Innovation for the Future
Core unit, 12.5 credit points
INV20002
Applied Innovation Internship
Core unit, 12.5 credit points
INV20003
Applied Innovation Studio A
Core unit, 25.0 credit points
INV30001
Applied Innovation Studio B
Core unit, 25.0 credit points
INV30002
Leadership and Facilitation of Innovation
Core unit, 12.5 credit points
INV30003
Want to see the full range of electives?

Learn about all the electives you can take in the course handbook.

2024 fees

Yearly fee* ($AUD)

$8,948

Total fee* ($AUD)

$44,740

2024 fees

Yearly fee* ($AUD)

$43,340.00

Fees are estimates only

The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. These fees apply to 2024 unit enrolments for HE Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP) and Undergraduate Full Fee Paying (FFP) only and may change for units studied in future years. If part-time study is permitted, annual fees will be proportionally lower based on the number of units taken per semester.

Fees are estimates only

The indicative course fees shown apply to international students for the relevant year only. They are based on a standard study load per year. However, please note that fees are assessed according to a student's study load in each semester, and variation to study load will result in an adjustment to tuition fees. International tuition fees are generally inclusive of Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF). All fees are subject to annual review and may be adjusted.

How do I pay my fees?

HECS-HELP is a loan and discount scheme available to you if you are eligible and enrolled in a Commonwealth supported place. A HECS-HELP loan can cover all or part of your contribution amount. You can also choose to pay your fees up front. 

International students need to pay tuition fees up-front by the relevant due date. You can find the due dates on your Statement of Account.

To pay your fees:

  • log in to My Financials
  • check your Australian bank account details are correct 
  • check your Statement of Account to see how much you owe 
  • pay using your preferred payment method.

Eligibility for HECS-HELP

You are eligible for a HECS-HELP loan if you have been offered a Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP) for an undergraduate degree at Swinburne or a UniLink course, and you:

  • are an Australian citizen and doing at least one unit of your course in Australia; or
  • hold a permanent humanitarian visa and will be living in Australia for the duration of your course; or
  • hold a New Zealand Special Category visa and meet the special eligibility requirements for New Zealand citizens.

Student services and amenities fee

This funding serves to improve the student experience at Swinburne. You may use many or just some of the services and amenities that the fee provides.

The fee shown in the capped amount for 2024.

This funding serves to improve the student experience at Swinburne. You may use many or just some of the services and amenities that the fee provides.

This amenities fee is included within your annual tuition fee listed above. The fee shown in the capped amount for 2024.

Please refer to the Student Services Amenities Fee page for more information.

SSAF fee* ($AUD)

$351.00

SSAF fee* ($AUD)

$351.00

Scholarships

Scholarship applications for 2024 are open. Scholarships at Swinburne are about providing opportunity, promoting equity and recognising excellence and achievement. We want you to reach your potential and achieve your life and career goals. 

Our handy guide will assist you to gather documents for your application.

When you apply for a Swinburne course, we automatically consider you for an international scholarship of up to 20 per cent off your course fees – no separate application required! Just apply for your Swinburne course of choice and when we review your course application, we will also assess you for an international scholarship.

Professional placement fees

Students who participate in a six- or 12-month professional placement will be subject to an increase in total course fees.

Apply through an agent

Most international students use an education agent to help them through the application process. Swinburne has agents all over the world that can help you with your application to study. Search for a Swinburne representative in your country. If your country is not listed, please contact us.

Representatives and agents
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Apply directly

Ready to take on a new challenge and reach your academic goals? If you already know which course you want to study and understand the entry requirements, what are you waiting for? Apply online! Remember, you cannot apply direct if you have an active VTAC application.

Course code
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Course code
BB-ENGAIN
CRICOS code
108362K
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Apply through VTAC

International students currently studying Year 12 in Australia must apply through VTAC. VTAC is the central office that administers the application processes for places in tertiary courses, scholarships and the Special Entry Access Scheme at universities, TAFEs and independent tertiary colleges in Victoria. 

VTAC is the central office that administers the application processes for places in tertiary courses, scholarships and the Special Entry Access Scheme at universities, TAFEs and independent tertiary colleges in Victoria.

VTAC Code (CSP)
3400212581
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VTAC Code (IFP)
3400212583
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Start dates
Location
Last date to apply
Start dates
Semester 2
Location
Hawthorn
Last date to apply
24-July-2024
Start dates
29-July-2024
Semester 1
Location
Hawthorn
Last date to apply
26-February-2025
Start dates
03-March-2025
Start dates
Location
Start dates
Semester 2
Location
Hawthorn
Start dates
29-July-2024
Semester 1
Location
Hawthorn
Start dates
03-March-2025
Upcoming events
Swinburne Innovation Challenge
26-June-2024
Open Day 2024
28-July-2024