Biomedical engineering and technology

Further advancements in biomedical and life sciences research and healthcare are dependent on the innovative utilisation of modern technologies. Our faculty has a number of world-class research teams investigating core technologies that address the most challenging and significant research issues in the biomedical field.

To foster and encourage further collaborative research excellence in these areas, the Institute of Biomedical Engineering and Technology was established in 2012.

Undertaking pioneering and potentially transformational research, the Institute will help strengthen and gain international recognition for Australian capability and knowledge in this increasingly important field.

The Institute invites research partners from the other faculties, hospitals, industry and other private and public sectors from around the world to join us and help improve the quality of people's lives.

Our key research areas cover:


With biomedical engineering one of the fastest growing branches of engineering, the Institute has also played a key role in the development of a new expanded Bachelor of Engineering (Biomedical) program that includes specialisations in: Mechanical, Mechatronic, Chemical, Electrical or Information Technologies.