Frequently Asked Questions
What is IEEE EMBS?
The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBS) is a global society for students through to academics, researchers, and industry workers interested in biomedical engineering. On the student side of things, IEEE EMBS has student chapters and clubs all around the world, and a central student activities committee (SAC). SAC provides a variety of opportunities to all students including mentoring programs, international student conferences and leadership development.
You can find out more about SAC here and how to create a student club/chapter here.
Where can I study biomedical engineering?
Undergraduate in Bachelor of Biomedicine or Bachelor of Science major in Biomedical Engineering Systems (3 years)
You can view here a discussion about Bachelor of Biomedicine vs Bachelor of Science
You can contact us here at firstname.lastname@example.org to help put you in contact with past and current students that have taken these courses.
What clubs and opportunities are available to university students interested in biomedical engineering?
There are a wide variety of biomedical engineering opportunities:
Biomedical engineering student clubs e.g. BERSS (RMIT), MUBES (Melbourne University) and MYMI (Monash University)
Biomedical engineering student projects e.g. MYMI (Monash University) and MBSI (Melbourne University)
Promotion of engineering with high school students student clubs e.g. Robogals and Engineers without Borders
Females in engineering student clubs e.g. FIRE (RMIT), FEM (Monash University) and WISE (Melbourne University)
Professional biomedical engineering clubs e.g. IEEE EMBS Victoria and SMBE Victoria
A full list of biomedical engineering-related clubs and projects can be found here.
What career opporunities are available in biomedical engineering?
There are a wide variety of pathways to take from biomedical engineering such as:
Creating a biomedical engineering start-up e.g. Navi Medical Technologies and TuCann Medical
Working in biomedical device product design e.g. Planet Innovation and Invetech
Working in medical device intellectual property and regulation e.g. IP Australia and Hydrix
Working in a medical device company e.g. Cochlear and ResMed
Working in digital health e.g. Telstra Health and Seer Medical
Working as a biomedical engineering technician e.g. Cabrini Technology and The Royal Melbourne Hospital
Working on medical device implants e.g. Maxoniq and Anatomics
Working on forensic biomechanics e.g. Delta-V Experts and Dohrmann Consulting
Working as a biological engineering researcher e.g. CSIRO and Walter Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research
Working as a biomedical engineering researcher e.g. Bionics Institute and MIME
A full list of biomedical engineering companies and start-ups can be found here and research institutes here.
What overseas opportunities are there?
Travel during university is a great way to experience a new culture while learning, researching or promoting biomedical engineering.
Some opportunities are:
Summer and Winter Research Programs e.g. Tokyo Tech Summer and Winter Program
Student club humanitarian and global health initiatives e.g. Engineers without Borders and Melbourne University Health Initiative
Semester exchange e.g. Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) Zurich and University of British Columbia
Conferences e.g. Engineering in Medicine and Biology Conference and Computing in Cardiology (CinC)
Extracurricular opportunities with Len Stevens Scholarship (University of Melbourne) or Graduate Research International Travel Award (GRITA) (Monash University) funding
Joint PhDs e.g. University 21
PhD and Masters by Research programs e.g. Fulbright and Quad Fellowship
A full list of overseas opportunities can be found here.
What subjects should I take at Monash University?
This section is still to be created. In future will showcase a list of relevant electives in biomedical engineering, subject reviews of core biomedical engineering subjects and reviews on particular combinations of double degrees.
If you would like to recommend a subject and/or submit a subject review, please do so here.