AWARD COURSE

Associate Degree in Biomedical Engineering


National Code: CRS1400351
TAFE SA Code: AC00078


Description

Biomedical Engineering combines engineering principles with medical sciences to develop cutting-edge healthcare devices. The South Australian biomedical industry is rapidly growing, and it needs a specialised and highly trained workforce at the paraprofessional qualification level.

Duration
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Up to 24 months 

Full Time or Part Time equivalent

Locations & Applications

Campus / Location
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Study Mode
Study Load
Scheduled

Course Admission Requirements

any one of:

  • Certificate III or higher in an Engineering related area
  • Completion of Year 12 and Year 12 Mathematics with a minimum ATAR of 60
  • Satisfactory achievement in the Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT) with a minimum score of 140

Average cost per semester
Full Fee
$6,128
$24,511
  • Upfront Payment

    Each semester, fees can be paid online with VISA or Mastercard or at an Australia Post outlet.

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    Payment Plan

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  • Employment Outcomes

    As a biomedical paraprofessional you will be installing, commissioning, testing and fault-finding biomedical equipment used in the health system. The employment opportunities for the graduates of this course are in the SA Biomedical Engineering (SA BME) department at a paraprofessional engineer level, as well as other private companies who offer biomedical engineering services to the South Australian health institutions. You will also find employment opportunities in electronics and related industries, Government, biomedical equipment and research institutions.

    Note: Completion of a TAFE SA course does not guarantee an employment outcome. Formal requirements other than educational qualifications (eg licensing, professional registration), may apply to some occupations.

    Qualifications & Skills Covered

    Associate Degree in Biomedical Engineering (CRS1400351)
    Topics covered include engineering practice, mathematics, digital electronics, anatomy and physiology for biomedical technologists, computer science, project management, biomedical instrumentation and microcontroller programming. To complete the qualification you are required to complete all 15 core units and 2 elective units.

    87%*
    of TAFE SA graduates find jobs or continue studying.
    89%*
    of TAFE SA graduates are satisfied with the overall quality of training.



    * 2017 NCVER Student Outcomes Survey findings
  • Core

    Name Nominal Hours
    Advanced Analog Electronics 150
    Anatomy and Physiology for Biomedical Technologists 150
    Basic Electrical Circuits 150
    Biomedical Instrumentation 1 150
    Biomedical Instrumentation 2 150
    Computer Science 1 150
    Digital Electronics 1 150
    Electronic Circuits 150
    Engineering Practice 1 150
    Engineering Project 150
    Engineering Science 150
    Exposure to Engineering Practice 3
    Mathematics 1 150
    Mathematics 2 150
    Project Management 150

    Elective

    Name Nominal Hours
    Computer Networks 150
    Computer Science 2 150
    Engineering Practice 2 150
    Mathematics 3 150
    Microcontroller Programming 150
  • Studying at TAFE SA is one of the easiest pathways towards a University Degree. Credit Transfer is the formal recognition that parts of a TAFE SA course are equivalent in content and level to parts of some University courses. Below are the Credit Transfer details for this course. View all TAFE SA Credit Transfer Agreements

    University University Course Details
    Bachelor of Engineering (Biomedical) (Honours)
    Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Electrical and Electronic)
    Bachelor of Engineering (Ocean Engineering) with Honours
    Bachelor of Engineering (Marine and Offshore Engineering) with Honours
    Bachelor of Engineering (Naval Architecture) with Honours
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