QUALIFICATION

Associate Degree in Biomedical Engineering/Bachelor of Engineering (Biomedical)(Honours) - Flinders University Pathway



TAFE SA Code: DP00142

Study pathway: Associate Degree in Biomedical Engineering (CRS1400351)

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 4 years 

Full Time or Part Time equivalent

Locations & Applications

Campus / Location
Code
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 Specialist Mathematics OR Mathematical Methods OR General Mathematics or equivalent with a minimum ATAR of 60
  • Satisfactory achievement in the Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT) with a minimum score of 140
If there are more applications for this course than places available, applicants will be ranked by date of application to this course

Total Fees
Full Fee
$24,871

Please note that fees and funding status only apply to the initial TAFE SA qualification. Check the course page or relevant university website for details on the secondary qualification.

Student Services Fee (SSF) applies. Full-time student $20. Part-time student $10.

Fees vary depending on subjects you enrol into. TAFE SA and their agents reserve the right to make any changes necessary. Fee updates will be available prior to offers being made.

    • You will receive an offer to both TAFE SA and University, with the University offer being conditional on successful completion of the TAFE SA qualification.
    • You can rest assured you have secured your University offer, pending successful completion of the TAFE SA award.
    • No further application will be required.
    • You will receive credit for TAFE SA studies allowing you to complete two awards dependent on the pathway selected.
    • If accepted, you will receive an offer to TAFE SA and-on successful completion of the TAFE SA qualification-an offer to University with no further application required.
    • Important Note: The listed awards are reviewed and changes may occur without notice. Dual Offers are available only to Australian and New Zealand citizens or holders of permanent visas.
    • View our Uni Dual Offer Courses list
    • The TAFE SA qualification has provisional accreditation by Engineers Australia. Graduates of this course are eligible for migration skills assessment by Engineers Australia. The occupational outcome of this assessment is in the Engineering Associate (Draftsperson) category. The specific occupation code depends on the program studied and on the Engineers Australia guidelines. See the Engineers Australia website for further details.
    • Main campus is Regency, but classes may also be run at Tonsley.
    • This is a Higher Education qualification which leads to employment and/or fast-track into further study at university.
  • 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

    If you have difficulty paying your fees upfront, you may be eligible for a 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

    Higher Education

    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.

    81%*
    of TAFE SA graduates find jobs or continue studying.
    89%*
    of TAFE SA graduates are satisfied with the overall quality of training.



    * 2020 NCVER Student Outcomes Survey findings
  • Below is a list of all units that TAFE SA can offer in this qualification. The selection of elective units you will be enrolled into depends on the campus you attend, and the qualification packaging rules described on www.training.gov.au.

    Not all elective units listed below must necessarily be completed to achieve your qualification.

    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
    Biomedical Project 150
    Computer Science 1 150
    Digital Electronics 1 150
    Electronic Circuits 150
    Engineering Practice 1 150
    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
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