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Bachelor of Engineering Science - Medical technology major
Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus
Deakin’s new Bachelor of Engineering Science brings together studies in engineering, physiology, exercise, and sport science in a qualification that could lead to a variety of exciting career opportunities in the fields of medical or sports technology, with a focus on human performance.
The course is designed for technically-minded students who are seeking a modern and specialised educational experience unique in Australia. It enables students to combine their interest in health or sport with technological skills to provide a career path into a range of areas.
The course has a common first year before students move on to specialise in one of the following areas:
This format helps students to make a more informed decision about their final specialisation choice.
As a graduate of the course you will have the skills and knowledge to become a technology-focused professional capable of creating engineering solutions to challenges in the medical and sporting fields. You will learn about measuring and assessing human performance, as well as the interaction of humans with technology and materials and how that can affect how humans perform and function.
Depending on your specialisation, employment opportunities could include maintaining and designing medical devices and instrumentation, working on medical equipment in hospitals, developing improved materials to enhance the performance of sporting apparel and equipment, developing instruments to measure and monitor sporting performance, designing prosthetics, or working in occupational health and safety.
As a student in the course, you have the opportunity to take part in industry-based learning, internships and a final-year project to help you gain workplace experience and develop valuable networks. The units in the course are mostly prescribed, with engineering, physiology and exercise and sport science units studied at each level.
The medical device and diagnostics industry is the focus of the Medical technology major. This is an industry that is expected to advance rapidly into new fields of science and engineering, facilitating new innovations in biomedical and health care systems. You will study units in physiology, anatomy and microbiology as part of this major.
As a graduate of Medical technology program, you may find career opportunities in technology sectors with a focus on human health such as manufacturers of medical devices and diagnostic systems. You may also find career opportunities in hospitals, in patient outreach involving home use of medical devices as well as medical technology sales. Career opportunities may also be found in areas such as the design and manufacture of prosthetics, occupational health and safety (design of systems and spaces to assist people to return to work) and emergency services and the military (design of equipment and spaces for improved operational performance).
Successful completion of the course could also lead to opportunities to undertake further studies in honours (research) and PhD programs. Successful completion of this course may also provide a potential pathway into graduate-entry medicine programs.
As a student in the Bachelor of Engineering Science you will have access to recently refurbished, fully-equipped laboratories. Our accessible lecturers help you get the most out of your university education and provide a friendly learning environment.
The courses in Deakin’s School of Engineering are not simply research informed, they are research led. Sports technology and medical technology are connected to a number of key research strengths at Deakin in engineering, health, and science, and are expected to be significant areas of research growth.
As a student in this course, you can benefit from teaching staff who are active researchers in their respective fields. Research in the School is focused around four main themes: Advanced Manufacturing, Sustainable Infrastructure, Health, and Engineering Education.
The Geelong Technology Precinct, located at the Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus, is home to the Institute for Frontier Materials, Centre for Intelligent Systems Research and Australian Future Fibre Research and Innovation Centre.
Deakin is also home to the Centre for Physical Activity and Nutrition Research (C-PAN), the Molecular and Medical Research (MMR) Strategic Research Centre and the Centre for Exercise and Sports Science. The Deakin Medical School is also located at the Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus.
At Deakin you’ll find opportunities to help prepare you for a global future.
In 2013, the Faculty of Science, Engineering and Built Environment is introducing a new program to help high achieving students add an international experience to their studies. The Global Science and Technology Program aims to recognise, reward and support high achieving students who would like to conduct part of their studies overseas (via an exchange or study abroad program). Successful applicants will be offered a scholarship of $3,000 to assist with the travel costs. As part of the program, they will be required to participate in the Deakin Global Citizenship program. To find out more, visit the Global Science and Technology Program page.
Deakin's Study Abroad and Exchange Office also offers various programs including exchange, study abroad, short-term study programs, study tours and international volunteering opportunities, enabling students to study overseas for a few weeks, a trimester, or a year as part of their degree.
Dean's Scholars Program, Global Science and Technology Program, Engineering Science - Sports technology - electrical; Engineering Science - Sports technology - mechanical.
For complete information on course structures and prerequisites refer to the Deakin course search website.
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