Engineering science medical technology

What can I do with my course in engineering science and medical technology?

Careers in Engineering Science and Medical Technology

As a medical technologist you will design and develop medical and physiological instrumentation, prosthetics, medical imaging equipment and other health care devices by applying engineering solutions to medical problems. Your devices can help to save and improve lives by detecting medical problems earlier and by providing more effective treatment options. 

You will be qualified to work within the medical device and diagnostics industry facilitating new innovations in biomedical and health care systems and technologies. You may work within small Australian firms such as exporters, importers and suppliers and manufacturers of medical technology. 

You can also find opportunities in medical research and development, medical instrumentation, prosthetics and in health organisations.

Melbourne Burwood Campus

Skills and attributes

Key skills that engineering science and medical technology graduates demonstrate are:

  • Technical and engineering skills
  • Communication and interpersonal skills
  • Problem-solving and analytical proficiency
  • Investigation and research techniques
  • Teamwork skills
  • Project management skills

Related occupations include:

  • Sports engineer
  • Electronics engineer
  • Mechanical designer/engineer
  • Industrial designer of sporting equipment
  • Ergonomics/OHS specialist
Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus

Salary and job outlook

You can learn more about salaries and job outcomes for engineering science and medical technology graduates at Graduate Careers Australia.

Look at industry trends and employment prospects by visiting Australian Government Job Outlook.

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