History of SUABE

The Sydney University Association of Biomedical Engineers was founded in April 2004 on the initiative of Professor Andrew Ruys. It was seen that a body should be set up to represent the biomedical engineering students on campus, a group that is becoming almost exponentially larger with each year. The society caters for the social as well as professional development of its members and is recommended for all biomedical students and anyone interested in the field of biomedical engineering.

The Association is run in accordance with its constitution, which lists the aims of the Association as to:

  • Increase the interaction between and amongst students and staff;
  • Help members to better understand the biomedical engineering industry;
  • Increase interaction between similar societies at other universities;
  • Help members with their career prospects; and
  • Establish and maintain an alumni association.

Biomedical Engineering at the University of Sydney

At Sydney University, a wide variety of pathways are available to obtain a Biomedical Engineering degree. You can do a single Bachelor of Engineering (Biomedical) degree and choose a major prior to starting the degree, or you can combine it with another degree and come out with two bachelor degrees. There is also an engineering masters degree offered, where you can specialise in Biomedical Engineering.

If you choose to complete a single degree, you have the choice between 5 streams of majors, each is unique. The majors include:

  • Chemical and Biomolecular
  • Electrical
  • Information Technology
  • Mechanical
  • Mechatronics

If you choose to combine your degree with something else, your choices include:

  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Bachelor of Commerce
  • Bachelor of Laws
  • Bachelor of Medical Science
  • Bachelor of Project Management