Why Apply?

Biodesign Innovation is a great way to learn about all aspects of innovation: generating inventions, managing innovative teams, working with clinicians and hospitals, emphatizing with patients, needs analysis and concept generation, design thinking and lean validation, prototyping and testing, business models and commercialisation pathways, regulation, funding for new ideas, innovation ecosystems, presenting and pitching new ideas. These lessons are useful in a wide variety of careers and settings.

Read what our students have to say about their Biodesign Melbourne experience.

Course structure and requirements

Biodesign Innovation runs from February through November each year.

The course structure and requirements are described in the handbook: BMEN90030 for Engineering students and MGMT90231 for MBA students.

MBA students:

Part-time MBA students who have completed their core classes are eligible to enroll. The Biodesign course counts as 3-4 “regular” MBA courses because it takes a significant investment of time and effort.  Please contact Degree Program Services for administrative details or Michael Vitale (course coordinator in 2018) for curriculum-related details.

Engineering students:

Master of Engineering students enrolled in ME(Biomedical), ME(Biomedical with Business) and ME(Electrical) may apply if they meet the prerequisites.  The subject is 50 points and counts as an alternative to the Capstone Project. For Biomedical students, it also counts for BMEN90017. For Electrical students, two Approved Electives will also be needed to take this subject. If you have questions or would like to apply, please contact Professor David Grayden.

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Tim and Cindy trying out a $10k thermal imager

Entry requirements:

Entry is competitive and requires applicants to complete an application and an interview.

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Team PELT presents a pitch in class