A Beginner’s Guide to Biomedical Engineering

Talofa lava, Malo e lelei, Bonjour, Guten Tag and WELCOME to the 2019 album of the Biomedical Engineering (BME) Blog. My name is Heinrich, and I will be your guide in this journey of the in’s and out’s of probably the best specialisation in Engineering. 

Although the name is slightly deceptive, I am born and raised in Auckland with indeed a tinge of German ancestry on the side. 

What do I get up to in my spare time? There is no spare time for a BME student, so forget hobbies and social lives as soon as possible. Nah but really I am a huge fan of cricket, and in all honestly I think this blog is just a platform for me to mourn the travesty that happened a couple of weeks ago. Too hard to even mention (Don’t cry for me Argentina). 

Like many of my ≈30 strong cohort, I was drawn to BME because I liked Biology, and I liked Math, but a Medical degree is way too long. Oh and because we get to see more of Oliver Maclaren. In this blog series I am going to try to give you a little insight into how this train of thought has worked out for us, and what it is that a Biomedical Engineer actually ends up doing. Although that currently seems like one of the universe’s greatest mysteries :/

So my Great New Zealanders, sit tight and watch this space, maybe (if you’re lucky) something useful will pop up.