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Biomedical Engineering

Course overview

A postgraduate major in Biomedical Engineering will allow you to apply engineering principles in order to understand, modify or control biological systems.

You will learn how to develop technology to monitor physiological functions and to assist in diagnosis and treatment of patients.

Areas of study include biomaterials engineering, applied tissue engineering, advanced engineering materials and computational fluid dynamics.

Course requirements

To meet requirements for the Master of Engineering majoring in Biomedical Engineering a candidate will complete 72 credit points as listed in the unit of study table including:

  • 24 credit points of core units
  • 24 credit points of cpecialist units
  • A minimum of 12 credit points of research units
  • A maximum of 12 credit points of elective units.

Candidates who have been granted 24 credit points of Reduced Volume Learning (RVL) need to complete 48 credit points of Core/Specialist/Research units with a balance such that there is:

  • a minimum of 12 credit points of core units
  • a minimum of 12 credit points of specialist units, and
  • a minimum of 12 credit points of research units.

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