Biomedical Engineering

For a standard enrolment plan for Biomedical Engineering visit CUSP.

Unit outlines will be available through Find a unit outline two weeks before the first day of teaching for 1000-level and 5000-level units, or one week before the first day of teaching for all other units.
 

Unit of study Credit points A: Assumed knowledge P: Prerequisites C: Corequisites N: Prohibition Session

Biomedical Engineering Stream

Completion of a stream is a requirement of the Bachelor of Engineering Honours.
Students complete 192 credit points comprising:
(a) 48 credit points from the Engineering Core Table, consisting of:
(i) 18 credit points of Engineering Foundation units
(ii) 30 credit points of Project units
(iii) The requirements of the Professional Engagement Program
(b) 138 credit points from the Biomedical Engineering Stream table, consisting of:
(i) 78 credit points of Biomedical Stream Core units
(ii) 6 credit points of Biomedical Stream Core option units
(iii) A minimum of 30 credit points of Biomedical Stream Elective units
(iv) A maximum of 12 credit points of Specialisation Optional Elective units
(v) A maximum of 18 credit points of 3000+ level Engineering electives
(c) A maximum of 6 credit points from Table S
The completion of a specialisation is not mandatory. If a student chooses to take a specialisation available in their stream, the specialisation can be completed within the 192 credit points described above.

Stream Core units

ELEC1103
Fundamentals of Elec and Electronic Eng
6    A Basic knowledge of differentiation and integration, and PHYS1003
Semester 1
CHEM1111
Chemistry 1A
6    A Students who have not completed HSC Chemistry (or equivalent) and HSC Mathematics (or equivalent) are strongly advised to take the Chemistry and Mathematics Bridging Courses (offered in February)
N CHEM1001 or CHEM1101 or CHEM1901 or CHEM1903 or CHEM1109 or CHEM1011 or CHEM1911 or CHEM1991


Students who have not completed secondary school chemistry are strongly advised to instead complete Fundamentals of Chemistry 1A in the first semester of the calendar year (unless you require 12 credit points of Chemistry and are commencing in semester 2). You should also take the Chemistry Bridging Course in advance (offered in February, and online year-round https://sydney.edu.au/students/bridging-courses.html).
Intensive February
Semester 1
Semester 2
CHEM1911
Chemistry 1A (Advanced)
6    A 80 or above in HSC Chemistry or equivalent
N CHEM1001 or CHEM1101 or CHEM1901 or CHEM1903 or CHEM1109 or CHEM1011 or CHEM1111 or CHEM1991

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1
CHEM1991
Chemistry 1A (Special Studies Program)
6    A 90 or above in HSC Chemistry or equivalent
N CHEM1001 or CHEM1101 or CHEM1901 or CHEM1903 or CHEM1109 or CHEM1011 or CHEM1111 or CHEM1911

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1
AMME1802
Engineering Mechanics
6    N CIVL1802 or ENGG1802
Semester 2
AMME1362
Materials 1
6    A HSC Mathematics Extension 1
N CIVL2110 or CIVL1110 or AMME2302
Semester 2
BMET1961
Biomedical Engineering 1B
6    N AMME1961


HSC Biology and HSC Chemistry. Summer bridging courses are available for students who did not complete HSC Biology or Chemistry
Semester 2
BMET2901
Anatomy and Physiology for Engineers
6    P (AMME1960 OR BMET1960 OR ENGG1800 OR ENGG1960 OR AMME1961 OR [BIOL1xxx]) AND [6cp 1000-level Chemistry]
N MECH2901
Semester 2
BMET2903
Biomedical Physics
6    P 12cp of 1000-level MATH units of study
N BMET9903
Semester 1
BMET2922
Computational Analysis for Biomedical Signals
6    A Knowledge of basic biomedical engineering principles (BMET1960) and basic programming (ENGG1801 or ENGG1810 or INFO1110).
N BMET9922
Semester 2
BMET2960
Biomedical Engineering 2
6    A (AMME1960 OR BMET1960) AND (AMME1961 OR BMET1961)
P (MATH1001 OR MATH1021 OR MATH1901 OR MATH1921) AND (MATH1002 OR MATH1902) AND (MATH1003 OR MATH1023 OR MATH1903 OR MATH1923)
N AMME2960
Semester 1
BMET3660
Biomanufacturing
6    P BMET1960 or BMET1961 or ENGG1800
N MECH3660 OR AMME3660
Semester 1
BMET3921
Biomedical Design and Technology
6    A A basic understanding of human physiology and anatomy and an understanding of the engineering design process. Students are recommended to have completed 36cp of 2000-level or higher units before attempting this unit.
P MECH2901 or BMET2901 or MEDS2001 or PHSI2X07 or BDSN2001
N AMME5921 OR BMET5921 OR MECH3921 OR BMET9921
Semester 1
Semester 2
BMET3961
Biomaterials
6    P (ENGG1960 or AMME1802 or ENGG1802 or PHYS1001) and (AMME2302 or AMME1362) and (MECH2901 or BMET2901 or (MEDS2005 and (MEDS2001 or PHSI2007)))
N MECH4961 or BMET4961 or AMME9961 or BMET9961
Semester 2
BMET3971
Tissue Engineering
6    P MECH2901 or BMET2901 or [MEDS2005 and (MEDS2001 or PHSI2007)]
N AMME4971 or BMET4971 or AMME9971 or BMET9971
Semester 1

Stream Core Option units

BMET3990
Biomedical Product Development
6    A 1000-level chemistry, 2000-level biology, and specific knowledge of cell biology at least at the 1000-level, and preferably at the 2000-level.
P MECH2901 or BMET2901 or [MEDS2005 and (MEDS2001 or PHSI2007)]
N AMME4990 or BMET4990 or AMME9990 or BMET9990
Semester 2
BMET5992
Regulatory Affairs in the Medical Industry
6    A MECH3921 OR BMET3921 OR AMME5921 OR BMET5921 and 6cp of 1000-level Chemistry and 6cp of Biology units
N AMME4992 OR AMME5992
Semester 2

Stream Elective Units

BMET2400
Biomechanical Design
6    A ENGG1801 and (AMME1802 or ENGG1802). HSC Maths and HSC Physics.
N MECH2400
Semester 2
BMET2925
AI, Data, and Society in Health
6    A Familiarity with general mathematical and statistical concepts. Online learning modules will be provided to support obtaining this knowledge.
N BMET9925

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1
BMET3802
Biomedical Instrumentation
6    A A knowledge of basic anatomy and physiology and electrical circuits is required: Ohm's law, Thevenin's and Norton's theorems, basic circuit theory involving linear resistors, capacitors and inductors, operational amplifiers.
N ELEC3802 or ELEC8882 or BMET9802
Semester 2
BMET3990
Biomedical Product Development
6    A 1000-level chemistry, 2000-level biology, and specific knowledge of cell biology at least at the 1000-level, and preferably at the 2000-level.
P MECH2901 or BMET2901 or [MEDS2005 and (MEDS2001 or PHSI2007)]
N AMME4990 or BMET4990 or AMME9990 or BMET9990
Semester 2
BMET4010
Major Industrial Project
24    P [36 credits of 3000 level units of study] and WAM >= 70
N BMET4111 or BMET4112 or ENGG4000 or MECH4601 or AMME4111 or AMME4112 or AMME4010

Note: Department permission required for enrolment
For students whose degree includes ENGG4000, BMET4010 counts in place of this unit. Students whose degree includes the Professional Engagement Program must enrol in all PEP units. BMET4010 will count toward the Engineering Work requirement.
Semester 1
Semester 2
BMET4981
Applied Biomedical Engineering
6    A MECH3361 AND (MECH2400 OR BMET2400) AND (MECH2901 OR BMET2901) AND MECH3362 AND (MECH3921 OR BMET3921) AND AMME2301 AND (AMME1362 OR AMME2302) AND AMME2500
P (ENGG1802 OR AMME1802) AND (MECH2400 OR BMET2400)
N AMME4981 OR AMME9981 OR BMET9981
Semester 1
Semester 2
BMET5790
Introduction to Biomechatronics
6    A Knowledge in mechanical and electronic engineering; adequate maths and applied maths skills; background knowledge of physics, chemistry and biology; Some programming capability: MATLAB, C, C++, software tools used by engineers including CAD and EDA packages.
P (MECH3921 or BMET3921) or MTRX3700 or MTRX3760 or (AMME5921 or BMET5921 or BMET9921)
N AMME4790 or AMME5790
Semester 2
BMET5907
Orthopaedic and Surgical Engineering
6    A (AMME2302 OR AMME9302 OR AMME1362) AND (MECH2901 OR BMET2901 OR AMME9901 OR BMET9901) AND (MECH3921 OR BMET3921 OR AMME5921 OR BMET5921) Basic concepts in engineering mechanics - statics; dynamics; and solid mechanics. Basic concepts in materials science; specifically with regard to types of materials and the relation between properties and microstructure. A basic understanding of human biology and anatomy.
N MECH4902 OR MECH5907
Semester 2
BMET5911
Advanced Instrumentation for Nanotechnology
6    A Knowledge in calculus, linear differential equations, basic mechanics and electromagnetism.
Semester 1
BMET5931
Nanomaterials in Medicine
6    A [[(BIOL1xxx OR MBLG1xxx) AND CHEM1xxx AND PHYS1xxx] OR [(AMME1961 OR BMET1961)] AND (MECH2901 OR BMET2901)]] AND (NANO2xxx OR AMME1362)
N AMME5931
Semester 1
BMET5933
Biomedical Image Analysis
6    A An understanding of biology (1000-level), experience with programming (ENGG1801, ENGG1810, BMET2922 or BMET9922).
Semester 1
BMET5944
Bioinspired Materials: Design and Fabrication
6    A 1000-level materials science and mechanics.
Semester 2
BMET5953
Rehabilitation Engineering
6    A 1000-level mathematics and 1000-level biology
Semester 1
BMET5957
Bioelectronic Medicine Circuits and Systems
6    A ELEC2104 and BMET2922
Semester 1
BMET5958
Nanotechnology in Biomedical Engineering
6    A (MECH3921 OR BMET3921 OR AMME5921 OR BMET5921 OR BMET9921)
N AMME5958
Semester 2
BMET5962
Introduction to Mechanobiology
6    A 6 credit points of 1000-level biology, 6 credit points of 1000-level chemistry and 6 credit points of 2000-level physiology or equivalent
N AMME5962
Semester 2
BMET5992
Regulatory Affairs in the Medical Industry
6    A MECH3921 OR BMET3921 OR AMME5921 OR BMET5921 and 6cp of 1000-level Chemistry and 6cp of Biology units
N AMME4992 OR AMME5992
Semester 2
BMET5995
Advanced Bionics
6    A AMME5921 OR BMET5921 OR MECH3921 OR BMET3921
N AMME5995 OR AMME5951 OR BMET5951
Semester 1

Specialisation Optional Elective units

ELEC2104
Electronic Devices and Circuits
6    A ELEC1103. Ohm's Law and Kirchoff's Laws; action of Current and Voltage sources; network analysis and the superposition theorem; Thevenin and Norton equivalent circuits; inductors and capacitors, transient response of RL, RC and RLC circuits; the ability to use power supplies, oscilloscopes, function generators, meters, etc.
Semester 2
ELEC2302
Signals and Systems
6    A (MATH1001 OR MATH1021) AND MATH1002 AND (MATH1003 OR MATH1023). Basic knowledge of differentiation & integration, differential equations, and linear algebra.
Semester 2
AMME2261
Fluid Mechanics 1
6    A Students are expected to be familiar with basic, first year, integral calculus, differential calculus and linear algebra.
P (MATH1001 OR MATH1021 OR MATH1901 OR MATH1921 OR MATH1906 OR MATH1931) AND (MATH1002 OR MATH1902) AND (MATH1003 OR MATH1023 OR MATH1903 OR MATH1923 OR MATH1907 OR MATH1933)
N AMME2200
Semester 1
AMME2262
Thermal Engineering 1
6    A Students are expected to be familiar with basic, first year, integral calculus, differential calculus and linear algebra.
P (MATH1001 OR MATH1021 OR MATH1901 OR MATH1921 OR MATH1906 OR MATH1931) AND (MATH1002 OR MATH1902) AND (MATH1003 OR MATH1023 OR MATH1903 OR MATH1923 OR MATH1907 OR MATH1933)
N AMME2200
Semester 2
AMME2301
Mechanics of Solids
6    P (AMME1802 OR ENGG1802) AND (MATH1001 OR MATH1021 OR MATH1901 OR MATH1921 OR MATH1906 OR MATH1931) AND (MATH1002 OR MATH1902) AND (MATH1003 OR MATH1023 OR MATH1903 OR MATH1923 OR MATH1907 OR MATH1933)
N CIVL2201
Semester 2
MECH3361
Mechanics of Solids 2
6    P AMME2301 AND (AMME1362 OR AMME2302 OR CIVL2110 OR CIVL1110)
Semester 2