Biomedical Engineering

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

Master of Professional Engineering (Biomedical)

To qualify for the award of the Master of Professional Engineering in this specialisation, a candidate must complete 144 credit points, including:
(a) 84 credit points of Core units as listed below
(b) ENGG5217 Practical Experience
(c) 48 credit points of Elective units
(d) A minimum of 12 credit points of Project or Research Pathway units as detailed below
(e) Candidates undertaking the Research Pathway, replace 12 credit points of elective units with Research Pathway units

Core units

Year One

BMET9903
Biomedical Physics
6    A 1000-level mathematics: linear algebra, statistics, single and multivariable calculus
N BMET2903
Semester 1
BMET9960
Biomedical Engineering Mathematical Modelling
6    A Undergraduate mathematics (1000-level) and an appreciation of the biomedical engineering process
N BMET2960 or AMME2960
Semester 1
ELEC9703
Fundamentals of Elec and Electronic Eng
6    A Basic knowledge of differentiation and integration, and HSC Physics
N ELEC5710 OR ELEC1103
Semester 1
ENGG9810
Introduction to Engineering Computing
6    N ENGG9801 or ENGG1801 or ENGG1810 or INFO1110 or INFO1910 or INFO1103 or INFO1903 or INFO1105 or INFO1905 or COSC1003
Semester 1
Semester 2
AMME9302
Materials 1
6    N AMME5302 OR CIVL5501
Semester 2
BMET9901
Anatomy and Physiology for Engineers
6    A 6cp minimum of Junior level Biology
N AMME5901 OR AMME9901 OR MECH2901 OR BMET2901
Semester 2
BMET9922
Computational Analysis for Biomedical Signals
6    A Knowledge of basic biomedical engineering principles (BMET1960) and basic programming (ENGG1801 or ENGG1810 or ENGG9810 or INFO1110).
N BMET2922
Semester 2
CHNG9304
Biochemical Engineering
6    N CHNG3804 OR CHNG5804
Semester 2

Year Two

BMET9660
Biomanufacturing
6    N BMET3660 or AMME3660
Semester 1
BMET9971
Tissue Engineering
6    A AMME9901 or BMET9901 or [6 credit points of 1000-level biology and 6 credit points of 1000-level chemistry]
N AMME5971 or AMME9971 or AMME4971 or BMET4971 or BMET3971
Semester 1
BMET9990
Biomedical Product Development
6    A 1000 level chemistry, 2000 level biology, and specific knowledge of cell biology at least at the1000 level, and preferably at the 2000 level.
N BMET3990 or AMME4990 or BMET4990 or AMME5990 or AMME9990
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
BMET9921
Biomedical Engineering Technology
6    A 1000-level biology, 1000-level materials science and some engineering design
N MECH3921 OR BMET3921 OR AMME5921 OR BMET5921
Semester 1
Semester 2
BMET9961
Biomaterials
6    A Chemistry, biology, materials engineering, and engineering design at least at the 1000-level. AMME9901 or BMET9901 or 6 credit points of 1000-level biology, 6 credit points of 1000-level chemistry, 6 credit points of 1000-level materials science, 6 credit points of engineering design.
N AMME5961 or AMME9961 or MECH4961 or BMET4961 or BMET3961
Semester 2

Year Three

ENGG5217
Practical Experience
   N ENGP1000 OR ENGP2000 OR ENGP3000 OR ENGG4000 OR CHNG5205 OR AMME5010


Students should have completed one year of their MPE program before enrolling in this unit.
Intensive April
Intensive August
Intensive December
Intensive February
Intensive January
Intensive July
Intensive June
Intensive March
Intensive May
Intensive November
Intensive October
Intensive September

Elective units

Candidates must complete 48 credit points from the following elective units.
AMME5271
Computational Nanotechnology
6    A Understanding of basic principles of Newtonian mechanics, physics and chemistry, fluid mechanics and solid mechanics.

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 2
AMME9301
Mechanics of Solids 1
6    A Physics, statics, Differential Calculus, Linear Algebra, Integral Calculus and Modelling.
N AMME5301
Semester 2
AMME9500
Engineering Dynamics
6    A University level Maths and Physics, especially covering the area of Mechanics, and familiarity with the MATLAB programming environment.
N AMME5500
Semester 1
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
BMET5995
Advanced Bionics
6    A AMME5921 OR BMET5921 OR MECH3921 OR BMET3921
N AMME5995 OR AMME5951 OR BMET5951
Semester 1
BMET9400
Biomechanical Design
6    A (ENGG1801 or ENGG1810) and ENGG1802. HSC Maths and HSC Physics.
N MECH2400 or BMET2400
Semester 2
BMET9802
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 BMET3802
Semester 2
BMET9925
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 BMET2925

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1
BMET9981
Applied Biomedical Engineering
6    A AMME9301 AND AMME9302 AND AMME9500 AND MECH9361
N AMME4981 or BMET4981 OR AMME5981 OR AMME9981
Semester 1
Semester 2
CIVL5320
Engineering for Sustainable Development
6    P CIVL3310 OR CIVL9310
Semester 2
CIVL5330
Global Engineering Field Work
6   
Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Intensive December
Intensive February
Intensive July
CIVL9310
Humanitarian Engineering
6      Semester 1
COMP5310
Principles of Data Science
6    A Good understanding of relational data model and database technologies as covered in ISYS2120 or COMP9120 (or equivalent UoS from different institutions).
N INFO3406
Semester 1
Semester 2
COMP5318
Machine Learning and Data Mining
6    A INFO2110 OR ISYS2110 OR COMP9120 OR COMP5138
Semester 1
Semester 2
COMP5329
Deep Learning
6    A COMP5318
Semester 1
COMP5349
Cloud Computing
6    A Basic knowledge of computer networks as covered in INFO1112 or COMP9201 or COMP9601 (or equivalent UoS from different institutions).
Semester 1
COMP5427
Usability Engineering
6    A Skills with modelling as covered in ISYS2110 or ISYS2120 or COMP9110 or COMP9201 (or equivalent UoS from different institutions).
Semester 2
ELEC9302
Signals and Systems
6    A Basic knowledge of differentiation and integration, differential equations, and linear algebra.
N ELEC5721
Semester 2
ELEC9704
Electronic Devices and Circuits
6    A Ohm's Law and Kirchhoff'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.
N ELEC5720 OR ELEC2104
Semester 2
ENGG5102
Entrepreneurship for Engineers
6    A Some limited industry experience is preferred but not essential.
N ELEC5701
Semester 1
ENGG5103
Safety Systems and Risk Analysis
6      Semester 2
ENGG5202
Sustainable Design, Eng and Mgt
6    A General knowledge in science and calculus and understanding of basic principles of chemistry, physics and mechanics
Semester 1
ENGG5203
Quality Engineering and Management
6    A First degree in Engineering or a related discipline
Semester 2
MECH5311
Microscopy and Microanalysis of Materials
6    A AMME1362 or AMME9302 or CIVL2110.
Semester 1

Project units

All candidates are required to complete a minimum of 12 credit points of Project or Research units during the final year of study.
Candidates achieving an average mark of 70% or higher are eligible for the Extended Capstone Project.
Extended Capstone Project candidates take Capstone Project units BMET5020 and BMET5022 (total 18 CP) in place of Capstone Project BMET5021 and 6 credit points of elective units.
BMET5020
Capstone Project A
6    P 96 cp from MPE degree program or 48 cp from the MPE(Accel) program or 24 cp from the ME program (including any credit for previous study).
N BMET5222 or BMET5223 or BMET 5010 or AMME5020 or AMME5020 or AMME5021 or AMME5022 or AMME5222 or AMME5223 or AMME5010
Semester 1
Semester 2
BMET5021
Capstone Project B
6    P 96 cp from MPE degree program or 48 cp from the MPE(Accel) program or 24 cp from the ME program (including any credit for previous study).
N BMET5022 or BMET5222 or BMET5223 or BMET5010 or AMME5020 or AMME5020 or AMME5021 or AMME5022 or AMME5222 or AMME5223 or AMME5010
Semester 1
Semester 2
BMET5022
Capstone Project B Extended
12    P [24 credit points in the Master of Engineering and WAM >=70, or 96 credit points in the Master of Professional Engineering and WAM >=70 or 48cp from MPE(Accel) program and WAM >=70]
N BMET5021 or BMET5222 or BMET5223 or AMME5020 or AMME5020 or AMME5021 or AMME5022 or AMME5222 or AMME5223 or AMME5010

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1
Semester 2

Research pathway

Candidates achieving an average mark of 75% or higher are eligible for the Research Pathway.
Research pathway candidates take Dissertation units BMET5222 and BMET5223 (total 24 CP) in place of Capstone Project units and 12 credit points of elective units.
BMET5222
Dissertation A
12    N BMET5020 or BMET5021 or BMET5022 or AMME5020 or AMME5020 or AMME5021 or AMME5022 or AMME5222 or AMME5223 or AMME5010

Note: Department permission required for enrolment
In order to enrol in a dissertation project, students must first secure an academic supervisor in an area that they are interested. Students must have achieved a WAM of 75% or greater in their prior year of study. The topic of your project must be determined in discussion with the supervisor.
Semester 1
Semester 2
BMET5223
Dissertation B
12    N BMET5020 or BMET5021 or BMET5022 or AMME5020 or AMME5020 or AMME5021 or AMME5022 or AMME5222 or AMME5223 or AMME5010

Note: Department permission required for enrolment
In order to enrol in a dissertation project, students must first secure an academic supervisor in an area that they are interested. Students must have achieved a WAM of 75% or greater in their prior year of study. The topic of your project must be determined in discussion with the supervisor.
Semester 1
Semester 2

Major Industrial Project

Candidates undertaking the Major Industrial Project take BMET5010 in place of ENGG5217 Practical Experience, BMET5020/5021 Capstone Project A & B and 12 credit points of Elective units of study.
BMET5010
Major Industrial Project
24    P [A credit (WAM>=65) average in prior semester enrolment.]
N BMET5020 or BMET5021 or BMET5022 or BMET5222 or BMET5223 or ENGG5217 or AMME5020 or AMME5020 or AMME5021 or AMME5022 or AMME5222 or AMME5223 or AMME5010

Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Students achieving an average mark of 75% or higher over 48 credit points of units of study in the Year Two Table or equivalent, BMET5010 replaces BMET5222/BMET5223 Dissertation A and B and ENGG5217 Practical Experience.
Semester 1
Semester 2

Exchange units

With approval of the Program Director, up to 12 credit points of Exchange units may taken in place of other units, towards the requirements of the degree.