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Unit of study_

BMET2400: Biomechanical Design

The ability to design within the context of biomedical engineering requires cross-disciplinary knowledge and an appreciation and application of professional engineering standards and ethics. This unit provides students the opportunity to experience the design process and to develop good engineering skills. Students will build on skills and knowledge developed in prerequisite units and be introduced to standards and creative tools relevant to biomedical applications. The importance of standard engineering drawings in the communication and definition of parts and assemblies, the use of a CAD package to create them, and the importance and deeper understanding of standard components will be integral to the learning in this unit. Students will also learn and use the design process from initial idea to finished product, and practice various methods used to generate creative solutions.

Code BMET2400
Academic unit Biomedical Engineering
Credit points 6
Prerequisites:
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None
Corequisites:
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None
Prohibitions:
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MECH2400
Assumed knowledge:
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ENGG1801 and (AMME1802 or ENGG1802). HSC Maths and HSC Physics.

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. Develop knowledge and understanding on human biomechanics (anthropometry, whole body mechanics, joint mechanics)
  • LO2. Demonstrate freehand sketching and drafting practices to an Australian Standard.
  • LO3. Perform and evaluate basic joint biomechanics calculations
  • LO4. Appreciate and apply idea generation methods and design analysis techniques to address an engineering problem
  • LO5. Develop skills in design analysis techniques and layout
  • LO6. Develop skills in design development and testing
  • LO7. Communicate designs, processes and results in a format appropriate to the audience, using written and graphical communication methods.

Unit outlines

Unit outlines will be available 2 weeks before the first day of teaching for the relevant session.