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BMET3660: Biomanufacturing

The unit aims to teach the fundamentals of biomedical manufacturing processes, including traditional and advanced manufacturing technologies. This unit aims to develop the following attributes: to understand the fundamental principles of biomedical manufacturing approaches; to gain the ability to understand and select appropriate manufacturing processes and systems for biomedical applications; to develop ability to create innovative new manufacturing technologies for medical bionics and other applications in biomedical engineering; to develop ability to invent new manufacturing systems suitable for biomedical engineering implementation. At the end of this unit students will have a good understanding of the following: merits and advantages of individual manufacturing processes and systems used in the fabrication of medical devices and products that support human health and well-being; principles of developing new technologies for biomedical engineering applications; comprehensive applications and strategic selection of manufacturing processes and systems within the regulatory landscape of biomedical manufacturing. Unit content will include: Materials Processing: An introduction into the use of joining, moulding, and other manufacturing processes. Rapid Prototyping: An introduction into the most current prototyping methods currently in use. Manufacturing Processes: Common processes and their science (machining, moulding, sintering, materials processing, joining processes) and their relative merits and limitations.

Code BMET3660
Academic unit Biomedical Engineering
Credit points 6
84 credit points completed
MECH3660 OR AMME3660

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

  • LO1. Ability to contribute to effective team processes.
  • LO2. determine functional requirements of a product in terms of its application and suitability, etc
  • LO3. determine the basic manufacturing considerations necessary to realise the function, including the selection of materials and the manufacturing method, taking into account the strength, reliability and intended use in the provision of healthcare
  • LO4. discuss the merits and disadvantages of individual manufacturing methods in the context of suitability of use in biomedical engineering of devices
  • LO5. discuss the major problems in the current manufacturing practice and your suggestions to overcome or improve them; you are encouraged to do an investigation which may include a visit to a manufacturer or laboratory within the university that carries out manufacturing operations
  • LO6. understand the fundamental principles of manufacturing technologies for biomedical engineering
  • LO7. demonstrate familiarity with quality management principles in biomedical manufacturing.