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BMET5963: Microfluidics in Healthcare

This unit will focus on the development of microfluidics lab-on-a-chip devices for biological applications. These are defined as constrained microenvironment where fluids can be manipulated while precisely controlling a series of physical conditions (e.g., temperature, pH, oxygenation, etc.). The unit will initially introduce the basic concept of flow dynamics in laminar conditions, colloidal and interface science necessary to understand the advantages and limitations of a microfluidic approach. Microfluidic fabrications and choice of materials will be discussed in relation to the biocompatibility and sterilisation requirements for the final applications. Finally, a variety of biomedical applications will be discussed. Considering the dynamic nature of this research field and the constant advancement, most examples will be taken from recent publications in order to provide the students with a knowledge of the state-of-the-art. Notable applications of microfluidics to the fundamental advancement of biology (e.g., effect of environmental conditions of cell growth), tissue engineering functions (e.g., the development of organs-on-a-chip, etc.), drug delivery (e.g., high throughput encapsulation of drugs in droplets or microgels, etc.) and healthcare (e.g., cancer models, diseases-on-a-chip, etc.) will be independently discussed.

Details

Academic unit Biomedical Engineering
Unit code BMET5963
Unit name Microfluidics in Healthcare
Session, year
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Semester 2, 2022
Attendance mode Normal day
Location Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Credit points 6

Enrolment rules

Prohibitions
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None
Prerequisites
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None
Corequisites
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None
Assumed knowledge
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Basic fluid dynamics (e.g. AMME2261 or AMME2200), a familiarity with biological concepts (e.g. BMET1961)

Available to study abroad and exchange students

Yes

Teaching staff and contact details

Coordinator Daniele Vigolo, daniele.vigolo@sydney.edu.au
Administrative staff N/A
Type Description Weight Due Length
Final exam (Take-home short release) Type D final exam Final examination
Final exam
35% Formal exam period 3 hours
Outcomes assessed: LO1 LO7 LO6 LO5 LO4 LO3 LO2
Tutorial quiz Online quiz
Online quiz
15% Week 08 N/A
Outcomes assessed: LO2 LO3 LO4 LO5 LO6
Presentation group assignment Group presentation
Group presentation
30% Week 12 20 minutes
Outcomes assessed: LO1 LO8 LO7 LO6 LO4 LO3 LO2
Assignment group assignment Lab report
Lab report
20% Week 13 Four pages
Outcomes assessed: LO1 LO8 LO5 LO4 LO2
group assignment = group assignment ?
Type D final exam = Type D final exam ?

The assessments will consist of:

  • Online quiz: weighted online quiz composed of open and multiple-choice questions on the topics covered during the initial 7 weeks of lectures, tutorials and labs.

  • Group presentation: each group of students will be assigned a topic that will require literature review and critical analyses to develop a microfluidic approach to solve an healthcare related current challenge.

  • Lab report: each group will provide a short report describing the lab experience focusing on the achieved results and the methods employed.

  • Final exam: a series of written questions covering the whole course content. These will be either open questions or numerical problems to solve.

Detailed information for each assessment can be found on Canvas.

Assessment criteria

Result code

Result name

Mark range

Description

HD

High distinction

85 - 100

Awarded when you demonstrate the learning outcomes for the unit at an exceptional standard.

DI

Distinction

75 - 84

Awarded when you demonstrate the learning outcomes for the unit at a very high standard.

CR

Credit

65 - 74

Awarded when you demonstrate the learning outcomes for the unit at a good standard.

PS

Pass

50 - 64

Awarded when you demonstrate the learning outcomes for the unit at an acceptable standard.

FA

Fail

0 - 49

When you don’t meet the learning outcomes of the unit to a satisfactory standard.

Late submission

In accordance with University policy, these penalties apply when written work is submitted after 11:59pm on the due date:

  • Deduction of 5% of the maximum mark for each calendar day after the due date.
  • After ten calendar days late, a mark of zero will be awarded.

Special consideration

If you experience short-term circumstances beyond your control, such as illness, injury or misadventure or if you have essential commitments which impact your preparation or performance in an assessment, you may be eligible for special consideration or special arrangements.

Academic integrity

The Current Student website provides information on academic honesty, academic dishonesty, and the resources available to all students.

The University expects students and staff to act ethically and honestly and will treat all allegations of academic dishonesty or plagiarism seriously.

We use similarity detection software to detect potential instances of plagiarism or other forms of academic dishonesty. If such matches indicate evidence of plagiarism or other forms of dishonesty, your teacher is required to report your work for further investigation.

WK Topic Learning activity Learning outcomes
Multiple weeks Laboratory - weeks 5-12 Practical (2 hr) LO5 LO7 LO8
Week 01 Introduction to the unit; benefits of microfluidics versus bulk; review of fundamental colloidal science (e.g., interfacial tension, mass diffusion, etc.) and fluid dynamics (e.g., laminar flow, rheology, etc.) concepts typical of microfluidics. Lecture and tutorial (4 hr) LO1 LO2 LO3 LO4 LO5 LO6
Week 02 Microfluidic fabrication; choice of materials; sterilisation and biocompatibility issues; lab-scale versus mass production of microfluidics devices. Segmented versus continuous flow: benefits and limitations; choice of biocompatible fluids (aqueous and oil based) and surfactants. Lecture and tutorial (4 hr) LO1 LO2 LO3 LO4 LO5 LO6
Week 03 Droplet microfluidics: control of size and frequency based on the manipulation of the continuous and dispersed phase flow rates for different systems (i.e., fluids with different viscosities and/or interfacial tension). Image analyses. Lecture and tutorial (4 hr) LO1 LO2 LO3 LO4 LO5 LO6
Week 04 Integration of operational units in microfluidics: separation, chemical and biological synthesis, filtration, concentration, mechanical testing. Lecture and tutorial (4 hr) LO1 LO2 LO3 LO4 LO5 LO6
Week 05 Current applications of microfluidics to the study of proteins and enzymes. Guest lecture. Lecture and tutorial (4 hr) LO1 LO2 LO3 LO4 LO6 LO7
Week 06 Bacteria growth in confined geometries, porous media and medical devices; biofilm formation; shear rate effect on bacterial development; “mother machine” devices. Lecture and tutorial (4 hr) LO1 LO2 LO3 LO4 LO6 LO7
Week 07 Microgels for drug delivery; multi-layer capsules or multiple emulsions for controlled release drug delivery. Lecture and tutorial (4 hr) LO1 LO2 LO3 LO4 LO6 LO7
Week 08 Cells encapsulation; cell growth in confined environment; single cell and single molecule analyses; cell sorting. Lecture and tutorial (4 hr) LO1 LO2 LO3 LO4 LO6 LO7
Week 09 Tissue growth in microfluidics; engineering and functionalisation of biocompatible materials for tissue development. Lecture and tutorial (4 hr) LO1 LO2 LO3 LO4 LO6 LO7
Week 10 Organs-on-a-chip part 1. Reproduction of single organ functionalities on a chip; gut-on-a-chip; lung-on-a-chip; hearth-on-a-chip; brain-on-a-chip. Lecture and tutorial (4 hr) LO1 LO2 LO3 LO4 LO6 LO7
Week 11 Organs-on-a-chip part 2. From organ to human body-on-a-chip; integration of multi-organs on-chip; microvasculature on chip; diseases on a chip; cancer-on-a-chip; potential and limitations of the approach. Lecture and tutorial (4 hr) LO1 LO2 LO3 LO4 LO6 LO7
Week 12 Assessed group presentations. Lecture and tutorial (4 hr) LO1 LO4 LO5 LO6 LO7 LO8
Week 13 Revision of concepts. Assessment due: lab report Lecture and tutorial (4 hr) LO1 LO2 LO3 LO4 LO5 LO6 LO7

Attendance and class requirements

Attendance: There are multiple laboratories scheduled during the semester. All of these are compulsory and are to be attended at the scheduled time according to each student's individual timetable. 

Study commitment

Typically, there is a minimum expectation of 1.5-2 hours of student effort per week per credit point for units of study offered over a full semester. For a 6 credit point unit, this equates to roughly 120-150 hours of student effort in total.

Required readings

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Learning outcomes are what students know, understand and are able to do on completion of a unit of study. They are aligned with the University’s graduate qualities and are assessed as part of the curriculum.

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

  • LO1. Demonstrate the ability to find relevant literature and learn the current microfluidics state of the art from recent scientific publications.
  • LO2. Understand why the miniaturization of basic laboratory instrumentation and biological applications leads to significant gains in performance.
  • LO3. Describe the structure, operation and performance of the main microfluidic components of a lab-on-chip device.
  • LO4. Understand how the interdisciplinary approach from engineering, chemistry, material science and biology can be combined into microfluidics devices to improve applications to healthcare.
  • LO5. Introduce the main phenomena that determine how fluids behave when confined in small geometries such as microfluidics devices.
  • LO6. Demonstrate how microfluidic tools have been used to address important problems in healthcare and biology.
  • LO7. Use the microfluidic knowledge acquired to design microfluidic tools for specific biological applications.
  • LO8. Demonstrate the ability to work effectively in group.

Graduate qualities

The graduate qualities are the qualities and skills that all University of Sydney graduates must demonstrate on successful completion of an award course. As a future Sydney graduate, the set of qualities have been designed to equip you for the contemporary world.

GQ1 Depth of disciplinary expertise

Deep disciplinary expertise is the ability to integrate and rigorously apply knowledge, understanding and skills of a recognised discipline defined by scholarly activity, as well as familiarity with evolving practice of the discipline.

GQ2 Critical thinking and problem solving

Critical thinking and problem solving are the questioning of ideas, evidence and assumptions in order to propose and evaluate hypotheses or alternative arguments before formulating a conclusion or a solution to an identified problem.

GQ3 Oral and written communication

Effective communication, in both oral and written form, is the clear exchange of meaning in a manner that is appropriate to audience and context.

GQ4 Information and digital literacy

Information and digital literacy is the ability to locate, interpret, evaluate, manage, adapt, integrate, create and convey information using appropriate resources, tools and strategies.

GQ5 Inventiveness

Generating novel ideas and solutions.

GQ6 Cultural competence

Cultural Competence is the ability to actively, ethically, respectfully, and successfully engage across and between cultures. In the Australian context, this includes and celebrates Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures, knowledge systems, and a mature understanding of contemporary issues.

GQ7 Interdisciplinary effectiveness

Interdisciplinary effectiveness is the integration and synthesis of multiple viewpoints and practices, working effectively across disciplinary boundaries.

GQ8 Integrated professional, ethical, and personal identity

An integrated professional, ethical and personal identity is understanding the interaction between one’s personal and professional selves in an ethical context.

GQ9 Influence

Engaging others in a process, idea or vision.

Outcome map

Learning outcomes Graduate qualities
GQ1 GQ2 GQ3 GQ4 GQ5 GQ6 GQ7 GQ8 GQ9

Alignment with Competency standards

Outcomes Competency standards
LO1
Stage 1 Competency Standard for Professional Engineer (UG) - EA
1.1 (L2). Scientific knowledge. (Level 2- Attaining required standard (Bachelor Honours standard)) Comprehensive, theory based understanding of the underpinning natural and physical sciences and the engineering fundamentals applicable to the engineering discipline.
1.2 (L2). Mathematical and computational methods. (Level 2- Attaining required standard (Bachelor Honours standard)) Conceptual understanding of the mathematics, numerical analysis, statistics, and computer and information sciences which underpin the engineering discipline.
1.3 (L2). Specialist discipline knowledge. (Level 2- Attaining required standard (Bachelor Honours standard)) In-depth understanding of specialist bodies of knowledge within the engineering discipline.
1.4 (L2). Discipline research knowledge. (Level 2- Attaining required standard (Bachelor Honours standard AQF8)) Discernment of knowledge development and research directions within the engineering discipline
1.5 (L2). Discipline context knowledge. (Level 2- Attaining required standard (Bachelor Honours standard AQF8)) Knowledge of contextual factors impacting the engineering discipline
1.6 (L2). Discipline professional practice knowledge. (Level 2- Attaining required standard (Bachelor Honours standard AQF8)) Understanding of the scope, principles, norms, accountabilities and bounds of contemporary engineering practice in the specific discipline.
2.1 (L2). Complex problem-solving. (Level 2- Attaining required standard (Bachelor Honours standard AQF8)) Application of established engineering methods to complex engineering problem solving
2.2 (L2). Use of engineering techniques, tools and resources. (Level 2- Attaining required standard (Bachelor Honours standard AQF8)) Techniques, tools and resources
2.3 (L2). Engineering design. (Level 2- Attaining required standard (Bachelor Honours standard AQF8)) Application of systematic engineering synthesis and design processes.
2.4 (L2). Engineering project management. (Level 2- Attaining required standard (Bachelor Honours standard AQF8)) Application of systematic approaches to the conduct and management of engineering projects
LO2
Stage 1 Competency Standard for Professional Engineer (UG) - EA
1.1 (L2). Scientific knowledge. (Level 2- Attaining required standard (Bachelor Honours standard)) Comprehensive, theory based understanding of the underpinning natural and physical sciences and the engineering fundamentals applicable to the engineering discipline.
1.2 (L2). Mathematical and computational methods. (Level 2- Attaining required standard (Bachelor Honours standard)) Conceptual understanding of the mathematics, numerical analysis, statistics, and computer and information sciences which underpin the engineering discipline.
1.3 (L2). Specialist discipline knowledge. (Level 2- Attaining required standard (Bachelor Honours standard)) In-depth understanding of specialist bodies of knowledge within the engineering discipline.
1.4 (L2). Discipline research knowledge. (Level 2- Attaining required standard (Bachelor Honours standard AQF8)) Discernment of knowledge development and research directions within the engineering discipline
1.5 (L2). Discipline context knowledge. (Level 2- Attaining required standard (Bachelor Honours standard AQF8)) Knowledge of contextual factors impacting the engineering discipline
1.6 (L2). Discipline professional practice knowledge. (Level 2- Attaining required standard (Bachelor Honours standard AQF8)) Understanding of the scope, principles, norms, accountabilities and bounds of contemporary engineering practice in the specific discipline.
2.1 (L2). Complex problem-solving. (Level 2- Attaining required standard (Bachelor Honours standard AQF8)) Application of established engineering methods to complex engineering problem solving
2.2 (L2). Use of engineering techniques, tools and resources. (Level 2- Attaining required standard (Bachelor Honours standard AQF8)) Techniques, tools and resources
2.3 (L2). Engineering design. (Level 2- Attaining required standard (Bachelor Honours standard AQF8)) Application of systematic engineering synthesis and design processes.
2.4 (L2). Engineering project management. (Level 2- Attaining required standard (Bachelor Honours standard AQF8)) Application of systematic approaches to the conduct and management of engineering projects
LO3
Stage 1 Competency Standard for Professional Engineer (UG) - EA
1.1 (L2). Scientific knowledge. (Level 2- Attaining required standard (Bachelor Honours standard)) Comprehensive, theory based understanding of the underpinning natural and physical sciences and the engineering fundamentals applicable to the engineering discipline.
1.2 (L2). Mathematical and computational methods. (Level 2- Attaining required standard (Bachelor Honours standard)) Conceptual understanding of the mathematics, numerical analysis, statistics, and computer and information sciences which underpin the engineering discipline.
1.3 (L2). Specialist discipline knowledge. (Level 2- Attaining required standard (Bachelor Honours standard)) In-depth understanding of specialist bodies of knowledge within the engineering discipline.
1.4 (L2). Discipline research knowledge. (Level 2- Attaining required standard (Bachelor Honours standard AQF8)) Discernment of knowledge development and research directions within the engineering discipline
1.5 (L2). Discipline context knowledge. (Level 2- Attaining required standard (Bachelor Honours standard AQF8)) Knowledge of contextual factors impacting the engineering discipline
1.6 (L2). Discipline professional practice knowledge. (Level 2- Attaining required standard (Bachelor Honours standard AQF8)) Understanding of the scope, principles, norms, accountabilities and bounds of contemporary engineering practice in the specific discipline.
2.1 (L2). Complex problem-solving. (Level 2- Attaining required standard (Bachelor Honours standard AQF8)) Application of established engineering methods to complex engineering problem solving
2.2 (L2). Use of engineering techniques, tools and resources. (Level 2- Attaining required standard (Bachelor Honours standard AQF8)) Techniques, tools and resources
2.3 (L2). Engineering design. (Level 2- Attaining required standard (Bachelor Honours standard AQF8)) Application of systematic engineering synthesis and design processes.
2.4 (L2). Engineering project management. (Level 2- Attaining required standard (Bachelor Honours standard AQF8)) Application of systematic approaches to the conduct and management of engineering projects
LO4
Stage 1 Competency Standard for Professional Engineer (UG) - EA
1.1 (L2). Scientific knowledge. (Level 2- Attaining required standard (Bachelor Honours standard)) Comprehensive, theory based understanding of the underpinning natural and physical sciences and the engineering fundamentals applicable to the engineering discipline.
1.2 (L2). Mathematical and computational methods. (Level 2- Attaining required standard (Bachelor Honours standard)) Conceptual understanding of the mathematics, numerical analysis, statistics, and computer and information sciences which underpin the engineering discipline.
1.3 (L2). Specialist discipline knowledge. (Level 2- Attaining required standard (Bachelor Honours standard)) In-depth understanding of specialist bodies of knowledge within the engineering discipline.
1.4 (L2). Discipline research knowledge. (Level 2- Attaining required standard (Bachelor Honours standard AQF8)) Discernment of knowledge development and research directions within the engineering discipline
1.5 (L2). Discipline context knowledge. (Level 2- Attaining required standard (Bachelor Honours standard AQF8)) Knowledge of contextual factors impacting the engineering discipline
1.6 (L2). Discipline professional practice knowledge. (Level 2- Attaining required standard (Bachelor Honours standard AQF8)) Understanding of the scope, principles, norms, accountabilities and bounds of contemporary engineering practice in the specific discipline.
2.1 (L2). Complex problem-solving. (Level 2- Attaining required standard (Bachelor Honours standard AQF8)) Application of established engineering methods to complex engineering problem solving
2.2 (L2). Use of engineering techniques, tools and resources. (Level 2- Attaining required standard (Bachelor Honours standard AQF8)) Techniques, tools and resources
2.3 (L2). Engineering design. (Level 2- Attaining required standard (Bachelor Honours standard AQF8)) Application of systematic engineering synthesis and design processes.
2.4 (L2). Engineering project management. (Level 2- Attaining required standard (Bachelor Honours standard AQF8)) Application of systematic approaches to the conduct and management of engineering projects
LO5
Stage 1 Competency Standard for Professional Engineer (UG) - EA
1.1 (L2). Scientific knowledge. (Level 2- Attaining required standard (Bachelor Honours standard)) Comprehensive, theory based understanding of the underpinning natural and physical sciences and the engineering fundamentals applicable to the engineering discipline.
1.2 (L2). Mathematical and computational methods. (Level 2- Attaining required standard (Bachelor Honours standard)) Conceptual understanding of the mathematics, numerical analysis, statistics, and computer and information sciences which underpin the engineering discipline.
1.3 (L2). Specialist discipline knowledge. (Level 2- Attaining required standard (Bachelor Honours standard)) In-depth understanding of specialist bodies of knowledge within the engineering discipline.
1.4 (L2). Discipline research knowledge. (Level 2- Attaining required standard (Bachelor Honours standard AQF8)) Discernment of knowledge development and research directions within the engineering discipline
1.5 (L2). Discipline context knowledge. (Level 2- Attaining required standard (Bachelor Honours standard AQF8)) Knowledge of contextual factors impacting the engineering discipline
1.6 (L2). Discipline professional practice knowledge. (Level 2- Attaining required standard (Bachelor Honours standard AQF8)) Understanding of the scope, principles, norms, accountabilities and bounds of contemporary engineering practice in the specific discipline.
2.1 (L2). Complex problem-solving. (Level 2- Attaining required standard (Bachelor Honours standard AQF8)) Application of established engineering methods to complex engineering problem solving
2.2 (L2). Use of engineering techniques, tools and resources. (Level 2- Attaining required standard (Bachelor Honours standard AQF8)) Techniques, tools and resources
2.3 (L2). Engineering design. (Level 2- Attaining required standard (Bachelor Honours standard AQF8)) Application of systematic engineering synthesis and design processes.
2.4 (L2). Engineering project management. (Level 2- Attaining required standard (Bachelor Honours standard AQF8)) Application of systematic approaches to the conduct and management of engineering projects
LO6
Stage 1 Competency Standard for Professional Engineer (UG) - EA
1.1 (L2). Scientific knowledge. (Level 2- Attaining required standard (Bachelor Honours standard)) Comprehensive, theory based understanding of the underpinning natural and physical sciences and the engineering fundamentals applicable to the engineering discipline.
1.2 (L2). Mathematical and computational methods. (Level 2- Attaining required standard (Bachelor Honours standard)) Conceptual understanding of the mathematics, numerical analysis, statistics, and computer and information sciences which underpin the engineering discipline.
1.3 (L2). Specialist discipline knowledge. (Level 2- Attaining required standard (Bachelor Honours standard)) In-depth understanding of specialist bodies of knowledge within the engineering discipline.
1.4 (L2). Discipline research knowledge. (Level 2- Attaining required standard (Bachelor Honours standard AQF8)) Discernment of knowledge development and research directions within the engineering discipline
1.5 (L2). Discipline context knowledge. (Level 2- Attaining required standard (Bachelor Honours standard AQF8)) Knowledge of contextual factors impacting the engineering discipline
1.6 (L2). Discipline professional practice knowledge. (Level 2- Attaining required standard (Bachelor Honours standard AQF8)) Understanding of the scope, principles, norms, accountabilities and bounds of contemporary engineering practice in the specific discipline.
2.1 (L2). Complex problem-solving. (Level 2- Attaining required standard (Bachelor Honours standard AQF8)) Application of established engineering methods to complex engineering problem solving
2.2 (L2). Use of engineering techniques, tools and resources. (Level 2- Attaining required standard (Bachelor Honours standard AQF8)) Techniques, tools and resources
2.3 (L2). Engineering design. (Level 2- Attaining required standard (Bachelor Honours standard AQF8)) Application of systematic engineering synthesis and design processes.
2.4 (L2). Engineering project management. (Level 2- Attaining required standard (Bachelor Honours standard AQF8)) Application of systematic approaches to the conduct and management of engineering projects
LO7
Stage 1 Competency Standard for Professional Engineer (UG) - EA
1.1 (L2). Scientific knowledge. (Level 2- Attaining required standard (Bachelor Honours standard)) Comprehensive, theory based understanding of the underpinning natural and physical sciences and the engineering fundamentals applicable to the engineering discipline.
1.2 (L2). Mathematical and computational methods. (Level 2- Attaining required standard (Bachelor Honours standard)) Conceptual understanding of the mathematics, numerical analysis, statistics, and computer and information sciences which underpin the engineering discipline.
1.3 (L2). Specialist discipline knowledge. (Level 2- Attaining required standard (Bachelor Honours standard)) In-depth understanding of specialist bodies of knowledge within the engineering discipline.
1.4 (L2). Discipline research knowledge. (Level 2- Attaining required standard (Bachelor Honours standard AQF8)) Discernment of knowledge development and research directions within the engineering discipline
1.5 (L2). Discipline context knowledge. (Level 2- Attaining required standard (Bachelor Honours standard AQF8)) Knowledge of contextual factors impacting the engineering discipline
1.6 (L2). Discipline professional practice knowledge. (Level 2- Attaining required standard (Bachelor Honours standard AQF8)) Understanding of the scope, principles, norms, accountabilities and bounds of contemporary engineering practice in the specific discipline.
2.1 (L2). Complex problem-solving. (Level 2- Attaining required standard (Bachelor Honours standard AQF8)) Application of established engineering methods to complex engineering problem solving
2.2 (L2). Use of engineering techniques, tools and resources. (Level 2- Attaining required standard (Bachelor Honours standard AQF8)) Techniques, tools and resources
2.3 (L2). Engineering design. (Level 2- Attaining required standard (Bachelor Honours standard AQF8)) Application of systematic engineering synthesis and design processes.
2.4 (L2). Engineering project management. (Level 2- Attaining required standard (Bachelor Honours standard AQF8)) Application of systematic approaches to the conduct and management of engineering projects
LO8
Stage 1 Competency Standard for Professional Engineer (UG) - EA
1.1 (L2). Scientific knowledge. (Level 2- Attaining required standard (Bachelor Honours standard)) Comprehensive, theory based understanding of the underpinning natural and physical sciences and the engineering fundamentals applicable to the engineering discipline.
1.2 (L2). Mathematical and computational methods. (Level 2- Attaining required standard (Bachelor Honours standard)) Conceptual understanding of the mathematics, numerical analysis, statistics, and computer and information sciences which underpin the engineering discipline.
1.3 (L2). Specialist discipline knowledge. (Level 2- Attaining required standard (Bachelor Honours standard)) In-depth understanding of specialist bodies of knowledge within the engineering discipline.
1.4 (L2). Discipline research knowledge. (Level 2- Attaining required standard (Bachelor Honours standard AQF8)) Discernment of knowledge development and research directions within the engineering discipline
1.5 (L2). Discipline context knowledge. (Level 2- Attaining required standard (Bachelor Honours standard AQF8)) Knowledge of contextual factors impacting the engineering discipline
1.6 (L2). Discipline professional practice knowledge. (Level 2- Attaining required standard (Bachelor Honours standard AQF8)) Understanding of the scope, principles, norms, accountabilities and bounds of contemporary engineering practice in the specific discipline.
2.1 (L2). Complex problem-solving. (Level 2- Attaining required standard (Bachelor Honours standard AQF8)) Application of established engineering methods to complex engineering problem solving
2.2 (L2). Use of engineering techniques, tools and resources. (Level 2- Attaining required standard (Bachelor Honours standard AQF8)) Techniques, tools and resources
2.3 (L2). Engineering design. (Level 2- Attaining required standard (Bachelor Honours standard AQF8)) Application of systematic engineering synthesis and design processes.
2.4 (L2). Engineering project management. (Level 2- Attaining required standard (Bachelor Honours standard AQF8)) Application of systematic approaches to the conduct and management of engineering projects
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A number of minor hazards exist in the laboratory sessions. These will be discussed at the start of each session. All students are required to comply with work, health and safety requirements. 

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