Biomedical Engineering

(Masters)
Contact us
1300 UNI NSW (1300 864 679)
UAC Code: 
425950
93.00
Assumed: 
HSC Maths Ext. 1 and Physics
Intake term 1: 
Yes
Intake term 2: 
No
Intake term 3: 
No
Jessica Drummond

I would love to start my own biomedical devices company. There are so many applications for this type of engineering, like providing at home medical devices to elderly and rural communities.

Jessica Drummond

What's it all about?

■  Biomedical engineers apply engineering analysis and techniques to problems in medicine and life sciences. They bridge the gap between clinical medicine and the increasingly complex world of medical technologies. By the end of this degree, you will be able to develop systems to maintain and enhance life, design body parts or tissues, develop artificial organs, improve robotic surgery, invent health technologies and more.

What does it include?

■  This is a masters degree taken concurrently with an undergraduate engineering degree in Bioinformatics, Chemical, Computer, Electrical, Mechanical, Mechatronic, Software, Telecommunications or Materials Science (offered by the Faculty of Science). To put it another way, its a big time saver, merging the four-year bachelor degree and the 18 month masters degree into a single five-year full-time course.

Where will you work?

■  As such a vital industry for the future wellbeing of mankind, we're seeing an ever widening number of career pathways. We see graduates working in hospitals, regulatory bodies, research institutions, tertiary education, medical device manufacturing and the biotechnology industry.

Sample Program Outlines*

Year 1

Term 1

Course code Course name Notes
ENGG1000 Engineering Design and Innovation A team project over a ten week period to solve a practical problem. The key skills developed include concept development, critical thinking and evaluation skills.
MATH1131 Maths 1A Students have the option to enrol in either MATH1131 or MATH1141. MATH1141 covers the same topics as MATH1131 but in greater depth. Assumed knowledge for MATH1141: Students will be expected to have achieved a combined HSC mark in Mathematics Extension 1 and 2 over 175.
MATH1141 Higher Maths 1A Students have the option to enrol in either MATH1131 or MATH1141. MATH1141 covers the same topics as MATH1131 but in greater depth. Assumed knowledge for MATH1141: Students will be expected to have achieved a combined HSC mark in Mathematics Extension 1 and 2 over 175.
PHYS1121 Physics 1A Assumed knowledge: HSC Physics and Mathematics Extension 1 or equivalent. Students that are highly competent in physics may instead enrol in PHYS1131.
PHYS1131 Higher Physics 1A Covers the same content as PHYS1121, however features more advanced assessment.

 

Term 2

Course code Course name Notes
MATH1231 Maths 1B Prerequisites for this course are MATH1131 or MATH1141. Students that are highly competent (mark >65) in mathematics may instead enrol in MATH1241.
MATH1241 Higher Maths 1B Students have the option to enrol in either MATH1231 or MATH1241. MATH1241 covers the same topics as MATH1231 but in greater depth. A minimum mark of 65 in MATH1131 or MATH1141 is required for enrolment in MATH1241 instead of MATH1231.
Read more L1 Elective Visit the handbook to view available electives.
COMP1911 Computing 1A This course is designed for non-computing majors who want a solid introduction to programming.
COMP1511 Introduction to Programming The objective of this course is for students to develop proficiency in programming using a high level language.

 

Term 3

Course code Course name Notes
ELEC1111 Electrical & Telecommunications Engineering This course also appears on the Faculty First Year Elective list. As a student of UNSW Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, you have the opportunity to take a Discipline Elective in place of a Faculty First Year Elective because this is a core course.
ENGG1300 Engineering Mechanics This is an introductory subject in engineering mechanics dealing with statics and dynamics. MATH1131/41 and PHYS1121/31/41 are prerequisites.

 

Year 2

Term 1

Course code Course name Notes
MATH2019 Engineering Mathematics 2E Prerequisite: MATH1231 or DPST1014 or MATH1241 or MATH1251
ELEC2141 Digital Circuit Design This course is a prerequisite for MMAN2300 and MMAN3200. Students enrolled in a Physics Dual Degree must take MATH2121 and MATH2069 instead of MATH2019. Students enrolled in a Mathematics Dual Degree must take MATH2011 and MATH2121 instead of MATH2019.
BIOM9410 Regulatory Requirements The regulatory requirements of medical devices in Australia, Japan, North America and Europe will be reviewed.

 

Term 2

Course code Course name Notes
Read more L1 Elective Visit the handbook to view available electives.
MMAN2300 Engineering Mechanics 2 You must complete ENGG1300 and MATH2019 before enrolling in this course. This course isn't a prequisite for any other courses on this degree plan.
BIOM9420 Clinical Laboratory Science Students will be exposed to the underlying principles involved in the measurement of certain physiological parameters.

 

Term 3

Course code Course name Notes
MTRN2500 Computing for Mechatronic Engineers Recommendations for different degrees in link.
MMAN2130 Design and Manufacturing Dual Degree students may find that there are other courses they need to complete, so it may be beneficial to delay this course by a year. MMAN2130 is not a prerequisite for any other course in this degree.

 

Year 3

Term 1

Course code Course name Notes
MATH2089 Numerical Methods and Stats Prerequisite: MATH1231/41. Students enrolled in a Mathematics Dual Degree must take MATH2301 and MATH2801 instead of MATH2089.
COMP2121 Microprocessors & Interfacing You must complete ENGG1000 before enrolling in this course.
PHSL2121 Principles of Physiology A This course provides an introduction to fundamental physiological principles.

 

Term 2

Course code Course name Notes
MMAN3200 Linear Systems and Control You must complete ENGG1300 and MATH2019 before enrolling in this course. This course is a prerequisite for AERO4620.
MMAN3000 Professional Engineering and Communication  

 

Term 3

Course code Course name Notes
MMAN2100 Engineering Design 2 You must complete ENGG1000 before enrolling in this course. It is a prerequisite for AERO3110.
ENGG2400 Mechanics of Solids 1 This course will use Matlab as the primary computational engine for teaching the students to carry out fundamental computations.
ANAT2511 Fundamentals of Anatomy Provides an introduction to the fundamental principles of human structure.

 

Year 4

Term 1

Course code Course name Notes
MTRN3020 Modelling & Control of Mechatronic Systems The course is aimed at developing skills on how to design and implement the capabilities of a robotic platform.
BIOM4951 Thesis A  
Read more Biomedical Elective Visit the handbook to view available electives.

 

Term 2

Course code Course name Notes
MTRN3500 Computing Applications in Mechatronic Systems Gain international exposure and/or industry experience.
MTRN4110 Robot Design The course introduces students to the analysis and use of robot manipulators.
BIOM4952 Thesis B  

 

Term 3

Course code Course name Notes
BIOM4953 Thesis C  
Read more Biomedical Elective Visit the handbook to view available electives.
Read more Biomedical Elective Visit the handbook to view available electives.

 

Year 5

Term 1

Course code Course name Notes
Read more Elective Visit the handbook to view available electives.
MTRN4010 Advanced Autonomous Systems This subject teaches the student how to design and develop a control system in discrete-time domain to be used in motion control systems.
Read more Biomedical Elective Visit the handbook to view available electives.

 

Term 2

Course code Course name Notes
Read more Biomedical Elective Visit the handbook to view available electives.
MTRN4230 Robotics  
Read more General Education General Education subjects are any subjects that are not offered within your faculty.

 

Term 3

Course code Course name Notes
Read more Elective Visit the handbook to view available electives.
Read more Biomedical Elective Visit the handbook to view available electives.
Read more Biomedical Elective Visit the handbook to view available electives.

 

* The programs outlined above are intended as a guide only and are not an exhaustive list of the possible degree combinations or program structures. The Faculty of Engineering reserves the right to change any information herein without prior notice. Students should seek approval from their relevant Schools before using these guides.

Note: For double degree students, the Masters Research project must be taken following successful completion of Thesis A, B and C.
For double degree students in programs 3768 and 3133, and Postgraduate Masters students in program 8660 the Masters research project is optional