Biomedical Engineering

(Masters)
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UAC Code: 
425950
Assumed: 
HSC Maths Ext. 1 and Physics
T3 Entry: 
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 codeCourse nameNotes
ENGG1000Engineering Design and InnovationA team project over a ten week period to solve a practical problem. The key skills developed include concept development, critical thinking and evaluation skills.
MATH1131Maths 1AStudents 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.
MATH1141Higher Maths 1AStudents 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.
PHYS1121Physics 1AAssumed knowledge: HSC Physics and Mathematics Extension 1 or equivalent. Students that are highly competent in physics may instead enrol in PHYS1131.
PHYS1131Higher Physics 1ACovers the same content as PHYS1121, however features more advanced assessment.

 

Term 2

Course codeCourse nameNotes
MATH1231Maths 1BPrerequisites for this course are MATH1131 or MATH1141. Students that are highly competent (mark >65) in mathematics may instead enrol in MATH1241.
MATH1241Higher Maths 1BStudents 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 moreL1 ElectiveVisit the handbook to view available electives.
COMP1911Computing 1AThis course is designed for non-computing majors who want a solid introduction to programming.
COMP1511Introduction to ProgrammingThe objective of this course is for students to develop proficiency in programming using a high level language.

 

Term 3

Course codeCourse nameNotes
ELEC1111Electrical & Telecommunications EngineeringThis 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.
ENGG1300Engineering MechanicsThis 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 codeCourse nameNotes
MATH2019Engineering Mathematics 2EPrerequisite: MATH1231 or DPST1014 or MATH1241 or MATH1251
ELEC2141Digital Circuit DesignThis 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.
BIOM9410Regulatory RequirementsThe regulatory requirements of medical devices in Australia, Japan, North America and Europe will be reviewed.

 

Term 2

Course codeCourse nameNotes
Read moreL1 ElectiveVisit the handbook to view available electives.
MMAN2300Engineering Mechanics 2You must complete ENGG1300 and MATH2019 before enrolling in this course. This course isn't a prequisite for any other courses on this degree plan.
BIOM9420Clinical Laboratory ScienceStudents will be exposed to the underlying principles involved in the measurement of certain physiological parameters.

 

Term 3

Course codeCourse nameNotes
MTRN2500Computing for Mechatronic EngineersRecommendations for different degrees in link.
MMAN2130Design and ManufacturingDual 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 codeCourse nameNotes
MATH2089Numerical Methods and StatsPrerequisite: MATH1231/41. Students enrolled in a Mathematics Dual Degree must take MATH2301 and MATH2801 instead of MATH2089.
COMP2121Microprocessors & InterfacingYou must complete ENGG1000 before enrolling in this course.
PHSL2121Principles of Physiology AThis course provides an introduction to fundamental physiological principles.

 

Term 2

Course codeCourse nameNotes
MMAN3200Linear Systems and ControlYou must complete ENGG1300 and MATH2019 before enrolling in this course. This course is a prerequisite for AERO4620.
MMAN3000Professional Engineering and Communication 

 

Term 3

Course codeCourse nameNotes
MMAN2100Engineering Design 2You must complete ENGG1000 before enrolling in this course. It is a prerequisite for AERO3110.
ENGG2400Mechanics of Solids 1This course will use Matlab as the primary computational engine for teaching the students to carry out fundamental computations.
ANAT2511Fundamentals of AnatomyProvides an introduction to the fundamental principles of human structure.

 

Year 4

Term 1

Course codeCourse nameNotes
MTRN3020Modelling & Control of Mechatronic SystemsThe course is aimed at developing skills on how to design and implement the capabilities of a robotic platform.
BIOM4951Thesis A 
Read moreBiomedical ElectiveVisit the handbook to view available electives.

 

Term 2

Course codeCourse nameNotes
MTRN3500Computing Applications in Mechatronic SystemsGain international exposure and/or industry experience.
MTRN4110Robot DesignThe course introduces students to the analysis and use of robot manipulators.
BIOM4952Thesis B 

 

Term 3

Course codeCourse nameNotes
BIOM4953Thesis C 
Read moreBiomedical ElectiveVisit the handbook to view available electives.
Read moreBiomedical ElectiveVisit the handbook to view available electives.

 

Year 5

Term 1

Course codeCourse nameNotes
Read moreElectiveVisit the handbook to view available electives.
MTRN4010Advanced Autonomous SystemsThis subject teaches the student how to design and develop a control system in discrete-time domain to be used in motion control systems.
Read moreBiomedical ElectiveVisit the handbook to view available electives.

 

Term 2

Course codeCourse nameNotes
Read moreBiomedical ElectiveVisit the handbook to view available electives.
MTRN4230Robotics 
Read moreGeneral EducationGeneral Education subjects are any subjects that are not offered within your faculty.

 

Term 3

Course codeCourse nameNotes
Read moreElectiveVisit the handbook to view available electives.
Read moreBiomedical ElectiveVisit the handbook to view available electives.
Read moreBiomedical ElectiveVisit 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