Biomedical Engineering

(Masters)
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UAC Code: 
425950
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HSC Maths Ext. 1 and Physics
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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*

Semester 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.
CHEM1811 Engineering Chemistry 1A Builds on an introductory knowledge of chemistry to explore the engineering aspects of chemistry. Assumed knowledge equivalent to year 12 chemistry or CHEM1001.
MATH1131 Maths 1A Assumed knowledge: Students will be expected to have achieved a combined mark of at least 100 in Mathematics and Mathematics Extension 1.
MATH1141 Higher Maths 1A You should take this course if you have a combined HSC Mathematics Extension 1 and 2 mark over 175.
PHYS1121 Physics 1 Assumed knowledge: HSC Physics and Mathematics Extension 1 or equivalent.
PHYS1131 Higher Physics 1A Covers the same content as PHYS1121, however features more advanced assessment.

Semester 2

Course code Course name Notes
ENGG1811 Computing for Engineers This course is for engineering students to acquire computing skills for solving computational problems such as simulation, numerical methods, process control and information management.
CHEM1821 Engineering Chemistry 1B Develops the introduction to the engineering aspects of chemistry started in CHEM1811 (required prerequisite).
MATH1231 Maths 1B Prerequisites for this course are MATH1131 or MATH1141.
MATH1241 Higher Maths 1B Prerequisites for this course MATH1131 or MATH1141 with a mark or 65 or above.
Read more Engineering Elective It is recommended but not essential that students undertake BIOM1010. Alternatively, students may undertake an elective from the Engineering Electives list.

Semester 1

Course code Course name Notes
CEIC2000 Materials and Energy Systems Requires PHYS1121 or PHY1131 as a prerequisite.
CEIC2001 Fluid and Particle Mechanics Requires PHYS1121 or PHY1131 as a prerequisite
CEIC2004 Industrial Chemistry for Chemical Engineers Requires CHEM1021 or CHEM1041 or CEIC1001 (Engineering Chemistry) as a prerequisite
MATH2089 Numerical Methods and Statistics Requires MATH1231 or MATH1241 or MATH1251 as a prerequisite

Semester 2

Course code Course name Notes
CEIC2002 Heat and Mass Transfer Requires CEIC2001 as a prerequisite
CEIC2005 Chemical Reaction Engineering Requires CEIC2000 as a prerequisite.
MATH2019 Engineering Mathematics 2E Requires MATH1231 or MATH1241 or MATH1251 as a prerequisite
BIOM9420 Clinical Laboratory Science

Semester 1

Course code Course name Notes
CEIC3000 Process Modelling and Analysis
CEIC3001 Adv. Thermodynamics and Separation
CEIC3003 Chemical Engineering
BIOM9311 Mass Transfer

Semester 2

Course code Course name Notes
CEIC3004 Process Equipment and Design Pre-requisites for this course are CEIC2000, CEIC3001 and MATH2089
CEIC3005 Process Plant Design Requires CEIC2000, CEIC2001, CEIC2002, CEIC3001 as prerequisites for this course
CEIC3006 Process Dynamics and Control Requires CEIC2000, CEIC2001 and CEIC2002 as prerequisites for this course. This course is part of the chemical engineering design stream and thus the submission of a satisfactory design portfolio is part of the requirements for successful completion of the course.
CEIC3002 Experimental Practice Requires CEIC2000, MATH2019, MATH2089 as prerequisites for this course.

Semester 1

Course code Course name Notes
CEIC4001 Process Design Project This is a 12 UOC subject.
Read more General Education You can't select a General Education course from within your own faculty
PHSL2121 Principles of Physiology A

Semester 2

Course code Course name Notes
BIOM5930 Thesis A Students in a Biomed program must do a biomed themed thesis.
Read more Biomedical Postgraduate Elective Please refer to the UNSW Handbook.
CEIC4000 Environment & Sustainability
PHSL2221 Principles of Physiology B
Read more Biomedical Postgraduate Elective Please refer to the UNSW Handbook.

Semester 1

Course code Course name Notes
Read more Discipline Elective
BIOM5932 Thesis B
Read more Biomedical Postgraduate Elective Please refer to the UNSW Handbook.
Read more Biomedical Postgraduate Elective Please refer to the UNSW Handbook.

Semester 2

Course code Course name Notes
Read more Biomedical Postgraduate Elective Please refer to the UNSW Handbook.
BIOM9410 Regulatory Requirements
BIOM9914 Thesis C Thesis C is only offered to students with a WAM > 65. All students require written approval from the School prior to enrolling. This course is worth 12 UOC.
Read more 2 x Biomedical Postgraduate Electives Please refer to the UNSW Handbook.

Semester 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.
ENGG1811 Computing for Engineers This course is for engineering students to acquire computing skills for solving computational problems such as simulation, numerical methods, process control and information management.
COMP1911 Computing 1A
MATH1131 Maths 1A Assumed knowledge: Students will be expected to have achieved a combined mark of at least 100 in Mathematics and Mathematics Extension 1.
MATH1141 Higher Maths 1A You should take this course if you have a combined HSC Mathematics Extension 1 and 2 mark over 175.
MATS1192 Design and Applications in Science and Engineering This course studies the design of materials for applications in industry and society.

Semester 2

Course code Course name Notes
BIOM1010 Engineering in Medicine & Biology Recommended first year elective
Read more Engineering Elective It is recommended but not essential that students undertake BIOM1010. Alternatively, students may undertake an elective from the Engineering Electives list.
MATH1231 Maths 1B Prerequisites for this course are MATH1131 or MATH1141.
MATH1241 Higher Maths 1B Prerequisites for this course MATH1131 or MATH1141 with a mark or 65 or above.
PHYS1121 Physics 1 Assumed knowledge: HSC Physics and Mathematics Extension 1 or equivalent
PHYS1131 Higher Physics 1A Covers the same content as PHYS1121, however features more advanced assessments.
CHEM1011 Chemistry A: Atoms, Molecules, and Energy Assumed knowledge equivalent to year 11 chemistry.
CHEM1031 Higher Chemistry A: Atoms, Molecules, and Energy

Semester 1

Course code Course name Notes
MATH2019 Engineering Maths 1E
MATS2001 Physical Properties of Materials
MATS2003 Materials Characterisation
MATS2008 Thermodynamics and Phase Equilibria

Semester 2

Course code Course name Notes
MATS2004 Mechanical Behaviour of Materials
MATS2005 Introduction to Fluid Flow and Heat Transfer
MATS2006 Diffusion and Kinetics
BIOM9420 Clinical Laboratory Science

Semester 1

Course code Course name Notes
MATH2089 Numerical Methods and Statistics Requires MATH1231 or MATH1241 or MATH1251 as a prerequisite
MATS3001 Mechanical Behaviour of Metals
MATS3002 Fundamentals of Ceramic Processing
PHSL2121 Principles of Physiology A

Semester 2

Course code Course name Notes
MATS3004 Polymer Science & Engineering 1
MATS3006 Design & Application of Materials 3
MATS3007 Materials Industry Management
PHSL2221 Principles of Physiology B Topics covered include reproduction, the respiratory system, the gastrointestinal system, kidney and body fluids and the endocrine system.
Read more Biomedical Postgraduate Elective Please refer to the UNSW Handbook.

Semester 1

Course code Course name Notes
BIOM5910 Thesis A
MATS4008 Materials Engineering Project
Read more General Education You can't select a General Education course from within your own faculty
ANAT2511 Fundamentals of Anatomy
Read more Materials Elective Please refer to the UNSW Handbook.

Semester 2

Course code Course name Notes
BIOM5911 Thesis B To take BIOM5911 you must have taken BIOM5910
MATS4008 Materials Engineering Project
Read more Materials Elective Please refer to the UNSW Handbook.
Read more Materials Elective
Read more Biomedical Postgraduate Elective Please refer to the UNSW Handbook.

Semester 1

Course code Course name Notes
Read more Materials Elective Please refer to the UNSW Handbook.
Read more Biomedical Postgraduate Elective Please refer to the UNSW Handbook.
Read more Biomedical Postgraduate Elective
Read more Biomedical Postgraduate Elective

Semester 2

Course code Course name Notes
MATS2007 Sustainable Materials Processing
BIOM9410 Regulatory Requirements
BIOM9914 Masters Thesis C (12 UOC) Thesis C is only offered to students with a WAM > 65. All students require written approval from the School prior to enrolling.
Read more 2 x Biomedical Postgraduate Electives Please refer to the UNSW Handbook.

Semester 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.
Read more Engineering Elective It is recommended but not essential that students undertake CHEM1001 OR CHEM1011. Alternatively, students may undertake an elective from the Engineering Electives list.
MATH1131 Maths 1A Assumed knowledge: Students will be expected to have achieved a combined mark of at least 100 in Mathematics and Mathematics Extension 1.
MATH1141 Higher Maths 1A You should take this course if you have a combined HSC Mathematics Extension 1 and 2 mark over 175.
PHYS1121 Physics 1 Assumed knowledge: HSC Physics and Mathematics Extension 1 or equivalent.
PHYS1131 Higher Physics 1A Covers the same content as PHYS1121, however features more advanced assessment.

Semester 2

Course code Course name Notes
ENGG1811 Computing for Engineers This course is for engineering students to acquire computing skills for solving computational problems such as simulation, numerical methods, process control and information management.
COMP1911 Computing 1A This course is designed for non-computing majors who want a solid introduction to programming.
COMP1511 Introduction to Programming This course gives an introduction to the theory and practice of programming. It provides an essential introduction the field of computing
MMAN1300 Engineering Mechanics CVEN3000 is a suitable alternative for MMAN1300
MATH1231 Maths 1B Prerequisites for this course are MATH1131 or MATH1141.
MATH1241 Higher Maths 1B Prerequisites for this course MATH1131 or MATH1141 with a mark or 65 or above.
Read more Engineering Elective It is recommended but not essential that students undertake BIOM1010. Alternatively, students may undertake an elective from the Engineering Electives list.

Semester 1

Course code Course name Notes
MATH2019 Engineering Mathematics 2E
MMAN2130 Design and Manufacturing
MMAN2400 Mechanics of Solids 1
MMAN2700 Thermodynamics

Semester 2

Course code Course name Notes
ELEC1111 Electrical & Telecom Engineering
MMAN2300 Engineering Mechanics 2
MMAN2600 Fluid Mechanics
BIOM9420 Clinical Laboratory Science

Semester 1

Course code Course name Notes
MATH2089 Numerical Methods & Statistics
MMAN3200 Linear Systems & Control
ANAT2511 Fundamentals of Anatomy
PHSL2121 Principles of Physiology

Semester 2

Course code Course name Notes
MMAN2100 Engineering Design 2
MMAN3000 Prof. Engineering & Communication
MECH3601 Advanced Thermofluid
PHSL2221 Principles of Physiology B
Read more Biomedical Postgraduate Elective Please refer to the UNSW Handbook.

Semester 1

Course code Course name Notes
MMAN3400 Mechanics of Solids 2
Read more Mechanical Engineering Professional Elective Please refer to the UNSW Handbook.
Read more Biomedical Postgraduate Elective Please refer to the UNSW Handbook.
Read more General Education You can't select a General Education course from within your own faculty

Semester 2

Course code Course name Notes
BIOM5001 Thesis A Student in a Biomed program must do a Biomed themed thesis.
Read more Mechanical Engineering Professional Elective Please refer to the UNSW Handbook.
MECH3110 Mechanical Design 1
Read more Biomedical Postgraduate Elective Please refer to the UNSW Handbook.

Semester 1

Course code Course name Notes
BIOM5003 Thesis B
Read more Mechanical Engineering Professional Elective Please refer to the UNSW Handbook.
Read more Biomedical Postgraduate Elective Please refer to the UNSW Handbook.
Read more Biomedical Postgraduate Elective

Semester 2

Course code Course name Notes
MECH4100 Mechanical Design 2
BIOM9410 Regulatory Requirements
BIOM9914 Thesis C Thesis C is only offered to students with a WAM > 65. All students require written approval from the School prior to enrolling.
Read more 2 xBiomedical Postgraduate Electives Please refer to the UNSW Handbook.

Semester 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.
Read more Engineering Elective It is recommended but not essential that students undertake CHEM1001 OR CHEM1011. Alternatively, students may undertake an elective from the Engineering Electives list.
MATH1131 Maths 1A Assumed knowledge: Students will be expected to have achieved a combined mark of at least 100 in Mathematics and Mathematics Extension 1.
MATH1141 Higher Maths 1A You should take this course if you have a combined HSC Mathematics Extension 1 and 2 mark over 175.
PHYS1121 Physics 1 Assumed knowledge: HSC Physics and Mathematics Extension 1 or equivalent.
PHYS1131 Higher Physics 1A Covers the same content as PHYS1121, however features more advanced assessment.

Semester 2

Course code Course name Notes
COMP1511 Introduction to Programming This course gives an introduction to the theory and practice of programming. It provides an essential introduction the field of computing
MMAN1300 Engineering Mechanics This is the foundation engineering science course for all five plans in the School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering.
MATH1231 Maths 1B Prerequisites for this course are MATH1131 or MATH1141.
MATH1241 Higher Maths 1B Prerequisites for this course MATH1131 or MATH1141 with a mark or 65 or above.
Read more Engineering Elective It is recommended but not essential that students undertake BIOM1010. Alternatively, students may undertake an elective from the Engineering Electives list.

Semester 1

Course code Course name Notes
MATH2019 Engineering Mathematics 2E
MMAN2130 Design and Manufacturing
MMAN2400 Mechanics of Solids 1
ELEC1111 Electrical & Telecom Engineering

Semester 2

Course code Course name Notes
MATH2089 Numerical Methods & Statistics
MMAN2300 Engineering Mechanics 2
MTRN2500 Computing for Mechatronic Engineers
BIOM9420 Clinical Laboratory Science

Semester 1

Course code Course name Notes
ELEC2141 Digital Circuit Design
MMAN3200 Linear Systems & Control
ANAT2511 Fundamentals of Anatomy
PHSL2121 Principles of Physiology

Semester 2

Course code Course name Notes
MMAN2100 Engineering Design 2
MMAN3000 Prof. Engineering & Communication
MTRN3020 Modelling & Control of Mechatronic Systems
PHSL2221 Principles of Physiology B
Read more Biomedical Postgraduate Elective Please refer to the UNSW Handbook.

Semester 1

Course code Course name Notes
COMP2121 Microprocessors & Interfacing
MANF4611 Process Modelling & Simulation
Read more Biomedical Postgraduate Elective Please refer to the UNSW Handbook.
Read more General Education You can't select a General Education course from within your own faculty

Semester 2

Course code Course name Notes
BIOM5001 Thesis A Students in a Biomed program must do a Biomed themed thesis.
MTRN3500 Computing Applications in Mechatronic Systems
Read more Biomedical Postgraduate Elective Please refer to the UNSW Handbook.
Read more Biomedical Postgraduate Elective

Semester 1

Course code Course name Notes
BIOM5003 Thesis B
MTRN4010 Advanced Autonomous Systems
MTRN4110 Robot Design
Read more Biomedical Postgraduate Elective Please refer to the UNSW Handbook.

Semester 2

Course code Course name Notes
MTRN4230 Robotics
BIOM9410 Regulatory Requirements
BIOM9914 Thesis C Thesis C is only offered to students with a WAM > 65. All students require written approval from the School prior to enrolling.
Read more 2 xBiomedical Postgraduate Electives Please refer to the UNSW Handbook.

Semester 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.
COMP1911 Computing 1A This course is designed for non-computing majors who want a solid introduction to programming.
COMP1511 Introduction to Programming This course gives an introduction to the theory and practice of programming. It provides an essential introduction the field of computing
MATH1131 Maths 1A Assumed knowledge: Students will be expected to have achieved a combined mark of at least 100 in Mathematics and Mathematics Extension 1.
MATH1141 Higher Maths 1A You should take this course if you have a combined HSC Mathematics Extension 1 and 2 mark over 175.
PHYS1121 Physics 1A Assumed knowledge: HSC Physics and Mathematics Extension 1 or equivalent.
PHYS1131 Higher Physics 1A Covers the same content as PHYS1121, however features more advanced assessment.

Semester 2

Course code Course name Notes
ELEC1111 Electrical Circuits An introduction to the art and science of Electrical Engineering and Telecommunications.
PHYS1231 Higher Physics 1B This is the second of the two introductory courses in Physics. It is a calculus based course.
MATH1231 Maths 1B Prerequisites for this course are MATH1131 or MATH1141.
MATH1241 Higher Maths 1B Prerequisites for this course MATH1131 or MATH1141 with a mark or 65 or above.
Read more Engineering Elective It is recommended but not essential that students undertake BIOM1010. Alternatively, students may undertake an elective from the Engineering Electives list.

Semester 1

Course code Course name Notes
MATH2069 Math 2A
ELEC2141 Digital Circuit Design
ELEC2134 Circuits & Signals
Read more General Education You can't select a General Education course from within your own faculty

Semester 2

Course code Course name Notes
MATH2099 Math 2B
ELEC2142 Embedded Systems Design
ELEC2133 Analogue Electronics
BIOM9420 Clinical Laboratory Science

Semester 1

Course code Course name Notes
ELEC3115 Electromagnetic Engineering
ELEC3106 Electronics
ELEC3104 Digital Signal Processing
PHSL2121 Principles of Physiology A

Semester 2

Course code Course name Notes
TELE3113 Analogue & Digital Communications
ELEC3114 Control Systems
TELE3117 Telecom Engineering Design
PHSL2221 Principles of Physiology B
Read more Biomedical Postgraduate Elective Please refer to the UNSW Handbook.

Semester 1

Course code Course name Notes
ELEC4123 Electrical Design Proficiency
TELE3118 Network Technologies
Read more L4 Discipline Elective Select a course from the list of L4 electives provided. See School site for details.
Read more Biomedical Postgraduate Elective Please refer to the UNSW Handbook.

Semester 2

Course code Course name Notes
BIOM5910 Thesis A Students in a Biomed program must do a Biomed themed thesis.
ELEC4122 Strategic Leadership & Ethics
COMP1921 Computing 1B
COMP1927 Computing 2
TELE3119 Trusted Networks

Semester 1

Course code Course name Notes
BIOM5911 Thesis B
Read more Biomedical Postgraduate Elective Please refer to the UNSW Handbook.
Read more Biomedical Postgraduate Elective
Read more Biomedical Postgraduate Elective

Semester 2

Course code Course name Notes
Read more Biomedical Postgraduate Elective Please refer to the UNSW Handbook.
BIOM9410 Regulatory Requirements
BIOM9914 Thesis C Thesis C is only offered to students with a WAM > 65. All students require written approval from the School prior to enrolling.
Read more 2 xBiomedical Postgraduate Electives Please refer to the UNSW Handbook.

Semester 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.
COMP1911 Computing 1A This course is designed for non-computing majors who want a solid introduction to programming.
COMP1511 Introduction to Programming This course gives an introduction to the theory and practice of programming. It provides an essential introduction the field of computing
MATH1131 Maths 1A Assumed knowledge: Students will be expected to have achieved a combined mark of at least 100 in Mathematics and Mathematics Extension 1.
MATH1141 Higher Maths 1A You should take this course if you have a combined HSC Mathematics Extension 1 and 2 mark over 175.
PHYS1121 Physics 1A HSC Physics and Mathematics Extension 1 or equivalent. You will need to get a mark of 65 or above to enrol in PHYS1231 in semester 2.
PHYS1131 Higher Physics 1A It is highly recommended students take this course rather than PHYS1121.

Semester 2

Course code Course name Notes
ELEC1111 Electrical Circuits An introduction to the art and science of Electrical Engineering and Telecommunications.
PHYS1231 Higher Physics 1B This is the second of the two introductory courses in Physics. It is a calculus based course.
MATH1231 Maths 1B Prerequisites for this course are MATH1131 or MATH1141.
MATH1241 Higher Maths 1B Prerequisites for this course MATH1131 or MATH1141 with a mark or 65 or above.
Read more Engineering Elective It is recommended but not essential that students undertake BIOM1010. Alternatively, students may undertake an elective from the Engineering Electives list.

Semester 1

Course code Course name Notes
MATH2069 Math 2A
ELEC2141 Digital Circuit Design
ELEC2134 Circuits & Signals
COMP1521 Computer Systems Fundamentals

Semester 2

Course code Course name Notes
MATH2099 Math 2B
ELEC2142 Embedded Systems Design
ELEC2133 Analogue Electronics
BIOM9420 Clinical Laboratory Science

Semester 1

Course code Course name Notes
ELEC3115 Electromagnetic Engineering
ELEC3106 Electronics
ELEC3104 Digital Signal Processing
PHSL2121 Principles of Physiology A

Semester 2

Course code Course name Notes
ELEC3105 Electrical Energy
ELEC3114 Control Systems
ELEC3117 Electrical Engineering Design
PHSL2221 Principles of Physiology B
Read more Biomedical Postgraduate Elective Please refer to the UNSW Handbook.

Semester 1

Course code Course name Notes
ELEC4123 Electrical Design Proficiency
Read more L4 Discipline Elective Select a course from the list of L4 electives provided. See School site for details.
Read more L4 Discipline Elective Select a course from the list of L4 electives provided. See School site for details.
Read more Biomedical Postgraduate Elective Please refer to the UNSW Handbook.

Semester 2

Course code Course name Notes
BIOM5910 Thesis A Students in a Biomed program must do a Biomed themed thesis.
ELEC4122 Strategic Leadership & Ethics
Read more General Education You can't select a General Education course from within your own faculty
Read more L4 Discipline Elective Select a course from the list of L4 electives provided. See School site for details.

Semester 1

Course code Course name Notes
BIOM5911 Thesis B
Read more Biomedical Postgraduate Elective Please refer to the UNSW Handbook.
Read more Biomedical Postgraduate Elective
Read more Biomedical Postgraduate Elective

Semester 2

Course code Course name Notes
Read more Biomedical Postgraduate Elective Please refer to the UNSW Handbook.
BIOM9410 Regulatory Requirements
BIOM9914 Masters Thesis C Thesis C is only offered to students with a WAM > 65. All students require written approval from the School prior to enrolling.
Read more 2 Biomedical Postgraduate Electives Please refer to the UNSW Handbook.

Semester 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.
COMP1511 Introduction to Programming This course gives an introduction to the theory and practice of programming. It provides an essential introduction the field of computing.
MATH1131 Maths 1A Assumed knowledge: Students will be expected to have achieved a combined mark of at least 100 in Mathematics and Mathematics Extension 1.
MATH1141 Higher Maths 1A You should take this course if you have a combined HSC Mathematics Extension 1 and 2 mark over 175.
PHYS1121 Physics 1 Assumed knowledge: HSC Physics and Mathematics Extension 1 or equivalent.
PHYS1131 Higher Physics 1A Covers the same content as PHYS1121, however features more advanced assessment.

Semester 2

Course code Course name Notes
PHYS1221 Physics 1B This is the second of the two introductory courses in Physics. It is a calculus based course.
PHYS1231 Higher Physics 1B This course covers the same content as PHYS1221, with more challenging assessments.
COMP1927 Computing 2 This course covers programming in the large, abstraction and ADTs, interfaces, and complexity.
MATH1231 Maths 1B Prerequisites for this course are MATH1131 or MATH1141.
MATH1241 Higher Maths 1B Prerequisites for this course MATH1131 or MATH1141 with a mark or 65 or above.
ELEC1111 Electrical and Telecom Engineering An introduction to the art and science of Electrical Engineering and Telecommunications.

Semester 1

Course code Course name Notes
MATH2069 Math 2A
COMP2121 Microprocessors & Interfacing
ELEC2134 Circuits & Signals
COMP2911 Engineering Design in Computing

Semester 2

Course code Course name Notes
MATH2099 Math 2B
COMP3222 Digital Circuits and Systems
ELEC2133 Analogue Electronics
BIOM1010 Engineering in Medicine & Biology

Semester 1

Course code Course name Notes
COMP3231 Operating Systems
COMP3211 Computer Architecture
Professional Elective COMP3 or higher
PHSL2121 Principles of Physiology A

Semester 2

Course code Course name Notes
COMP3601 Design Project A
Professional Elective COMP3 or higher
BIOM9420 Clinical Laboratory Science
PHSL2221 Principles of Physiology B
Read more Biomedical Postgraduate Elective Please refer to the UNSW Handbook.

Semester 1

Course code Course name Notes
COMP4601 Design Project B
Professional Elective COMP3 or higher
Professional Elective COMP3 or higher
Read more General Education You can't select a General Education course from within your own faculty

Semester 2

Course code Course name Notes
BIOM5950 Thesis A Students in a Biomed program must do a Biomed themed thesis.
Professional Elective COMP4 or higher
Professional Elective COMP4 or higher
Read more Biomedical Postgraduate Elective Please refer to the UNSW Handbook.

Semester 1

Course code Course name Notes
BIOM5951 Thesis B
Read more Biomedical Postgraduate Elective Please refer to the UNSW Handbook.
Read more Biomedical Postgraduate Elective
Read more Biomedical Postgraduate Elective

Semester 2

Course code Course name Notes
COMP4920 Management & Ethics
BIOM9410 Regulatory Requirements
BIOM9914 Thesis C Thesis C is only offered to students with a WAM > 65. All students require written approval from the School prior to enrolling.
Read more 2 xBiomedical Postgraduate Electives Please refer to the UNSW Handbook.

Semester 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.
COMP1511 Introduction to Programming This course gives an introduction to the theory and practice of programming. It provides an essential introduction the field of computing
MATH1131 Maths 1A Assumed knowledge: Students will be expected to have achieved a combined mark of at least 100 in Mathematics and Mathematics Extension 1.
MATH1141 Higher Maths 1A You should take this course if you have a combined HSC Mathematics Extension 1 and 2 mark over 175.
MATH1081 Discrete Maths Assumed knowledge: students are expected to have achieved a combined mark of at least 100 in Mathematics and Mathematics Extension 1.

Semester 2

Course code Course name Notes
SENG1031 Software Engineering Workshop 1 The course will provide an opportunity to work in small teams on substantial, realistic projects, covering most phases of the software production life cycle.
COMP1927 Computing 2 This course covers programming in the large, abstraction and ADTs, interfaces, and complexity.
MATH1231 Maths 1B Prerequisites for this course are MATH1131 or MATH1141.
MATH1241 Higher Maths 1B Prerequisites for this course MATH1131 or MATH1141 with a mark or 65 or above.
Read more Engineering Elective It is recommended but not essential that students undertake BIOM1010. Alternatively, students may undertake an elective from the Engineering Electives list.

Semester 1

Course code Course name Notes
SENG2011 Software Engineering Workshop 2A
COMP2111 Systems Modelling & Design
Read more General Education You can't select a General Education course from within your own faculty
COMP2911 Engineering Design in Computing

Semester 2

Course code Course name Notes
SENG2021 Software Engineering Workshop 2B
COMP2121 Microprocessors & Interfacing
COMP2041 Software Construction
BIOM9420 Clinical Laboratory Science

Semester 1

Course code Course name Notes
SENG3011 Software Engineering Workshop 3
COMP3311 Database Systems
COMP3141 Software System Design & Implementation
PHSL2121 Principles of Physiology A

Semester 2

Course code Course name Notes
COMP3331 Computer Networks & Applications
Professional Elective COMP3 or higher
MATH2400 Finite Maths These are two 3 unit courses that should be undertaken simultaneously.
MATH2859 Probability, Stats & Information
PHSL2221 Principles of Physiology B
Read more Biomedical Postgraduate Elective Please refer to the UNSW Handbook.

Semester 1

Course code Course name Notes
Read more Biomedical Postgraduate Elective Please refer to the UNSW Handbook.
Professional Elective COMP3 or higher Please refer to the UNSW Handbook.
Professional Elective COMP3 or higher
Read more Biomedical Postgraduate Elective

Semester 2

Course code Course name Notes
BIOM5950 Thesis A Students in a Biomed program must do a Biomed themed thesis.
Professional Elective COMP3 or higher
Professional Elective COMP4 or higher
Read more Biomedical Postgraduate Elective Please refer to the UNSW Handbook.

Semester 1

Course code Course name Notes
BIOM5951 Thesis B
Professional Elective COMP4 or higher
Read more Biomedical Postgraduate Elective Please refer to the UNSW Handbook.
Read more Biomedical Postgraduate Elective

Semester 2

Course code Course name Notes
COMP4920 Management & Ethics
BIOM9410 Regulatory Requirements
BIOM9914 Thesis C Thesis C is only offered to students with a WAM > 65. All students require written approval from the School prior to enrolling.
Read more 2 x Biomedical Postgraduate Electives Please refer to the UNSW Handbook.

Semester 1

Course code Course name Notes
BABS1201 Molecules, Cells and Genes Assumed knowledge: Physics HSC mark 53-100, or Chemistry HSC mark 53-100, or Earth and Environmental Science HSC mark 53-100, or Biology HSC mark 53-100.
COMP1511 Introduction to Programming This course gives an introduction to the theory and practice of programming. It provides an essential introduction the field of computing
MATH1131 Maths 1A Assumed knowledge: Students will be expected to have achieved a combined mark of at least 100 in Mathematics and Mathematics Extension 1.
MATH1141 Higher Maths 1A You should take this course if you have a combined HSC Mathematics Extension 1 and 2 mark over 175.
CHEM1011 Chemistry A This course builds on an elementary knowledge of chemistry (equivalent to one year of high school chemistry, such as Year 11 chemistry, or CHEM1001 at UNSW)
CHEM1031 Higher Chemistry A This course builds on an elementary knowledge of chemistry (equivalent to two years of high school chemistry, such as Year 12 chemistry, or CHEM1001 at UNSW)

Semester 2

Course code Course name Notes
PHYS1111 Fundamentals of Physics Students should take this course if they didn't take HSC Physics and Mathematics Extension 1
PHYS1121 Physics 1A Assumed knowledge: HSC Physics and Mathematics Extension 1 or equivalent.
PHYS1131 Higher Physics 1A Covers the same content as PHYS1121, however features more advanced assessment.
COMP1927 Computing 2 This course covers programming in the large, abstraction and ADTs, interfaces, and complexity.
MATH1231 Maths 1B Prerequisites for this course are MATH1131 or MATH1141.
MATH1241 Higher Maths 1B Prerequisites for this course MATH1131 or MATH1141 with a mark or 65 or above.
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.

Semester 1

Course code Course name Notes
MATH1081 Discrete Maths
MATH2801 Theory of Statistics
MATH2901 Higher Theory of Statistics
BIOC2101 Principles of Biochemistry (Adv)
BABS2204 Genetics
BABS2264 Genetics (Adv)
MICR2011 Microbiology 1
BABS2202 Cell Biology
COMP2911 Engineering Design in Computing

Semester 2

Course code Course name Notes
BINF2010 Introduction to Bioinformatics
BIOC2201 Principles of Molecular Biology
COMP2041 Software Construction
SENG1031 Software Engineering Workshop 1

Semester 1

Course code Course name Notes
BABS3121 Molecular Biology of Nucleic Acids
BINF3010 Bioinformatics Methods & Applications
COMP3121 Algorithms & Programming
COMP3311 Database Systems

Semester 2

Course code Course name Notes
BINF3020 Computational Bioinformatics
BINF3111 Bioinformatics Project A
BIOM9420 Clinical Laboratory Science
BIOM1010 Engineering in Medicine & Biology

Semester 1

Course code Course name Notes
BINF4111 Bioinformatics Project B
Professional Elective COMP4 or higher
PHSL2121 Principles of Physiology A
Read more General Education You can't select a General Education course from within your own faculty

Semester 2

Course code Course name Notes
BIOM5950 Thesis A Students in a Biomed program must do a Biomed themed thesis.
Professional Elective COMP4 or higher
Read more Biomedical Postgraduate Elective Please refer to the UNSW Handbook.
PHSL2221 Principles of Physiology B
Read more Biomedical Postgraduate Elective

Semester 1

Course code Course name Notes
BIOM5951 Thesis B
Read more Biomedical Postgraduate Elective Please refer to the UNSW Handbook.
Read more Biomedical Postgraduate Elective
Read more Biomedical Postgraduate Elective

Semester 2

Course code Course name Notes
COMP4920 Management & Ethics
BIOM9410 Regulatory Requirements
BIOM9914 Thesis C Thesis C is only offered to students with a WAM > 65. All students require written approval from the School prior to enrolling.
Read more 2 x Biomedical Postgraduate Electives Please refer to the UNSW Handbook.

* 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.