Faculty of Engineering

Biomedical / Science (Health) (2024)


Note: This course version applies only to students first enrolling in 2024.
WARNING: This course version is currently under review and is subject to change.


1. Overview

Course: Biomedical / Science (Health) (2024)
CP Required: 240
Min FT Duration: 5.00 Years
Min PT Duration: N/A
Faculty/School: Faculty of Engineering
Years Offered: 2024, 2023, 2022, 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018

2. Requirements

Summary

In summary the requirements are:

Students must complete 240 credit points as follows:

Engineering (168 credit points):

► 6 credit points of Introductory Computing units

► 12 credit points of Foundations Mathematics units

► 30 credit points of Project units (including Thesis)

► The Professional Engagement Program comprising ENGP1001 (0cp), ENGP1002 (0cp), ENGP1003 (0cp), ENGP2001 (0cp), ENGP2002 (0cp), ENGP2003 (0cp), ENGP3001 (0cp) and ENGP3002 (0cp)

► 78 credit points of Biomedical stream core units

► 6 credit points of Biomedical Stream Industry/Enterprise units

► 36 credit points of Biomedical Stream electives

The completion of a specialisation is not mandatory. If a student chooses to do a specialisation it must be completed within the 168 credit points outlined above. Specialisations are listed in the 'Majors/Pathways' tab.

Science (Health stream) (ˆ84 credit points):

► *24 credit points of Science degree core units (12cp of MATH1XXX in Engineering Core and 12cp 1000-level Health units meet this requirement)

► *60 credit points of Health stream units

► 6 credit points of OLE units

► 6 credit points of electives from Science Table A or Table S

* The Science degree core units comprise 12 cp of MATH1XXX units and 12cp of 1000-level units from Table A. This is covered by the MATH1XXX units and the 1000-level units in the Health stream.

ˆ With Math units taken as part of the Engineering component, students enrol in 72 cp of Science units in total.

Advanced units in Maths and Science

Most units of study offered by the Science Faculty on the list of core requirements can be replaced by an equivalent advanced level unit; subject to prerequisite conditions (as required by the Faculty of Science) being met. Students considering doing advanced options should seek advice from their department before enrolling.

Faculty Resolutions

Details of relevant Faculty resolutions are available via the university handbook site at: http://sydney.edu.au/handbooks/

3. Semesters

Year 1 - Semester 1

Type CP CP From
0 Select from ENGP1001: Professional Engagement Program 1A


Note: All students must enrol in ENGP1001 in their first semester of enrolment.
6 Select from BMET1960: Biomedical Engineering 1A
6 Select from ENGG1810: Introduction to Engineering Computing
6 Select from CHEM1111: Chemistry 1A
6 Select from MATH1061: Mathematics 1A

Note: MATH1061 may be replaced by advanced unit MATH1961.

Equivalent advanced level units can replace Science units, subject to prerequisite conditions being met.

Year 1 - Semester 2

Type CP CP From
6 Select from BMET1961: Biomedical Engineering 1B
6 Select from AMME1802: Engineering Mechanics
6 Select from PSYC1002: Psychology 1002
0 Select from ENGP1002: Professional Engagement Program 1B
6 Select from MATH1062: Mathematics 1B

Note: MATH1062 may be replaced by advanced unit MATH1962.

Year 2 - Semester 1

Type CP CP From
6 Select from HSBH1012: Introduction to Health and Health Care
0 Select from ENGP1003: Professional Engagement Program 1C
6 Select from BMET2903: Biomedical Physics
6 Select from BIOL1006: Life and Evolution
BIOL1007: From Molecules to Ecosystems
BIOL1008: Human Biology
6 Select from BMET2902: Introduction to Bioelectronics

Year 2 - Semester 2

Type CP CP From
6 Select from BMET2901: Anatomy and Physiology for Engineers
6 Select from AMME1362: Introduction to Engineering Materials
6 Select from HSBH1013: Society and Health
0 Select from ENGP2001: Professional Engagement Program 2A
6 Select from Unit Block:
Science Units


Note: 6 cp OLE

Year 3 - Semester 1

Type CP CP From
0 Select from ENGP2002: Professional Engagement Program 2B
6 Select from BMET3660: Biomanufacturing
6 Select from BMET2960: Biomedical Engineering 2
6 Select from FMHU2000: Introduction to research methods in health
6 Select from ENGG2112: Multi-disciplinary Engineering


Note: Students may take ENGG2112 in Semester 2 and enrol in a stream elective in Semester 1 instead.

Year 3 - Semester 2

Type CP CP From
6 Select from HSBH2009: Innovations in eHealth
6 Select from BMET3961: Biomaterials
6 Select from Unit Block:
Biomedical Stream Electives
0 Select from ENGP2003: Professional Engagement Program 2C
6 Select from BMET2922: Computational Analysis for Biomedical Signals

Year 4 - Semester 1

Type CP CP From
6 Select from Unit Block:
Health Units


Note: 1x 3000-level selective unit
0 Select from ENGP3001: Professional Engagement Program 3A
6 Select from BMET3971: Tissue Engineering
6 Select from Unit Block:
Biomedical Stream Electives
6 Select from Unit Block:
Health Units


Note: 1x 3000-level research unit

Year 4 - Semester 2

Type CP CP From
6 Select from BMET3921: Biomedical Design and Technology


Note: Students can do BMET3921 in Semester 1
0 Select from ENGP3002: Professional Engagement Program 3B
6 Select from Unit Block:
Health Units


Note: 1x 3000-level interdisciplinary experience unit
6 Select from BMET3990: Biomedical Product Development
BMET5992: Regulatory Affairs in the Medical Industry


Note: Students may take Industry/Enterprise unit BMET5953 in place of a Stream Elective in Semester 1, and take a Biomedical Stream Elective in this slot instead
6 Select from ENGG3112: Interdisciplinary Engineering


Note: Students may take ENGG3112 in Semester 1 and complete a stream elective in Semester 2 instead

Year 5 - Semester 1

Type CP CP From
6 Select from Unit Block:
Biomedical Stream Electives
6 Select from BMET4111: Thesis A
6 Select from Unit Block:
Biomedical Stream Electives
0 Select from ENGP3001: Professional Engagement Program 3A
6 Select from Unit Block:
Health Units


Note: 1 x disciplinary project unit

Year 5 - Semester 2

Type CP CP From
6 Select from BMET4112: Thesis B
6 Select from Unit Block:
Biomedical Stream Electives
6 Select from Unit Block:
Biomedical Stream Electives
6 Select from Unit Block:
Science Units

4. Pathways

1. Stream Specialisation in Biocomputation

Type CP CP From
30 Select from BMET2925: AI, Data, and Society in Health
BMET3997: Biological Digital Signal Analysis
BMET5790: Introduction to Biomechatronics
BMET5933: Biomedical Image Analysis
BMET5934: Biomedical Machine Learning
BMET5995: Advanced Bionics
BMET5996: Biomedical Technology Software

2. Stream Specialisation in Biomedical Modelling and Design

Type CP CP From
24 Select from AMME2301: Mechanics of Solids
BMET2400: Biomechanical Design
BMET4981: Applied Biomedical Engineering
MECH3361: Mechanics of Solids 2
6 Select from BMET5907: Orthopaedic and Surgical Engineering
BMET5944: Bioinspired Materials: Design and Fabrication

3. Stream Specialisation in Bionics and Bioelectronics

Type CP CP From
18 Select from BMET3802: Biomedical Instrumentation
BMET5957: Neural Engineering
BMET5995: Advanced Bionics
12 Select from BMET3997: Biological Digital Signal Analysis
BMET5790: Introduction to Biomechatronics
BMET5934: Biomedical Machine Learning
BMET5959: Introduction to Biophotonics
BMET5996: Biomedical Technology Software

4. Stream Specialisation in Nanoscale Biotechnology

Type CP CP From
6 Select from BMET3962: Introduction to Mechanobiology
24 Select from BMET5911: Advanced instrumentation for Nanotechnology
BMET5931: Nanomaterials in Medicine
BMET5944: Bioinspired Materials: Design and Fabrication
BMET5958: Nanoscale Biomedical Diagnostics
BMET5959: Introduction to Biophotonics
BMET5963: Microfluidics in Healthcare
BMET5964: Advanced Cellular Biomechanics

5. Unit Blocks

Block 0 - Introductory Computing Units (Min CP: 6,Max CP: 6)

Unit Code Unit Name CP Sessions Offered
ENGG1810 Introduction to Engineering Computing 6 Semester 1
Semester 2
Int February
INFO1110 Introduction to Programming 6 Semester 1
Semester 2
INFO1910 Introduction to Programming (Advanced) 6 Semester 1
Semester 2

Note: Students must complete:

-6cp from ENGG1810 or (INFO1110 or INFO1910). For Biomedical stream students it is recommended that ENGG1810 is taken.

Block 1 - Foundation Mathematics Table (Min CP: 12,Max CP: 12)

Unit Code Unit Name CP Sessions Offered
MATH1061 Mathematics 1A 6 Semester 1
Semester 2
MATH1062 Mathematics 1B 6 Semester 1
Semester 2
MATH1961 Mathematics 1A (Advanced) 6 Semester 1
MATH1962 Mathematics 1B (Advanced) 6 Semester 2

Block 2 - Projects Table (Min CP: 30,Max CP: 30)

Unit Code Unit Name CP Sessions Offered
AERO1560 Introduction to Aerospace Engineering 6 Semester 1
BMET1960 Biomedical Engineering 1A 6 Semester 1
BMET4111 Thesis A 6 Semester 1
Semester 2
BMET4112 Thesis B 6 Semester 1
Semester 2
CHNG1108 Introduction to Chemical Engineering 6 Semester 1
CIVL1900 Introduction to Civil Engineering 6 Semester 1
ELEC1004 Practical Introduction to Electrical Engineering 6 Semester 1
ELEC1005 Introduction to Software Engineering 6 Semester 1
ENGG1800 Introduction to Engineering A 6 Semester 1
ENGG2112 Multi-disciplinary Engineering 6 Semester 1
Semester 2
ENGG3112 Interdisciplinary Engineering 6 Semester 1
Semester 2
MECH1560 Introduction to Mechanical Engineering 6 Semester 1
MTRX1701 Introduction to Mechatronic Engineering 6 Semester 1

Note: - Students are to select the introduction unit relevant to their stream.

- Students are to select the thesis units relevant to their stream. Aeronautical, Mechanical and Mechatronic students are to enrol in the AMME coded units. Students in both Electrical and Software are to enrol in the ELEC coded units.

Block 3 - Professional Engagement Program (PEP) Table

Unit Code Unit Name CP Sessions Offered
ENGP1001 Professional Engagement Program 1A 0 Semester 1
Semester 2
ENGP1002 Professional Engagement Program 1B 0 Semester 1
Semester 2
ENGP1003 Professional Engagement Program 1C 0 Semester 1
Semester 2
ENGP2001 Professional Engagement Program 2A 0 Semester 1
Semester 2
ENGP2002 Professional Engagement Program 2B 0 Semester 1
Semester 2
ENGP2003 Professional Engagement Program 2C 0 Semester 1
Semester 2
ENGP3001 Professional Engagement Program 3A 0 Semester 1
Semester 2
ENGP3002 Professional Engagement Program 3B 0 Semester 1
Semester 2

Note: -Candidates for the Bachelor of Engineering Honours must complete the Professional Engagement Program units of study.

- Candidates must enrol in ENGP1001 in their first semester of study

Block 4 - Biomedical Stream Core (Min CP: 78,Max CP: 78)

Unit Code Unit Name CP Sessions Offered
AMME1362 Introduction to Engineering Materials 6 Semester 2
AMME1802 Engineering Mechanics 6 Semester 2
BMET1961 Biomedical Engineering 1B 6 Semester 2
BMET2901 Anatomy and Physiology for Engineers 6 Semester 2
BMET2902 Introduction to Bioelectronics 6 Semester 1
BMET2903 Biomedical Physics 6 Semester 1
BMET2922 Computational Analysis for Biomedical Signals 6 Semester 2
BMET2960 Biomedical Engineering 2 6 Semester 1
BMET3660 Biomanufacturing 6 Semester 1
BMET3921 Biomedical Design and Technology 6 Semester 1
Semester 2
BMET3961 Biomaterials 6 Semester 2
BMET3971 Tissue Engineering 6 Semester 1
CHEM1111 Chemistry 1A 6 Semester 1
Semester 2
Int January

Block 5 - Biomedical Industry/Enterprise Units (Min CP: 6,Max CP: 6)

Unit Code Unit Name CP Sessions Offered
BMET3990 Biomedical Product Development 6 Semester 2
BMET5953 Rehabilitation Engineering 6 Semester 1
BMET5992 Regulatory Affairs in the Medical Industry 6 Semester 2

Block 6 - Biomedical Stream Electives (Min CP: 36,Max CP: 36)

Unit Code Unit Name CP Sessions Offered
AMME2301 Mechanics of Solids 6 Semester 2
BMET2400 Biomechanical Design 6 Semester 1
BMET2925 AI, Data, and Society in Health 6 Semester 1
Semester 1 Online
BMET3802 Biomedical Instrumentation 6 Semester 2
BMET3990 Biomedical Product Development 6 Semester 2
BMET3997 Biological Digital Signal Analysis 6 Semester 1
BMET4010 Major Industrial Project 24 Semester 1
Semester 2
BMET4981 Applied Biomedical Engineering 6 Semester 2
BMET5790 Introduction to Biomechatronics 6 Semester 2
BMET5907 Orthopaedic and Surgical Engineering 6 Semester 2
BMET5911 Advanced instrumentation for Nanotechnology 6 Semester 1
BMET5931 Nanomaterials in Medicine 6 Semester 1
BMET5933 Biomedical Image Analysis 6 Semester 1
BMET5934 Biomedical Machine Learning 6 Semester 2
BMET5944 Bioinspired Materials: Design and Fabrication 6 Semester 2
BMET5953 Rehabilitation Engineering 6 Semester 1
BMET5957 Neural Engineering 6 Semester 2
BMET5958 Nanoscale Biomedical Diagnostics 6 Semester 1
BMET5959 Introduction to Biophotonics 6 Semester 1
BMET5962 Introduction to Mechanobiology 6 Semester 2
BMET5963 Microfluidics in Healthcare 6 Semester 2
BMET5964 Advanced Cellular Biomechanics 6 Semester 2
BMET5992 Regulatory Affairs in the Medical Industry 6 Semester 2
BMET5995 Advanced Bionics 6 Semester 1
BMET5996 Biomedical Technology Software 6 Semester 2
MECH3361 Mechanics of Solids 2 6 Semester 2

Block 7 - Specialisation - Biocomputation Units (Max CP: 30)

Unit Code Unit Name CP Sessions Offered
BMET2925 AI, Data, and Society in Health 6 Semester 1
Semester 1 Online
BMET3997 Biological Digital Signal Analysis 6 Semester 1
BMET5790 Introduction to Biomechatronics 6 Semester 2
BMET5933 Biomedical Image Analysis 6 Semester 1
BMET5934 Biomedical Machine Learning 6 Semester 2
BMET5995 Advanced Bionics 6 Semester 1
BMET5996 Biomedical Technology Software 6 Semester 2

Block 8 - Specialisation - Biomedical Modelling and Design Core Units (Max CP: 24)

Unit Code Unit Name CP Sessions Offered
AMME2301 Mechanics of Solids 6 Semester 2
BMET2400 Biomechanical Design 6 Semester 1
BMET4981 Applied Biomedical Engineering 6 Semester 2
MECH3361 Mechanics of Solids 2 6 Semester 2

Block 9 - Specialisation - Biomedical Modelling and Design Elective Units (Max CP: 6)

Unit Code Unit Name CP Sessions Offered
BMET5907 Orthopaedic and Surgical Engineering 6 Semester 2
BMET5944 Bioinspired Materials: Design and Fabrication 6 Semester 2

Block 10 - Specialisation - Bionics and Bioelectronics Core Units (Max CP: 18)

Unit Code Unit Name CP Sessions Offered
BMET3802 Biomedical Instrumentation 6 Semester 2
BMET5957 Neural Engineering 6 Semester 2
BMET5995 Advanced Bionics 6 Semester 1

Block 11 - Specialisation - Bionics and Bioelectronics Elective Units (Max CP: 12)

Unit Code Unit Name CP Sessions Offered
BMET3997 Biological Digital Signal Analysis 6 Semester 1
BMET5790 Introduction to Biomechatronics 6 Semester 2
BMET5934 Biomedical Machine Learning 6 Semester 2
BMET5959 Introduction to Biophotonics 6 Semester 1
BMET5996 Biomedical Technology Software 6 Semester 2

Block 12 - Specialisation - Nanoscale Biotechnology Core Units (Max CP: 6)

Unit Code Unit Name CP Sessions Offered
BMET3962 Introduction to Mechanobiology 6 Semester 2

Block 13 - Specialisation - Nanoscale Biotechnology Elective Units (Max CP: 24)

Unit Code Unit Name CP Sessions Offered
BMET5911 Advanced instrumentation for Nanotechnology 6 Semester 1
BMET5931 Nanomaterials in Medicine 6 Semester 1
BMET5944 Bioinspired Materials: Design and Fabrication 6 Semester 2
BMET5958 Nanoscale Biomedical Diagnostics 6 Semester 1
BMET5959 Introduction to Biophotonics 6 Semester 1
BMET5963 Microfluidics in Healthcare 6 Semester 2
BMET5964 Advanced Cellular Biomechanics 6 Semester 2

Block 14 - Health Units (Min CP: 60,Max CP: 60)

Unit Code Unit Name CP Sessions Offered
BIOL1006 Life and Evolution 6 Semester 1
BIOL1007 From Molecules to Ecosystems 6 Semester 2
BIOL1008 Human Biology 6 Semester 1
FMHU2000 Introduction to research methods in health 6 Semester 1
Semester 2
HSBH1012 Introduction to Health and Health Care 6 Semester 1
HSBH1013 Society and Health 6 Semester 2
HSBH2009 Innovations in eHealth 6 Semester 2
PSYC1002 Psychology 1002 6 Semester 2
Summer Main

Note: Students in the Health stream also complete

- 6 cp of 3000-level research units

- 6 cp of 3000-level Interdisciplinary experience units

- 6 cp of 3000-level Disciplinary project units

- 6 cp of 3000-level selective units

Refer to the Science Handbook at https://www.sydney.edu.au/handbooks/science/ for the complete unit list

Block 15 - Science Units (Min CP: 12,Max CP: 12)

Note: Candidates must complete 72 credit points of Science (Health stream) study, including:

- 60 credit points of Health stream units

- 6 credit points of OLEs

- 6 credit points of Science Table A or Table S electives

See the Science Handbook for details of the Health stream requirements.

Math units taken as part of the Engineering component do not count toward the 72 cp total. See Science faculty handbook for list of Science units: http://sydney.edu.au/handbooks/science/