Faculty of Engineering

Master of Professional Engineering (Accelerated) (Biomedical) (2021)


Note: This course version applies only to students first enrolling in 2021.
WARNING: This course version is currently under review and is subject to change.


1. Overview

Course: Master of Professional Engineering (Accelerated) (Biomedical) (2021)
CP Required: 96
Min FT Duration: 2.00 Years
Min PT Duration: N/A
Faculty/School: Faculty of Engineering
Years Offered: 2021, 2020, 2019

2. Requirements

To qualify for the award of the Master of Professional Engineering in this specialisation, a candidate must complete 96 credit points, including core and elective units of study as listed here.

Admission to candidature

Admission to candidature requires: EITHER (a) a Bachelor of Engineering from the University of Sydney, OR (b) equivalent qualification, with a minimum credit average; OR (c) a non-engineering bachelor's degree with a minimum credit average, with studies equivalent to 48 credit points in mathematics, physics, chemistry, biology, geology, computing or statistics, as related to the intended engineering specialisation.

All candidates for admission must have prior learning equivalent to 48 credit points in total, which, in the estimation of the Dean, is comparable to the requirements for the first year of a Bachelor of Engineering at this University in the stream sought for admission.

Credit for previous study

Candidates with a Bachelor of Engineering or equivalent in the relevant discipline, and who have reached an acceptable level of academic achievement in their prior degree, may be eligible for a reduction of volume in learning of up to 48 credit points.

A maximum of 72 credit points may be granted towards the Master of Professional Engineering from external postgraduate studies where no award has been, or will be made, provided the studies are acceptable to the Program Director Dean and are equivalent to units of study offered in the Master of Professional Engineering.

Candidates transferring from the Master of Engineering to the Master of Professional Engineering may transfer up to 24 credit points provided units are equivalent to units of study offered in the Master of Professional Engineering. Any additional credit is subject to the approval by the Dean.

Progression

Candidates are required to meet the progression requirements as specified in the University's Coursework Rule.

Course resolutions

This course is administered under course resolutions published in the Faculty Handbook at http://sydney.edu.au/handbooks/

3. Semesters

Year 1 - Semester 1

Type CP CP From
Core
6 BMET9660: Biomanufacturing
Core
6 BMET9921: Biomedical Engineering Technology
Core
6 BMET9990: Biomedical Product Development
6 Select from Unit Block:
Biomedical Electives

Year 1 - Semester 2

Type CP CP From
Core
6 BMET5992: Regulatory Affairs in the Medical Industry
Core
6 BMET9961: Biomaterials
12 Select from Unit Block:
Biomedical Electives

Year 2 - Semester 1

Type CP CP From
Core
6 BMET5020: Capstone Project A


Note: Students achieving an average mark of 75% or higher over 48 credit points of units of study in the Year Two Table or equivalent are eligible for the Research pathway and may replace BMET5020 and 6cp of electives with BMET5222 Dissertation A.
Core
0 ENGG5217: Practical Experience
Core
6 BMET9971: Applied Tissue Engineering
12 Select from Unit Block:
Biomedical Electives

Note: Candidates undertaking the Major Industrial Project take BMET5010 in place of ENGG5217 Practical Experience, BMET5020/5021 Capstone Project A & B and 12 credit points of Specialist Elective units of study.

Year 2 - Semester 2

Type CP CP From
Core
6 BMET5021: Capstone Project B


Note: Students achieving an average mark of 75% or higher over 48 credit points of units of study in the Year Two Table or equivalent are eligible for the Research pathway and may replace BMET5021 and 6cp of electives with BMET5223 Dissertation B.
18 Select from Unit Block:
Biomedical Electives

Note: Candidates undertaking the Major Industrial Project take BMET5010 in place of ENGG5217 Practical Experience, BMET5020/5021 Capstone Project A & B and 12 credit points of Specialist Elective units of study.

4. Pathways

Extended Capstone Project

Type CP CP From
Core
12 BMET5022: Capstone Project B Extended


Note: Students achieving an average mark of 70% or higher over 48 credit points of units of study are eligible for the Extended Capstone Project. BMET5022 replaces BMET5021 and a 6cp elective unit.

Note: Students take Capstone Project units BMET5020 and BMET5022 (total 18 cp) in place of Capstone Project BMET5020/BMET5021 and 6 cp of elective units.

MIPP Pathway (Major Industrial Project Placement)

Type CP CP From
Core
24 BMET5010: Major Industrial Project

Note: Candidates undertaking the Major Industrial Project take BMET5010 in place of ENGG5217 Practical Experience, BMET5020/5021 Capstone Project A & B and 12 credit points of Specialist Elective units of study.

Research Pathway

Type CP CP From
Core
12 BMET5222: Dissertation A


Note: Students achieving an average mark of 75% or higher over 48 credit points of units of study or equivalent are eligible for the Research Pathway. BMET5222 replaces BMET5020 and a 6cp elective unit.
Core
12 BMET5223: Dissertation B


Note: Students achieving an average mark of 75% or higher over 48 credit points of units of study or equivalent are eligible for the Research Pathway. BMET5223 replaces BMET5021 and a 6cp elective unit.

Note: Research pathway students take Dissertation units BMET5222 and BMET5223 (total 24 cp) in place of Capstone Project units and 12 cp of elective units.

Student Industrial Placement Scheme Pathway

Type CP CP From
Core
24 BMET5010: Major Industrial Project


Note: Candidates undertaking the Major Industrial Project take BMET5010 in place of ENGG5217 Practical Experience, BMET5020/5021 Capstone Project A & B and 12 credit points of Specialist Elective units of study.

5. Unit Blocks

Block 1 - Biomedical Electives (Min CP: 48,Max CP: 48)

Unit Code Unit Name CP Sessions Offered
AMME5271 Computational Nanotechnology 6 Semester 2
AMME9301 Mechanics of Solids 1 6 Semester 2
AMME9500 Engineering Dynamics 6 Semester 1
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
BMET5944 Bioinspired Materials: Design and Fabrication 6 Semester 1
BMET5953 Rehabilitation Engineering 6 Semester 1
BMET5957 Bioelectronic Medicine Circuits and Systems 6 Semester 1
BMET5958 Nanotechnology in Biomedical Engineering 6 Semester 2
BMET5962 Introduction to Mechanobiology 6 Semester 2
BMET5995 Advanced Bionics 6 Semester 1
BMET9400 Biomechanical Design 6 Semester 2
BMET9802 Biomedical Instrumentation 6 Semester 2
BMET9925 AI, Data, and Society in Health 6 Semester 1
BMET9981 Applied Biomedical Engineering 6 Semester 1
CIVL5320 Engineering for Sustainable Development 6 Semester 2
CIVL5330 Global Engineering Field Work 6 Int February
Int July
Int December
CIVL9310 Humanitarian Engineering 6 Semester 1
COMP5310 Principles of Data Science 6 Semester 1
Semester 2
COMP5318 Machine Learning and Data Mining 6 Semester 1
Semester 2
COMP5329 Deep Learning 6 Semester 1
COMP5349 Cloud Computing 6 Semester 1
COMP5427 Usability Engineering 6 Semester 2
ELEC8883 Bioelectronics 6 Semester 2
ELEC9302 Signals and Systems 6 Semester 2
ELEC9704 Electronic Devices and Circuits 6 Semester 2
ENGG5102 Entrepreneurship for Engineers 6 Semester 1
ENGG5103 Safety Systems and Risk Analysis 6 Semester 2
ENGG5202 Sustainable Design, Engineering & Management 6 Semester 1
ENGG5203 Quality Engineering and Management 6 Semester 2
MECH5311 Microscopy and Microanalysis of Materials 6 Semester 1

Note: Candidates for Biomedical Specialisation must complete 48 credit points from among these units. Altenate units can be approved subject to permission of the Head of School.

Block 2 - Exchange Units (Max CP: 12)

Unit Code Unit Name CP Sessions Offered
ENGG5231 Engineering Graduate Exchange A 6 Int January
Int July
ENGG5232 Engineering Graduate Exchange B 6 Int January
Int July

Note: Summer/Winter Exchange units require the approval of the Program Director. With approval, up to 12 credit points of Exchange units may taken in place of other units, towards the requirements of the degree.