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Mechanical Engineering / Medical Science (2013)


Note: This course version applies only to students first enrolling in 2013.
WARNING: This course version is currently under review and is subject to change.


1. Overview

Course: Mechanical Engineering / Medical Science (2013)
CP Required: 240
Min FT Duration: 5.00 Years
Min PT Duration: N/A
Faculty/School: University Archive
Years Offered: 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011

2. Requirements

To qualify for the award of the Engineering/Medical Science combined degree, a student shall complete units of study having a total value of at least 240 credit points including:

(1) Units of study as prescribed for the BE specialisation

(2) 30 credit points of junior Science units of study comprising 12 credit points of Mathematics, 12 credit points of Junior Chemistry and MBLG1001 Introductory Molecular Biology & Genetics (noting that some of these may be shared in common with the engineering specialisation)

(3) 48 credit points of Intermediate Science units of study, comprising (i)36 credit points of BMED240X units as listed in Table IVB of the Science Faculty Handbook for the Bachelor of Medical Science and (ii) MBLG2071 and 2072 Molecular Biology and Genetics A and B, or the advanced version of these units MBLG2971 and MBLG2972.

(4) At least 24 credit points of Senior units of study taken from the subject areas of Anatomy/Histology, Biology (Genetics), Biochemistry, Cell Pathology, Histology, Immunology, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Neuroscience, Nutrition & Metabolism, Pharmacology, Physiology and Virology.

Optional Science major

The completion of a Science major through selection of appropriate Senior Science units is possible as part of the Engineering/Medical Science combined degree, but not required. Any student who satisfies the requirements of a Science major through the Science units taken as part of the combined degree shall have that major recorded on the Bachelor of Medical Science testamur at the completion of the degree.

Optional Science major

The completion of a Science major through selection of appropriate Senior Science units is possible as part of the Engineering/Medical Science combined degree, but not required. Any student who satisfies the requirements of a Science major through the Science units taken as part of the combined degree shall have that major recorded on the Bachelor of Medical Science testamur at the completion of the degree.

Honours

(1) Honours is available to meritorious candidates, in either or both the Bachelor of Engineering or Bachelor of Medical Science. Honours requires the completion of an alternative set of units in the final year of the Bachelor of Engineering degree and of one additional full time year of study for the Bachelor of Medical Science degree. The Resolutions of the Faculty of Science allow for part time honours in certain circumstances.

(2) Admission and award requirements for honours in the Bachelor of Engineering are listed in the resolution for the Bachelor of Engineering degree. Admission and award requirements for honours in the Bachelor of Medical Science are listed in the resolutions of the Faculty of Science.

Transitional provisions

(1) These rules apply to students who commenced their candidature after 1 January, 2012 and students who commenced their candidature prior to 1 January, 2012 who elect to proceed under these rules.

(2) Candidates who commenced their candidature prior to 1 January, 2012 may complete the requirements in accordance with the resolutions in force at the time of their commencement.

(3) Candidates who have completed some, but not all, of the pre-2012 intermediate core BMED280X units should note that these units will be discontinued and that the following equivalences of new to old units will apply.

- BMED2401 equivalent to BMED2801 and 2802

- BMED2402 equivalent to BMED2806

- BMED2403 equivalent to BMED2803

- BMED2404 equivalent to BMED2807

- BMED2405 equivalent to BMED2804

- BMED2406 equivalent to BMED2805

- The old intermediate core unit BMED2808 will count as any new intermediate core unit contributing to the requirements of the degree.

For further details, students should consult the resolutions for the Bachelor of Medical Science degree in the Faculty of Science Handbook. The handbook is available online at http://sydney.edu.au/handbooks/

3. Semesters

Year 1 - Semester 1

Type CP CP From
Core
6 CHEM1101: Chemistry 1A
Core
6 ENGG1801: Engineering Computing
Core
3 MATH1001: Differential Calculus


Note: Note: This unit is discontinued from 2018. Replacement unit is MATH1021.
Core
3 MATH1002: Linear Algebra
Core
6 MECH1560: Introduction to Mechanical Engineering

Year 1 - Semester 2

Type CP CP From
Core
6 AMME1550: Dynamics 1
Core
6 CHEM1102: Chemistry 1B
Core
6 ENGG1802: Engineering Mechanics
Core
3 MATH1003: Integral Calculus and Modelling


Note: Note: This unit is discontinued from 2018. Replacement unit is MATH1023.
Core
3 MATH1005: Statistics

Year 2 - Semester 1

Type CP CP From
Core
6 AMME2302: Materials 1
Core
6 AMME2500: Engineering Dynamics
Core
6 ELEC2004: Electrical Engineering: Foundations
Core
6 MATH2067: DEs and Vector Calculus for Engineers

Year 2 - Semester 2

Type CP CP From
Core
6 MBLG1001: Molecular Biology and Genetics (Intro)
Core
6 AMME2200: Introductory Thermofluids
Core
6 AMME2301: Mechanics of Solids 1
Core
6 MECH2400: Mechanical Design 1

Year 3 - Semester 1

Type CP CP From
24 Select from Unit Block:
Medical Science Intermediate Units

Note: Students must complete BMED2401, BMED2402, BMED2403 and MBLG2071 (or advanced equivalent MBLG2971). These units of study replace the BMED280x units that were offered in previous years. See Medical Science Intermediate Units list for further details.

Year 3 - Semester 2

Type CP CP From
24 Select from Unit Block:
Medical Science Intermediate Units

Note: Students must complete BMED2404, BMED2405, BMED2406 and MBLG2072 (or advanced equivalent MBLG2972). These units of study replace the BMED280x units that were offered in previous years. See Medical Science Intermediate Units list for further details.

Year 4 - Semester 1

Type CP CP From
Core
6 AMME3500: System Dynamics and Control
Core
6 MECH3261: Fluid Mechanics 2
Core
6 MECH3362: Materials 2
Core
6 MECH3660: Manufacturing Engineering

Year 4 - Semester 2

Type CP CP From
Core
6 MECH3260: Thermal Engineering 2
Core
6 MECH3361: Mechanics of Solids 2
Core
6 MECH3460: Mechanical Design 2
List
6 Select from Unit Blocks:
Mechanical Electives
Medical Science Senior Units
or other units.

Note: Combined BE(Mech)/BMedSc students are required to complete 24 credit points of Medical Science Senior units and 6 credit points of Recommended Mechanical Electives.

Year 5 - Semester 1

Type CP CP From
Core
6 AMME4111: Thesis A


Note: Under the change of rules in 2015 and for AQF and accreditation compliance, students should enrol in AMME4111 /AMME4112
Core
0 ENGG4000: Practical Experience
Core
6 MECH4601: Professional Engineering 2
List
12 Select from Unit Blocks:
Mechanical Electives
Medical Science Senior Units
or other units.

Note: Combined BE(Mech)/BMedSc students are required to complete 24 credit points of Medical Science Senior units and 6 credit points of Recommended Mechanical Electives.

Year 5 - Semester 2

Type CP CP From
Core
6 AMME4112: Thesis B


Note: Under the change of rules in 2015 and for AQF and accreditation compliance, students should enrol in AMME4111 /AMME4112
List
18 Select from Unit Blocks:
Mechanical Electives
Medical Science Senior Units
or other units.

Note: Combined BE(Mech)/BMedSc students are required to complete 24 credit points of Medical Science Senior units and 6 credit points of Recommended Mechanical Electives.

4. Pathways

Engineering Honours Thesis

Type CP CP From
Core
6 AMME4111: Thesis A
Core
6 AMME4112: Thesis B

Note: Students with ISWAM of 65% or greater are eligible for Honours pathway and can replace 4th Year Engineering Project units AMME4121 and AMME4122 with Honours Thesis Units AMME4111 and AMME4112.

5. Unit Blocks

Block 1 - Mechanical Electives (Min CP: 6,Max CP: 18)

Unit Code Unit Name CP Sessions Offered
AMME4210 Computational Fluid Dynamics 6 Semester 1
Semester 2
AMME4241 Renewable Energy 6 Semester 2
AMME4660 Management, Employees and Industrial Relations 6 Semester 2
MECH4241 Energy and the Environment 6
MECH4255 Air Conditioning and Refrigeration 6
MECH4265 Combustion 6
MECH4310 Advanced Engineering Materials 6
MECH4460 Mechanical Design 3 6 Semester 1
MECH4961 Biomechanics and Biomaterials 6 Semester 2

Block 2 - Medical Science Intermediate Units (Min CP: 48,Max CP: 48)

Unit Code Unit Name CP Sessions Offered
BMED2401 Cellular Foundations of Medical Sciences 6 Semester 1
BMED2402 Nerve and Muscle 6 Semester 1
BMED2403 Cardiovascular & Respiratory Systems 6 Semester 1
BMED2404 Microbes, Infection and Immunity 6 Semester 2
BMED2405 Gut and nutrient metabolism 6 Semester 2
BMED2406 Hormones, Kidney and Reproduction 6 Semester 2
MBLG2071 Molecular Biology and Genomics 6 Semester 1
MBLG2072 Genetics and Genomics 6 Semester 2
MBLG2971 Molecular Biology and Genomics (Adv) 6 Semester 1
MBLG2972 Genetics and Genomics (Adv) 6 Semester 2

Note: 48 credit points of Intermediate Science units of study must be taken. These comprise (i) six BMED240X units (36 credit points) plus (ii) MBLG2071 and 2072 Molecular Biology and Genetics A and B (12 credit points) or the advanced version of these units MBLG2971 and MBLG2972.

BMED240x units of study replace the BMED280x units that were offered in previous years. MBLG2071 and MBLG2072 (or the advanced equivalents MBLG2971 and MBLG2972) are required from 2012 onwards. Transitional arrangements apply for students who have completed some, but not all, of the pre-2012 intermediate core BMED280X units. These arrangements are explained in the Requirements section of this outline. See Faculty Handbook for further details at http://sydney.edu.au/handbooks/

Block 3 - Medical Science Senior Units (Min CP: 24,Max CP: 24)

Unit Code Unit Name CP Sessions Offered
ANAT3004 Cranial and Cervical Anatomy 6 Semester 2
ANAT3008 Musculoskeletal Anatomy 6 Semester 2
ANAT3904 Cranial & Cervical Anatomy (Advanced) 6 Semester 2
BCHM3071 Molecular Biology & Biochemistry- Genes 6 Semester 1
BCHM3072 Human Molecular Cell Biology 6 Semester 2
BCHM3081 Mol Biology & Biochemistry- Proteins 6 Semester 1
BCHM3082 Medical and Metabolic Biochemistry 6 Semester 2
BCHM3092 Proteomics and Functional Genomics 6 Semester 2
BCHM3971 Molecular Biology & Biochem- Genes (Adv) 6 Semester 1
BCHM3972 Human Molecular Cell Biology (Advanced) 6 Semester 2
BCHM3981 Mol Biology & Biochemistry- Proteins Adv 6 Semester 1
BCHM3982 Medical and Metabolic Biochemistry (Adv) 6 Semester 2
BCHM3992 Proteomics and Functional Genomics (Adv) 6 Semester 2
BIOL3018 Gene Technology and Genomics 6 Semester 1
BIOL3025 Evolutionary Genetics & Animal Behaviour 6
BIOL3026 Developmental Genetics 6 Semester 2
BIOL3918 Gene Technology and Genomics Advanced 6 Semester 1
BIOL3925 Evolutionary Gen. & Animal Behaviour Adv 6
BIOL3926 Developmental Genetics (Advanced) 6 Semester 2
CPAT3201 Pathogenesis of Human Disease 1 6 Semester 2
CPAT3202 Pathogenesis of Human Disease 2 6 Semester 2
EMHU3001 Electron Microscopy and Imaging/Theory 6 Semester 2
EMHU3002 Electron Microscopy and Imaging/Prac 6 Semester 2
HSTO3001 Microscopy & Histochemistry Theory 6 Semester 1
HSTO3002 Microscopy & Histochemistry Practical 6 Semester 1
HSTO3003 Cells and Development: Theory 6 Semester 2
HSTO3004 Cells and Development: Practical (Adv) 6 Semester 2
IMMU3102 Molecular and Cellular Immunology 6 Semester 2
IMMU3202 Immunology in Human Disease 6 Semester 2
IMMU3902 Molecular and Cellular Immunology (Adv) 6 Semester 2
IMMU3903 Immunology in Human Disease (Advanced) 6 Semester 2
INFD3012 Infectious Diseases 6 Semester 2
MICR3011 Microbes in Infection 6 Semester 1
MICR3032 Molecular Microbiology Concepts 6 Semester 2
MICR3042 Molecular Microbiology Research Skills 6 Semester 2
MICR3911 Microbes in Infection (Advanced) 6 Semester 1
MICR3932 Molecular Microbiology Concepts (Adv) 6 Semester 2
MICR3942 Molecular Micro Research Skills (Adv) 6 Semester 2
NEUR3001 Neuroscience: Special Senses 6 Semester 1
NEUR3002 Neuroscience: Motor Systems & Behaviour 6 Semester 1
NEUR3003 Cellular and Developmental Neuroscience 6 Semester 2
NEUR3004 Integrative Neuroscience 6 Semester 2
NEUR3901 Neuroscience: Special Senses (Advanced) 6 Semester 1
NEUR3902 Neuroscience: Motor Systems & Behav. Adv 6 Semester 1
NEUR3903 Cellular & Developmental Neurosci. (Adv) 6 Semester 2
NEUR3904 Integrative Neuroscience (Advanced) 6 Semester 2
NUTM3001 Introductory Nutrition and Metabolism 6 Semester 1
PCOL3011 Toxicology 6 Semester 1
PCOL3012 Drug Design and Development 6 Semester 1
PCOL3021 Drug Therapy 6 Semester 2
PCOL3022 Neuropharmacology 6 Semester 2
PCOL3911 Toxicology (Advanced) 6 Semester 1
PCOL3912 Drug Design and Development (Adv) 6 Semester 1
PCOL3921 Drug Therapy (Advanced) 6 Semester 2
PCOL3922 Neuropharmacology (Advanced) 6 Semester 2
PHSI3005 Human Cellular Physiology: Theory 6 Semester 1
PHSI3006 Human Cellular Physiology: Research 6 Semester 1
PHSI3007 Heart and Circulation: Normal Function 6 Semester 2
PHSI3008 Heart and Circulation: Dysfunction 6 Semester 2
PHSI3905 Human Cellular Physiology (Adv): Theory 6 Semester 1
PHSI3906 Human Cellular Physiology (Ad): Research 6 Semester 1
PHSI3907 Heart & Circulation: Normal Function Adv 6 Semester 2
PHSI3908 Heart & Circulation: Dysfunction Adv 6 Semester 2
VIRO3001 Virology 6 Semester 1
VIRO3002 Medical and Applied Virology 6 Semester 2
VIRO3901 Virology (Advanced) 6 Semester 1
VIRO3902 Medical and Applied Virology (Advanced) 6 Semester 2

Note: Minimum of 24CP senior must be chosen from Medical Science related units in the subject areas of: Anatomy (NOT ANAT(3006 and 3007)), Biology (Genetics) (ie. BIOL3018/3918, 3025/3925, 3026/3926), Biochemistry, Cell Pathology, Histology, Immunology, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Neuroscience, Nutrition and Metabolism, Pharmacology, Physiology and Virology.