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Biomedical - Chemical and Biomolecular Major (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: Biomedical - Chemical and Biomolecular Major (2013)
CP Required: 192
Min FT Duration: 4.00 Years
Min PT Duration: N/A
Faculty/School: University Archive
Years Offered: 2014, 2013

2. Requirements

Candidates for the degree of Bachelor of Biomedical Engineering are required to complete 192 credit points comprising (a) 144 credit points of the core and elective Biomedical Engineering units of study plus (b) 48 credit points in a specialist major offered by the Faculty as shown in the accompanying tables.

Acceptable alternative units of study

Most units of study offered by the Science Faculty shown in the tables 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.

Study abroad

Students undertaking Study Abroad in a particular year of their degree must enrol in the appropriate International Exchange Program units of study as an alternative to a semester's standard units.

3. Semesters

Year 1 - Semester 1

Type CP CP From
Core
6 CHEM1101: Chemistry 1A
Core
6 ENGG1801: Engineering Computing
Core
6 ENGG1960: Introduction to Biomedical Engineering
Core
3 MATH1001: Differential Calculus


Note: Note: This unit is discontinued from 2018. Replacement unit is MATH1021.
Core
3 MATH1002: Linear Algebra

Note: The semester enrolment sequence shown in these tables is recommended for Biomedical Engineering students majoring in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering. Majors in other areas are also available but will require a different sequence for completion within the expected four year timeframe.

Year 1 - Semester 2

Type CP CP From
Core
6 CHEM1102: Chemistry 1B
Core
6 CHNG1103: Conservation of Mass and Energy
Core
3 MATH1003: Integral Calculus and Modelling


Note: Note: This unit is discontinued from 2018. Replacement unit is MATH1023.
Core
3 MATH1005: Statistics
Core
6 MBLG1001: Molecular Biology and Genetics (Intro)

Year 2 - Semester 1

Type CP CP From
Core
6 ELEC1103: Fundamentals of Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Core
6 CHNG2801: Fluid Mechanics
Core
6 CHNG2803: Heat and Mass Transfer
Core
6 MATH2067: DEs and Vector Calculus for Engineers

Year 2 - Semester 2

Type CP CP From
Core
6 CHNG2804: Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics
Core
6 CHNG2805: Engineering for a Sustainable Society
Core
6 CHNG2806: Separation Processes
Core
6 MECH2901: Anatomy and Physiology for Engineers

Year 3 - Semester 1

Type CP CP From
Core
6 AMME2302: Materials 1
Core
6 CHNG3801: Process Plant Design
Core
6 CHNG3802: Process Dynamics and Control
Core
6 MECH3660: Manufacturing Engineering

Year 3 - Semester 2

Type CP CP From
Core
6 ELEC2104: Electronic Devices and Circuits
Core
6 CHNG3804: Biochemical Engineering
Core
6 MECH3921: Biomedical Design and Technology
Core
6 AMME4790: Introduction to Biomechatronics


Note: ELEC3802 is an acceptable alternative.

Year 4 - Semester 1

Type CP CP From
Core
0 ENGG4000: Practical Experience
12 Select from Unit Block:
Recommended Biomedical Electives


Note: The degree requires 18 credit points of these units including at least one of the following four units: AMME4990, AMME5992, CHNG5605 or ELEC5701.
6 Select from Unit Block:
Engineering Project /Honours Thesis
6 Select from AMME4981: Applied Biomedical Engineering
COMP5424: Information Technology in Biomedicine


Note: COMP5456 in semester 2 is an acceptable alternative.

Year 4 - Semester 2

Type CP CP From
Core
6 AMME4971: Tissue Engineering
Core
6 MECH4961: Biomechanics and Biomaterials
6 Select from Unit Block:
Recommended Biomedical Electives


Note: The degree requires 18 credit points of these units including at least one of the following four units: AMME4990, AMME5992, CHNG5605 or ELEC5701.
6 Select from Unit Block:
Engineering Project /Honours Thesis

4. Pathways

Major in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

Type CP CP From
Core
6 CHNG1103: Conservation of Mass and Energy
Core
6 CHNG2801: Fluid Mechanics
Core
6 CHNG2804: Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics
Core
6 CHNG2805: Engineering for a Sustainable Society
Core
6 CHNG2806: Separation Processes
Core
6 CHNG3801: Process Plant Design
Core
6 CHNG3802: Process Dynamics and Control
Core
6 CHNG3804: Biochemical Engineering

Note: Enrolment is recommended in the following sequence

Year 1 CHNG1103 (Semester 2).

Year 2 CHNG2801 ( Semester 1); CHNG2804, CHNG2805, CHNG2806 (Semester 2).

Year 3 CHNG3801, CHNG3802 ( Semester 1); CHNG3804 (Semester 2).

5. Unit Blocks

Block 1 - Year 4 Applied Biomedical Computing Units (Min CP: 6,Max CP: 6)

Unit Code Unit Name CP Sessions Offered
AMME4981 Applied Biomedical Engineering 6 Semester 1
COMP5424 Information Technology in Biomedicine 6 Semester 1
COMP5456 Introduction to Bioinformatics [not running] 6 Semester 2

Block 2 - Recommended Biomedical Electives (Min CP: 18,Max CP: 18)

Unit Code Unit Name CP Sessions Offered
AMME4710 Computer Vision and Image Processing 6 Semester 2
AMME4990 Biomedical Product Development 6 Semester 1
AMME4992 Regulatory Affairs in the Medical Industry 6 Semester 2
AMME5958 Nanotechnology in Biomedical Engineering 6 Semester 2
AMME5995 Advanced Bionics 6 Semester 1
CHNG5601 Membrane Science 6 Semester 1
CHNG5602 Cellular Biophysics [not offered in 2019] 6 Semester 1
CHNG5603 Advanced Process Modelling & Simulation 6 Semester 1
CHNG5604 Advanced Membrane Engineering 6 Semester 2
CHNG5605 Bio-Products: Laboratory to Marketplace 6 Semester 2
COMP5048 Visual Analytics 6 Semester 2
ELEC3305 Digital Signal Processing 6 Semester 1
ELEC3803 Bioelectronics 6 Semester 2
ELEC5514 Networked Embedded Systems 6 Semester 2
ELEC5614 Real Time Computing 6 Semester 1
ELEC5701 Technology Venture Creation 6 Semester 2
HTIN5002 Quality Frameworks for Health Innovation 6 Semester 2 Block Mode
MECH4720 Sensors and Signals 6
MECH4730 Computers in Real-Time Control and Instrumentation 6
MECH4902 Orthopaedic and Surgical Engineering 6 Semester 2
MECH5907 Orthopaedic and Surgical Engineering 6 Semester 2
MTRX5700 Experimental Robotics 6 Semester 1

Note: At least 18 credit points (three units of study) must be selected from the units listed above including at least one of the following: AMME4990, AMME4992, CHNG5605 or ELEC5701.

Block 3 - Engineering Project /Honours Thesis (Min CP: 12,Max CP: 12)

Unit Code Unit Name CP Sessions Offered
AMME4111 Thesis A 6 Semester 1
Semester 2
AMME4112 Thesis B 6 Semester 1
Semester 2
AMME4121 Engineering Project A 6 Semester 1
Semester 2
AMME4122 Engineering Project B 6 Semester 1
Semester 2
CHNG4811 Thesis A 6 Semester 1
Semester 2
CHNG4812 Thesis B 6 Semester 1
Semester 2
CHNG4813 Engineering Project A 6 Semester 1
Semester 2
CHNG4814 Engineering Project B 6 Semester 1
Semester 2

Note: Students must chose 12 cp comprising EITHER Engineering Project units A and B OR Honours Thesis units A and B. Honours Thesis requires an Intermediate/Senior average mark (ISWAM) of 65% or greater. Students below this threshold must enrol in Engineering Project.