Faculty of Engineering

Biomedical - Mechatronics Major (2015)


Note: This course version applies only to students first enrolling in 2015.
WARNING: This course version is currently under review and is subject to change.


1. Overview

Course: Biomedical - Mechatronics Major (2015)
CP Required: 192
Min FT Duration: 4.00 Years
Min PT Duration: 4.00 Years
Faculty/School: Faculty of Engineering
Years Offered: 2016, 2015

2. Requirements

Candidates for the degree of Bachelor of Engineering(Honours)(Biomedical) 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. Students who do not meet the Honours requirement of 65% average marks throughout their program will be awarded the PASS degree, Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical).

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: 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 Mechatronic 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 ENGG1802: Engineering Mechanics
Core
3 MATH1003: Integral Calculus and Modelling


Note: This unit is discontinued from 2018. Replacement unit is MATH1023.
Core
3 MATH1005: Statistics
Core
6 MBLG1001: Molecular Biology and Genetics (Intro)
Core
6 MTRX1702: Mechatronics 1

Year 2 - Semester 1

Type CP CP From
Core
6 ELEC1103: Fundamentals of Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Core
6 AMME2500: Engineering Dynamics
Core
6 MATH2067: DEs and Vector Calculus for Engineers
Core
6 MTRX2700: Mechatronics 2

Year 2 - Semester 2

Type CP CP From
Core
6 AMME1362: Materials 1
Core
6 CHEM1102: Chemistry 1B
Core
6 AMME2301: Mechanics of Solids 1
Core
6 MECH2901: Anatomy and Physiology for Engineers

Year 3 - Semester 1

Type CP CP From
Core
6 AMME3500: System Dynamics and Control
Core
6 MECH3660: Manufacturing Engineering


Note: From 2018 BE(Biomedical) students should take AMME3660 instead of MECH3660.
12 Select from Unit Block:
Recommended Biomedical Electives

Year 3 - Semester 2

Type CP CP From
Core
6 ELEC2104: Electronic Devices and Circuits
Core
6 MECH2400: Mechanical Design 1
Core
6 MECH3921: Biomedical Design and Technology
Core
6 MTRX3700: Mechatronics 3

Year 4 - Semester 1

Type CP CP From
Core
6 ELEC3404: Electronic Circuit Design
Core
6 AMME4111: Thesis A
Core
6 AMME4971: Tissue Engineering
Core
0 ENGG4000: Practical Experience
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 AMME4112: Thesis B
Core
6 AMME4790: Introduction to Biomechatronics
Core
6 MECH4961: Biomechanics and Biomaterials
6 Select from Unit Block:
Recommended Biomedical Electives

4. Pathways

No streams/majors defined for this course version.

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
AMME5931 Nanomaterials in Medicine 6 Semester 1
AMME5951 Fundamentals of Neuromodulation 6 Semester 1
AMME5962 Introduction to Mechanobiology 6 Semester 2
AMME5995 Advanced Bionics 6 Semester 1
CHNG5601 Membrane Science 6 Semester 1
CHNG5602 Cellular Biophysics 6 Semester 2
CHNG5603 Advanced Industrial Modelling and Analysis 6 Semester 1
CHNG5604 Advanced Membrane Engineering 6 Semester 2
CHNG5605 Bio-Products: Laboratory to Marketplace 6 Semester 2
COMP5048 Visual Analytics 6 Semester 1
Semester 2
ELEC3305 Digital Signal Processing 6 Semester 1
ELEC3803 Bioelectronics [not offered in 2020] 6 Semester 2
ELEC5514 Networked Embedded Systems 6 Semester 2
ELEC5614 Real Time Computing 6 Semester 1
ELEC5701 Technology Venture Creation 6 Semester 2
MECH4902 Orthopaedic and Surgical Engineering 6 Semester 2
MECH5720 Sensors and Signals 6 Semester 2
MECH5907 Orthopaedic and Surgical Engineering 6 Semester 2
MTRX5700 Experimental Robotics 6 Semester 1

Note: MECH4902 has been replaced by MECH5907 from 2017. 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.