Faculty of Engineering

Biomedical / Arts (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 / Arts (2015)
CP Required: 240
Min FT Duration: 5.00 Years
Min PT Duration: 5.00 Years
Faculty/School: Faculty of Engineering
Years Offered: 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015

2. Requirements

To qualify for the award of the combined degree, a candidate must complete 240 credit points comprising:

(1) For the Bachelor of Engineering, all units of study prescribed in the table of units for the Bachelor of Engineering stream the candidate is pursuing.

(2) For the Bachelor of Arts. a total of 84 credit points from Table A in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Handbook, including: (a) a major from Table A; (b) a minimum 54 credit points of 2000/3000 level units of study.

Students not meeting the Engineering Honours requirement of an average mark of 65% throughout their degree will be awarded the PASS degree Bachelor of Engineering (Biomedical).

For further details, see Faculty Handbook at http://sydney.edu.au/handbooks/

3. Semesters

Year 1 - Semester 1

Type CP CP From
Core
6 CHEM1101: Chemistry 1A


Note: This unit is discontinued from 2018. Replacement unit is CHEM1111.
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
6 Select from Unit Block:
Arts Units

Year 1 - Semester 2

Type CP CP From
Core
6 CHEM1102: Chemistry 1B
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)
6 Select from Unit Block:
Arts Units

Year 2 - Semester 1

Type CP CP From
Core
6 ELEC1103: Fundamentals of Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Core
6 ENGG1801: Engineering Computing
Core
6 MATH2067: DEs and Vector Calculus for Engineers


Note: This unit is discontinued from 2018. Replacement unit is MATH2021.
6 Select from Unit Block:
Arts Units

Year 2 - Semester 2

Type CP CP From
Core
6 AMME1362: Materials 1
Core
6 ELEC2104: Electronic Devices and Circuits
Core
6 MECH2901: Anatomy and Physiology for Engineers
6 Select from Unit Block:
Engineering Systems Units


Note: May be taken as a Semester 1 unit.

Year 3 - Semester 1

Type CP CP From
Core
6 MECH3660: Manufacturing Engineering


Note: From 2018 BE(Biomedical) students should take AMME3660 instead of MECH3660.
18 Select from Unit Block:
Arts Units

Note: Sufficient Arts Units of Study at 2000 and 3000 levels need to be spread over 3rd and 4th year to meet the 84cp requirement for the Arts component of the combined degree. Note, this 84cp must include a minimum 54 credit points of 2xxx/3xxx level units of study. Students must also ensure they meet the requirements for an Arts Major (Table A, Arts Handbook).

Year 3 - Semester 2

Type CP CP From
Core
6 MECH3921: Biomedical Design and Technology
6 Select from Unit Block:
Bioelectronics & Biomedical Control Units


Note: May be taken as a Semester 1 unit.
12 Select from Unit Block:
Arts Units

Year 4 - Semester 1

Type CP CP From
18 Select from Unit Block:
Arts Units
6 Select from Unit Block:
Recommended Biomedical Electives

Year 4 - Semester 2

Type CP CP From
6 Select from Unit Block:
Recommended Biomedical Electives
18 Select from Unit Block:
Arts Units

Year 5 - Semester 1

Type CP CP From
Core
6 AMME4111: Thesis A
Core
6 AMME4971: Tissue Engineering
Core
0 ENGG4000: Practical Experience
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, AMME4992, CHNG5605 or ELEC5701.
6 Select from Unit Block:
Applied Biomedical Computing Units


Note: May also be taken in Semester 2.

Year 5 - Semester 2

Type CP CP From
Core
6 AMME4112: Thesis B
Core
6 MECH4961: Biomechanics and Biomaterials
12 Select from Unit Block:
Recommended Biomedical Electives

4. Pathways

No streams/majors defined for this course version.

5. Unit Blocks

Block 1 - Arts Units (Min CP: 84,Max CP: 84)

Note: For the Bachelor of Arts component, students are required to complete a total of 84 credit points of Table A units as listed in the handbook of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, including a major from Table A and a minimum 54 credit points of 2000/3000 level units of study. See Arts and Social Sciences Faculty handbook at http://sydney.edu.au/handbooks

Block 2 - Engineering Systems Units (Min CP: 6,Max CP: 12)

Unit Code Unit Name CP Sessions Offered
AMME2261 Fluid Mechanics 1 6 Semester 1
AMME2262 Thermal Engineering 1 6 Semester 2
CHNG2803 Heat and Mass Transfer 6 Semester 1
ELEC2302 Signals and Systems 6 Semester 2
MECH2400 Mechanical Design 1 6 Semester 2

Block 3 - Bioelectronics & Biomedical Control Units (Min CP: 6,Max CP: 12)

Unit Code Unit Name CP Sessions Offered
AMME4790 Introduction to Biomechatronics 6 Semester 2
ELEC3802 Fundamentals of Biomedical Engineering 6 Semester 1

Note: AMME4790 has been replaced by AMME5790 from 2017

Block 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 5 - Recommended Biomedical Electives (Min CP: 18,Max CP: 30)

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
AMME5958 Nanotechnology in Biomedical Engineering 6 Semester 2
AMME5962 Introduction to Mechanobiology 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
ELEC3404 Electronic Circuit Design 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
MECH4902 Orthopaedic and Surgical Engineering 6 Semester 2
MECH5310 Advanced Engineering Materials 6 Semester 1
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.