Faculty of Engineering

Software / Medical Science (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: Software / Medical Science (2015)
CP Required: 240
Min FT Duration: 5.00 Years
Min PT Duration: N/A
Faculty/School: Faculty of Engineering
Years Offered: 2017, 2016, 2015

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.

Engineering Honours

Candidates are required to achieve a minimum HWAM (Honours Weighted Average Mark) of 65% to qualify for the Honours degree. Students who satisfy all requirements for graduation except the HWAM required for honours will be awarded the PASS degree Bachelor of Engineering.

Medical Science Honours

Honours in Medical Science requires the completion of one additional full time year of study. 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, 2015 and students who commenced their candidature prior to 1 January, 2015 who elect to proceed under these rules.

(2) Candidates who commenced their candidature prior to 1 January, 2015 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


Note: This unit is discontinued from 2018. Replacement unit is CHEM1111.
Core
6 ENGG1805: Professional Engineering and IT
Core
6 INFO1103: Introduction to Programming


Note: This unit is discontinued from 2018. Replacement unit is INFO1113.
Core
3 MATH1001: Differential Calculus
Core
3 MATH1002: Linear Algebra

Note: A lot of UoS run by the School of Information Technologies are undergoing changes in 2018. If you started your degree prior to 2018 and are affected by these changes, then please consult your program director regarding replacement units to satisfy your degree requirements.

Year 1 - Semester 2

Type CP CP From
Core
6 CHEM1102: Chemistry 1B


Note: This unit is discontinued from 2018. Replacement unit is CHEM1112.
Core
6 ELEC1601: Introduction to Computer Systems
Core
6 INFO1105: Data Structures


Note: This unit is discontinued from 2018. Replacement unit is COMP2123.
Core
3 MATH1003: Integral Calculus and Modelling
Core
3 MATH1005: Statistics

Year 2 - Semester 1

Type CP CP From
Core
6 BIOL1001: Concepts in Biology
Core
6 COMP2129: Operating Systems and Machine Principles


Note: This unit is discontinued from 2018. Replacement unit is COMP2017.
Core
6 INFO2120: Database Systems 1


Note: This unit is discontinued from 2018. Replacement unit is ISYS2120.
Core
6 MATH2069: Discrete Mathematics and Graph Theory

Year 2 - Semester 2

Type CP CP From
Core
6 MBLG1001: Molecular Biology and Genetics (Intro)
Core
6 COMP2007: Algorithms and Complexity


Note: This unit is discontinued from 2018. Replacement unit is COMP3027.
Core
6 INFO2110: Systems Analysis and Modelling


Note: This unit is discontinued from 2018. Replacement unit is ISYS2110.
Core
6 INFO2315: Introduction to IT Security


Note: This unit is discontinued from 2018. Replacement unit is INFO3616.

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 INFO3220: Object Oriented Design


Note: This unit is not available to Software students from 2018. Replacement unit is SOFT3202.
Core
6 INFO3402: Management of IT Projects and Systems


Note: This unit is discontinued from 2018. Replacement unit is INFO3333.
6 Select from Unit Block:
Recommended Software Units


Note: At least 12 credit points of Recommended Software units are required for the BE(Software) component of the degree.
6 Select from Unit Block:
Medical Science Senior Units

Year 4 - Semester 2

Type CP CP From
Core
6 COMP3615: Computer Science Project


Note: This unit is not available to Software students from 2018. Replacement unit is SOFT3413.
Core
6 ELEC3609: Internet Software Platforms
Core
6 INFO3315: Human-Computer Interaction
6 Select from Unit Block:
Medical Science Senior Units

Year 5 - Semester 1

Type CP CP From
Core
0 ELEC4702: Practical Experience
Core
6 ELEC4712: Thesis A
Core
6 COMP5348: Enterprise Scale Software Architecture
Core
6 ELEC5618: Software Quality Engineering
6 Select from Unit Block:
Medical Science Senior Units

Year 5 - Semester 2

Type CP CP From
Core
6 ELEC4713: Thesis B
Core
6 ELEC5619: Object Oriented Application Frameworks
6 Select from Unit Block:
Medical Science Senior Units
6 Select from Unit Block:
Recommended Software Units

4. Pathways

No streams/majors defined for this course version.

5. Unit Blocks

Block 1 - 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.

MBLG2072 is discontinued from 2018. Replacement unit is GEGE2001. GEGE2001 may be substituted for the advanced alternative GEGE2901.

Block 2 - 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
BIOL3026 Developmental Genetics 6 Semester 2
BIOL3918 Gene Technology and Genomics Advanced 6 Semester 1
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
NUTM3002 Nutrition & Metabolism Advanced Concepts 6 Semester 2
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.

Block 3 - Recommended Software Units (Min CP: 12,Max CP: 12)

Note: Recommended Units include all COMP, ELEC, INFO and ISYS units at 1000, 2000, 3000, 4000 or 5000 level. See Faculty of Engineering/IT Unit of Study page at http://cusp.sydney.edu.au/students/view-units-page/did/742 for full list of COMP, ELEC, INFO and ISYS units.

No more than 18 CP should come from level 1000 or 2000 units.