Faculty of Engineering

Biomedical / Music Studies (2016)


Note: This course version applies only to students first enrolling in 2016.
WARNING: This course version is currently under review and is subject to change.


1. Overview

Course: Biomedical / Music Studies (2016)
CP Required: 240
Min FT Duration: 5.00 Years
Min PT Duration: N/A
Faculty/School: Faculty of Engineering
Years Offered: 2017, 2016

2. Requirements

In summary the requirements are:

Students must complete 240 credit points as follows:

Engineering (144 credit points):

► 36 credit points of Engineering core units

► 84 credit points of Biomedical Stream core units

► 6 credit points of Biomedical Specialist elective units

► 6 credit points of Applied Biomedical Computing units

► 6 credit points of Engineering Systems units

► 6 credit points of Bioelectronics and Biomedical Control units

Music:

► 96 credit points of Music core units

The handbook rules governing this degree are as follows:

To qualify for the award of the combined degree:

(a) For all Bachelor of Engineering combined degrees a candidate must complete 240 credit points and satisfy any additional requirements specified.

(b) Where the requirements specified in the following clauses account for less than the total required credit, candidates must complete additional units of study from the tables relevant to the Bachelor of Engineering as may be necessary to satisfy the requirements of the degree.

Requirements for the Bachelor of Engineering

For the Bachelor of Engineering component of a combined degree:

(a) The units of study that may be taken for the Bachelor of Engineering component of the combined degree are set out in the tables of units of study for the Bachelor of Engineering single degree;

(b) Except where approved, all candidates must complete a minimum of 144 credit points comprising:

(i) 36cp from the Engineering Core Table, including all required units;

(ii) 108cp from the Engineering Stream Core Table pertaining to the specialist stream being undertaken, including all required units;

(c) The Faculty Board may approve, based on appropriate academic justification, a list of approved unit alternatives. These alternatives specify, for particular Engineering stream / combined degree combinations, units within the normal requirements for the Bachelor of Engineering component of the combined degree that can be replaced by specified alternative units that would form part of the normal program for single degree students in that stream.

Candidates who do not meet the requirements for the award of the Bachelor of Engineering Honours but who have otherwise satisfied the requirements of the Bachelor of Engineering shall graduate with the Bachelor of Engineering pass degree.

Requirements for the Bachelor of Music Studies

For the Bachelor of Music Studies component of a combined degree:

(a) Candidates must complete 96 credit points from the Conservatorium of Music, and reach the minimum levels of achievement for the area of study (Principal study) as set out in the Handbook.

(i) Including 36 Credit Points of Principal Study units, as set out in the principal study requirements.

(ii) Including 24 Credit Points of Music Skills units, as set out in the principal study requirements.

Principal Studies available for the Bachelor of Music Studies are listed under the course resolution for the Bachelor of Music Studies.

Engineering Honours requirements

(a) an EWAM of at least 65 immediately prior to the semester in which a thesis unit of study is first attempted; and

(b) have an EIHWAM of at least 65 at the completion of the degree; and

(c) complete the requirements within a time limit of 5 years for a single Bachelor of Engineering Honours degree or complete the requirements within a time limit of 6 years for a combined Bachelor of Engineering Honours combined degree.

Candidates who satisfy the requirements for the Engineering degree, but who have not satisfied each of Clauses (a), (b) and (c), will qualify for the award of the Bachelor of Engineering degree (i.e. the PASS degree, awarded without Honours).

Advanced units in Maths and Science

Most units of study offered by the Science Faculty on the list of core requirements 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.

Permission from the relevant Head of School must be sought prior to enrolling in exchange units of study.

Faculty Resolutions

Details of relevant Faculty resolutions are available via the university handbook site at: http://sydney.edu.au/handbooks/

3. Semesters

Year 1 - Semester 1

Type CP CP From
18 Select from Unit Block:
Music


Note: Principal Study Enrolment Options:
Performance
  • Principal Study 1 (6)
  • Harmony 1 & Aural 1 (6)
  • Performance Unit (6)
Composition
  • Principal Study 1 (6)
  • Instrumentation & Orchestration (6)
  • Sound Recording Fundamentals (3)
  • Creative Vocal Ensemble OR Performance for Composers: Percussion OR Composition Through Improvisation (3)
Musicology
  • Music Worlds of Today (6)
  • Performance (6)
  • Music Theory & Oral Skills (6)
Contemporary Music Practice
  • Principal Study 1 (6)
  • Sounds, Screens, Speakers (6)
  • Music Skills (6)
3 Select from MATH1002: Linear Algebra
3 Select from MATH1001: Differential Calculus


Note: This unit is discontinued from 2018. Replacement unit is MATH1021.

Note: MATH1001 and MATH1002 may be replaced by advanced units MATH1901 and MATH1902.

Year 1 - Semester 2

Type CP CP From
18 Select from Unit Block:
Music


Note: Principal Study Enrolment Options:
    Performance
    • Principal Study 2 (6)
    • Performance Unit (6)
    • Harmony 2 & Aural 2 (6)
    Composition
    • Principal Study 2 (6)
    • New Music, New Thinking OR Computer Music Fundamentals (6)
    • Creative Music Technology (3)
    • Ensemble (3)
    Musicology
    • Music from the Middle Ages to Baroque (6)
    • Performance (6)
    • Music Theory & Oral Skills (6)
    Contemporary Music Practice
    • Principal Study 2 (6)
    • New Music, New Thinking (6)
    • Music Skills (6)
    3 Select from MATH1005: Statistics
    3 Select from MATH1003: Integral Calculus and Modelling


    Note: This unit is discontinued from 2018. Replacement unit is MATH1023.

    Note: MATH1003 and MATH1005 may be replaced by advanced units MATH1903 and MATH1905.

    Year 2 - Semester 1

    Type CP CP From
    6 Select from CHEM1101: Chemistry 1A


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


    Note: Principal Study Enrolment Options:
      Performance, Composition and Contemporary Music Practice
      • Principal Study 3 (6)
      Musicology
      • Music Theory & Aural Skills (6)
      6 Select from AMME1960: Biomedical Engineering 1A
      6 Select from ENGG1801: Engineering Computing

      Year 2 - Semester 2

      Type CP CP From
      6 Select from Unit Block:
      Music


      Note: Principal Study Enrolment Options:
        Performance, Composition and Contemporary Music Practice
        • Principal Study 4 (6)
        Musicology
        • Music Theory & Aural Skills (6)
        6 Select from AMME1961: Biomedical Engineering 1B
        6 Select from ENGG1802: Engineering Mechanics
        6 Select from ENGG1111: Integrated Engineering 1

        Note: ENGG1111 may be replaced by ENGG1061 Advanced Engineering for approved students.

        Year 3 - Semester 1

        Type CP CP From
        12 Select from Unit Block:
        Music


        Note: Principal Study Enrolment Options:
          Performance
          • Principal Study 5 (6)
          • Harmony 3 & Aural 3 (6)
          Composition
          • Principal Study 5 (6)
          • Music Theory & Aural Skills (6)
          Musicology
          • Musicology Studies (6)
          • Music in the Classical And Romantics Eras (6)
          Contemporary Music Practice
          • Principal Study 5 (6)
          • Music Skills (6)
          6 Select from AMME2960: Biomedical Engineering 2
          6 Select from ELEC1103: Fundamentals of Electrical and Electronic Engineering

          Year 3 - Semester 2

          Type CP CP From
          2 Select from ENGG2111: Integrated Engineering 2
          6 Select from MECH2400: Mechanical Design 1
          6 Select from ELEC2104: Electronic Devices and Circuits
          6 Select from AMME1362: Materials 1
          6 Select from MECH2901: Anatomy and Physiology for Engineers

          Note: ENGG2111 may be replaced by ENGG2062 Engineering Project: Business Plan 2 Adv, with Faculty approval.

          Year 4 - Semester 1

          Type CP CP From
          6 Select from AMME3660: Biomanufacturing


          Note: This unit is discontinued from 2018. Replacement unit is AMME3660.
          12 Select from Unit Block:
          Music


          Note: Principal Study Enrolment Options:
            Performance
            • Harmony 4 & Aural 4 (6)
            • Performance Unit (6)
            Composition
            • Music Theory & Aural Skills (6)
            • Composer Performer Workshop 1 (3)
            • Composition Elective (3)
            Musicology
            • Musicology Studies (6)
            • Analytical Studies (6)
            Contemporary Music Practice
            • Popular Music Units (6)
            • Music Skills (6)
            6 Select from ELEC3802: Fundamentals of Biomedical Engineering
            2 Select from ENGG3111: Integrated Engineering 3

            Note: ENGG3111 may be replaced by ENGG3062 Technology Education (Adv), with Faculty approval.

            Year 4 - Semester 2

            Type CP CP From
            12 Select from Unit Block:
            Music


            Note: Principal Study Enrolment Options:
              Performance
              • Principal Study 6 (6)
              • AH&CS Foundation (6)
              Composition
              • Principal Study 6 (6)
              • Music Theory & Aural Skills (6)
              Musicology
              • Ethnographical Studies (6)
              • Music in the Modern Times (6)
              Contemporary Music Practice
              • Principal Study 6 (6)
              • Popular Music Units (6)
              6 Select from MECH3921: Biomedical Design and Technology
              6 Select from Unit Block:
              Biomedical Specialist Electives

              Year 5 - Semester 1

              Type CP CP From
              6 Select from Unit Block:
              Music


              Note: Principal Study Enrolment Options:
                Performance
                • AH&CS Foundation (6)
                Composition
                • Comp Techniques: Number & Process (6)
                Musicology
                • Historical Studies (6)
                Contemporary Music Practice
                • Performance Unit (6)
                2 Select from ENGG4111: Integrated Engineering 4
                6 Select from AMME4971: Tissue Engineering
                6 Select from Unit Block:
                Applied Biomedical Computing Units


                Note: Computing units can be taken in either semester 1 or 2, swapping with Biomedical Specialist Electives (Semester 2 Year 4)
                6 Select from AMME4111: Thesis A
                0 Select from ENGG4000: Practical Experience

                Note: ENGG4111 may be replaced by ENGG4064/5 Advanced Engineering Design A/B, with Faculty approval.

                Year 5 - Semester 2

                Type CP CP From
                6 Select from Unit Block:
                Music


                Note: Principal Study Enrolment Options:
                  Performance
                  • AH&CS (6)
                  Composition
                  • Comp Techniques: Tonality & Process (6)
                  Musicology
                  • Musicology Studies (6)
                  Contemporary Music Practice
                  • Contemporary Music Studies (6)
                  6 Select from AMME4112: Thesis B
                  6 Select from MECH4961: Biomechanics and Biomaterials

                  4. Pathways

                  No streams/majors defined for this course version.

                  5. Unit Blocks

                  Block 1 - Engineering Core (Min CP: 36,Max CP: 36)

                  Unit Code Unit Name CP Sessions Offered
                  AMME4111 Thesis A 6 Semester 1
                  Semester 2
                  AMME4112 Thesis B 6 Semester 1
                  Semester 2
                  ENGG1111 Integrated Engineering 1 6 Semester 1
                  Semester 2
                  ENGG2111 Integrated Engineering 2 2 Semester 1
                  Semester 2
                  Int February
                  ENGG3111 Integrated Engineering 3 2 Semester 1
                  Semester 2
                  ENGG4000 Practical Experience 0 Semester 1
                  Semester 2
                  Other
                  Int January
                  Int February
                  Int March
                  Int April
                  Int May
                  Int June
                  Int July
                  Int August
                  Int September
                  Int October
                  Int November
                  Int December
                  ENGG4111 Integrated Engineering 4 2 Semester 1
                  Semester 2
                  MATH1001 Differential Calculus 3 Semester 1
                  Summer Main
                  MATH1002 Linear Algebra 3 Semester 1
                  Summer Main
                  MATH1003 Integral Calculus and Modelling 3 Semester 2
                  Summer Main
                  MATH1005 Statistics 3 Semester 2
                  Summer Main

                  Block 2 - Biomedical Core (Min CP: 84,Max CP: 84)

                  Unit Code Unit Name CP Sessions Offered
                  AMME1362 Materials 1 6 Semester 2
                  AMME1960 Biomedical Engineering 1A 6 Semester 1
                  AMME1961 Biomedical Engineering 1B 6 Semester 2
                  AMME2960 Biomedical Engineering 2 6 Semester 1
                  AMME3660 Biomanufacturing 6 Semester 1
                  AMME4971 Tissue Engineering 6 Semester 1
                  CHEM1101 Chemistry 1A 6 Semester 1
                  Semester 2
                  Summer Main
                  ELEC1103 Fundamentals of Electrical and Electronic Engineering 6 Semester 1
                  ELEC2104 Electronic Devices and Circuits 6 Semester 2
                  ENGG1801 Engineering Computing 6 Semester 1
                  Summer Late
                  ENGG1802 Engineering Mechanics 6 Semester 2
                  Summer Main
                  Int January
                  MECH2901 Anatomy and Physiology for Engineers 6 Semester 2
                  MECH3921 Biomedical Design and Technology 6 Semester 2
                  MECH4961 Biomechanics and Biomaterials 6 Semester 2

                  Block 3 - Music (Min CP: 96,Max CP: 96)

                  Note: See Principal Study enrolment notes

                  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 - Biomedical Specialist Electives (Min CP: 6,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.

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

                  Unit Code Unit Name CP Sessions Offered
                  AMME2200 Introductory Thermofluids 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 7 - 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