Faculty of Engineering

Mechatronic / Medical Science (2017)


Note: This course version applies only to students first enrolling in 2017.
WARNING: This course version is currently under review and is subject to change.


1. Overview

Course: Mechatronic / Medical Science (2017)
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

In summary the requirements are:

Students must complete 240 credit points as follows:

Engineering (144 credit points):

► 36 credit points of Engineering core units

► 108 credit points of Mechatronic stream core units

Medical Science:

► 96 credit points of Medical Science 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 (not including general electives) from the relevant Bachelor of Engineering Honours specialist stream table subject to any conditions specified in that table 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 varied by other clauses in the course resolutions, 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.

Requirements for the Bachelor of Medical Science

For the Bachelor of Medical Science component of a combined degree:

(a) The units of study that may be taken are listed in Table IV for the Bachelor of Medical Science from the Faculty of Science.

(b) The mathematics requirement for the Bachelor of Engineering component of the combined degree will also satisfy the mathematics requirements for the Bachelor of Medical Science component.

(c) Candidates must complete 96 credit points of units including:

(i) A minimum of 24 credit points from junior Science units of study, including:

- 12 credit points from Chemistry; and

- 12 credit points from BIOL1XXX

(ii) 48 credit points from intermediate Science units of study, comprising:

- 36 credit points of BMED240# units from Table IV (B) for the Bachelor of Medical Science; and

- MBLG2071/2971 Molecular Biology and Genomics; and

- MBLG2072/2972 Genetics and Genomics.

Note: changes to the Medical Science degree from 2019 require that alternative units replace some core Med Sci units.

- In place of the 36 cp of BMED240X units, take MEDS2001, MEDS2002, MEDS2003, MEDS2004 and MEDS2005 and one additional medical science elective.

- In place of MBLG2X71 and MBLG2X72 take GEGE2001 and BCMB2002.

(iii) A minimum of 24 credit points of senior Science units of study selected from the Bachelor of Science (Medical Science) Table.

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.

The majors available in medical science discipline areas are Anatomy and Histology*, Applied Medical Science (Transitional Provision), Biochemistry*, Cell Pathology, Immunobiology*, Microbiology*, Molecular Biology and Genetics*, Neuroscience*, Nutrition and Metabolism, Pharmacology*, Physiology*

* indicates a major in this area is also available at the advanced level

The requirements for completion of the above majors is set out in Table I of the Handbook http://sydney.edu.au/handbooks/science/table1/table1_overview.shtml

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.

To qualify for the award of the Honours degree, a student must complete 48 credit points of Honours units of study in one of the Honours subjects listed in the Bachelor of Medical Science Table IV (D).

Candidates for the award of the Bachelor of Medical Science (Honours) who do not meet the requirements, and who have not already graduated, will be awarded the Bachelor of Medical Science pass degree.

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.

Majors

A major requires:

(a) the completion of 24 credit points chosen from units of study listed in the table for that major;

(b) satisfying any additional requirements specified for the major, and listed with the table of units for the major;

(c) the completion of a thesis project that has been approved by the Head of School (or delegate) as relevant to the topic of the major.

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
6 Select from CHEM1101: Chemistry 1A


Note: This unit is discontinued from 2018. Replacement unit is CHEM1111.
3 Select from MATH1001: Differential Calculus


Note: This unit is discontinued from 2018. Replacement unit is MATH1021.
6 Select from ENGG1801: Engineering Computing
3 Select from MATH1002: Linear Algebra
6 Select from MTRX1701: Introduction to Mechatronic Engineering

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

Year 1 - Semester 2

Type CP CP From
6 Select from CHEM1102: Chemistry 1B


Note: This unit is discontinued from 2018. Replacement unit is CHEM1112.
3 Select from MATH1003: Integral Calculus and Modelling


Note: This unit is discontinued from 2018. Replacement unit is MATH1023.
6 Select from BIOL1007: From Molecules to Ecosystems
6 Select from ENGG1802: Engineering Mechanics
3 Select from MATH1005: Statistics

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

Year 2 - Semester 1

Type CP CP From
6 Select from ENGG1111: Integrated Engineering 1
6 Select from BIOL1003: Human Biology
BIOL1006: Life and Evolution
6 Select from ELEC1103: Fundamentals of Electrical and Electronic Engineering
6 Select from AMME2500: Engineering Dynamics

Year 2 - Semester 2

Type CP CP From
6 Select from MTRX1705: Introduction to Mechatronic Design
6 Select from MTRX1702: Mechatronics 1
6 Select from AMME2301: Mechanics of Solids 1
6 Select from MECH2400: Mechanical Design 1

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

Students in the Space major do not undertake Integrated Engineering units and should substitute a unit from their major.

Year 3 - Semester 1

Type CP CP From
6 Select from MBLG2071: Molecular Biology and Genomics


Note: This unit is discontinued from 2018. Replacement unit is BCMB2002 (offered in Semester 2).

BCMB2002 may be substituted for the advanced alternative BCMB2902.
6 Select from BMED2401: Cellular Foundations of Medical Sciences
6 Select from BMED2402: Nerve and Muscle
6 Select from BMED2403: Cardiovascular & Respiratory Systems

Note: Alternative units replace some core Med Sci units from 2019. Please contact a Medical Science adviser if you have any questions regarding unit selection.

Year 3 - Semester 2

Type CP CP From
2 Select from ENGG2111: Integrated Engineering 2
6 Select from MBLG2072: Genetics and Genomics


Note: This unit is discontinued from 2018. Replacement unit is GEGE2001 (offered in Semester 1).

GEGE2001 may be substituted for the advanced alternative GEGE2901.
6 Select from BMED2404: Microbes, Infection and Immunity
6 Select from BMED2405: Gut and nutrient metabolism
6 Select from BMED2406: Hormones, Kidney and Reproduction

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

Students in the Space major do not undertake Integrated Engineering units and should substitute a unit from their major.

Alternative units replace some core Med Sci units from 2019. Please contact a Medical Science adviser if you have any questions regarding unit selection.

Year 4 - Semester 1

Type CP CP From
12 Select from Unit Block:
Medical Science Senior Electives


Note: At least 24 credit points of senior Medical Science units in the subject areas of Anatomy, Biology (Genetics), Biochemistry, Cell Pathology, Histology, Immunology, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Neuroscience, Nutrition and Metabolism, Pharmacology, Physiology and Virology are required in order for students to complete a Medical Science Major. See Science Faculty handbook for details of Science majors: http://sydney.edu.au/handbooks/
6 Select from MTRX2700: Mechatronics 2
6 Select from AMME3500: System Dynamics and Control
2 Select from ENGG3111: Integrated Engineering 3

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

Students in the Space major do not undertake Integrated Engineering units and should substitute a unit from their major.

Year 4 - Semester 2

Type CP CP From
6 Select from ELEC2104: Electronic Devices and Circuits
6 Select from MTRX3700: Mechatronics 3
6 Select from MTRX3760: Mechatronic Systems Design
6 Select from AMME1362: Materials 1

Year 5 - Semester 1

Type CP CP From
6 Select from ELEC3204: Power Electronics and Applications
2 Select from ENGG4111: Integrated Engineering 4
6 Select from MECH3660: Manufacturing Engineering
6 Select from AMME4111: Thesis A
0 Select from ENGG4000: Practical Experience
6 Select from Unit Block:
Medical Science Senior Electives


Note: At least 24 credit points of senior Medical Science units in the subject areas of Anatomy, Biology (Genetics), Biochemistry, Cell Pathology, Histology, Immunology, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Neuroscience, Nutrition and Metabolism, Pharmacology, Physiology and Virology are required in order for students to complete a Medical Science Major. See Science Faculty handbook for details of Science majors: http://sydney.edu.au/handbooks/

Year 5 - Semester 2

Type CP CP From
6 Select from MECH3460: Mechanical Design 2
6 Select from AMME4112: Thesis B
6 Select from Unit Block:
Medical Science Senior Electives


Note: At least 24 credit points of senior Medical Science units in the subject areas of Anatomy, Biology (Genetics), Biochemistry, Cell Pathology, Histology, Immunology, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Neuroscience, Nutrition and Metabolism, Pharmacology, Physiology and Virology are required across years 4 and 5. Students may complete a Science major through their selection of Senior units but are not required to do so. See Science Faculty handbook for details of Science majors: http://sydney.edu.au/handbooks/

4. Pathways

48cp Majors

Type CP CP From

Note: From 2019 onwards, all engineering majors will be converted to the 48 credit point format, and several new majors will be introduced - details can be viewed in the 2019 degree structures.

You can find more information at https://canvas.sydney.edu.au/courses/2806/pages/feit-your-studies-bachelor-of-engineering-majors

Major in Space Engineering (24cp)

Type CP CP From
Core
6 AERO2705: Space Engineering 1


Note: Replacing ENGG1111
Core
6 AERO3760: Space Engineering 2


Note: Replacing AMME1362
Core
6 AERO4701: Space Engineering 3


Note: Replacing MECH3460
6 Select from Unit Block Space Specialist Electives

Note: Students are required to complete 24cp as per the table to be eligible of this major. There are minimum ATAR or WAM (>75%) entry requirements for enrolment in this major.

5. Unit Blocks

Block 1 - Mechatronic Specialist Electives (Min CP: 12,Max CP: 12)

Unit Code Unit Name CP Sessions Offered
AMME4710 Computer Vision and Image Processing 6 Semester 2
AMME5520 Advanced Control and Optimisation 6 Semester 1
AMME5790 Introduction to Biomechatronics 6 Semester 2
MECH5720 Sensors and Signals 6 Semester 2
MTRX5700 Experimental Robotics 6 Semester 1

Block 2 - Medical Science Intermediate Core

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.

Block 3 - Medical Science Senior Electives (Min CP: 24,Max CP: 24)

Note: Candidates are required to complete 24 credit points of Senior units of study from the subject areas of: Anatomy, Applied Medical Science, Biology (Genetics) (i.e. BIOL3018/3918, BIOL3026/3926), Biochemistry, Cell Pathology, Histology, Immunology, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Neuroscience, Nutrition and Metabolism, Pharmacology, Physiology, Virology.

Of these, the majors available in medical science discipline areas are:

► Anatomy and Histology*

► Applied Medical Science (Transitional Provision)

► Biochemistry*

► Cell Pathology

► Immunobiology*

► Microbiology*

► Molecular Biology and Genetics*

► Neuroscience*

► Nutrition and Metabolism

► Pharmacology*

► Physiology*

* indicates a major in this area is also available at the advanced level

The requirements for completion of the above majors is set out in Table I of the Handbook http://sydney.edu.au/handbooks/science/table1/table1_overview.shtml

Block 4 - Space Specialist Electives (Min CP: 6,Max CP: 6)

Unit Code Unit Name CP Sessions Offered
AERO5700 Space Engineering (Advanced) 6 Semester 1
Semester 2
AMME4710 Computer Vision and Image Processing 6 Semester 2
AMME5520 Advanced Control and Optimisation 6 Semester 1
AMME5790 Introduction to Biomechatronics 6 Semester 2
MECH5720 Sensors and Signals 6 Semester 2
MTRX5700 Experimental Robotics 6 Semester 1

Block 5 - Medical Science Junior Core (Min CP: 24,Max CP: 24)

Unit Code Unit Name CP Sessions Offered
BIOL1003 Human Biology 6 Semester 1
BIOL1006 Life and Evolution 6 Semester 1
BIOL1007 From Molecules to Ecosystems 6 Semester 2
CHEM1101 Chemistry 1A 6 Semester 1
Semester 2
Summer Main
CHEM1102 Chemistry 1B 6 Semester 1
Semester 2
Summer Main
MBLG1001 Molecular Biology and Genetics (Intro) 6 Semester 2

Note: Advanced Science units (listed here) may be taken in place of the standard units, i.e. BIOL1903, BIOL1906, BIOL1907, CHEM1901, CHEM1902, MBLG2971, MBLG2972.

Block 6 - 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 7 - Mechatronic Stream Core (Min CP: 108,Max CP: 108)

Unit Code Unit Name CP Sessions Offered
AMME1362 Materials 1 6 Semester 2
AMME2301 Mechanics of Solids 1 6 Semester 2
AMME2500 Engineering Dynamics 6 Semester 1
AMME3500 System Dynamics and Control 6 Semester 1
ELEC1103 Fundamentals of Electrical and Electronic Engineering 6 Semester 1
ELEC2104 Electronic Devices and Circuits 6 Semester 2
ELEC3204 Power Electronics and Applications 6 Semester 1
ENGG1801 Engineering Computing 6 Semester 1
Int January
ENGG1802 Engineering Mechanics 6 Semester 2
Summer Main
Int January
MECH2400 Mechanical Design 1 6 Semester 2
MECH3460 Mechanical Design 2 6 Semester 2
MECH3660 Manufacturing Engineering 6 Semester 1
MTRX1701 Introduction to Mechatronic Engineering 6 Semester 1
MTRX1702 Mechatronics 1 6 Semester 2
MTRX1705 Introduction to Mechatronic Design 6 Semester 2
MTRX2700 Mechatronics 2 6 Semester 1
MTRX3700 Mechatronics 3 6 Semester 2
MTRX3760 Mechatronic Systems Design 6 Semester 2