Faculty of Engineering

Biomedical / Commerce (2020)


Note: This course version applies only to students first enrolling in 2020.
WARNING: This course version is currently under review and is subject to change.


1. Overview

Course: Biomedical / Commerce (2020)
CP Required: 240
Min FT Duration: 5.00 Years
Min PT Duration: N/A
Faculty/School: Faculty of Engineering
Years Offered: 2022, 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015

2. Requirements

Summary

In summary the requirements are:

Students must complete 240 credit points as follows:

Engineering (144 credit points):

► 36 credit points of Engineering core units

► The Professional Engagement Program comprising ENGP1000 (0cp), ENGP2000 (0cp) and ENGP3000 (0cp)

► 84 credit points of Biomedical stream core units

► A minimum of 12 credit points of Biomedical Specialist elective units

► A minimum of 6 credit points of Engineering System units

► A minimum of 6 credit points of Bioelectronics & Biomedical Control units

Commerce (96 credit points):

► 24 credit points of Commerce core units

► A major (48 credit points) from Table A of the Faculty of Commerce

► 12 credit points of OLE

► 12 credit points of elective units from Table A or Table S

The handbook rules governing this degree are as follows:

(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.

To qualify for the award of the combined degree:

Requirements for the Bachelor of Engineering Honours

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

(b) Except where varied by other clauses of these resolutions, all candidates must complete a minimum of 144 credit points comprising:

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

(ii) 108 credit points 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 Honours 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 Commerce

For the Bachelor of Commerce component of a combined degree:

(a) The units of study that may be taken are set out in Table A of The University of Sydney Business School.

(b) Candidates must complete 96 credit points of units of study selected from the Table of Undergraduate Units of Study from The University of Sydney Business School including:

(i) any required degree core units as set out in Table A of the University of Sydney Business School; and

(ii) a major (48 credit points) or a 3-year program with an embedded major (except for the Professional Accounting Program) from Table A of the University of Sydney Business School; and

(iii) 12 credit points of units of study in the Open Learning Environment as listed in Table O; and

(iv) where appropriate, additional electives from Table A of the University of Sydney Business School or Table S;

(v) If enrolled in a stream, complete the requirements for the stream as specified in Table A of the University of Sydney Business School.

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
3 Select from MATH1021: Calculus of One Variable
6 Select from BUSS1000: Future of Business


Note: You must complete BUSS1000 in your first semester of enrolment.
3 Select from MATH1002: Linear Algebra
6 Select from BMET1960: Biomedical Engineering 1A
6 Select from ENGG1801: Engineering Computing


Note: ENGG1810 Introduction to Engineering Computing replaces ENGG1801 from 2021.
0 Select from ENGP1000: Professional Engagement Program 1


Note: All students must enrol in ENGP1000 in their first semester of enrolment.

New ENGP units will be in place from 2021. You can find more information at https://canvas.sydney.edu.au/courses/2806/pages/professional-engagement-program-pep-2021-changes

Note: From 2024, 3cp Math units are replaced by new 6cp units MATH1061 and MATH1062. Students who have not yet completed all 3cp Math units can use this interactive tool on Canvas for enrolment advice: https://canvas.sydney.edu.au/courses/2806/pages/mathematics-changes-in-2024

Year 1 - Semester 2

Type CP CP From
3 Select from MATH1023: Multivariable Calculus and Modelling
6 Select from BUSS1020: Quantitative Business Analysis
3 Select from MATH1004: Discrete Mathematics


Note: Students in BE(Hons)/BCom take BUSS1020 in place of BE(Hons) core unit MATH1005. In the spare 3 cp slot, students are advised to take MATH1004.
6 Select from BMET1961: Biomedical Engineering 1B
6 Select from AMME1802: Engineering Mechanics


Note: PHYS1001 may be a valid alternative.

Note: From 2024, 3cp Math units are replaced by new 6cp units MATH1061 and MATH1062. Students who have not yet completed all 3cp Math units can use this interactive tool on Canvas for enrolment advice: https://canvas.sydney.edu.au/courses/2806/pages/mathematics-changes-in-2024

Year 2 - Semester 1

Type CP CP From
6 Select from BUSS1030: Accounting, Business and Society
6 Select from BMET2960: Biomedical Engineering 2
6 Select from ELEC1103: Fundamentals of Electrical and Electronic Engineering
6 Select from CHEM1111: Chemistry 1A

Note: Equivalent advanced level units can replace Biomedical Stream Core units, subject to prerequisite conditions being met. Students should seek advice from their department before enrolling.

Year 2 - Semester 2

Type CP CP From
6 Select from ENGG1111: Integrated Engineering 1
6 Select from BUSS2000: Leading and Influencing in Business
6 Select from BMET2901: Anatomy and Physiology for Engineers
6 Select from AMME1362: Introduction to Engineering Materials
0 Select from ENGP2000: Professional Engagement Program 2


Note: New ENGP units will be in place from 2021. You can find more information at https://canvas.sydney.edu.au/courses/2806/pages/professional-engagement-program-pep-2021-changes

Year 3 - Semester 1

Type CP CP From
12 Select from Unit Block:
Commerce Units
6 Select from Unit Block:
Engineering Systems Units
6 Select from BMET3660: Biomanufacturing

Year 3 - Semester 2

Type CP CP From
12 Select from Unit Block:
Commerce Units
2 Select from ENGG2111: Integrated Engineering 2


Note: Integrated Engineering units will be phased out from 2021. Students commencing in 2020 will take new unit ENGG3112 (6 cp) in place of ENGG2111, ENGG3111 and ENGG4111.
6 Select from BMET3921: Biomedical Design and Technology
6 Select from ELEC2104: Electronic Devices and Circuits

Note: Integrated Engineering units will be phased out from 2021. Students commencing in 2020 will take new unit ENGG3112 (6 cp) in place of ENGG2111, ENGG3111 and ENGG4111. Students may take this unit in the final semester or may swap with an elective to take it earlier.

https://canvas.sydney.edu.au/courses/2806/pages/feit-changes-to-the-bachelor-of-engineering-honours-degree-how-they-affect-you

Year 4 - Semester 1

Type CP CP From
18 Select from Unit Block:
Commerce Units
6 Select from Unit Block:
Biomedical Specialist Electives
2 Select from ENGG3111: Integrated Engineering 3


Note: Integrated Engineering units will be phased out from 2021. Students commencing in 2020 will take new unit ENGG3112 (6 cp) in place of ENGG2111, ENGG3111 and ENGG4111.

Year 4 - Semester 2

Type CP CP From
18 Select from Unit Block:
Commerce Units
6 Select from Unit Block:
Bioelectronics & Biomedical Control Units


Note: May be taken in Semester 1 or Semester 2, alternating with Commerce Senior Electives.

Note from 2021 BMET5790 replaces AMME5790, and BMET3802 replaces ELEC3802

Year 5 - Semester 1

Type CP CP From
6 Select from Unit Block:
Commerce Units
6 Select from BMET4111: Thesis A
6 Select from BMET4971: Tissue Engineering


Note: Replaced by BMET3971 from 2021
0 Select from ENGP3000: Professional Engagement Program 3


Note: New ENGP units will be in place from 2021. You can find more information at https://canvas.sydney.edu.au/courses/2806/pages/professional-engagement-program-pep-2021-changes
6 Select from Unit Block:
Biomedical Specialist Electives

Year 5 - Semester 2

Type CP CP From
6 Select from Unit Block:
Commerce Units
6 Select from BMET4112: Thesis B
2 Select from ENGG4111: Integrated Engineering 4


Note: Integrated Engineering units will be phased out from 2021. Students commencing in 2020 will take new unit ENGG3112 (6 cp) in place of ENGG2111, ENGG3111 and ENGG4111. ENGG3112 can be taken in this semester, or earlier by switching an elective.
6 Select from BMET4961: Biomechanics and Biomaterials


Note: Replaced by BMET3961 from 2021

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
AMME4010 Major Industrial Project 24 Semester 1
Semester 2
AMME4111 Thesis A 6 Semester 1
Semester 2
AMME4112 Thesis B 6 Semester 1
Semester 2
BMET4010 Major Industrial Project 24 Semester 1
Semester 2
BMET4111 Thesis A 6 Semester 1
Semester 2
BMET4112 Thesis B 6 Semester 1
Semester 2
CHNG4203 Major Industrial Project 24 Semester 1
Semester 2
CHNG4811 Thesis A 6 Semester 1
Semester 2
CHNG4812 Thesis B 6 Semester 1
Semester 2
CIVL4022 Thesis A 6 Semester 1
Semester 2
CIVL4023 Thesis B 6 Semester 1
Semester 2
ELEC4712 Thesis A 6 Semester 1
Semester 2
ELEC4713 Thesis B 6 Semester 1
Semester 2
ELEC4714 Major Industrial Project 24 Semester 1
Semester 2
ENGG1111 Integrated Engineering 1 6 Semester 1
ENGG2111 Integrated Engineering 2 2 Semester 1
Semester 2
Int February
ENGG3111 Integrated Engineering 3 2 Semester 1
Semester 2
ENGG4111 Integrated Engineering 4 2 Semester 1
ENGP1000 Professional Engagement Program 1 0 Semester 1
Semester 2
ENGP2000 Professional Engagement Program 2 0 Semester 1
Semester 2
ENGP3000 Professional Engagement Program 3 0 Semester 1
Semester 2
MATH1002 Linear Algebra 3 Semester 1
Semester 2
Summer Main
MATH1005 Statistical Thinking with Data 3 Semester 1
Semester 2
Int January
MATH1021 Calculus of One Variable 3 Semester 1
Semester 2
MATH1023 Multivariable Calculus and Modelling 3 Semester 1
Semester 2
MATH1902 Linear Algebra (Advanced) 3 Semester 1
MATH1905 Statistics (Advanced) 3 Semester 2
MATH1921 Calculus of One Variable (Adv) 3 Semester 1
MATH1923 Multivariable Calculus and Modelling (Adv) 3 Semester 2

Note: Complete a minimum of 36cp including:

- ENGP1000 (0cp), ENGP2000 (0cp) and ENGP3000 (0cp)

- Exactly 12cp of Integrated Engineering units comprising ENGG1111 (6cp), ENGG2111 (2cp), ENGG3111 (2cp) and ENGG4111 (2cp)

- Exactly 12cp of MATH1xxx units: MATH1021 Calculus of One Variable (3cp) AND MATH1002 Linear Algebra (3cp) AND MATH1023 Multivariable Calculus and Modelling (3cp) AND MATH1005 Statistics (3cp)

- A minimum of 12cp of (see note 1) from either AMME4111-4112 Thesis A & B (6cp+6cp) OR BMET4111-4112 Thesis A & B (6cp+6cp) OR CHNG4811-CHNG4812 Thesis A & B (6cp+6cp) OR CIVL4022-4023 Thesis A & B (6cp+6cp) OR ELEC4712-4713 Thesis A & B (6cp+6cp) OR AMME4010 Major Industrial Project (24cp) OR BMET4010 Major Industrial Project (24cp) OR CHNG4203 Major Industrial Project (24cp) OR ELEC4714 Major Industrial Project (24cp)

Note 1. All Thesis A units are mutually prohibited (meaning that only one can be completed), and all Thesis B units have the associated Thesis A unit as a pre-requisite. Students may undertake only the Thesis units relevant to their stream.

Block 3 - Engineering Systems Units (Min CP: 6,Max CP: 12)

Unit Code Unit Name CP Sessions Offered
AMME2200 Introductory Thermofluids 6 Semester 2
BMET2400 Biomechanical Design 6 Semester 1
CHNG2803 Heat and Mass Transfer 6 Semester 1
ELEC2302 Signals and Systems 6 Semester 2

Block 4 - Biomedical Stream Core (Min CP: 84,Max CP: 84)

Unit Code Unit Name CP Sessions Offered
AMME1362 Introduction to Engineering Materials 6 Semester 2
AMME1802 Engineering Mechanics 6 Semester 2
BMET1960 Biomedical Engineering 1A 6 Semester 1
BMET1961 Biomedical Engineering 1B 6 Semester 2
BMET2901 Anatomy and Physiology for Engineers 6 Semester 2
BMET2960 Biomedical Engineering 2 6 Semester 1
BMET3660 Biomanufacturing 6 Semester 1
BMET3921 Biomedical Design and Technology 6 Semester 1
Semester 2
BMET3961 Biomaterials 6 Semester 2
BMET3971 Tissue Engineering 6 Semester 1
BMET4961 Biomechanics and Biomaterials 6 Semester 2
BMET4971 Tissue Engineering 6 Semester 1
CHEM1111 Chemistry 1A 6 Semester 1
Semester 2
Int January
ELEC1103 Fundamentals of Electrical and Electronic Engineering 6 Semester 1
ELEC2104 Electronic Devices and Circuits 6 Semester 2
ENGG1801 Engineering Computing 6 Semester 1
Int January

Note: From 2021 BMET3971 replaces BMET4971, and BMET3961 replaces BMET4961.

Block 5 - Bioelectronics & Biomedical Control Units (Min CP: 6,Max CP: 12)

Unit Code Unit Name CP Sessions Offered
AMME5790 Introduction to Biomechatronics 6 Semester 2
BMET3802 Biomedical Instrumentation 6 Semester 2
BMET5790 Introduction to Biomechatronics 6 Semester 2
BMET5995 Advanced Bionics 6 Semester 1
ELEC3802 Fundamentals of Biomedical Engineering 6 Semester 1

Note: Note from 2021 BMET5790 replaces AMME5790, and BMET3802 replaces ELEC3802

Block 6 - Biomedical Specialist Electives (Min CP: 12,Max CP: 30)

Unit Code Unit Name CP Sessions Offered
AMME4710 Computer Vision and Image Processing 6 Semester 2
BMET2903 Biomedical Physics 6 Semester 1
BMET2922 Computational Analysis for Biomedical Signals 6 Semester 2
BMET2925 AI, Data, and Society in Health 6 Semester 1
Semester 1 Online
BMET3990 Biomedical Product Development 6 Semester 2
BMET4981 Applied Biomedical Engineering 6 Semester 2
BMET4990 Biomedical Product Development 6 Semester 1
BMET5907 Orthopaedic and Surgical Engineering 6 Semester 2
BMET5911 Advanced instrumentation for Nanotechnology 6 Semester 1
BMET5931 Nanomaterials in Medicine 6 Semester 1
BMET5933 Biomedical Image Analysis 6 Semester 1
BMET5934 Biomedical Machine Learning 6 Semester 2
BMET5944 Bioinspired Materials: Design and Fabrication 6 Semester 2
BMET5953 Rehabilitation Engineering 6 Semester 1
BMET5957 Neural Engineering 6 Semester 2
BMET5958 Nanoscale Biomedical Diagnostics 6 Semester 1
BMET5962 Introduction to Mechanobiology 6 Semester 2
BMET5963 Microfluidics in Healthcare 6 Semester 2
BMET5964 Advanced Cellular Biomechanics 6 Semester 2
BMET5992 Regulatory Affairs in the Medical Industry 6 Semester 2
BMET5995 Advanced Bionics 6 Semester 1
CHNG5601 Membrane Science 6 Semester 1
CHNG5602 Biophysics and Biosensors 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
ELEC3404 Electronic Circuit Design 6 Semester 1
ELEC3803 Bioelectronics [not offered in 2021] 6 Semester 2
ELEC5514 IoT Wireless Sensing and Networking 6 Semester 2
ELEC5614 Real Time Computing 6 Semester 1
ELEC5701 Technology Venture Creation [not offered in 2021] 6 Semester 2
HTIN5002 Quality Frameworks for Health Innovation 6 Semester 2 Block Mode
MECH5310 Advanced Engineering Materials 6 Semester 1
MECH5720 Sensors and Signals 6 Semester 2
MTRX5700 Experimental Robotics 6 Semester 1

Note: From 2021 BMET3990 replaces BMET4990.

Block 10 - Commerce Core (Min CP: 24,Max CP: 24)

Unit Code Unit Name CP Sessions Offered
BUSS1000 Future of Business 6 Semester 1
Semester 2
BUSS1020 Quantitative Business Analysis 6 Semester 1
Semester 2
BUSS1030 Accounting, Business and Society 6 Semester 1
Semester 2
BUSS2000 Leading and Influencing in Business 6 Semester 1
Semester 2

Note: You must complete BUSS1000 in your first semester of enrolment.

Block 11 - Commerce Units (Max CP: 72)

Note: For the Bachelor of Commerce component, students are required to complete a total of 96 credit points of Commerce Table A units as listed in the handbook of the Business School, including 24 credit points of core units, a major or program from Table A and 12 credit points of OLEs. See Faculty handbooks at http://sydney.edu.au/handbooks