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ProgramsEngBE HonsBE Hons CombinedBE Hons/BScBE/Bsc(Health)Biomedical / Science (Health) (2024)


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Year 1 - Semester 1

SITS Diet Block/TypeCPUnit of Study/Unit Block
0ENGP1001: Professional Engagement Program 1A


Note:  All students must enrol in ENGP1001 in their first semester of enrolment.
6BMET1960: Biomedical Engineering 1A
6ENGG1810: Introduction to Engineering Computing
6CHEM1111: Chemistry 1A
6MATH1061: Mathematics 1A

Note:   MATH1061 may be replaced by advanced unit MATH1961.

Equivalent advanced level units can replace Science units, subject to prerequisite conditions being met.


Year 1 - Semester 2

SITS Diet Block/TypeCPUnit of Study/Unit Block
6BMET1961: Biomedical Engineering 1B
6AMME1802: Engineering Mechanics
6PSYC1002: Psychology 1002
0ENGP1002: Professional Engagement Program 1B
6MATH1062: Mathematics 1B

Note:   MATH1062 may be replaced by advanced unit MATH1962.


Year 2 - Semester 1

SITS Diet Block/TypeCPUnit of Study/Unit Block
6HSBH1012: Introduction to Health and Health Care
0ENGP1003: Professional Engagement Program 1C
6BMET2903: Biomedical Physics
6Select from
BIOL1006: Life and Evolution
BIOL1007: From Molecules to Ecosystems
BIOL1008: Human Biology
6BMET2902: Introduction to Bioelectronics

Year 2 - Semester 2

SITS Diet Block/TypeCPUnit of Study/Unit Block
6BMET2901: Anatomy and Physiology for Engineers
6AMME1362: Introduction to Engineering Materials
6HSBH1013: Society and Health
0ENGP2001: Professional Engagement Program 2A
6Science Units


Note:  6 cp OLE

Year 3 - Semester 1

SITS Diet Block/TypeCPUnit of Study/Unit Block
0ENGP2002: Professional Engagement Program 2B
6BMET3660: Biomanufacturing
6BMET2960: Biomedical Engineering 2
6FMHU2000: Introduction to research methods in health
6ENGG2112: Multi-disciplinary Engineering


Note:  Students may take ENGG2112 in Semester 2 and enrol in a stream elective in Semester 1 instead.

Year 3 - Semester 2

SITS Diet Block/TypeCPUnit of Study/Unit Block
6HSBH2009: Innovations in eHealth
6BMET3961: Biomaterials
6Biomedical Stream Electives
0ENGP2003: Professional Engagement Program 2C
6BMET2922: Computational Analysis for Biomedical Signals

Year 4 - Semester 1

SITS Diet Block/TypeCPUnit of Study/Unit Block
6Health Units


Note:  1x 3000-level selective unit
0ENGP3001: Professional Engagement Program 3A
6BMET3971: Tissue Engineering
6Biomedical Stream Electives
6Health Units


Note:  1x 3000-level research unit

Year 4 - Semester 2

SITS Diet Block/TypeCPUnit of Study/Unit Block
6BMET3921: Biomedical Design and Technology


Note:  Students can do BMET3921 in Semester 1
0ENGP3002: Professional Engagement Program 3B
6Health Units


Note:  1x 3000-level interdisciplinary experience unit
6Select from
BMET3990: Biomedical Product Development
BMET5992: Regulatory Affairs in the Medical Industry


Note:  Students may take Industry/Enterprise unit BMET5953 in place of a Stream Elective in Semester 1, and take a Biomedical Stream Elective in this slot instead
6ENGG3112: Interdisciplinary Engineering


Note:  Students may take ENGG3112 in Semester 1 and complete a stream elective in Semester 2 instead

Year 5 - Semester 1

SITS Diet Block/TypeCPUnit of Study/Unit Block
6Biomedical Stream Electives
6BMET4111: Thesis A
6Biomedical Stream Electives
0ENGP3001: Professional Engagement Program 3A
6Health Units


Note:  1 x disciplinary project unit

Year 5 - Semester 2

SITS Diet Block/TypeCPUnit of Study/Unit Block
6BMET4112: Thesis B
6Biomedical Stream Electives
6Biomedical Stream Electives
6Science Units

Requirements for this Pathway

TypeCPCP From
30Select from
BMET2925: AI, Data, and Society in Health
BMET3997: Biological Digital Signal Analysis
BMET5790: Introduction to Biomechatronics
BMET5933: Biomedical Image Analysis
BMET5934: Biomedical Machine Learning
BMET5995: Advanced Bionics
BMET5996: Biomedical Technology Software


1. Stream Specialisation in Biocomputation

2. Stream Specialisation in Biomedical Modelling and Design

3. Stream Specialisation in Bionics and Bioelectronics

4. Stream Specialisation in Nanoscale Biotechnology

Block 0 - Introductory Computing Units (Min CP: 6,Max CP: 6)

Unit Code Unit Name CP Sessions Offered
ENGG1810 Introduction to Engineering Computing 6 Semester 1
Semester 2
Int February
INFO1110 Introduction to Programming 6 Semester 1
Semester 2
INFO1910 Introduction to Programming (Advanced) 6 Semester 1
Semester 2

Note: Students must complete:

-6cp from ENGG1810 or (INFO1110 or INFO1910). For Biomedical stream students it is recommended that ENGG1810 is taken.

Block 1 - Foundation Mathematics Table (Min CP: 12,Max CP: 12)

Unit Code Unit Name CP Sessions Offered
MATH1061 Mathematics 1A 6 Semester 1
Semester 2
MATH1062 Mathematics 1B 6 Semester 1
Semester 2
MATH1961 Mathematics 1A (Advanced) 6 Semester 1
MATH1962 Mathematics 1B (Advanced) 6 Semester 2

Block 2 - Projects Table (Min CP: 30,Max CP: 30)

Unit Code Unit Name CP Sessions Offered
AERO1560 Introduction to Aerospace Engineering 6 Semester 1
BMET1960 Biomedical Engineering 1A 6 Semester 1
BMET4111 Thesis A 6 Semester 1
Semester 2
BMET4112 Thesis B 6 Semester 1
Semester 2
CHNG1108 Introduction to Chemical Engineering 6 Semester 1
CIVL1900 Introduction to Civil Engineering 6 Semester 1
ELEC1004 Practical Introduction to Electrical Engineering 6 Semester 1
ELEC1005 Introduction to Software Engineering 6 Semester 1
ENGG1800 Introduction to Engineering A 6 Semester 1
ENGG2112 Multi-disciplinary Engineering 6 Semester 1
Semester 2
ENGG3112 Interdisciplinary Engineering 6 Semester 1
Semester 2
MECH1560 Introduction to Mechanical Engineering 6 Semester 1
MTRX1701 Introduction to Mechatronic Engineering 6 Semester 1

Note: - Students are to select the introduction unit relevant to their stream.

- Students are to select the thesis units relevant to their stream. Aeronautical, Mechanical and Mechatronic students are to enrol in the AMME coded units. Students in both Electrical and Software are to enrol in the ELEC coded units.

Block 3 - Professional Engagement Program (PEP) Table

Unit Code Unit Name CP Sessions Offered
ENGP1001 Professional Engagement Program 1A 0 Semester 1
Semester 2
ENGP1002 Professional Engagement Program 1B 0 Semester 1
Semester 2
ENGP1003 Professional Engagement Program 1C 0 Semester 1
Semester 2
ENGP2001 Professional Engagement Program 2A 0 Semester 1
Semester 2
ENGP2002 Professional Engagement Program 2B 0 Semester 1
Semester 2
ENGP2003 Professional Engagement Program 2C 0 Semester 1
Semester 2
ENGP3001 Professional Engagement Program 3A 0 Semester 1
Semester 2
ENGP3002 Professional Engagement Program 3B 0 Semester 1
Semester 2

Note: -Candidates for the Bachelor of Engineering Honours must complete the Professional Engagement Program units of study.

- Candidates must enrol in ENGP1001 in their first semester of study

Block 4 - Biomedical Stream Core (Min CP: 78,Max CP: 78)

Unit Code Unit Name CP Sessions Offered
AMME1362 Introduction to Engineering Materials 6 Semester 2
AMME1802 Engineering Mechanics 6 Semester 2
BMET1961 Biomedical Engineering 1B 6 Semester 2
BMET2901 Anatomy and Physiology for Engineers 6 Semester 2
BMET2902 Introduction to Bioelectronics 6 Semester 1
BMET2903 Biomedical Physics 6 Semester 1
BMET2922 Computational Analysis for Biomedical Signals 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
CHEM1111 Chemistry 1A 6 Semester 1
Semester 2
Int January

Block 5 - Biomedical Industry/Enterprise Units (Min CP: 6,Max CP: 6)

Unit Code Unit Name CP Sessions Offered
BMET3990 Biomedical Product Development 6 Semester 2
BMET5953 Rehabilitation Engineering 6 Semester 1
BMET5992 Regulatory Affairs in the Medical Industry 6 Semester 2

Block 6 - Biomedical Stream Electives (Min CP: 36,Max CP: 36)

Unit Code Unit Name CP Sessions Offered
AMME2301 Mechanics of Solids 6 Semester 2
BMET2400 Biomechanical Design 6 Semester 1
BMET2925 AI, Data, and Society in Health 6 Semester 1
Semester 1 Online
BMET3802 Biomedical Instrumentation 6 Semester 2
BMET3990 Biomedical Product Development 6 Semester 2
BMET3997 Biological Digital Signal Analysis 6 Semester 1
BMET4010 Major Industrial Project 24 Semester 1
Semester 2
BMET4981 Applied Biomedical Engineering 6 Semester 2
BMET5790 Introduction to Biomechatronics 6 Semester 2
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
BMET5959 Introduction to Biophotonics 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
BMET5996 Biomedical Technology Software 6 Semester 2
MECH3361 Mechanics of Solids 2 6 Semester 2

Block 7 - Specialisation - Biocomputation Units (Max CP: 30)

Unit Code Unit Name CP Sessions Offered
BMET2925 AI, Data, and Society in Health 6 Semester 1
Semester 1 Online
BMET3997 Biological Digital Signal Analysis 6 Semester 1
BMET5790 Introduction to Biomechatronics 6 Semester 2
BMET5933 Biomedical Image Analysis 6 Semester 1
BMET5934 Biomedical Machine Learning 6 Semester 2
BMET5995 Advanced Bionics 6 Semester 1
BMET5996 Biomedical Technology Software 6 Semester 2

Block 8 - Specialisation - Biomedical Modelling and Design Core Units (Max CP: 24)

Unit Code Unit Name CP Sessions Offered
AMME2301 Mechanics of Solids 6 Semester 2
BMET2400 Biomechanical Design 6 Semester 1
BMET4981 Applied Biomedical Engineering 6 Semester 2
MECH3361 Mechanics of Solids 2 6 Semester 2

Block 9 - Specialisation - Biomedical Modelling and Design Elective Units (Max CP: 6)

Unit Code Unit Name CP Sessions Offered
BMET5907 Orthopaedic and Surgical Engineering 6 Semester 2
BMET5944 Bioinspired Materials: Design and Fabrication 6 Semester 2

Block 10 - Specialisation - Bionics and Bioelectronics Core Units (Max CP: 18)

Unit Code Unit Name CP Sessions Offered
BMET3802 Biomedical Instrumentation 6 Semester 2
BMET5957 Neural Engineering 6 Semester 2
BMET5995 Advanced Bionics 6 Semester 1

Block 11 - Specialisation - Bionics and Bioelectronics Elective Units (Max CP: 12)

Unit Code Unit Name CP Sessions Offered
BMET3997 Biological Digital Signal Analysis 6 Semester 1
BMET5790 Introduction to Biomechatronics 6 Semester 2
BMET5934 Biomedical Machine Learning 6 Semester 2
BMET5959 Introduction to Biophotonics 6 Semester 1
BMET5996 Biomedical Technology Software 6 Semester 2

Block 12 - Specialisation - Nanoscale Biotechnology Core Units (Max CP: 6)

Unit Code Unit Name CP Sessions Offered
BMET3962 Introduction to Mechanobiology 6 Semester 2

Block 13 - Specialisation - Nanoscale Biotechnology Elective Units (Max CP: 24)

Unit Code Unit Name CP Sessions Offered
BMET5911 Advanced instrumentation for Nanotechnology 6 Semester 1
BMET5931 Nanomaterials in Medicine 6 Semester 1
BMET5944 Bioinspired Materials: Design and Fabrication 6 Semester 2
BMET5958 Nanoscale Biomedical Diagnostics 6 Semester 1
BMET5959 Introduction to Biophotonics 6 Semester 1
BMET5963 Microfluidics in Healthcare 6 Semester 2
BMET5964 Advanced Cellular Biomechanics 6 Semester 2

Block 14 - Health Units (Min CP: 60,Max CP: 60)

Unit Code Unit Name CP Sessions Offered
BIOL1006 Life and Evolution 6 Semester 1
BIOL1007 From Molecules to Ecosystems 6 Semester 2
BIOL1008 Human Biology 6 Semester 1
FMHU2000 Introduction to research methods in health 6 Semester 1
Semester 2
HSBH1012 Introduction to Health and Health Care 6 Semester 1
HSBH1013 Society and Health 6 Semester 2
HSBH2009 Innovations in eHealth 6 Semester 2
PSYC1002 Psychology 1002 6 Semester 2
Summer Main

Note: Students in the Health stream also complete

- 6 cp of 3000-level research units

- 6 cp of 3000-level Interdisciplinary experience units

- 6 cp of 3000-level Disciplinary project units

- 6 cp of 3000-level selective units

Refer to the Science Handbook at https://www.sydney.edu.au/handbooks/science/ for the complete unit list

Block 15 - Science Units (Min CP: 12,Max CP: 12)

Note: Candidates must complete 72 credit points of Science (Health stream) study, including:

- 60 credit points of Health stream units

- 6 credit points of OLEs

- 6 credit points of Science Table A or Table S electives

See the Science Handbook for details of the Health stream requirements.

Math units taken as part of the Engineering component do not count toward the 72 cp total. See Science faculty handbook for list of Science units: http://sydney.edu.au/handbooks/science/

Course: Biomedical / Science (Health) (2024)
CP Required: 240
Min FT Duration: 5.00 Years
Min PT Duration: N/A
Faculty/School: Faculty of Engineering
Years Offered: 2024, 2023, 2022, 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018
Requirements: Summary

In summary the requirements are:

Students must complete 240 credit points as follows:

Engineering (168 credit points):

► 6 credit points of Introductory Computing units

► 12 credit points of Foundations Mathematics units

► 30 credit points of Project units (including Thesis)

► The Professional Engagement Program comprising ENGP1001 (0cp), ENGP1002 (0cp), ENGP1003 (0cp), ENGP2001 (0cp), ENGP2002 (0cp), ENGP2003 (0cp), ENGP3001 (0cp) and ENGP3002 (0cp)

► 78 credit points of Biomedical stream core units

► 6 credit points of Biomedical Stream Industry/Enterprise units

► 36 credit points of Biomedical Stream electives

The completion of a specialisation is not mandatory. If a student chooses to do a specialisation it must be completed within the 168 credit points outlined above. Specialisations are listed in the 'Majors/Pathways' tab.

Science (Health stream) (ˆ84 credit points):

► *24 credit points of Science degree core units (12cp of MATH1XXX in Engineering Core and 12cp 1000-level Health units meet this requirement)

► *60 credit points of Health stream units

► 6 credit points of OLE units

► 6 credit points of electives from Science Table A or Table S

* The Science degree core units comprise 12 cp of MATH1XXX units and 12cp of 1000-level units from Table A. This is covered by the MATH1XXX units and the 1000-level units in the Health stream.

ˆ With Math units taken as part of the Engineering component, students enrol in 72 cp of Science units in total.

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.

Faculty Resolutions

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