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BMET2960: Biomedical Engineering 2 (2020 - Semester 1)

Unit: BMET2960: Biomedical Engineering 2 (6 CP)
Mode: Normal-Day
On Offer: Yes
Level: Intermediate
Faculty/School: School of Biomedical Engineering
Unit Coordinator/s: Dr Kyme, Andre
Session options: Semester 1
Versions for this Unit:
Campus: Camperdown/Darlington
Pre-Requisites: (MATH1001 OR MATH1021 OR MATH1901 OR MATH1921) AND (MATH1002 OR MATH1902) AND (MATH1003 OR MATH1023 OR MATH1903 OR MATH1923).
Prohibitions: AMME2960.
Brief Handbook Description: BMET2960 is designed to equip you with the necessary tools to mathematically model and solve a range of canonical problems in engineering: conduction heat transfer, vibration, stress and deflection analysis, convection and stability. You will learn how to compute analytical and numerical solutions to these problems, and then apply this to relevant and interesting biomedical examples. By the end of this unit you will know how to derive analytical solutions via separation of variables, Fourier series and Fourier transforms and Laplace transforms. You will also know how to solve the same problems numerically using finite difference, finite element and finite volume approaches.

The theoretical component of the course is complemented by tutorials where you will learn how to use Matlab to implement and visualise your solutions. There is plenty of support in the early weeks of the unit to refresh your Matlab knowledge, or to learn Matlab for the first time if you've had no prior experience. Gaining a good working knowledge of Matlab to solve engineering problems and explore the solution space of these problems is one of the key benefits of this unit - it will set you up very well for future units requiring programming expertise!

There is a strong emphasis in both the lectures and tutorials on example-based learning - you will see and attempt many different examples involving a wide range of biomedical applications. Applications include electrical, mechanical, thermal and chemical mechanisms in the human body and specific examples include heat regulation, vibrations of biological systems, and analysis of physiological signals such as ECG and EEG.

This is a challenging but very rewarding unit and you'll come away feeling well-equipped with useful tools for your future engineering career. We hope you enjoy it!
Assumed Knowledge: (AMME1960 OR BMET1960) AND (AMME1961 OR BMET1961).