BMSY-MAJ - Biomedical Systems

Biomedical Systems

Description

Biomedical engineering is an interdisciplinary field that merges biological research with various fields of materials engineering, imaging and sensing, and nanotechnology. The application of advanced materials, nanotechnology and imaging and sensing techniques provides new tools for modern engineers to alter and measure functional properties of biological cells with unprecedented precision. This major has a particular emphasis on the emerging field of bio-nanotechnology, which can be exploited to create new materials for advanced medical outcomes, ie. developing new cures for disease and to regenerate diseased or damaged tissue. The field also applies to imaging sensors for medical and security applications, hybrid bio-electronic devices and even nano-machines.


Other Information

  • Programs and Courses

  • Required Courses

    Course CodeCourse NameUnitsSchoolP&C LinkPublic Page
    ENGN1217 Introduction to Mechanics 6.0 RSE P+C Public Web
    BIOL1004 P+C
    ENGN2217 Mechnical Systems Design 6.0 RSE P+C Public Web
    ENGN2222 Engineering Thermodynamics 6.0 RSE P+C Public Web
    ENGN3810 Biomechanics and Biomaterials 6.0 RSE P+C Public Web
    ENGN3820 Biomedical Imaging 6.0 RSE P+C Public Web
    ENGN4810 Nanotechnology and Applications 6.0 RSE P+C Public Web
    ENGN4820 BioMEMS and BioNEMS 6.0 RSE P+C Public Web

    Learning Outcomes to EA Stage 1 Competency Mapping

    1. Knowledge and Skill base 2. Engineering Application Ability 3. Professional and Personal Attributes

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    1Describe the working concepts of biomechanics, biomedical imaging and bio-sensing tick tick tick
    2Describe the fundamental principles of nanotechnology and its application to biomedical engineering tick tick tick tick tick tick
    3Demonstrate the practical skills associated with fabrication and characterization of biomaterials and biomedical devices and sensors tick tick tick tick tick
    4Analyze, design and synthesize data obtained from biomedical imaging tick tick tick tick tick tick tick tick tick
    5Apply and transfer interdisciplinary systems engineering approaches to the field of bio and nanotechnology tick tick tick tick tick tick tick tick tick tick
    6Identify and critically discuss emerging nanomaterials and sensing technologies for biomedical applications tick tick tick tick tick tick

    Engineers Australia Stage 1 Competency Summary

    1. Knowledge and Skill base

    1.1 Comprehensive, theory based understanding of the underpinning natural and physical sciences and the engineering fundamentals applicable to the engineering discipline. tick
    1.2 Conceptual understanding of the mathematics, numerical analysis, statistics, and computer and information sciences which underpin the engineering discipline. tick
    1.3 In-depth understanding of specialist bodies of knowledge within the engineering discipline. tick
    1.4 Discernment of knowledge development and research directions within the engineering discipline. tick
    1.5 Knowledge of engineering design practice and contextual factors impacting the engineering discipline. tick
    1.6 Understanding of the scope, principles, norms, accountabilities and bounds of sustainable engineering practice in the specific discipline. tick

    2. Engineering Application Ability

    2.1 Application of established engineering methods to complex engineering problem solving. tick
    2.2 Fluent application of engineering techniques, tools and resources. tick
    2.3 Application of systematic engineering synthesis and design processes. tick
    2.4 Application of systematic approaches to the conduct and management of engineering projects. tick

    3. Professional and Personal Attributes

    3.1 Ethical conduct and professional accountability. tick
    3.2 Effective oral and written communication in professional and lay domains. tick
    3.3 Creative, innovative and pro-active demeanour. tick
    3.4 Professional use and management of information. tick
    3.5 Orderly management of self, and professional conduct. tick
    3.6 Effective team membership and team leadership. tick

    Learning Outcomes to EA Stage 1 Competency Mapping

    ENGN1217 - Introduction to Mechanics

    1. Knowledge and Skill base 2. Engineering Application Ability 3. Professional and Personal Attributes

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    1Identify and manipulate forces and their resultants in one- two- and three dimensions. tick tick tick tick tick tick
    2Recognise and classify moments and couples created by forces. tick tick tick tick tick tick
    3Employ mechanical equilibrium and free body diagrams to solve mechanical statics problems, including bending moment diagrams. tick tick tick tick tick tick
    4Acquire skills for testing the bending of a beam and the construction of a bridge model subject to testing. tick tick tick tick tick tick tick tick tick tick tick tick tick tick
    5Analyse and demonstrate the stability conditions of mechanical equilibrium. tick tick tick tick tick tick
    6Define and evaluate the fundamentals of mechanical testing of materials (tension, compression, shear). tick tick tick tick tick tick

    BIOL1004 (unknown)

    ENGN2217 - Mechnical Systems Design

    1. Knowledge and Skill base 2. Engineering Application Ability 3. Professional and Personal Attributes

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    1Develop an understanding on the use the material data obtained from standard mechanical testing methods for structural design applications tick tick tick tick tick tick
    2Analyse the structural response behaviour by breaking the response of structure into axial, bending and torsional deformation modes tick tick tick tick tick tick tick
    3 Design simple connections for use in structural mechanics tick tick tick tick tick tick
    4 Develop an understanding of stress concentrations in structures tick tick tick tick tick tick tick
    5? Analyse thermal behaviour of structural members tick tick tick tick tick tick tick
    6 Develop a knowledge of combined loading behaviour in structural systems tick tick tick tick tick tick tick
    7Design and optimize the design of three dimensional frame structures using finite element analysis tick tick tick tick tick tick tick tick tick tick
    8 Develop an understanding of experimental mechanics techniques through the use of strain gage measurements and photo elastic experiments tick tick tick tick tick tick tick

    ENGN2222 - Engineering Thermodynamics

    1. Knowledge and Skill base 2. Engineering Application Ability 3. Professional and Personal Attributes

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    1Evaluate physical properties of solids, fluids and gases. tick tick tick tick tick
    2Formulate mass and energy balances for closed and open systems without and with chemical reactions, and perform their exergetic analysis. tick tick tick tick tick tick
    3Evaluate thermal effects associated with gas mixing, separation, and chemical reactions, and determine the equilibrium composition of such systems, tick tick tick tick tick
    4Apply thermodynamic principles to design and performance analysis in interdisciplinary engineering applications, with focus on energy, materials, biomedicine, and manufacturing. tick tick tick tick tick tick tick tick tick
    5Identify efficiency improvements for thermal and thermochemical systems, including their cost-effectiveness. tick tick tick tick tick tick tick tick
    6Write succinct engineering reports based on experimental observations and theoretical analysis. tick tick tick tick tick tick tick tick tick tick tick tick tick

    ENGN3810 - Biomechanics and Biomaterials

    1. Knowledge and Skill base 2. Engineering Application Ability 3. Professional and Personal Attributes

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    1Describe motion with precise, well-defined mechanical and anatomical terminology tick tick tick
    2Identify relationships between structure and function in tissues and the implications/importance of these relationships tick tick tick
    3Evaluate and quantify linear and angular characteristics of human movements tick tick tick tick tick tick tick tick
    4Evaluate the stresses and strains in biological tissues, given the loading conditions and material properties tick tick tick tick tick tick tick tick tick tick tick tick tick
    5Analyze the forces at a skeletal joint for various static and dynamic human activities tick tick tick
    6Analyze the structure, function and motion of the human body as well as evaluate basic principles of human skeletal muscle mechanics tick tick tick tick tick tick tick
    7Concieve practical projects associated with biomedical engineering and human motion, and analyse how they achieve optimal biomaterial function and performance tick tick tick tick tick tick tick tick tick tick

    ENGN3820 - Biomedical Imaging

    1. Knowledge and Skill base 2. Engineering Application Ability 3. Professional and Personal Attributes

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    1Apply physics and engineering concepts to different imaging modalities tick
    2Explain the complexity of system biology from cellular to tissue and organ (immune, circulatory system), understanding the basic bioengineering: cell culture and tissue engineering tick tick tick tick tick
    3Select the appropriate imaging system for different biological levels: organ, tissues, cells, molecule, justifying the pros and cons of each technique, whilst also demonstrating an understanding of appropriate handling procedures. tick tick tick tick tick tick tick tick
    4Demonstrate understanding of how different signal (optical, acoustic, high energy radiation) are converted to an image (2D, 3D) through numerical and statistical methods. tick tick tick tick
    5Utilise identify an engineering approach to physical and numerical concepts in new state-of-the-art bioimaging system, whilst also identifying the design factors that contribute to construction of advanced bioimaging system. tick tick tick tick tick tick tick tick
    6Analyse and compare the performance of each imaging modalities using basic numerical methods. tick tick tick tick

    ENGN4810 - Nanotechnology and Applications

    1. Knowledge and Skill base 2. Engineering Application Ability 3. Professional and Personal Attributes

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    1Applying engineering and physics concepts to the non-continuum domain tick tick tick tick tick
    2Understand the fundamental forces controlling the dynamic and static response of materials at the nano-scale tick tick tick
    3Demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of state-of-the-art nano-fabrication methods tick tick tick tick tick tick
    4Determine and evaluate processing conditions to engineer functional nanomaterials tick tick tick tick tick tick tick tick
    5Design and analyse scalable system for the continuous production of nanomaterials tick tick tick tick tick tick tick tick tick
    6Practice and explain the state-of-the-art characterization methods for nanomaterials, understanding and critiquing nanomaterial safety and handling methods tick tick tick tick tick tick tick tick tick tick tick tick tick tick

    ENGN4820 - BioMEMS and BioNEMS

    1. Knowledge and Skill base 2. Engineering Application Ability 3. Professional and Personal Attributes

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    1Understand the fundamental working principle of bio-molecule sensing; have the basic idea of the conventional bio-molecule sensors tick tick tick tick tick
    2Be able to use point fabrication procedures into practical process integration and use electrical measurements for MEMS mechanical structure characterisation tick tick tick tick tick tick tick
    3Be able to understand the working principle of biosensors based on MEMS and micro-fludics; be able to estimate limitation of their sensitivities tick tick tick tick tick tick
    4Quantitatively understand the fabrication of microfluidic devices, surface functionalization and limitation of surface micromachining tick tick tick tick tick tick
    5Understand the merits of lab-on-chip devices based on MEMS and know the current challenge of bio-sensing tick tick tick tick tick tick tick

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