Applied Biomedical Engineering (AMME4981)


This UoS will give students an understanding of CT/MRI based solid modelling, finite element methods, constitutive material models, design analysis and optimisation, experimental validation and their use in biomedical engineering. The students are expected to gain skills and experience with finite element software for the solution to sophisticated problems associated with biomedical engineering and experimentation techniques for the validation of these problems. The unit will take a holistic approach to the learning outcomes: an overview of typical biomedical design problems, an overview of finite element analysis software, a detailed look at finite element methods in biomedical applications, and a project-based learning approach to the development of a biomedical prosthesis. By the end of the unit, the students are expected to have familiarised themselves with design analysis, optimisation, and validation for biomedical engineering problems.

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Further unit of study information


Research, Seminars, Lectures, Tutorials, Meetings, Project Work - own time


Through semester assessment (100%)

Faculty/department permission required?


Unit of study rules


AMME2301 AND AMME2500 AND (AMME1362 OR AMME2302)

Assumed knowledge

MECH3361 AND MECH2400 AND MECH2901 AND MECH3362 AND MECH3921. Anatomy and Physiology, engineering dynamics and mechanics of solids in the second year level and knowledge of materials engineering and mechanical design in the third year level



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Non-award/non-degree study

If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student.

Cross-institutional study

If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.