Unit of study table

Unit of study Credit points A: Assumed knowledge P: Prerequisites C: Corequisites N: Prohibition Session

Master of Professional Engineering (Accelerated) (Biomedical)

To qualify for the award of the Master of Professional Engineering (Accelerated) in this specialisation, a candidate must complete 96 credit points, including:
(a) 60 credit points of Core units as listed below
(b) ENGG5217 Practical Experience
(c) 24 credit points of Elective units
(d) A minimum of 12 credit points of Project or Research Pathway units as detailed below
(e) Candidates undertaking the Research Pathway, replace 12 credit points of elective units with Research Pathway units

Core units

AMME8501
System Dynamics and Control
6    A AMME5500 or AMME9500. Students are assumed to have a good background knowledge in ordinary differential equations, Laplace transform methods, linear algebra and mathematical modeling of mechanical systems.
N AMME9501
Semester 1
BMET9990
Biomedical Product Development
6    A 1000 level chemistry, 2000 level biology, and specific knowledge of cell biology at least at the1000 level, and preferably at the 2000 level.
N AMME4990 OR BMET4990 OR AMME5990 OR AMME9990
Semester 1
MECH8261
Fluid Mechanics 2
6    A Linear Mathematics, Vector Calculus, Differential Equations and Fourier Series
N MECH9261
Semester 1
MECH8362
Materials 2
6    A Mechanics of solids: statics, stress, strain
N MECH9362
Semester 1
ENGG5103
Safety Systems and Risk Analysis
6      Semester 2
MECH8361
Mechanics of Solids 2
6    A Linear Mathematics, Vector Calculus, Differential Equations and Fourier Series
N MECH9361
Semester 2
BMET9921
Biomedical Engineering Technology
6    A 1000-level biology, 1000-level materials science and some engineering design
N MECH3921 OR BMET3921 OR AMME5921 OR BMET5921
Semester 2
BMET9961
Biomechanics and Biomaterials
6    A AMME9901 or BMET9901 or 6 credit points of junior biology, 6 credit points of junior chemistry, 6 credit points of junior materials science, 6 credit points of engineering design, Chemistry, biology, materials engineering, and engineering design at least at the Junior level.
N AMME5961 OR AMME9961 OR MECH4961 OR BMET4961
Semester 2
BMET9971
Tissue Engineering
6    A AMME9901 or BMET9901 or [6 credit points of 1000-level biology and 6 credit points of 1000-level chemistry]
P (AMME5921 or BMET5921 OR BMET9921)
N AMME5971 OR AMME9971 OR AMME4971 OR BMET4971
Semester 1
BMET9981
Applied Biomedical Engineering
6    A AMME9301 AND AMME9302 AND AMME9500 AND MECH9361
N AMME4981 or BMET4981 OR AMME5981 OR AMME9981
Semester 1
ENGG5217
Practical Experience
   N ENGP1000 OR ENGP2000 OR ENGP3000 OR ENGG4000 OR CHNG5205 OR AMME5010


Students should have completed one year of their MPE program before enrolling in this unit.
Intensive April
Intensive August
Intensive December
Intensive February
Intensive January
Intensive July
Intensive June
Intensive March
Intensive May
Intensive November
Intensive October
Intensive September

Elective units

Candidates must complete 24 credit points from the following Biomedical elective units.
AERO9301
Applied Finite Element Analysis
6    A BE in area of Aerospace Engineering or related Engineering field.
P AERO9360 or AERO8360 or MECH9361 or MECH8361
Semester 1
AMME5202
Computational Fluid Dynamics
6    A Partial differential equations; Finite difference methods; Taylor series; Basic fluid mechanics including pressure, velocity, boundary layers, separated and recirculating flows. Basic computer programming skills.
Semester 1
AMME5271
Computational Nanotechnology
6    A Understanding of basic principles of Newtonian mechanics, physics and chemistry, fluid mechanics and solid mechanics.

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 2
AMME5310
Engineering Tribology
6    A (AMME2302 OR AMME9302) AND (AMME2301 OR AMME9301) AND (MECH3261 OR MECH9261 or MECH8261)

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1
AMME5520
Advanced Control and Optimisation
6    A Strong understanding of feedback control systems, specifically in the area of system modelling and control design in the frequency domain.
P AMME3500 OR AMME9501 or AMME8501
Semester 1
AMME5790
Introduction to Biomechatronics
6    A Knowledge in mechanical and electronic engineering; adequate maths and applied maths skills; background knowledge of physics, chemistry and biology; Some programming capability: MATLAB, C, C++, software tools used by engineers including CAD and EDA packages.
P (MECH3921 OR BMET3921) OR MTRX3700 OR (AMME5921 OR BMET5921 OR BMET9921)
N AMME4790


AMME5790 is the last in a series of practical Mechatronic and Electrical courses taken over three years. It takes these engineering concepts, along with the associated mathematical, electronic and mechanical theory and applies this knowledge to a series of practical, albeit specialised biomechatronic applications that will be encountered by Mechatronic Engineers who enter this broad field on graduation.
Semester 2
AMME5902
Computer Aided Manufacturing
6   
Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 2
AMME5912
Crash Analysis and Design
6    A Computer Aided Drafting, Basic FEA principles and Solid Mechanics

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1
BMET5907
Orthopaedic and Surgical Engineering
6    A (AMME2302 OR AMME9302 OR AMME1362) AND (MECH2901 OR BMET2901 OR AMME9901 OR BMET9901) AND (MECH3921 OR BMET3921 OR AMME5921 OR BMET5921) Basic concepts in engineering mechanics - statics; dynamics; and solid mechanics. Basic concepts in materials science; specifically with regard to types of materials and the relation between properties and microstructure. A basic understanding of human biology and anatomy.
N MECH4902 OR MECH5907
Semester 2
BMET5931
Nanomaterials in Medicine
6    A [[(BIOL1xxx OR MBLG1xxx) AND CHEM1xxx AND PHYS1xxx] OR [(AMME1961 OR BMET1961)] AND (MECH2901 OR BMET2901)]] AND (NANO2xxx OR AMME1362)
N AMME5931
Semester 1
BMET5958
Nanotechnology in Biomedical Engineering
6    A (MECH3921 OR BMET3921 OR AMME5921 OR BMET5921)
N AMME5958
Semester 2
BMET5962
Introduction to Mechanobiology
6    A 6 credit points of 1000-level biology, 6 credit points of 1000-level chemistry and 6 credit points of 2000-level physiology or equivalent
N AMME5962
Semester 2
BMET5992
Regulatory Affairs in the Medical Industry
6    A MECH3921 OR BMET3921 OR AMME5921 OR BMET5921 and 6cp of 1000-level Chemistry and 6cp of Biology units
N AMME4992 OR AMME5992
Semester 2
BMET5995
Advanced Bionics
6    A AMME5921 OR BMET5921 OR MECH3921 OR BMET3921
N AMME5995 OR AMME5951 OR BMET5951
Semester 1
BMET9660
Biomanufacturing
6    N BMET3660 or AMME3660
Semester 1
ENGG5011
Engineering Foundation Studies A
6   
Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Intensive February
Intensive July
Semester 1
Semester 2
ENGG5202
Sustainable Design, Eng and Mgt
6    A General knowledge in science and calculus and understanding of basic principles of chemistry, physics and mechanics
Semester 1
ENGG5203
Quality Engineering and Management
6    A First degree in Engineering or a related discipline
Semester 2
MECH5255
Air Conditioning and Refrigeration
6    A Students are expected to be familiar with the basic laws of thermodynamics, fluid mechanics and heat transfer.
P MECH3260 OR MECH9260 or MECH8260
N MECH4255
Semester 2
MECH5275
Renewable Energy
6    A The student will need a sound background in advanced level fluid mechanics, thermodynamics and heat transfer. In particular, students should be able to analyse fluid flow in turbomachinery; perform first and second law thermodynamic analysis of energy conversion systems, including chemically reacting systems; and perform advanced level calculations of conductive and convective and radiative heat transfer, including radiative spectral analysis.
P (MECH3260 AND MECH3261) OR (AERO3260 AND AERO3261) OR (MECH9260 AND MECH9261) OR (MECH8260 and MECH8261) OR (AERO9260 AND AERO9261) OR (AERO8260 and AERO8261). Students claiming to have prerequisite knowledge based on study at other institutions must contact the unit of study coordinator before enrolling in this unit and may be required to sit a pre-exam to demonstrate that they have the necessary knowledge and skills to undertake this advanced level unit.

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 2
MECH5304
Materials Failure
6    A Fundamental knowledge in materials science and engineering: 1) atomic and crystal structures 2) metallurgy 3) structure-property relationship 4) mechanics of engineering materials 5) solid mechanics
P (MECH9361 OR MECH3361 or MECH8361) AND (MECH9362 or MECH8362 OR MECH3362)
Semester 2
MECH5310
Advanced Engineering Materials
6    P MECH3362 OR MECH9362 or MECH8362
N MECH4310
Semester 1
MECH5311
Microscopy and Microanalysis of Materials
6    A AMME1362 or AMME9302 or CIVL2110.
Semester 1
MECH5720
Sensors and Signals
6    A Strong MATLAB skills
P MTRX3700
N MECH4720
Semester 2
MECH8416
Advanced Design and Analysis
6    A ENGG1802 or AMME1802 - Eng Mechanics; balance of forces and moments; AMME2301 - Mechanics of Solids; 2 and 3 dimensional stress and strain; AMME2500 - Engineering Dynamics - dynamic forces and moments; MECH2400 - Mechanical Design 1; approach to design problems and report writing; and preparation of engineering drawing; MECH3460 - Mechanical design 2; means of applying fatigue analysis to a wide range of machine components
N MECH5416
Semester 1
MTRX5700
Experimental Robotics
6    A Knowledge of statics and dynamics, rotation matrices, programming and some electronic and mechanical design experience is assumed.
P (AMME3500 OR AMME9501 or AMME8501) AND MTRX3700
Semester 1

Project units

All candidates are required to complete a minimum of 12 credit points of Project or Research units during the final year of study.
Candidates achieving an average mark of 70% or higher over 48 credit points of units of study are eligible for the Extended Capstone Project.
Extended Capstone Project candidates take Capstone Project units BMET5020 and BMET5022 (total 18 CP) in place of Capstone Project BMET5021 and 6 credit points of elective units.
BMET5020
Capstone Project A
6    P 96 cp from MPE degree program or 48 cp from the MPE(Accel) program or 24 cp from the ME program (including any credit for previous study).
N BMET5222 or BMET5223 or BMET 5010 or AMME5020 or AMME5020 or AMME5021 or AMME5022 or AMME5222 or AMME5223 or AMME5010
Semester 1
Semester 2
BMET5021
Capstone Project B
6    P 96 cp from MPE degree program or 48 cp from the MPE(Accel) program or 24 cp from the ME program (including any credit for previous study).
N BMET5022 or BMET5222 or BMET5223 or BMET5010 or AMME5020 or AMME5020 or AMME5021 or AMME5022 or AMME5222 or AMME5223 or AMME5010
Semester 1
Semester 2
BMET5022
Capstone Project B Extended
12    P [24 credit points in the Master of Engineering and WAM >=70, or 96 credit points in the Master of Professional Engineering and WAM >=70 or 48cp from MPE(Accel) program and WAM >=70]
N BMET5021 or BMET5222 or BMET5223 or AMME5020 or AMME5020 or AMME5021 or AMME5022 or AMME5222 or AMME5223 or AMME5010

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1
Semester 2

Research Pathway

Candidates achieving an average mark of 75% or higher over 48 credit points of units of study or equivalent are eligible for the Research Pathway.
Research pathway candidates take Dissertation units BMET5222 and BMET5223 (total 24 CP) in place of Capstone Project units and 12 credit points of elective units.
BMET5222
Dissertation A
12    N BMET5020 or BMET5021 or BMET5022 or AMME5020 or AMME5020 or AMME5021 or AMME5022 or AMME5222 or AMME5223 or AMME5010

Note: Department permission required for enrolment
In order to enrol in a dissertation project, students must first secure an academic supervisor in an area that they are interested. Students must have acieved a WAM of 75% or greater in their prior year of study. The topic of your project must be determined in discussion with the supervisor.
Semester 1
Semester 2
BMET5223
Dissertation B
12    N BMET5020 or BMET5021 or BMET5022 or AMME5020 or AMME5020 or AMME5021 or AMME5022 or AMME5222 or AMME5223 or AMME5010

Note: Department permission required for enrolment
In order to enrol in a dissertation project, students must first secure an academic supervisor in an area that they are interested. Students must have acieved a WAM of 75% or greater in their prior year of study. The topic of your project must be determined in discussion with the supervisor.
Semester 1
Semester 2

Major Industrial Project

Candidates undertaking the Major Industrial Project take BMET5010 in place of ENGG5217 Practical Experience, BMET5020/5021 Capstone Project A & B and 12 credit points of Elective units of study.
BMET5010
Major Industrial Project
24    P [A credit (WAM>=65) average in prior semester enrolment.]
N BMET5020 or BMET5021 or BMET5022 or BMET5222 or BMET5223 or ENGG5217 or AMME5020 or AMME5020 or AMME5021 or AMME5022 or AMME5222 or AMME5223 or AMME5010

Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Students achieving an average mark of 75% or higher over 48 credit points of units of study in the Year Two Table or equivalent, BMET5010 replaces BMET5222/BMET5223 Dissertation A and B and ENGG5217 Practical Experience.
Semester 1
Semester 2

Exchange units

With approval of the Program Director, up to 12 credit points of Exchange units may be taken in place of other units, towards the requirements of the degree.

For more information on degree program requirements visit CUSP (https://cusp.sydney.edu.au).