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Biomedical Engineering 1A - BMET1960

Year - 2020

Biomedical Engineering 1A introduces students to the biomedical engineering discipline of study and profession. Initial lectures will introduce the various Biomedical Technologies in the global market, and currently under development, as well as the Biomedical Engineering Sector itself. It will address the question: 'what is biomedical engineering and what are the career opportunities?'. The healthcare sector will be outlined, including the roles of hospitals and clinics and how these are anticipated to evolve in the future. A virtual tour of a hospital with a focus on engineering-relevant areas will be provided. Students will be required to research and present a short overview of the background, capabilities, facilities, and specializations for a select hospital or clinic in the Sydney region. Biomed design projects will be set up to provide students the opportunity to get hands-on experience in 'lean start-up' teams. The semester-long projects will provide students with the opportunity to learn and practice how to effectively develop then propose innovative biomedical engineering solutions that address defined health needs and market opportunity. Succinct project reports and presentations with technical basis and specifications will be generated to be accessible to broad audiences. The projects will be presented by the teams at an innovation competition with industry guests at the end of semester.

lectures, tutorials, workshops

through semester assessment (70%), final exam (30%)

Assumed knowledge
HSC Mathematics Extension 1 (3 Unit)


ENGG1960 OR ENGG1800 OR CIVL1900 OR CHNG1108 OR MECH1560 OR AERO1560 OR MTRX1701 OR AMME1960


Faculty: Engineering

Semester 1

24 Feb 2020

Department/School: Biomedical Engineering
Study Mode: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Census Date: 31 Mar 2020
Unit of study level: Junior
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: No
Faculty/department permission required? No
More details
Unit of Study coordinator: Dr Andre Kyme
HECS Band: 2
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