• Offered by Research School of Engineering
  • ANU College ANU College of Engineering and Computer Science
  • Course subject Engineering
  • Areas of interest Engineering, Biomedical Science
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Course convener
    • Dr Woei Ming Lee
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in First Semester 2016
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Some students not meeting the prereq courses may still obtain admission to this course. Please contact the course convenor.

This course covers the physical concept behind the bio-signal transduction that leads to the acquisition of signals from a biological system. It will also provide a framework towards the understanding of interpretation of these signals into multi-dimensional data for imaging and analysis. The images or signal are then used for understanding biological systems and also diagnostics purposes.  Key concept behind these techniques such as MRI, ultrasound, biophotonics, microscopy, EEG, and medical imaging processing will be taught in this course. There will be examples of qualitative performance in the context of molecular and clinical settings.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

1.  Apply physics and engineering concepts to different imaging modalities.
Explain the complexity of system biology from cellular to tissue and organ (immune, circulatory system), understanding the basic bioengineering: cell culture and tissue engineering.
Select 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.
Demonstrate understanding of how different signal (optical, acoustic, high energy radiation) are converted to an image (2D, 3D) through numerical and statistical methods.
Utilise 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.  
Analyse and compare the performance of each imaging modalities using basic numerical methods. 

Professional Skills Mapping:
Mapping of Learning Outcomes to Assessment and Professional Competencies 

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Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have successfully completed ENGN2217 or ENGN2218 or BIOL1004.




Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

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Student Contribution Band:
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2016 $3480
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2016 $4638
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only.
Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.

First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
4069 15 Feb 2016 26 Feb 2016 31 Mar 2016 27 May 2016 In Person N/A

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