• Total units 24 Units
  • Areas of interest Medical Science, Materials Science, Engineering, Cell and Molecular Biology, Neuroscience More...
  • Minor code BMSY-MIN
  • Academic career Undergraduate

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.

Learning Outcomes

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

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

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
  1. Apply knowledge of traditional engineering disciplines and modern biology to analyse and design solutions to problems encountered in living systems.
  2. Apply the fundamental principles and techniques of material science and nanotechnology to biomedical engineering, evaluating current constraints, such as regulatory, ethical, political, social and economic, encountered when solving problems in living systems.
  3. Design and analyse a biomedical engineering system, component, or process to improve biological outcomes, and critically interpret its success.
  4. Analyse problems from both engineering and biological perspectives to predict difficulties encountered working with living systems, synthesising and evaluating a range of possible approaches to a solution.
  5. Transfer interdisciplinary systems engineering approaches to the fields of bio- and nanotechnology.

Areas of Interest

  • Medical Science
  • Materials Science
  • Engineering
  • Cell and Molecular Biology
  • Neuroscience
  • Biology
  • Electronics
  • Materials
  • Biotechnology
  • Molecular Biology
  • Biomedical Science
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Requirements

The minor requires the completion of 24 units which must include:

6 units from completion of the following course(s):

Code Title Units
BIOL1004 Biology 2: Molecular and Cell Biology 6

18 units from completion of the following course(s):

Code Title Units
ENGN3820 Biomedical Imaging 6
ENGN4810 Nanotechnology and Applications 6
ENGN4820 Bio Micro and Nano Electro-Mechanical Systems (BioMEMS and BioNEMS) 6
ENGN3810 Biomechanics and Biomaterials 6
ENGN4821 Biomedical Signal Processing 6
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