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Biomedical with Business

Specialisation (formal)Year: 2017

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Overview

Biomedical engineers with business skills bridge the gap between technology, medicine and biology. Within this specialisation, students choose to focus on areas including biomechanical engineering, bioengineering, bioinformatics, biocellular engineering, biosignals, neuroengineering or clinical engineering. Graduates are sought with strong analytical and engineering management skills who will be able to be employed in a variety of industries in roles ranging from research-and-development to project management and finance.

Students also benefit from the high standing of services provided by the University and the Melbourne School of Engineering for biomedical innovation.

Intended learning outcomes

To produce graduates who are skilled in biomedical engineering principles and business, and have the ability to apply them to complex, open-ended engineering tasks and problems.

Structure

300 credit points

The Master of Engineering (Biomedical with Business) consists of 300 points of study - 250 points core plus 50 points elective subjects as listed below.

Advanced standing will be awarded for equivalent subjects taken in prior study to applicants on the following basis:

Credit, Advanced Standing and Accelerated Entry Policy (MPF1293) https://policy.unimelb.edu.au/MPF1293

Subject Options

Total 300 points - 250 points core (compulsory) plus 50 points elective subjects from the list below. Students must complete all 300 points of subjects, including all core subjects, or have advanced standing or exemption.

The core and elective subjects are those listed below. The order of subjects below is one way of progressing through the course - students who meet subject requisites may tailor their individual study plan to take into account advanced standing and their study load. Students plan their study online and can seek further advice from Stop 1 on individual study plans.

Suggested first 100 points:

Suggested study plan for the first 100 points:

  • 75 points core
  • 25 Bioengineering electives

Core 75 pts

Code Name Study period Credit Points
MAST20029 Engineering Mathematics
Summer Term
Semester 1
Semester 2
12.5
BMEN20001 Biomechanical Physics & Computation
Semester 1
12.5
BMEN30005 Introduction to Biomechanics
Semester 1
12.5
BMEN30006 Circuits and Systems
Semester 1
12.5
BMEN30007 Biotransport Processes
Semester 2
12.5
BMEN30008 Biosystems Design
Semester 2
12.5

Suggested second 100 points:

Suggested study plan for the second 100 points:

  • 75 points core
  • 25 points Bioengineering electives

Core 75 pts

Code Name Study period Credit Points
ELEN30009 Electrical Network Analysis and Design
Semester 1
12.5
BMEN90026 Clinical Trials and Regulations
Semester 1
12.5
BMEN90023 Biomaterials
Semester 2
12.5
ENGM90014 The World of Engineering Management
Semester 1
Semester 2
12.5
ENGM90006 Engineering Contracts and Procurement
Semester 2
12.5
BMEN90028 Anatomy and Physiology for Engineers
Semester 2
12.5

Suggested third 100 points:

Suggested study plan for the third 100 points:

  • 37.5 points core
  • 50 points Biomedical Engineering Research and Design Project Electives
  • 12.5 points Bioengineering Electives

Core (37.5 points)

Code Name Study period Credit Points
ENGM90013 Strategy Execution for Engineers
Semester 1
Semester 2
12.5
ENGM90012 Marketing Management for Engineers
Semester 2
12.5
ENGM90011 Economic Analysis for Engineers
Semester 1
12.5

Biomedical Engineering Reseach and Design Project Electives

Students must complete 50 points from the following capstone subjects:

Code Name Study period Credit Points
BMEN90030 BioDesign Innovation
Year Long
50
BMEN90017 Biomedical Engineering Design Project
Semester 2
25
BMEN90018 Biomedical Engineering Capstone Project
Semester 1
Year Long
Semester 2
25
BMEN90025
Code Name Study period Credit Points
BMEN90031 Biomed Eng Capstone Proj Part 1
Semester 2
12.5
BMEN90032 Biomed Eng Capstone Proj Part 2 Not available in 2017 12.5

Note 1: BMEN90025 Biomedical Eng Capstone Project A is only available to students who enrol in BMEN90025 prior to 2017.

Note 2: BMEN90031 Biomedical Engineering Capstone Project Part 1 and BMEN90032 Biomedical Engineering Capstone Project Part 2 must be taken in 2 consecutive semesters. Students commence BMEN90031 in Semester 2 and continue BMEN90032 in the consecutive semester (Semester 1 in the following year). Upon successful completion of this project, students will receive 25 points credit.

Biomedical Science Elective

Total 12.5 points

Students with a background in Chemistry must take the

Code Name Study period Credit Points
BIOL10004 Biology of Cells and Organisms
Semester 1
12.5
elective. Students with a background in Biology must take the
Code Name Study period Credit Points
CHEM10003 Chemistry 1
Semester 1
Semester 2
12.5
elective.

Code Name Study period Credit Points
CHEM10003 Chemistry 1
Semester 1
Semester 2
12.5
BIOL10004 Biology of Cells and Organisms
Semester 1
12.5

Bioengineering Electives

Total 50 points

Students are encouraged to take two subjects in the same study area:

  • Tissue Engineering & Stem Cells and Soft Matter Engineering
  • Computational Genomics and Algorithms for Functional Genomics
  • Soft Tissue and Cellular Biomechanics and Computational Biomechanics
  • Medical Imaging and Neural Information Processing
Code Name Study period Credit Points
BMEN90011 Tissue Engineering & Stem Cells
Semester 2
12.5
BMEN90012 Soft Matter Engineering
Semester 1
12.5
BMEN90002 Neural Information Processing
Semester 2
12.5
BMEN90021 Medical Imaging
Semester 1
12.5
BMEN90022 Computational Biomechanics
Semester 2
12.5
COMP90014 Algorithms for Functional Genomics
Semester 2
12.5
COMP90016 Computational Genomics
Semester 1
12.5
BMEN90029 Soft Tissue and Cellular Biomechanics
Semester 1
12.5

Links

http://www.eng.unimelb.edu.au/study/degrees/master-engineering-biomedical-business/overview
Last updated: 23 October 2017