|Year of offer||2019|
|Subject level||Graduate coursework|
|Fees||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
This subject involves undertaking a major research or advanced innovative design project requiring an independent investigation and the preparation of reports on an approved topic. Students will present their findings in a conference presentation format, held at the end of the project cycle in the latter half of semester two.
The emphasis of the project can be associated with either:
- Explorative approach, where students will pursue outcomes associated with new knowledge or understanding within the biomedical engineering or science disciplines, often as an adjunct to existing academic research initiatives.
- A well-defined innovative project, usually based on a research and development required by an external industrial client. Students will be tutored in the synthesis of practical solutions to complex technical problems within a structured working environment, as if they were research and development professional engineers.
This subject has been integrated with the Skills Towards Employment Program (STEP) and contains activities that can assist in the completion of the Engineering Practice Hurdle (EPH).
Intended learning outcomes
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES (ILOs)
Having completed this unit the student should be able to:
1. Search, analyse and document engineering science and other relevant literature in order to determine the need for further research in a chosen area;
2. Devise a methodology of investigation to improve knowledge or understanding of a chosen topic;
3. Collect and analyse a range of data (both qualitative and quantitative) to improve our collective understanding of a chosen topic;
4. Write a project report that follows good engineering science practice;
5. Present an oral presentation of the findings of an investigation to an audience of peers or lay people.
On completion of this subject, students should have developed the following generic skills:
- Ability to undertake problem identification, formulation and solution.
- Ability to function effectively as an individual and as a member of a collaborative research team.
- Understanding of the principles of research.
- Capacity for independent critical thought, rational inquiry and self-directed learning.
- Openness to new ideas and unconventional critiques of received wisdom.
Eligibility and requirements
|Code||Name||Teaching period||Credit Points|
|BMEN90026||Clinical Trials and Regulations||
BMEN90020 Biomedical Design and Regulation
(BMEN90026 Clinical Trials and Regulation may be taken concurrently with BMEN90018)
At least four level 9 Biomedical Engineering (BMEN) subjects
- BMEN90018 Semester 1 and BMEN90018 Semester 2 can only be taken in the final semester of enrolment.
- BMEN90018 Year-Long can only be taken in the final 2 semesters of enrolment.
433-464 Project Work
|Code||Name||Teaching period||Credit Points|
Core participation requirements
The University of Melbourne is committed to providing students with reasonable adjustments to assessment and participation under the Disability Standards for Education (2005), and the Assessment and Results Policy (MPF1326). Students are expected to meet the core participation requirements for their course. These can be viewed under Entry and Participation Requirements for the course outlines in the Handbook.
Further details on how to seek academic adjustments can be found on the Student Equity and Disability Support website: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/student-equity/home
Dates & times
- Semester 1
Coordinators David Ackland and Daniel Heath Mode of delivery On Campus — Parkville Contact hours 2 x one hour lectures and up to 24 hours of meetings with supervisors Total time commitment 400 hours Teaching period 4 March 2019 to 2 June 2019 Last self-enrol date 15 March 2019 Census date 31 March 2019 Last date to withdraw without fail 10 May 2019 Assessment period ends 28 June 2019
Semester 1 contact information
- Year Long
Coordinators David Ackland and Daniel Heath Mode of delivery On Campus — Parkville Contact hours 2 x one hour lectures and up to 24 hours of meetings with supervisors Total time commitment 400 hours Teaching period 4 March 2019 to 27 October 2019 Last self-enrol date 15 March 2019 Census date 31 May 2019 Last date to withdraw without fail 27 September 2019 Assessment period ends 22 November 2019
Year Long contact information
- Semester 2
Coordinators David Ackland and Daniel Heath Mode of delivery On Campus — Parkville Contact hours 2 x one hour lectures and up to 24 hours of meetings with supervisors Total time commitment 400 hours Teaching period 29 July 2019 to 27 October 2019 Last self-enrol date 9 August 2019 Census date 31 August 2019 Last date to withdraw without fail 27 September 2019 Assessment period ends 22 November 2019
Semester 2 contact information
Time commitment details
Recommended texts and other resources
- Subject notes
LEARNING AND TEACHING METHODS
The subject is delivered through two one-hour lectures, and weekly meetings with academic project supervisors.
CAREERS / INDUSTRY LINKS
Exposure to biomedical engineering in industry, hospitals and research laboratories through collaborative projects with external co-supervision arrangements.
- Related Handbook entries
- Available to Study Abroad and/or Study Exchange Students
This subject is available to students studying at the University from eligible overseas institutions on exchange and study abroad. Students are required to satisfy any listed requirements, such as pre- and co-requisites, for enrolment in the subject.