Biosystems Design (BMEN30008)
Undergraduate level 3Points: 12.5Dual-Delivery (Parkville)
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Semester 2 - Dual-Delivery
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This subject involves undertaking biosystems design group projects from concept to reporting and communicating the design proposal through to possible development. This subject will prepare students for employment in the health and medical technology design and development industries. The emphasis of each of the projects is associated with a well-defined project description. The open-ended nature of the design task will result in students having exposure to requirements for design and development of medical devices including ethics, safety and risk assessment, common sensors to detect medically relevant biomedical signals, and acquisition, amplification and processing of biomedical sensor signals.
The subject will provide an integrated capstone experience for the Bioengineering major.
- Design control processes -design and development planning, design input, design control, design output, design review, and design verification.
- Theory of measurement – understanding and applying the limitations of measurement.
- Amplifier circuits –design and construct basic op-amp circuits to the application of high precision instrumentation amps.
- Data acquisition systems – programming and applying industry standard engineering software and hardware tools.
- Sensors – adapting and implementing simple displacement and electrochemical sensors.
- Physiological dynamics – understanding physiological dynamic parameters and applying parameter estimation techniques to acquire physiological signals.
- Non-invasive physiological system – use of sensors, amplifiers, data acquisition systems and parameter estimation to design and construct a physiological system.
Intended learning outcomes
Upon completion of this subject students should be able to:
- Apply fundamental concepts of engineering design into practise.
- Demonstrate awareness of the integrative nature of engineering design.
- Design engineering components to desired performance specifications.
- Work as part of a team to complete a technical project.
- Undertake technical computations required to justify a design solution.
- Demonstrate clear technical written and oral communication skills.
On completion of this subject, students should have developed the following generic skills:
- Ability to undertake problem identification, formulation and solution.
- Understanding of social, cultural, global and environmental responsibilities and the need to employ principles of sustainable development.
- Ability to utilise a systems approach to complex problems and to design and operational performance.
- Proficiency in engineering design.
- Ability to conduct an engineering project.
- Understanding of the business environment.
- Ability to communicate effectively, with the engineering team and with the community at large.
- Ability to manage information and documentation.
- Capacity for creativity and innovation.
- Understanding of professional and ethical responsibilities, and commitment to them.
- Ability to function effectively as an individual and in multidisciplinary and multicultural teams, as a team leader or manager as well as an effective team member.
- Capacity for lifelong learning and professional development.
Last updated: 18 March 2023