Handbook

Master of Engineering (Biomedical with Business)

Year and Campus: 2017

Coordinator

Prof David Ackland

Email: dackland@unimelb.edu.au

Contact

Melbourne School of Engineering

Currently enrolled students:

Future students:

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.

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 & Available Subjects:

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

Subject
Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
Summer Term, Semester 1, Semester 2
12.50
Semester 2
12.50

Suggested second 100 points:

Suggested study plan for the second 100 points:

  • 75 points core
  • 25 points Bioengineering electives

Core 75 pts

Subject
Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
Semester 2
12.50
Semester 1, Semester 2
12.50

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)

Subject
Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
Semester 1, Semester 2
12.50

Biomedical Engineering Reseach and Design Project Electives

Students must complete 50 points from the following capstone subjects:

Subject
Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
Year Long, Semester 1, Semester 2
25
Semester 1, Semester 2
12.50

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 BIOL10004 elective. Students with a background in Biology must take the CHEM10003 elective.

Subject
Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
Semester 1, Semester 2
12.50

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
Links to further information: http://www.eng.unimelb.edu.au/study/degrees/master-engineering-biomedical-business/overview
Related Course(s): Master of Engineering

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