Courses - Faculty of Engineering


Biomedical Engineering

Stage II

BIOMENG 221
15 Points

Mechanics of Engineered and Biological Materials

Introduction to the laws of conservation of mass, linear momentum, angular momentum and energy and their application to engineering problems. Topics include control volume analysis, fluid statics, Bernoulli’s equation, heat conduction, diffusion, linear elasticity, stresses and strains specific to direct and torsional loading, material constitutive relationships (including anisotropy, nonlinearity, and viscoelasticity), axial and transverse loading, and pressure loading of engineering structures and biomaterials.

Prerequisite: ENGGEN 150, or ENGSCI 111, or B+ or higher in MATHS 108 or 110 or 150 or 153, or B+ or higher in MATHS 120 and 130

BIOMENG 241
15 Points

Instrumentation and Design

An introduction to engineering instrumentation related to the measurement of biological signals. Topics include: Fundamentals of measurement systems (electric circuits, basic electronics, frequency domain signal analysis and transient analysis, measurement systems). This course will cover the design methodology of instrumentation systems and include an instrumentation design project.

Prerequisite: ELECTENG 101

BIOMENG 261
15 Points

Tissue and Biomolecular Engineering

Overview of molecular and tissue engineering principles emphasising biochemical kinetics, gene regulation, cell behaviour and biomedical ethics. Laboratory practice and design project in cell culture and molecular biology techniques. Topics include enzymes and regulation of metabolic pathways, thermodynamic principles of biochemical reactions, systems biology and regulatory motifs in biochemical networks, cell culture techniques, research and medical ethics.

Prerequisite: BIOSCI 107, ENGSCI 211

Restriction: BIOMENG 361

Stage III

BIOMENG 321
15 Points

Continuum Modelling in Bioengineering

An introduction to continuum modelling approaches to bioengineering problems across a range of spatial scales. Topics include: tensor analysis, molecular and cellular mechanics of striated muscle; finite deformation elasticity and constitutive relations for soft biological materials; conservation equations for momentum, mass and heat transfer in fluids; viscous flow; boundary layers; pure conduction and diffusion; advective transport of mass and heat.

Prerequisite: BIOMENG 221, ENGSCI 211

Restriction: ENGSCI 343

BIOMENG 341
15 Points

Bioinstrumentation and Design

Sensors and actuators (temperature, position, force, pressure, flow, bioelectric, optical sensors and instruments). Signals, systems and controls (s-domain signal notation, transfer functions, frequency response functions, block diagrams, the Laplace transform, first and second order systems, characterisation methods, fundamentals of control). Bioinstrumentation design methodology, Biomedical instrumentation design project.

Prerequisite: BIOMENG 241

Postgraduate 700 Level Courses

BIOMENG 771
15 Points

Musculoskeletal and Orthopaedic Biomechanics

Topics that biomechanical and orthopaedic engineers use in research and industry. Includes guest lectures from practitioners. Orthopaedic engineering topics cover implant design, material choice, implant stress shielding and bone loss, implant wear and bone remodelling. Musculoskeletal biomechanics topics cover motion capture, inverse kinematics and dynamics, muscle force evaluation, electromyography (EMG), inertial sensors and applications in sports medicine and rehabilitation.

Prerequisite: 15 points from ENGSCI 311, 313, 314

BIOMENG 791
15 Points

Advanced Biomedical Engineering Design

An engineering project requiring the application and integration of material taught in lecture courses to the design of medical devices and software to meet client needs. The project also requires consideration of ethical issues, social impact, safety risks, and international regulations.

Prerequisite: BIOMENG 341

BIOMENG 792
15 Points

Special Topic

Prerequisite: Departmental approval required

BIOMENG 793
15 Points

Special Topic

Prerequisite: Departmental approval required

BIOMENG 794
15 Points

Special Topic

Prerequisite: Departmental approval required

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