2017 Undergraduate Courses
  • Students are to follow the requirements of the Handbook for the year they commenced the course.

    However, the subject links below do not contain the subject information for the current year. You can view current subject information through the new Course Handbook.

Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Biomedical Engineering) | 2017

Biomedical engineering is a multi-disciplinary field which applies engineering principles, problem solving skills and methodologies to the research and development of novel medical and diagnostic devices, tools, systems and technology that will deliver substantial healthcare benefit and improve the quality of life for individuals. This program in Biomedical Engineering is designed to prepare students as professional engineers who can take up employment in health related industries, academia, government regulatory agencies, public policy development and implementation units, and private business nationally and internationally.

Course Structure 

Subject Code Subject Name Credit Points Session(s)
Year 1
ENGG102Fundamentals of Engineering Mechanics6Autumn
ENGG103Materials in Design6Autumn
ENGG105Engineering Design for Sustainability6Autumn
MATH141Foundations of Engineering Mathematics6Autumn, Spring
ENGG100Engineering Computing and Analysis6Spring
ENGG104Electrical Systems6Spring
PHYS143Physics For Engineers6Spring
MATH142Essentials of Engineering Mathematics6Spring, Summer 2017/2018
Year 2
MECH203Mechanical Workshop Practice0Autumn
MEDI100Human Structure and Function6Autumn
ENGG252Engineering Fluid Mechanics6Autumn
MATH283Advanced Engineering Mathematics and Statistics6Autumn
ECTE233Digital Hardware6Autumn
PHYS155Introduction to Biomedical Physics6Spring
ECTE203Signals and Systems6Spring
MECH226Machine Dynamics6Spring
BMEG201Biomedical Instrumentation and Design6Not available in 2017
Year 3
CSCI291Programming for Engineers6Autumn
ECTE344Control Theory6Spring
BMEG302Biomedical Sensors and Actuators6Not available in 2017
BMEG304Manufacturing Techniques for Biomedical Engineering6Not available in 2017
BMEG301Mechanics of Biomedical Systems6Not available in 2017
BMEG303Biomechanical Basis of Human Movement6Not available in 2017
BMEG305Mechanical Design of Biomedical Devices6Not available in 2017
BMEG306Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering6Not available in 2017
Year 4
ENGG454Professional Experience0Annual, Autumn, Spring
ENGG461Managing Engineering Projects6Autumn
ECTE331Real-time Embedded Systems6Spring
BMEG401Artificial Organs and Implants6Not available in 2017
BMEG402Ethics and Practices in Biomedical Engineering6Not available in 2017
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) students complete one of the following research options
ENGG452Thesis A12Annual, Spring 2017/Autumn 2018
ENGG453Thesis B18Annual, Spring 2017/Autumn 2018
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Scholar) students must complete ENGG453
Plus 2 electives: 1 from List A and 1 from List B (12 cp)
List A
ENGG251Mechanics of Solids6Autumn
ECTE301Digital Signal Processing6Autumn
ENGG440Strategic Management of Engineering6Autumn
MECH409Micro/Nano Robotic Systems6Not available in 2017
ECTE213Engineering Electromagnetics6Spring
ENGG433Financial Management for Engineers6Spring
MATE401Selection of Materials in Engineering Design6Spring
MECH252Thermodynamics, Experimental Methods and Analysis6Spring
MECH423Design for Manufacturing6Spring
MECH470Applied Topics in Mechatronics6Spring
MECH431Computational Fluid Dynamics6Not available in 2017
ISIT430Introduction to Health Informatics6Autumn
ISIT429Concepts and Issues in Healthcare Computing6Spring
MEDI320Motor Control and Dysfunction8Spring
MEDI223Clinical Biomechanics6Spring
List B
CHEM103Introductory Chemistry For Engineers6Autumn
FREN151French for Beginners 16Autumn
ITAL151Italian for Beginners 16Autumn
JAPA141Beginner Japanese 16Autumn
LAW 101Law, Business and Society6Autumn
SPAN151Spanish for Beginners 16Autumn
MAND151Chinese (Mandarin) for Beginners 16Autumn
STS 300The Environmental Context: Imagining a Zero Carbon Future8Autumn
PHIL256Environmental Philosophy: Animals, Nature and Ethics6Spring
PHYS295Astronomy - Concepts of the Universe6Spring
STS 320New Biosciences & the Body:Contemp Issues in Soc Sciences & Medicine8Spring
ECON100Economic Essentials for Business6Autumn, Spring
ECON102Economics and Society6Autumn, Spring
PHIL218Ethics: Good, Bad and Evil6Autumn
STS 216Environmental Sociology and Politics6Spring
STS 251Social Aspects of Genetics and Biotechnology6Not available in 2017


Credit Arrangements

Credit and articulation arrangements are available from the Course Finder. Refer to UOW's credit arrangements for information on how to apply for credit.

Professional Recognition/Accreditation

UOW's engineering programs are accredited by Engineers Australia and relevant world engineering bodies through the Washington Accord. This ensures recognition by equivalent professional engineering bodies in the USA, UK, Hong Kong, Japan, New Zealand, Canada, South Africa, Ireland, Korea, Malaysia, Singapore and other countries.

UOW is a member of the Group of Eight (Go8) Deans of Engineering and Associates, in recognition of its being among the top Australian engineering faculties. This achievement is a direct result of our world class reputation in teaching and research.

Other Information

Further information is available at:
UOW Course Finder
Email: eis@uow.edu.au
Email: Academic Program Director


Last reviewed: 15 November, 2016