The Master of Engineering (Biomedical) is a 72-unit program offered by the School of Computer Science, Engineering and Mathematics, within The Faculty of Science and Engineering.
The course articulates with the Graduate Certificate in Engineering (Biomedical) and the Graduate Diploma in Engineering (Biomedical), and the sequentially developed topics allow progression through the three awards.
Candidates who have completed either of these courses are awarded credit for related topics.
Applicants normally must hold:
- The Flinders University Graduate Diploma in Engineering Science (specialisation B1-B3), or
- A relevant, Washington or Sydney Accord accredited undergraduate degree. The applicant is assumed to have sufficient knowledge in:
- Electronics including study in digital and analog electronics, microprocessors and sensors
- Mathematics, including study in signal processing,
- Programming and computer systems, particularly programming in Java and C,
- Human physiology.
Students without such a qualification should apply for the Graduate Diploma in Engineering Science.
The Faculty Board may, under certain circumstances and subject to specific conditions, admit others who can show evidence of fitness for candidature.
Students who have completed a relevant Bachelor of Engineering with honours may receive up to 36 units of credit towards the Masters degree.
It is expected that this award, in combination with the Graduate Diploma in Engineering Science, will be accredited by Engineers Australia at the professional level. The Master of Engineering (Biomedical) by itself will not be accredited by Engineers Australia.
The course has been designed to provide graduates with:
- a strong foundation in both the theoretical and the practical aspects of Biomedical Engineering systems
- an awareness of social, economic, cultural and environmental aspects of Biomedical Engineering
- an ability to critically analyse and evaluate information and solve problems
- an understanding of professional and ethical responsibilities and a commitment to them
- the ability to work and interact professionally as an individual and as a member of multi-disciplinary teams
- an ability to undertake research in engineering
- an understanding of the need to undertake lifelong learning and the capacity to do so
- preparation for future management roles.
The course provides the foundations that will underpin ongoing professional development, preparing graduates for further study or for a career in an engineering related field or in other areas where the range of skills and knowledge acquired is needed or desirable.
On completion of the award, students will be able to:
- competently use professional skills and knowledge in the systematic development of complex Biomedical Engineering systems
- apply their skills and knowledge in a professionally responsible manner
- communicate effectively with other engineers and the wider global community using a wide range of communication technologies
- work professionally as an individual and in a team
- understand and describe the processes through which current knowledge was developed
- develop engineering solutions appropriate to the social, political, international, economic and environmental contexts in which they are applied
- engage in the process of continuing learning needed to retain the necessary level of professional skills and knowledge in the area of Biomedical Engineering
- demonstrate knowledge of the research process, and be able to conduct research in Engineering
- contribute successfully to project management.
To qualify for the Master of Engineering (Biomedical), a student must complete 72 units with a grade of P or NGP or better in each topic, according to the program of study below.
Core - Year 1 topics
36 units comprising:
ENGR4742 Standards, Ethics and Compliance (4.5 units)
ENGR8721 Control Systems GE (4.5 units)
ENGR8732 Biomechanics GE (4.5 units)
ENGR8741 Physiological Measurement GE (4.5 units)
ENGR8742 Biomedical Instrumentation GE (4.5 units)
STAT5702 Statistical Methods for Engineering and Science (4.5 units)
ENGR8791 Mechanics and Structures GE (4.5 units)
Plus one of:
Core - Year 2 topics
36 units comprising:ENGR4781 Innovation in Medical Devices (4.5 units)
Plus 13.5 units of CSEM option topics*
*CSEM option topics must be selected from Table A, at least half of which must be chosen from those labelled as biomedical (Group B).
Students who have already completed studies with considerable overlap with topics listed above may choose other topics with the permission of the Director of Studies.