Bioengineering Systems

Major/Minor/Specialisation !R01-AA-MAJ+1003 (2012)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2012.

Year and Campus: 2012


Dr David Grayden

Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Overview: Students who have completed the Bioengineering Systems major will be able to rigorously integrate the fundamental mathematics of systems modelling with the fundamental sciences of biology, chemistry and physics in the formulation and solution of problems involving biomedical systems. More specifically, core skills and knowledge that will be developed include: fundamental scientific comprehension that will lead to accurate mathematical modelling of biological and engineering systems, analytical and abstract thinking, problem-solving and design skills, ability to carry out laboratory experiments to confirm possible solutions to complex problems. At all levels of this major, we will ensure the development of excellent communication skills that will enable our graduates to deliver complex scientific information in a clear and concise fashion. The Bioengineering Systems major will open up pathways for students leading to accredited professional or scientific research careers in biomedical engineering (through further study in the Masters in Engineering or PhD programs), applied mathematics, applied science, teaching, management and finance.
Objectives: The objective of the bioengineering systems major is to contribute to the academic preparation of graduates who embody the University of Melbourne graduate attributes, as well as additional attributes more specific to the Bachelor of Science or the Bachelor of Biomedicine.
Structure & Available Subjects: Completion of 50 points of study at Level 3.
Subject Options: All three of:
Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
Semester 2
Plus one of
Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
Note: Bachelor of Biomedicine students completing this major should expect to complete BMEN30006 Fundamentals of Biosignals. The structure of the B-BMED course together with subject prerequisite sequences would normally prevent a B-BMED student from being eligible to enrol in ELEN30012 Signals and Systems. However, if a B-BMED student satisfies the prerequisites for ELEN30012, enrolment in and completion of that subject will contribute to this major.
Related Course(s): Bachelor of Biomedicine
Bachelor of Science

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