Postgraduate Diploma in Biomedical Engineering
Course code: 3253 ~ Course abbreviation: PGradDipBiomedEng ~ Total credit points required: 48 ~ 1 year full-time, 2 years part-time ~ Managing faculty: Engineering
Study mode and course location
The course will permit mature students to select units which suit their personal and professional needs as they develop from time to time and in so doing to accumulate credit towards awards on a flexible timetable. Single-unit enrolment is provided for and credit will be given for appropriate work experience.
The course provides a mix of units permitting students to develop an understanding of the interaction of the various layers of modern biomedical systems. All units in the course use case studies and exercises to build understanding of the concepts and theoretical principles. In particular, they will develop an understanding of specification, selection, performance, commissioning and operation of biomedical systems.
The course will develop self-study techniques and provide a framework for continuing professional development.
The principal aim of the course is to enable currently practising engineers and scientists to renew their professional qualifications in response to rapid changes in biomedical and associated technology. It is also intended to permit recent graduates, usually from other universities, to enhance their first qualification with studies in biomedical engineering to improve their prospects in this area of sustained employment growth. Graduates will develop self study techniques and provide a framework for continuing professional development.
The postgraduate diploma requires the completion of units* totalling 48 points. This comprises units totalling 36 points from group 1, and up to 12 points from group 2 units currently approved for the Master of Biomedical Engineering course. Alternatively students may select units totalling up to 12 points which may be taken from any postgraduate program of the university, as approved by the course director.
Group 1 units include level four units offered by the Department of Electrical and Computer Systems Engineering related to the study of biomedical engineering and its applications, and units as determined by the course director.
The minimum length of the course is one year full-time, or the equivalent part-time. As the course is intended to be a professional development program, there is no maximum duration for completion of studies.
Group 1 - Core units
Group 2- Elective units
Select two units from:
Total: 48 points
*Note that not all units will be available in any given year
Articulation and credit
Credit in the program is available to candidates who transfer from the postgraduate diploma to the masters without graduating at diploma level. Articulation is subject to approval upon satisfactory academic performance.