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Graduate Certificate in Biomedical Engineering

Course code: 3254 ~ Course abbreviation: GradCertBiomedEng ~ Total credit points required: 24 ~ 0.5 years full-time, 1 year part-time ~ Managing faculty: Engineering

Study mode and course location

On-campus (Clayton)

Course description

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 enrolments are available in support of this.

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.

Course objectives

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.

Course structure

Course requirements

Students must complete 24 points of coursework units* selected from senior undergraduate level (group 1) and postgraduate level (group 2) units - 12 points must be group 1 units and 12 points must be group 2 units.

Group 1 includes 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. Group 2 units are chosen from group 2 units currently approved for the Master of Biomedical Engineering.

Group 1

Select two units from:

  • ECE4012 Applied digital signal processing
  • ECE4076 Computer vision
  • ECE4077 Advanced computing techniques
  • ECE4084 Biomechanics of human musculo-skeletal systems
  • ECE4086 Medical imaging technology
  • ECE4087 Medical technology innovation
  • ECE4081 Medical instrumentation

Group 2

Select two units from:

  • BMS1052 Human neurobiology
  • BMS2031 Body systems
  • ECE5012 Applied digital signal processing
  • ECE5076 Computer vision
  • ECE5077 Advanced computing techniques
  • ECE5084 Biomechanics of human musculo-skeletal systems
  • ECE5086 Medical imaging technology
  • ECE5087 Medical technology innovation
  • ECE5081 Medical instrumentation
  • ECE5810 Current biomedical engineering research
  • PHY2011 Neuroscience of sensation, brain and movement
  • PHY2021 Body systems physiology

Total: 24 points

    * Note that not all units will be available in any given year

Articulation and credit

Full credit for postgraduate level (group 2) units will be given to candidates who transfer from the graduate certificate to the Postgraduate Diploma in Biomedical Engineering without graduating at the certificate level. Articulation is subject to approval upon satisfactory academic performance.

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