Available in 2022
Course code



10 units


3000 level

Course handbook


In this course, students conduct team research projects which include a significant engineering component involving a range of disciplines (some or all of electrical, electronic, communications, computing, medical, bioscience, signal processing, control, and mechanical systems). Topics focus on the application of emerging technologies to solve real-world problems. Example projects might include the application and control of medical robotic devices, the instrumentation and automation of an industry-based bioscience process, or development of a secure, multi-user eHealth system.

Availability2022 Course Timetables


  • Semester 2 - 2022

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

1. Integrate and extend the knowledge gained through their studies.

2. Utilise library, internet and other resources to research and critically evaluate information about broad medical engineering topics.

3. Prepare and present information to other engineers and health professionals.

4. Work both individually and in a small engineering team to expand and develop time and resource management skills, and effective team participation.

5. Critically appraise and apply emerging technologies to solve real-world problems.


Students undertake, with guidance, the following tasks to design a product, device, program or system:

  • A literature search to determine the appropriate technical, legislative and marketing requirements (where applicable)
  • A detailed technical design of a product, device or system, including specifications, detailed circuit diagrams (if appropriate), software definitions (if appropriate), detailed parts list, method of development, testing, deployment and maintenance schedules
  • A report detailing the above design
  • Oral presentations of the project design
  • To the extent dictated by the nature of the project, implement the design, or conduct further tests and development to confirm the adequacy of the design
  • A detailed final report including: a) the detailed final design and financial report; b) a user manual (where applicable).

Assumed knowledge

Successful completion of 2.5 years of B. Medical Engineering (Honours)

Assessment items

Report: Progress Milestones

Report: Interim Design Report

Practical Demonstration: Interim Demonstration and Presentation

Report: Final Report

Practical Demonstration: Final Project Demonstration

Contact hours


Computer Lab

Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term


Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term

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