Course Title: Lab-on-a-Chip, Biomedical Devices and BioNanoEngineering

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Lab-on-a-Chip, Biomedical Devices and BioNanoEngineering

Credit Points: 12.00

Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

EEET2472

City Campus

Undergraduate

125H Electrical & Computer Engineering

Face-to-Face

Sem 2 2015,
Sem 2 2016

EEET2498

Bundoora Campus

Undergraduate

172H School of Engineering

Face-to-Face

Sem 2 2017,
Sem 2 2018,
Sem 2 2019,
Sem 2 2020,
Sem 1 2021

Course Coordinator: Dr Khashayar Khoshmanesh

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 2851

Course Coordinator Email: khashayar.khoshmanesh@rmit.edu.au

Course Coordinator Location: 12.08.09


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

None.


Course Description

Microtechnology offers exceptional precision, vast complexity and low-cost manufacturing capabilities that have revolutionised the electronics industry and have permanently altered the way in which information is processed. Similar techniques can be applied to microfluidics enabling low-cost platforms that can manipulate chemical and biological media with complexity and precision that is simply not possible using traditional laboratory equipment. This is called lab-on-a-chip technology.

This course will introduce you to the concepts of microfluidics and the challenges and opportunities for manipulating biological matter and chemicals at the microscale.


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

This course contributes to the following Program Learning Outcomes:

  • In-depth understanding of specialist bodies of knowledge within the engineering discipline.
  • Application of established engineering methods to complex engineering problem solving.


On completion of this course you will be able to:

  1. Describe and understand the fundamental operation of basic microfluidic components such as fluidic channels, pumps, valves, mixers, and filters.
  2. Design and fabricate lab-on-a-chip devices to address a wide range of biomedical applications.
  3. Learn the fundamentals of microfluidics
  4. Learn the fundamentals of numerical simulations


Overview of Learning Activities

The course will provide an interactive and hands-on learning experience:

  • Lectures (with interactive tutorial components)
  • Computer-based laboratory sessions (instructor guided)
  • Group projects to provide training in research skills 


Overview of Learning Resources

You will be provided with detailed lecture and tutorial content as learning resources. This will be supported by elaborate supplementary (non-assessable) reading material to enhance the learning outcomes. Course content will be made available on-line. 


Overview of Assessment

X This course has no hurdle requirements.

Assessment Task 1: 
Analysis of flow dynamics
Weighting 20%
This assessment task supports CLOS i, iii, and iv

Assessment Task 2: 
Design of microfluidic systems for diagnostics, drug discovery and disease modelling
Weighting 40%
This assessment task supports CLOs ii and iii

Assessment Task 3: 
Research Project
Weighting 40%
This assessment task supports CLO i, ii, and iii