Course Title: Biomedical Engineering Design and Practice 2

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Biomedical Engineering Design and Practice 2

Credit Points: 12.00


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


125H Electrical & Computer Engineering


Sem 2 2015,
Sem 2 2016


Bundoora Campus


172H School of Engineering


Sem 2 2018,
Sem 2 2019,
Sem 2 2020

Course Coordinator: Dr Toh Yen Pang

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 6128

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: B251 F03 R022

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Biomedical Engineering Design 3A (OENG1101/OENG1132) is an enforced requisite.

To successfully complete this course, you should have the ability to apply your engineering skills and knowledge in the project design and development. You must have completed Biomedical Engineering Design 3A (OENG1101/OENG1132) or equivalent studies.

Course Description

This course will have two distinct parts: lectures and team projects.

In the project part of this course, you will refine your analytical and practical design capabilities acquired in the preceding engineering design courses and apply those skills to well-defined projects of current engineering relevance.

The Year 3 Biomedical Engineering Design projects will span Biomedical Engineering Design 3A and Biomedical Engineering Design 3B (this course).

In this course, a prototype of the finished design will be built, tested and evaluated. The project assessment will consist of a set of deliverables, ranging from a final report, presentation and participation at the Engenius Trade Fair.

Your awareness in the team project will be enhanced to realise the significance of delivering within the strict guidelines, process, budget, time and achieving the objectives agreed upon, similar to a ‘real-world’ situation guided by your mentor. The project progress will be assessed by a report and presentation at the end of this course.

In the lecture part of this course, you will be presented with a broad spectrum of topics relevant to a professional engineer. The lecture material will be relevant and applicable to project. The knowledge from lectures and exercises will enable you to apply to your project and to your engineering practice as a future professional engineer.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

This course contributes to the following Program Learning Outcomes of the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours):

  • Comprehensive, theory based understanding of the underpinning natural and physical sciences and the engineering fundamentals applicable to the engineering discipline.
  • Discernment of knowledge development and research directions within the biomedical engineering discipline.
  • Knowledge of contextual factors impacting the engineering discipline.
  • Understanding of the scope, principles, norms, accountabilities and bounds of contemporary biomedical engineering practice in the specific discipline.
  • Application of established engineering methods to complex biomedical engineering problem solving.
  • Fluent application of engineering techniques, tools and resources.
  • Application of systematic engineering synthesis and design processes.
  • Application of systematic approaches to the conduct and management of engineering projects.
  • Ethical conduct and professional accountability.
  • Effective oral and written communication in professional and lay domains.
  • Creative, innovative and pro-active demeanour.
  • Professional use and management of information, and issues of privacy and confidentiality of medical data.
  • Orderly management of self, and professional conduct.
  • Effective team membership and team leadership.

On completion of this course you should be able to:

  1. Apply critical and creative thinking in the design/development of biomedical engineering projects products/processes.
  2. Plan and manage your time effectively as a team.
  3. Consider the business context and commercial positioning of designed devices or systems.
  4. Apply knowledge of the ‘real world’ situations that a professional engineer can encounter.
  5. Utilise fundamental knowledge and skills in engineering and apply it effectively on a project.
  6. Design and develop a functional product/process prototype while working in a multidisciplinary team comprising of engineers, clinicians and medical staff, in a hospital environment.
  7. Undertake an engineering project under mentorship.
  8. Reflect in a timely manner on your own and peers’ technical and non-technical learning.
  9. Communicate in oral or written form using the relevant terminologies with multidisciplinary team members often consists of engineers from different disciplines, doctors, nurses, researchers and administrators.
  10. Manage any disputes and conflicts within and outside your team.

Overview of Learning Activities

The course will provide you with a number of learning opportunities. This course consists of a project and lecture parts which consists of the following learning activities:

  • The Year 3 Biomedical Design courses provide experiences that meet the requirements of the RMIT Work Integrated Learning (WIL) policy. In Biomedical Design 3B you will work in a team on a project under guidance of a professional engineer (usually an academic "mentor"). The project will require the team to work together to achieve a working product. You will be expected to take more than one role in the team at different times to expand your experience and capabilities.
  • The lectures will be delivered on a weekly basis by RMIT academics and external guest lecturers. The knowledge from lectures and exercises will enable you to apply to your project and to your engineering practice as a future professional engineer.
  • The project is a problem-based learning activity, enabling you to demonstrate your ability to work effectively as a member of a team in order to successfully deliver a product to your client.

Overview of Learning Resources

Project: The lecture schedule and lecture materials together with the project part of the course will be accessible to you online through ’myRMIT’ Studies. It will include all the information, instructions, guidelines, assessment criteria, marking sheets, assessment deliverables, and other detailed information.

Lectures: In the lecture part of this course, you will be presented with non-technical type topics. These topics cover specialised knowledge tools that a professional engineer must be equipped with in order to be successful in today’s competitive engineering marketplace.

Overview of Assessment

X This course has no hurdle requirements.

☐ All hurdle requirements for this course are indicated clearly in the assessment regime that follows, against the relevant assessment task(s) and all have been approved by the College Deputy Pro Vice-Chancellor (Learning & Teaching).

The assessment for this course will consist of the following tasks:

Assessment Task 1: Project Pitching (Individual, Early Assessment)
Weighting 15%
This assessment task supports CLOs 1, 2, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9 & 10.

Assessment Task 2: Research Seminar Review (Individual)
Weighting 10%
This assessment task supports CLOs 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 & 10.

Assessment Task 3: Lab Report (oral, pairs)  
Weighting 25%
This assessment task supports CLOs 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 & 10.

Assessment Task 4: Final Project Report and Trade Fair (written, demonstration, team)  
Weighting 50%
This assessment task supports CLOs 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 & 10.