Course Title: Tissue Engineering

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Tissue Engineering

Credit Points: 12.00


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


115H Aerospace, Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering


Sem 2 2015


Bundoora Campus


172H School of Engineering


Sem 2 2018,
Sem 2 2019,
Sem 2 2020

Course Coordinator: Dr Nhiem Tran

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 2131

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: B003 F02 R022

Course Coordinator Availability: Email for appointment

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


Course Description

This course focuses on functional biomaterials, for example used in drug delivery and therapeutics, as well as growing/manufacturing of tissues using scaffolds and/or advanced techniques such as 3D printing. Biomimetic design is further considered. You will learn about, and how to mimic, natural biological phenomena in order to more effectively grow and repair biological materials such as bones, organs and tissues.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

This course contributes to the following program learning outcomes of the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours):

• In-depth understanding of specialist bodies of knowledge within the engineering discipline
• Fluent application of engineering techniques, tools and resources
• Application of systematic engineering synthesis and design processes
• Professional use and management of information

Upon successful completion of this course you should be able to:

1. Understand the biological requirement for designed tissue engineering systems
2. Design scaffolds for growing biological materials
3. Fabricate multicomponent biomaterials using advanced manufacturing technologies including 3D printing
4. Design diagnostic and drug materials systems
5. Design a biomaterial system considering the main issues of biocompatibility including toxicity.

Overview of Learning Activities

 Learning activities throughout the course include: Lectures, seminars, workshops, projects, directed research and self-directed learning.

Overview of Learning Resources

Laboratories, publications, book chapters text book

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 (Leaning & Teaching).

Assessment tasks

Assessment item: Major project: Laboratory report and reflective exercise

Weighting of final grade: 25%
Related course learning outcomes: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Assessment item: Major project: Project Report + Literature Review

Weighting of final grade: 30%
Related course learning outcomes: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Assessment item: Major project: Presentation

Weighting of final grade: 10%
Related course learning outcomes: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Assessment item: Final exam

Weighting of final grade: 35%
Related course learning outcomes: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5