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Studies in biological engineering at Monash are offered through the Bachelor of Biomedical Science/Bachelor of Engineering and the Bachelor of Pharmaceutical Science/Bachelor of Engineering.
The five-year double degree, offered by the Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences and Faculty of Engineering , introduces you to a range of new interdisciplinary subjects covering modern biomedical sciences, human biology and public health, and develops a strong grounding in one of five branches of engineering.
The research and design focus of the engineering programs, along with the interdisciplinary approach of the biomedical science component, gives you qualifications in two disciplines and ensures you are able to make a unique contribution to both biomedical science and engineering.
The five-year combined degree, unique in Australia and one of only a handful worldwide, opens up a range of exciting careers in the development and manufacture of sophisticated pharmaceutical products.
Offered by the Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences and Faculty of Engineering, the degree is designed to produce highly skilled graduates who can work across the spectrum of the pharmaceutical product design and development process.
Biological Engineering elective units
Biological Engineering runs one elective unit at the Clayton campus, open to all students enrolled in a Bachelor of Engineering. This elective unit is designed to introduce topics of biology, biological processes and biomedical technology from an engineering perspective.
Introduction to biomedical engineering, from the perspective of the engineering based technologies of sensing and imaging. Topics include: basis of light and radiation, principles of synchrotron operation, practical study at the Australian synchrotron, human physiology for engineers, principles of detection and sensing of signals, biomedically relevant properties and phenomena.
The unit begins with an intensive lecture series culminating in a mid-semester examination. During this time project teams are formed and project proposals are developed. Project work continues with groups and individuals combining projects, allocated resources, knowledge and skills to develop a biomedical-imaging device. The unit culminates in a test of this biomedical device at the Australian Synchrotron.