UNSW-MECH-9650: Introduction to Micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS)
MECH-9650 is an interdisciplinary course designed for the final year undergraduate and graduate students, which introduces the fundamentals of Micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS) and its applications in different industries. This course will cover underlying physical principles, methods of micro/nano-fabrication and applications of a broad range of devices and systems, including biomedical systems (BioMEMS) and Microfluidics. The course emphasizes teamwork and active learning.
UNSW-MMAN-1300: Engineering Mechanics
This is the foundation engineering science course for all five plans in the School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, with content as follows: Revision of vectors, resultants and components, moments; The free body diagram; Equilibrium of planar rigid objects; Equilibrium of systems of co-planar multi-force members and planar trusses; Friction; Mass centre, centroids, distributed forces; Internal forces in beams; Introduction to 3-dimensional statics; Plane particle kinematics, including curvilinear and relative motion; Plane particle kinetics, including equations of motion, work-energy-power, friction, impulse-momentum, impact; Kinetics of systems of particles; Introduction to plane kinematics of rigid bodies, types of rigid body motion (translation, rotation about a fixed axis); Mass moment of inertia, parallel axis theorem, moment of inertia for various shapes, Introduction to plane kinetics of rigid bodies, rigid body in plane motion, equations of motion, work-energy for a rigid body.
UTS- 42026: Biomedical polymers
Plastics, which are made out of polymers, are becoming an absolute essential material in today's society. Particularly, polymers play an integral role as enhanced biomaterials in the health care industries. These highly versatile materials have great potential in the fields of biomedical engineering and nanomedicine. Knowledge and research in this area has been evolving rapidly and represents a crucial field of study. This subject builds on the basic knowledge of chemistry acquired in chemistry 1. Students gain an understanding of the different processes of generating various types of polymers, and explore the processes to advance therapeutic approaches in medicine. The subject encompasses constructive and practical methodologies to tackle the important aspects of the biocompatibility and biofunctionality of polymers. Topics include four main areas: (i) the synthesis and characterisation of synthetic polymers, (ii) biological polymers and stimuli responsive polymers, (iii) hydrogels for tissue engineering and drug/gene polymeric delivery systems, and (iv) conducting polymers as electrodes for electrophysiology/biofuel cells and medical polymer nanofibres/films. The subject also explores the design of cutting-edge polymeric systems for biomedical applications.