Diploma in Bioengineering will be merged into Diploma in Mechanical Engineering as a 3rd Year specialisation in Biomedical starting from cohort AY2020.
for Current Students (cohort AY2019/20)
Digital Electronics 1More
Introduces students to the knowledge,
understanding and design techniques
necessary to enable them to design simple
combinational circuits using commercial
SSI and MSI integrated circuits. Additional
topics covered include introduction to
simple sequential logic circuits such as flipflops
Principles of Electrical and Electronic Engineering 1More
This module covers the fundamental
concepts of electricity. Basic laws and
theorems which govern the operation
of electrical circuitry are explained with
illustrations. Understanding and application
of electrical phenomena are further
enhanced using circuit simulation on
worked examples and tutorial problems
and via hands-on sessions. Topics covered
include scientific notation, engineering
notation, metric prefixes, basic elements of
an electrical circuit, definitions of energy
and power, power sources, measuring
instruments, DC and AC concepts,
simple series and parallel networks,
electromagnetism, inductor, inductance,
transformers, capacitor and capacitance,
characteristics of inductor and capacitor in
DC, Kirchhoff’s Voltage and Current Laws,
Current and Voltage Divider Rules and
Introduction to EngineeringMore
Promotes interest in engineering by introducing inter-disciplinary engineering systems and manufacturing processes. The Design Thinking process is used to generate ideas and basic workshop machine tools are used for fabrication.
Introduces the basic concepts of engineering mechanics, namely units and dimensions, equilibrium conditions, friction, kinematics and Newton’s laws of motion.
Computer Aided DraftingMore
Introduces the use of computer-aided drafting (CAD) software to prepare mechanical engineering drawings. Topics include blue print reading, orthographic projection, sectioning, assembly drawing and basic solid modelling.
Engineering Materials IMore
Introduces the basic properties and applications of common engineering materials such as steels, aluminium, copper, plastics and elastomers, by covering the testing of the properties, concepts of stress and strain, effect of chemical composition and microstructure on properties and applications, heat treatments and materials processing. This module provides the foundation in the selection of materials in engineering design and fabrication.
Introduces the fundamentals of thermodynamics, namely heat, work, perfect gas laws and the 1st law of thermodynamics. Use of steam tables, basics of pressure and flow rate in fluids, and the mass conservation law are also covered.
Equips students with basic mathematical knowledge and skills in algebra, trigonometry and calculus to enable them to understand and solve engineering problems encountered in their course of study. It also serves as a foundation for subsequent mathematics modules.
Engineering Mathematics IMore
Equips students with the necessary mathematical knowledge and skills to solve problems encountered in their course of study. It also serves as a foundation for more advanced mathematics in the second year. Topics include trigonometry, determinants, matrices, complex numbers and calculus.
Teaches students the methodology of good program development. The C++ language will be used to write structured programs according to accepted programming practices. Topics covered include simple data type, input/output, control and loop structures, functions and arrays. Programming and hands-on training in the computer laboratories will be emphasized.
Education and Career Guidance 1 More
A compulsory module for all first year students, ECG 1 aims to develop an understanding of personal interests, strengths, values and life goals. With greater knowledge and understanding of self, planning and decision making in choosing a future career can be better developed. Some topics covered in ECG 1 include ‘Defining My SP Life’, ‘Personal Branding’, ‘Discovering My Interests’, ‘Planning for Success – My Personal Action Plan’ and more.
Introductory Anatomy and PhysiologyMore
Introduces students to basic organisation of human anatomy and physiology. It covers the anatomical features of of various systems and how it relates to physiological mechanisms and associated dysfunctions. Applications of physiology as it pertains to bioengineering principles will be covered.
Laboratory Skills and TechniquesMore
Incorporate occupation/industry bench skills, such as microscopy, microbiology, cell culture, manipulation of nucleic acids etc with some generic skills, such as the polymerase chain reaction, electrophoresis, centrifugation, micro-pipetting etc. Students also learn how to apply these techniques and skills in discussions of case studies during tutorials.
Biomedical Equipment & PracticesMore
Familiarizes students with equipment used in the Operating Room, Intensive Care Unit, Radiotherapy, Cardiology.Neurology, Physiotherapy, Rehabilitation'departments and Clinical Laboratory. A brief explanation of the circuits as well as the mechanical and biochemical parameters involved in the measurements are included. Students will learn medical equipment characteristics, the nature of data measured and the general concept of equipment design and good equipment handling practices. Commissioning, installation, preventive maintenance, and testing of biomedical equipment will be covered in the practical sessions
Introduces the principles and concepts of biomedical electronics. Theory and application of biosensors, bio potential electrodes, measurements of bio potential signals including electrocardiogram (ECG), electroencephalogram (EEG), electromyogram (EMG) will be taught. Use of operational amplifiers, instrumentation amplifiers and filters in the context of biomedical instruments will be discussed. Principles of various monitoring systems such as respiration and cardiovascular systems will be introduced. Computerised biomedical instrumentation will also be covered in this module.
Design & Build Medical DeviceMore
Provides basic design and development knowledge of medical devices. Topics include design, development, ergonomics, selection of components and computer modelling. Hands-on lessons are conducted in assembly, trouble-shooting and commissioning of medical devices.
Continues from Mechanics I. Teaches how basic solid mechanics is applied to solving engineering problems. The fundamentals of machine components are included.
Assistive Technology and Rehabilitation EngineeringMore
Applies engineering concepts to the design and development of assistive devices in the rehabilitation for people with disability or injury. Treatment, gait analysis and biomechanics are included.
Provides further knowledge on thermodynamics and fluid mechanics with particular applications in air compressors, gas and vapour cycles.
Education and Career Guidance 2More
ECG 2 is taken by all second year students. This module aims to develop professional skills necessary to seek and secure work. It also guides the students on how to discover and develop skills, knowledge and attitudes needed for work effectiveness and changes related to work. Topics covered in this module include ‘Job Search and Market Trends’, ‘Discovering Your Unique Selling Point’, ‘Resilience’, ‘Work Place Values’ and more.
Engineering Mathematics IIMore
The module is designed to provide students with further knowledge in mathematics and analytical skills to solve engineering problems encountered in their studies. Among the topics covered are Calculus, Ordinary Differential Equations, Laplace Transforms and Fourier Series.
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Provides students with basic understanding of human biochemistry. The topics includes introduction to biochemistry, nucleic acids, proteins, enzymes, vitamins and trace elements, carbohydrates, lipids and energy production.
Communicating for Professional EffectivenessMore
This module aims to equip students with the knowledge and skills to identify jobs that match their interests, capabilities and qualifications to prepare resumes that are unique and customised for job requirements and hone interview skills to help them secure that job. Students will also understand and be able to apply self-awareness techniques including applying emotional intelligence principles in a professional setting to manage self and a team at the workplace.
Internship Equivalent (22 weeks)More
Provides students with an opportunity to work in small groups to apply the knowledge and experience gained in their foundation stages to conceive, design, fabricate, test and commission a project. Students will have the chance to work with the industry on real-world projects.
Internship Programme (22 weeks)More
This semester long (22 weeks) internship
module aims to provide students with work
experience to a relevant industrial sector and
with opportunities to relate what is taught in
the classroom to actual working environments.
The internship module creates a valuable
opportunity for students to learn and contribute
to the participating organisations. This would
also prepare them to be work-ready by
acquiring knowledge on current industrial
practices and by sharpening their skills.
Develops a basic understanding of applied mechanics in biological systems and human locomotion. Topics include function and physical properties of the musculo-skeletal system, biomechanical modelling, strength of materials, statics and dynamics.
Develops an understanding of materials used in a medical environment. Topics include implants and tissues, processing and characterisation of the materials, and compatibility with human bodies.
Contamination Controls and Clean RoomMore
This module provides students with basic knowledge on contamination control and clean-room technology. Students will be taught the various clean-room classification standards, clean-room design considerations, clean-room entry and exit protocol. In addition, students will also cover the various types of contaminants, waste treatment, and methods of de-contamination and principles of aseptic and sterile operations.
Covers physiology of the circulatory and pulmonary systems with engineering of fluid mechanics. Major topics include blood rheology, mechanics of heart and its valves, hemodynamics & regulation of organ blood flow, air flow in lungs, microcirculation, and common disorders and medical devices associated with the two body systems.
Statistics and Analytics for EngineersMore
This module aims to provide students with an introduction to statistics and data analytics. The topics in statistics include descriptive statistics, probability, random variables and probability distributions, sampling distributions, and estimation. The topics in data analytics include a brief overview of data mining, cluster analysis, decision tree classifier, naïve Bayes classifier, and simple and multiple linear regression. Software tools will be used throughout for hands-on exercises.
cGMP and Medical Device ValidationMore
Introduces current good manufacturing practices in the design and manufacturing of medical devices and pharmaceuticals. Intellectual property protection, patent filing, FDA and related regulatory guidelines are covered with emphasis on non-compliance implications.
Please note: Course structure is subject to change.