Current Semester


SWB4103 Biomedical Engineering Design

This course is designed for students to gain detailed topical exposure to design methodologies and principles specific to the practice of biomedical design.  Emphasis is on developing efficient and effective design techniques as well as project-oriented skills from both technical and non-technical consideration.  At the end of this course, students should be able to identify and apply appropriate methodology in performing design tasks, recognize the fundamental principles of biomedical design and practices, and formulate and apply general problem solving strategy in the analysis of situation, problem and potential problem.  At the end of this course, students should be able to identify and apply industry standards in design communication.


Week 1 : Course Information & Overview of Biomedical Engineering Design

Chpt 1 – 3

Week 2 : Overview of Design Process & Methods

Creativity in Engineering Design            Chpt 4

Week 3-4 : Phase 1:

Design criteria & Problem identification

Product Design Specification (PDS)

Teaming & Team Assignment Project Assignment

Project Planning & Management Major Project Assignment

Chpt 6; market survey and PDS Presentation Wk 4 (2%)

Week 5-6 : Phase 2:

Concepts Generation & Exploration,

Creativity in Design

Conceptual Development Activity

        Chpt 7

Week 7 : Phase 3:

Concept Selection

Methods of selection

Design evaluation

       Chpt 8;  Wk 8  Present Design Concepts (2%)

Week 8 : Semester Break
Week 9-10 : Phase 4:

Final design development

Design and engineering analysis


Week 11-12 : Phase 5:

Communication in Engineering Design –

Effective Presentation

Poster design

Report Writing

 Chpt 9;   Week 11 Presentation Design Tools & Detail Design (2%)

Week 13 : Communication in Engineering Design, Presentation Techniques, Report Writing       Presentation Media

Final Project Presentation  (2%)

Week 14-15 : Project Assessment

Project Presentation and  Evaluation

Week 15  Peer Group Review Presentation (10%)