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BIOE403 Bioengineering Design

Design for a medical/bioengineering application resulting in a product, system, process or communication outcome. Emphasis on materials, technology, instrumentation and interface for unmet bioengineering needs.

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Note: This paper was previously coded DETE 402.

Paper title Bioengineering Design
Paper code BIOE403
Subject Bioengineering
EFTS 0.1667
Points 20 points
Teaching period Full Year
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $1,566.65
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $5,793.66

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DETE 402
Design paper offerings are currently being reviewed.
Associate Professor Sarah Wakes,
Teaching staff

Course Co-ordinator: Associate Professor Sarah Wakes and Associate Professor Azam Ali

Course reader provided.
Course outline
View course outlines for Bioengineering papers
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Interdisciplinary perspective, Critical thinking.
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Learning Outcomes
  • Understand the relevance design has in the fields of biomimetics, biomaterials and biological processes
  • Apply problem solving, human-centred, strategic and sustainable design strategies to create a prototype product, system, process or communication in bioengineering
  • Be aware of current ethical issues and thinking in bioengineering

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Full Year

Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system


Stream Days Times Weeks
A1 Tuesday 13:00-14:50 9, 11, 18, 20, 30-31, 36, 41


Stream Days Times Weeks
A1 Wednesday 14:00-15:50 9-10, 12, 18-20, 22, 29-34, 36-39