ENME351-21S2 (C) Semester Two 2021

Biomedical Design & Production Management

15 points

Start Date: Monday, 19 July 2021
End Date: Sunday, 14 November 2021
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 1 August 2021
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Friday, 1 October 2021


Engineering design reports, design for fatigue, fasteners, welded joints, cranes: use of engineering codes, pressure vessel design, hydraulic machinery.

Course will cover more in-depth engineering design methods than ENME 301 and cover procedures that are not included in the engineering science subjects. The subject matter will have a biomedical design focus and will include additional content to cover bioethics and regulatory compliance. In particular, this course furthers skills in engineering report writing, calculation sets and drawing presentation. It introduces the use of standards. Overall students are brought to a level where they can undertake a substantial engineering design problem in a methodical manner, and can produce a professional quality design report. Specific content includes:
• Brainstorming & Concept Development
• Hand Analysis & Design Specs
• Risk Management & Biostatistics
• Hand Sketching & Mock-ups
• Prototyping & Scaling
• Finite Element Analysis
• Engineering Drawings, Dimensioning, & Tolerancing
• Biocompatibility & Safety
• Soft Tissues, Fluid Environments
• Incorporating Electronics
• Fatigue Design
• Welded & Bolted Joints
• Instrumentation & Sensors, Testing, Data Gathering
• Pumps & Pressure Vessels
• Regulatory Bodies & Use of Standards
• Bioethics
• Machining, Design for Manufacturing
• 3D Printing, Injection Moulding, Forming
• Good Manufacturing Practices (Just in Time, Lean, Six Sigma)

Learning Outcomes

  • On successful completion of this course students will be able to:
  • Produce a conceptual and detailed design solution for an open-ended system that is only partially defined at the conceptual level
  • Produce a professional design report including calculation set, and drawings.
  • Design pressure vessels by creating a conceptual solution to a problem and applying standards to complete the detailed design
  • Design components and structures using sections, bolted joints and welds, subjected to fatigue loading
  • Produce design solutions that accommodate functional constraints as well as manufacturability, production economics, aesthetics, and safety.
  • Understand design responsibilities regarding risk, reserve/safety factors, and ethical considerations
  • Understand modern production management methods
  • Understand what it means to work in the highly regulated medical device field, including regulatory compliance, bioethics, and biostatistics.
    • University Graduate Attributes

      This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attributes specified below:

      Critically competent in a core academic discipline of their award

      Students know and can critically evaluate and, where applicable, apply this knowledge to topics/issues within their majoring subject.

      Biculturally competent and confident

      Students will be aware of and understand the nature of biculturalism in Aotearoa New Zealand, and its relevance to their area of study and/or their degree.

      Engaged with the community

      Students will have observed and understood a culture within a community by reflecting on their own performance and experiences within that community.



Course Coordinator

Debbie Munro


Claire Davies


Assessment Due Date Percentage  Description
Assignments 30% Assignments x 6
Peerwise questions/answers 10%
Literature Review 17 Sep 2021 10%
Engineering Drawings 08 Oct 2021 15%
Medical Device Cup 22 Oct 2021 10%
Final Design Report 26 Oct 2021 25%

Additional Course Outline Information

Academic integrity

Teamwork is at the core of this course. You will work in a team with classmates, and as part of a wider team with your client and supervisor. As in every circumstance where people depend on each other, certain rules must be followed.

You are expected to attend all scheduled events, lectures, tutorials, and meetings with your team. You are expected to keep your workplace tidy, consider the effects of your work on others who share space or resources with you, or who give advice or assistance, and to return borrowed items promptly. You must adhere to the health and safety policies in force on campus at any other work sites.

Cheating, plagiarism and other dishonest practice will not be tolerated and the maximum penalties will be pursued. Departmental and University regulations will be interpreted strictly.
• http://www.canterbury.ac.nz/engineering/schools/mechanical/student-advice-and-support/academic-advice/
• http://www.canterbury.ac.nz/regulations

Plagiarism, collusion, copying and ghost writing are unacceptable.
• Plagiarism: the presentation of any material from any other source without clear and traceable acknowledgment of the source.
• Collusion: the presentation of work done in conjunction with other person(s), but presented as if it has been completed only by the named author(s).
• Copying: the use of material (in any medium, including computer files) produced by another person(s) with or without their knowledge and approval.
• Ghost writing: where another person(s) (with or without payment) prepare all or part of an item submitted without acknowledgement.

Assessment and grading system

To pass the course you must achieve at least 50% of the available marks

Other specific requirements

Special Considerations will not be remedied by waiving work. You will be expected to complete the work.

Requests for extensions

Extensions to due dates will not be given except in the case of serious illness, commencing within one week of the due date, and certified by a doctor. Failure to hand an item in on time without an approved extension will result in zero marks being awarded for the late item.

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $986.00

International fee $5,500.00

* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.

For further information see Mechanical Engineering .

All ENME351 Occurrences

  • ENME351-21S2 (C) Semester Two 2021