MBE3101 - Micro and Nanotechnology for Biomedical Engineering

Offering Academic Unit
Department of Biomedical Engineering /
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Credit Units
Course Duration
One Semester
Course Offering Term*:
Semester A 2018/19

* The offering term is subject to change without prior notice
Course Aims

Microtechnology offers particular advantages to the biomedical field in many ways such as better uniformity, reliability, reproducibility, miniaturized implants, precise control, quick response, micro-texturing, less invasive and lower power requirements, etc. More than $1 trillion/year by 2020 in new technologies and products and 2 million jobs have been projected by nanotechnology. The convergence of nanotechnology and biomedical sciences opens the possibility for a wide variety of biological research topics and medical uses at the molecular and cellular level. This course aims to introduce the modern multidisciplinary micro and nanotechnology for biomedical engineering to the students and get them prepared for the new industrial revolution led by rapid progresses in these fields. It covers important topics in biomedical engineering-related micro and nanotechnology such as fundamentals of micro and nanotechnology, bioMEMS, nanotechnology based drug delivery, implantable nanomaterials, micro and nanotechnology based implantable medical devices, nanotechnology for bio-imaging, etc.

Assessment (Indicative only, please check the detailed course information)

Continuous Assessment: 40%
Examination: 60%
Examination Duration: 2 hours
Detailed Course Information


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Department of Biomedical Engineering
Department of Mechanical Engineering