Master by Research (Ehs) (MRSEHS) in Biomedical Engineering

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Courses Overview

What will I learn?

A candidate for the degree of Master by Research shall undertake a program of study and research approved by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor. The program shall include the presentation of a thesis and/or other work approved by the Committee, embodying the results of the candidate's study and research, for examination.
A supervisor or supervisors shall be appointed with the approval of the University and will provide direction and advice to the candidate.
Biomedical Engineering
The Cocktail Party effect can be described as the ability to interpret sound coming from a single source while spectrally masked by background noise. Our brains utilise the binaural cues available to enhance the signal to noise ratio enabling us to understand what we wish to listen to. Binaural hearing is the mechanism developed in the auditory pathway during infancy which enables us to listen to speech masked in background noise.
In order to measure the level of binaural processing psychoacoustic tests such as the Binaural Masking Level Difference (BMLD) are performed to determine thresholds. Two conditions are traditionally tested:
Monaural condition (N0S0) - both ears received the same signal masked in spectrally similar noise.
Binaural condition (N0Sπ) -there is a phase difference in the signal between the ears.
By introducing the phase difference between the ears, the brain has additional information about the signal. This enables the brain to distinguish between the signal and the noise at much lower thresholds. The auditory cortex is sensitive to interaural level and time differences which demonstrates the mechanism developed to enable us to distinguish sound in background noise.
The sensitivity to binaural cues is developed during infancy. The pathway has been shown in both human and animal studies to be impacted upon anatomically and physiologically due to auditory deprivation. Otitis media (OM) with effusion is a widespread auditory problem in childhood which causes auditory deprivation. Persistent OM has been linked to behavioural problems in school classrooms which had been demonstrated through reduced BMLD thresholds.


Department

Which department am I in? Faculty of Engineering, Health, Science and the Environment


Entry Requirement From Vietnam

The minimum academic requirements for admission to a postgraduate or graduate entry degree is the completion of a bachelor's degree which is deemed equivalent to an Australian bachelor's degree by the University's qualification assessment references. Applicants may also be required to satisfy specific course requirements such as a minimum overall grade score, prerequisite knowledge or work experience. Applicants must have successfully completed the equivalent of an Australian honours degree or master's degree. Other English language requirements accepted: Cambridge Advanced English (CAE) - A minimum overall score of 176 with no skill below 169 or Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic module - A minimum overall score of 58 with no score lower than 50.


Entry Requirement For International Student

The minimum academic requirements for admission to a postgraduate or graduate entry degree are the completion of a bachelor's degree which is deemed equivalent to an Australian bachelor's degree by the University's qualification assessment references. Applicants may also be required to satisfy specific course requirements such as a minimum overall grade score, prerequisite knowledge or work experience.
Other English Language requirements:
Australian Technology and Management College (ATMC) - Successful completion of English for Academic Purposes (EAP). Students will be required to sit an exit test on completion and achieve a score equivalent to IELTS overall 6.5; Cambridge Advanced English (CAE) minimum overall score of 176 with no skill below 169; Common European Framework Certificate of English Proficiency minimum overall grade of C1 valid for three years from the date of the test to the date of commencement at CDU; Navitas Academic English - a minimum overall pass of 65% in Academic English 3 with a 75% pass in the research essay; Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic module minimum overall score of 58 with no score lower than 50.


Path Way Options by Other Partners

Pathways options
Offered by other partners
This university accepts pathways courses from TAFE NSW


Full Time (2 years)

Non Lab-based fees: AUD $22,300/ year; Lab Based-Fee: AUD $25,000/ year

26 February 2018, 16 July 2018

Charles Darwin University Casuarina Campus, Ellengowan Drive, CASUARINA, Northern Territory, 0810, DARWIN, Australia


Online/Distance (160 credit points)

Non Lab-based fees: AUD $22,300/ year; Lab Based-Fee: AUD $25,000/ year

26 February 2018, 16 July 2018

Charles Darwin University Casuarina Campus, Ellengowan Drive, CASUARINA, Northern Territory, 0810, DARWIN, Australia