Introduction to Biomechatronics (AMME4790)

UNIT OF STUDY

Biomechatronics is the application of mechatronic engineering to human biology and as such it forms an important subset of the overall biomedical engineering discipline. This course focusses on a number of areas of interest including auditory and optical prostheses, artificial hearts and active and passive prosthetic limbs and examines the biomechatronic systems (hardware & signal processing) that underpin their operation

Further unit of study information

Classes

Tutorial 1 hr/week; Lecture 2 hrs/week; Project Work - own time 4 hrs/week; Laboratory 2 hrs/week; Presentation 4 hrs/week.

Assessment

Through semester assessment (70%) Final Exam (30%)

Faculty/department permission required?

No

Unit of study rules

Prerequisites and assumed knowledge

MTRX3700 or MECH3921, Assumed knowledge:
1. A good practical knowledge and an interest in mechanical and electronic engineering;
2. Adequate maths and applied maths skills;
3. Background knowledge of physics, chemistry and biology;
4. Some programming capability, MATLAB, C, C++;
5. The ability to use, and experience of, common software tools used by engineers including CAD and EDA packages.

Assumed knowledge:
1. A good practical knowledge and an interest in mechanical and electronic engineering;
2. Adequate maths and applied maths skills;
3. Background knowledge of physics, chemistry and biology;
4. Some programming capability, MATLAB, C, C++;
5. The ability to use, and experience of, common software tools used by engineers including CAD and EDA packages.

Study this unit outside a degree

Non-award/non-degree study

If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student.

Cross-institutional study

If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.