Introduction to Biomechatronics (AMME4790)


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 and signal processing) that underpin their operation

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


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


Graham Brooker/Introduction to Biomechatronics/1/2012/978-1-891121-27-2//

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Unit of study rules


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.

Additional Information

AMME4790 is the last in a series of practical Mechatronic and Electrical courses taken over three years. It takes these engineering concepts, along with the associated mathematical, electronic and mechanical theory and applies this knowledge to a series of practical, albeit specialized biomechatronic applications that will be encountered by Mechatronic Engineers who enter this broad field on graduation.

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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.