Orthopaedic and Surgical Engineering (MECH4902)


The aims and objectives of the UoS are: 1.To introduce the student to the details and practice of orthopaedic engineering. 2.To give students an overview of the diverse knowledge necessary for the design and evaluation of implants used in orthopaedic surgery. 3.To enable students to learn the language and concepts necessary for interaction with orthopaedic surgeons and the orthopaedic implant industry. 4.To introduce the student to the details and practice of other engineering applications in surgery, particularly in the cardiovascular realm.

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Further unit of study information


Lecture 3 hrs/week; Independent Study.


Through semester assessment (100%)

Faculty/department permission required?


Unit of study rules


AMME2301 AND (AMME2302 OR AMME1362) AND (6cp of Junior Biology) AND (ENGG1802 OR ENGG1960 OR AMME1960) AND MECH2901 AND MECH3921

Assumed knowledge

MECH3362. 1.Basic concepts in engineering mechanics - statics, dynamics, and solid mechanics. 2.Basic concepts in materials science, specifically with regard to types of materials and the relation between properties and microstructure. 3.A basic understanding of human biology and anatomy.

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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.