Course Title: Rehabilitation Engineering

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Rehabilitation Engineering

Credit Points: 12.00


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


Bundoora Campus


172H School of Engineering


Sem 2 2017,
Sem 2 2019,
Sem 2 2020

Course Coordinator: Dr Arman Ahnood

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 7278

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: 251.3.61

Course Coordinator Availability: by appointment

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


Course Description

The focus of this course is the understanding of muscle control, electromyogram, study of neuromuscular control, development of biomimic control, identification of neuromuscular disorders, development of advanced muscle stimulation devices, mobility devices and control of prosthetic devices.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

This course contributes to the following program learning outcomes:
1.1 Comprehensive, theory based understanding of the underpinning natural and physical sciences and the engineering fundamentals applicable to the engineering discipline.
1.2 Conceptual understanding of mathematics, numerical analysis, statistics, and computer and information sciences which underpin the engineering discipline.
1.3 In-depth understanding of specialist bodies of knowledge within the engineering discipline.
2.1 Application of established engineering methods to complex engineering problem solving.
2.2 Fluent application of engineering techniques, tools and resources.

Upon successful completion of this course you will be able to

  1. Compare and evaluate different prostheses and prosthetic control.
  2. Design and/ or customise human computer interface
  3. Understand human movement and associated control.

Overview of Learning Activities

The specific learning activities in this course may include any of the following:

  • Lectures
  • Seminars
  • Workshops
  • Projects
  • Directed research
  • Self-directed learning

Overview of Learning Resources

Course-related resources will be provided on “myRMIT”. These will include course notes, and other learning materials generated by the course lecturer(s), references, and approved links to useful material on external web-sites.

Overview of Assessment

X This course has no hurdle requirements.

☐ All hurdle requirements for this course are indicated clearly in the assessment regime that follows, against the relevant assessment task(s) and all have been approved by the College Deputy Pro Vice-Chancellor (Learning & Teaching).


Assessment 1: Test (In tutorial) 
Weighting: 15%
Supports CLOs 1 & 2

Assessment 2: Group Video Project
Weighting: 30%
Supports CLOs 1 & 2

Assessment 3: Individual Assignment
Weighting: 15%
Supports CLO 3

Assessment 4: Final Exam
Weighting: 40%
Supports CLOs 1, 2, & 3