Please note: there may be some adjustments to the teaching arrangements published in the course catalogue for 2020-21. Given current circumstances related to the Covid-19 pandemic it is anticipated that some usual arrangements for teaching on campus will be modified to ensure the safety and wellbeing of students and staff on campus; further adjustments may also be necessary, or beneficial, during the course of the academic year as national requirements relating to management of the pandemic are revised.

Rehabilitation Engineering 4 ENG4113

  • Academic Session: 2021-22
  • School: School of Engineering
  • Credits: 10
  • Level: Level 4 (SCQF level 10)
  • Typically Offered: Semester 2
  • Available to Visiting Students: Yes
  • Available to Erasmus Students: Yes

Short Description

This course develops student knowledge of the application of science and technology to ameliorate the handicap of individuals with sensory and motor disabilities with the aims of improving their functionality and quality of life.


2 lectures weekly

Requirements of Entry

Mandatory Entry Requirements


Recommended Entry Requirements


Excluded Courses





75 % Exam

25% Report on Project

Main Assessment In: April/May

Are reassessment opportunities available for all summative assessments? Not applicable

Reassessments are normally available for all courses, except those which contribute to the Honours classification. For non Honours courses, students are offered reassessment in all or any of the components of assessment if the satisfactory (threshold) grade for the overall course is not achieved at the first attempt. This is normally grade D3 for undergraduate students and grade C3 for postgraduate students. Exceptionally it may not be possible to offer reassessment of some coursework items, in which case the mark achieved at the first attempt will be counted towards the final course grade. Any such exceptions for this course are described below. 

Course Aims

The aims of this course are to:

■ develop students knowledge on application of science and technology to ameliorate the handicap of individuals with sensory and motor disabilities to improve their functionality and quality of life;

■ increase students knowledge on motor control and various sensory systems that can benefit from rehabilitation;

■ provide an overview of pathological conditions that lead to dysfunction of sensory and motor system;

■ encourage the acquisition of general scientific skills such as analysis and discussion of scientific information and data.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

By the end of this course students will be able to:

■ describe the anatomy and physiology of the human sensory and motor system and related dysfunctions;

■ demonstrate knowledge of various rehabilitation systems for restoration/substitution of motor, kinesthetic and tactile, visual, hearing, vestibular and vegetative functions;

■ describe the application of engineering skills for improving quality of life of individuals with sensory and motor disabilities.

Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits

Students must attend the degree examination and submit at least 75% by weight of the other components of the course's summative assessment.


Students must attend the timetabled laboratory classes.


Students should attend at least 75% of the timetabled classes of the course.


Note that these are minimum requirements: good students will achieve far higher participation/submission rates.  Any student who misses an assessment or a significant number of classes because of illness or other good cause should report this by completing a MyCampus absence report