Postgraduate taught 

Medical Devices Engineering MSc

Rehabilitation Engineering M ENG5290

  • Academic Session: 2023-24
  • School: School of Engineering
  • Credits: 10
  • Level: Level 5 (SCQF level 11)
  • Typically Offered: Semester 2
  • Available to Visiting Students: No

Short Description

This course develops students' 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 per week

Excluded Courses

ENG4113 Rehabilitation Engineering 4




80% Written Examination

10% Written Assignment

10% Lab Report

Main Assessment In: April/May

Course Aims

The aims of this courses 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;

■ develop practical skills of performing experimental work, data analysis and interpretation of results.

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;

■ explain the use and function of various rehabilitation systems for restoration/substitutions of motor, kinaesthetic and tactile, visual, hearing, vestibular and vegetative functions;

■ explain the role of engineering skills in improving quality of life of individuals with sensory and motor disabilities;

■ undertake self-directed research in the area.

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.