Assistive Tech Hub

A woman rowing a boat with assistive technology

Assistive Tech Hub - Make a real impact!

Assistive Tech Hub (ENGG3060) is an exciting course which makes a real impact on the lives of others. Students co-design and prototype an assistive technology with a real client with a disability to improve their lifestyle.

The course has been designed to provide students with a theoretical and practical understanding of the application of biomechanics in physical rehabilitation (no prior knowledge is required).

Course Video

Course Information

Course Code: ENGG3060 (Equivalent to BIOM9XXX course or Engineering Elective*)
Course Name: Rehabilitation and Assistive Technology
Terms: T2 (3UOC) + T3 (3UOC) = 6UOC (Total course credit)
Class Details: Timetable and contact information
Overloading: If your WAM > 65 and you are in Good academic standing, you can enrol in 21UoC in either (or both) terms by applying for overloading HERE

*ENGG3060 could count as an elective in some bachelor of engineering programs, check individual specialisation rules. See dropdown; 'Where does ENGG3060 fit within my degree?'

Any questions email or talk to Student Support Services.

Student Information - UG and PG

  • Rehabilitation and Assistive Technology ENGG3060 is spread across Term 2 & Term 3 (3UoC + 3UoC = 6UoC total, partial credits will not be given).

    The course being spread over two terms enables students time to build a robust relationship with their client and to co-design and build of a working prototype of a rehabilitation project for the client with a disability.

    ENGG3060 Handbook

  • ENGG3060 is an equivalent to a BIOM9XXX course & Elective for Bachelor of Engineering students. All elements and learning outcomes of the BIOM9551 course will be included in ENGG3060, except the course is spread across two terms, which eco-design and build a working prototype of their rehabilitation project. (no prior knowledge is required).


    Engineering Students

    ENGG3060: Rehabilitation and Assistive Technology, will count as an elective course for all eligible engineering students in their third and forth year, not just biomedical engineering students.

    How ENGG3060 fits into your program:

    • A non-computing elective for Master of IT
    • A discipline elective for Aerospace, Bioinformatics, Chemical Product Eng, Computer Eng, Mech & Manf Eng, Mech Eng, Mechatronic Eng, Software eng programs
    • A practice elective for Chemical Eng
    • A breadth elective for Electrical Eng and Telecommunications Eng
    Biomedical Engineering Students
    (UG & PG)

    ENGG3060 is available to third, fourth and fifth-year students in the BE/MBiomedE programs and students in the MBiomedE program. ENGG3060 is an equivalent to a BIOM9XXX course. The course will count towards your program as an equivalent of BIOM9551.


    If you require more assistance, please contact The Nucleus.

  • The projects are announced and released for those who enrol in the course.

    Past projects include customised rowing prostheses, modification of workshop tools for people with quadriplegia, sensorising walking frames to increase independence of older persons with low vision, squeeze gyms for children with autism, the list goes on!

    Watch the Activation Hub video to explore some of the past projects!

  • The course content and learning outcomes for BIOM9551 – Biomechanics of Physical Rehabilitation has been migrated into course code ENGG3060. 

    All elements of BIOM9551 course will be included in ENGG3060 except the course is spread across Term 2 & Term 3 (3UoC + 3UoC = 6UoC) per term enabling student time to build a robust relationship with their client and to design and build a working prototype of their rehabilitation project.

    ENGG3060 will count towards an equivalent of BIOM9551 for eligible UG and PG Biomedical Students. You can no longer enrol in BIOM9551 you must enrol in ENGG3060.

  • Find your undergraduate research thesis topic in the Assistive Tech hub.

    Several previous students have continued their ENGG3060 project by making it their thesis topic. Your standard program thesis course codes apply. Contact your programs thesis supervisor to see if you can do your thesis with your ENGG3060 project.

Course Convener

A/Prof. Lauren Kark

Associate Professor and Associate Head (Education), Assistive Tech Hub Academic Lead

Grad School: Biomedical Engineering

9385 0560

Student Information

Assistive Tech Hub is an exciting course which makes a real impact on the lives of others!

Why should I join Assistive Tech Hub?

Make a real impact!

Design and prototype assistive technologies with real-world clients! 

Deeper Engagement

The course runs across T2 and T3 of 2021, to allow for greater time to design and prototype!

Earn course credit

Spread over two terms, Assistive Tech Hub allows you to be more flexible with your timetable or overloading with a less intense course. Students enrol in ENGG3060 across Terms 2 and 3 for 6 UoC.

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