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MECH ENG 4101 - Biomechanical Engineering

Career: Undergraduate
Units: 3
Term: Semester 2
Campus: North Terrace
Contact: Up to 4 hours per week
Available for Study Abroad and Exchange: Yes
Available for Non-Award Study: Yes
Assumed Knowledge: MECH ENG 2002
Assessment: Assignments, laboratory experiments, project, final exam

This course will provide an introduction to the fundamentals of the structure and mechanics of the musculoskeletal system with application of mechanics to bone, tendon, cartilage, ligaments and other biological materials. The structure and function of the major joints in the body will be covered, such as the hip, knee and spine as well as multiple joint systems such as the shoulder, wrist and hand. Experimental and analytical methods used to understand the function of joints and artificial joints will be discussed throughout the course. At completion of this course, students will understand the concept of joint biomechanics, and how artificial joints function, why they fail, as well as their limitations and emerging new technologies in the biomechanics field.

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Course Outline

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Critical Dates

Term Last Day to Add Online Census Date Last Day to WNF Last Day to WF
Semester 2 Mon 10/08/2020 Wed 19/08/2020 Fri 30/10/2020 Not Available

Class Details

Enrolment Class: Lecture
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
21054 LE01 50 3 28 Jul - 18 Aug Tuesday 3pm - 4pm MyUni, OL, Online Class
15 Sep - 15 Sep Tuesday 3pm - 4pm MyUni, OL, Online Class
6 Oct - 3 Nov Tuesday 3pm - 4pm MyUni, OL, Online Class
Related Class: Practical
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
23341 PR01 34 FULL 4 Sep - 11 Sep Friday 12pm - 2pm Engineering & Mathematics, EM106, Computer Suite
29234 PR02 20 7 4 Sep - 11 Sep Friday 2pm - 4pm Engineering & Mathematics, EM106, Computer Suite