Rehabilitation Engineering

Dublin City University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Rehabilitation Engineering

  • Host University

    Dublin City University

  • Location

    Dublin, Ireland

  • Area of Study

    Mechanical Engineering

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


    ISA offers course level recommendations in an effort to facilitate the determination of course levels by credential evaluators.We advice each institution to have their own credentials evaluator make the final decision regrading course levels.

    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    To familiarise the students with technology currently used to improve the quality of life of individuals with disabilities, and those recovering from trauma.

    Learning Outcomes
    1. Identify, formulate, analyse and solve numerical models to represent the musculoskeletal system and apply these models to the development of prosthetics/orthotics used in rehabilitation engineering.
    2. Demonstrate the fundamental principles and design considerations of medical instruments currently in use for rehabilitation, e.g. EMG, ECG, EEG electrodes.
    3. Describe extensive applications of medical instruments for rehabilitation.
    4. Describe the technology currently used for physiotherapy and rehabilitation purposes, e.g. back braces, wheelchairs etc.
    5. Devise new concepts and/or designs, through application of this technology, to engineer devices which aid rehabilitation.
    6. Describe and/or perform experiments to assess rehabilitation device designs fulfilment of design constraints.
    7. Describe in detail various types of physical and sensory disabilities of a temporary and permanent nature and be familiar with the devices and technology used to diagnose and improve such disabilities.
    8. Write and present a well organised project report.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.

ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) credits are converted to semester credits/quarter units differently among U.S. universities. Students should confirm the conversion scale used at their home university when determining credit transfer.

Please note that some courses with locals have recommended prerequisite courses. It is the student's responsibility to consult any recommended prerequisites prior to enrolling in their course.