Student Information - Assistive Tech Hub

Make a real impact with Assistive Tech Hub!

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).

Assistive Tech Hub for Undergraduate and Postgraduate Students

This course, like The Maker Games, is spread across Term 2 & Term 3, 2021 (3UoC + 3UoC = 6UoC, partial credits will not be given) and involves the co-design and build of a working prototype of a rehabilitation project for a client with an accessibility requirement.

All elements and learning outcomes of the BIOM9551 course will be included in ENGG3060, except the course is spread across two terms, which enables students time to build a robust relationship with their client and to co-design and build a working prototype of their rehabilitation project.

Engineering Students

ENGG3060: Assistive Tech Hub, 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. The course will count towards your program as an equivalent of BIOM9551.

If you require more assistance, please contact The Nucleus.

The projects for 2021 are yet to be announced and will be released for those who enrol in the course.

Watch the 2020 Activation Hub video to explore some of the past projects!

The course content for BIOM9551 - Biomechanics of Physical Rehabilitation has been migrated into the course code ENGG3060 for 2021, now called: Assistive Tech Hub and will not be run exactly as the Maker Games has in the past.

Like The Maker Games, this is a project-based course involves design and prototyping, except you work closely with a real client with a disability to create an assistive technology improve their lifestyle.

ENGG3060 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).

This course, like The Maker Games, is spread across Term 2 & Term 3, 2021 (3UoC + 3UoC = 6UoC). Partial credits will not be given.

The course content and learning outcomes for BIOM9551 – Biomechanics of Physical Rehabilitation has been migrated into course code ENGG3060 for 2021. 

All elements of BIOM9551 course will be included in ENGG3060 except the course is spread across Term 2 & Term 3, 2021 (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 for 2021 you must enrol in ENGG3060.

Student Testimonial

Liam Ho

“This course opened my eyes to the notion of codesigning and the role of engineers with respect to assistive technology (AT). I've learned that any product that concerns an end-user, especially AT devices, must be codesigned with the end-user."

Liam Ho - UNSW Biomedical Student