Assistive Technology Minor

The assistive technology minor is designed for students interested in helping people with movement disabilities. The emphasis is on designing exoskeletons and robots built on two core cross-disciplinary courses: Mechatronics (ECE118/ECE 118L) and Functional Anatomy (METX 135/METX 135L).

The minor requirements may satisfy the requirements of other majors or minors under the campus policy discussed under Major and Minor Requirements. Because of the large number of courses required, it is most suitable for students in majors already requiring a substantial number of these courses. The minor cannot be combined with the Assistive Technology: Motor concentration of the former bioengineering major or the robotics engineering B.S. major. ECE 121, ECE 141 and ECE 167 cannot also be used to satisfy electrical engineering B.S. electives.

Course Requirements

Requirements for the minor in assistive technology are the following:

Lower-Division Courses

All of the following

MATH 19ACalculus for Science, Engineering, and Mathematics

5

MATH 19BCalculus for Science, Engineering, and Mathematics

5

PHYS 5AIntroduction to Physics I

5

PHYS 5LIntroduction to Physics Laboratory

1

PHYS 5CIntroduction to Physics III

5

PHYS 5NIntroduction to Physics Laboratory

1

CHEM 1AGeneral Chemistry

5

BIOL 20ACell and Molecular Biology

5

BIOE 20BDevelopment and Physiology

5

CSE 12Computer Systems and Assembly Language

5

CSE 12LComputer Systems and Assembly Language Laboratory

2

CSE 13EEmbedded Systems and C Programming

7

Plus one of the following

Either this course

AM 10Mathematical Methods for Engineers I

5

or this course

MATH 21Linear Algebra

5

Plus one of the following

Either this course

AM 20Mathematical Methods for Engineers II

5

or this course

MATH 24Ordinary Differential Equations

5

Upper-Division Courses

All of the following courses

ECE 101Introduction to Electronic Circuits

5

ECE 101LIntroduction to Electronic Circuits Laboratory

2

ECE 103Signals and Systems

5

CSE 100Logic Design

5

CSE 100LLogic Design Laboratory

2

ECE 118Introduction to Mechatronics

5

ECE 118LIntroduction to Mechatronics Laboratory

2

METX 135Functional Anatomy

5

METX 135LFunctional Anatomy Lab

2

ECE 167Sensing and Sensor Technologies

5

ECE 167LSensing and Sensor Technologies Lab

2

Plus one of the following courses

ECE 121Microcontroller System Design

7

ECE 141Feedback Control Systems

5