MBE5108 - Human Machine Interface

Offering Academic Unit
Department of Mechanical and Biomedical Engineering
Credit Units
Course Duration
One semester
Course Offering Term*:
Not offering in current academic year

* The offering term is subject to change without prior notice
Course Aims

A human machine interface gives a user a visual display of what's going on in the controller and a way to interact with the system. The course aims to develop an understanding of the history and state-of-the-art of human machine interface technologies and the communication between machines and humans to let students identify the appropriate concepts required in given control problems and apply them to formulate the suitable engineering solutions.

Upon completing the course, students should be able to:

  • understand the human machine interface technological integration of applying the principles and techniques to combine automated devices with mathematical and organizational tools to create complex systems for a rapidly expanding range of applications and human activities;
  • manage and apply scientific methods for the design, implementation of user friendly user interface through hypermedia on automatic control system, mobile devices, the web, and desktop platforms; and
  • evaluate the performance of the human machine interface with standard methods during an iterative design process to shorten the project schedules and decrease the budgets.

Assessment (Indicative only, please check the detailed course information)

Continuous Assessment: 50%
Examination: 50%
Examination Duration: 2 hours
Detailed Course Information


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Department of Mechanical and Biomedical Engineering