University of Calgary

ENGG 523 - Bio-inspired Design - Fall 2023

This course explores the principles and systems behind evolved natural constructions and processes, and transferring these to device and system design: abstractions of functional morphologies lead to new technical concepts and prototypes. Topics in this course may include: design by analogy, functional morphology, principles and techniques of biomimicry, bio-inspired design methods, technical sketching, bio-inspired computation and modelling, and biomimetic concepts such as self healing, growth, and self-organization.
This course may not be repeated for credit.


  • H(3-1.5T)


  • LEC 1M 11:00 - 13:45
    TUT 1F 11:00 - 12:15
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