|Short Description:||Mechatronics & Automation|
|Faculty or Section :||Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences|
|School or Department :||School of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering|
|Student contribution band :||Band 2|
|ASCED code :||030701 - Mechanical Engineering|
|Grading basis :||Graded|
|Version produced :||31 October 2020|
A Graduate Mechatronics Engineer must have mastery of the topics introduced in this course, including Mechatronic Design, State-Space Modelling, Control Systems, System Dynamics, Actuators/Motors, Sensors and Microcontrollers. Throughout the course, State-Space modelling and Microcontroller interfacing will be a common theme and will be consistently reinforced. The course will be assessed by three assessments items:- two assignments and a final written examination. The first assignment requires the student to undertake a systems design report detailing the solution to a typical engineering problem. The second assignment encompasses a more hands-on approach to solve a specific control task using modelling techniques, motors, sensors, and a microcontroller. The final examination will assess the general theory and knowledge taught in the course.