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MEC2406 Introduction to Mechatronics and Automation

Short Description: Mechatronics & Automation
Units : 1
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


Pre-requisite: ENM1600


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.

Course offers

Semester Mode Campus
Semester 2, 2021 On-campus Springfield
Semester 2, 2021 On-campus Toowoomba
Semester 2, 2021 Online
Date printed 5 December 2021