|Faculty or Section :||Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences|
|School or Department :||School of Engineering|
|Student contribution band :||Band 2|
|Grading basis :||Graded|
|Version produced :||24 May 2022|
An understanding of, and an ability to analyse, mechatronic systems and automation systems is essential for the mechatronic engineer. This course will introduce the concept of feedback and will provide the developing engineer with opportunity to apply this knowledge in modelling and designing mechatronic systems.
A Graduate Mechatronics Engineer must have mastery of the topics introduced in this course, including Mechatronic Design, Control Systems, System Dynamics, Actuators/Motors, Sensors and Microcontrollers. Throughout the course, Control and Microcontroller interfacing will be a common theme and will be consistently reinforced. The first assignment requires the student to undertake a report detailing the mechatronic system breakdown of a device. The remaining assignments encompass a hands-on approach to solve a specific control task using control techniques, motors, sensors, and microcontroller programming.