We live in a world of change with advances in technology and automation regularly producing new products and ways of interacting with them. Mechatronic engineering is at the forefront of these advances. This course will develop your knowledge and technical skills in conceptualising, designing, and building products that respond to a variety of consumer and industry requirements. The content builds on foundational concepts from ENG103 and ENG104 through a hands-on approach to design methodology, solid modelling, computer programming, and electric circuits in simple mechatronic devices.
|Learning materials – asynchronous learning materials||1hr||Week 1||12 times|
|Laboratory 1 – On campus Computer Lab Weeks 3,5,7,9,11||2hrs||Week 3||5 times|
|Tutorial/Workshop 1 – On campus Weeks 2,4,6,8,10,12||2hrs||Week 2||6 times|
|Tutorial/Workshop 2 – On campus tutorial||1hr||Week 1||13 times|
200 Level (Developing)
|Course Learning Outcomes On successful completion of this course, you should be able to...||Graduate Qualities Mapping Completing these tasks successfully will contribute to you becoming...||Professional Standard Mapping * Engineers Australia Stage 1 Professional Engineer Competency Standards|
|1||Select appropriate theory and design methodologies to design simple mechatronic devices.||Knowledgeable||
|2||Demonstrate solid modelling techniques and skills to illustrate components and assemblies of simple mechatronic systems and present these in engineering drawings.||Empowered||
|3||Analyse design requirements and select most suitable components from manufacturers’ catalogues.||Creative and critical thinker||
|4||Work collaboratively in teams to design components and simple machines to meet specified requirements.||Empowered||
|5||Apply theory and knowledge to solve real life mechatronic problems.||Engaged||
2.1, 2.3, 3.3
|6||Communicate ideas and designs using appropriate engineering terminology, symbols and illustrations.||Knowledgeable||
|Engineers Australia Stage 1 Professional Engineer Competency Standards|
|1.1||Knowledge and Skill Base: Comprehensive, theory based understanding of the underpinning natural and physical sciences and the engineering fundamentals applicable to the engineering discipline.|
|1.2||Knowledge and Skill Base: Conceptual understanding of the mathematics, numerical analysis, statistics, and computer and information sciences which underpin the engineering discipline.|
|1.3||Knowledge and Skill Base: In-depth understanding of specialist bodies of knowledge within the engineering discipline.|
|1.5||Knowledge and Skill Base: Knowledge of engineering design practice and contextual factors impacting the engineering discipline.|
|1.6||Knowledge and Skill Base: Understanding of the scope, principles, norms, accountabilities and bounds of sustainable engineering practice in the specific discipline.|
|2.1||Engineering Application Ability: Application of established engineering methods to complex engineering problem solving.|
|2.2||Engineering Application Ability: Fluent application of engineering techniques, tools and resources.|
|2.3||Engineering Application Ability: Application of systematic engineering synthesis and design processes.|
|3.2||Professional and Personal Attributes: Effective oral and written communication in professional and lay domains.|
|3.3||Professional and Personal Attributes: Creative, innovative and pro-active demeanour.|
|3.6||Professional and Personal Attributes: Effective team membership and team leadership.|
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Standard Grading (GRD)
|High Distinction (HD), Distinction (DN), Credit (CR), Pass (PS), Fail (FL).|
Performance and feedback from class exercises and projects will demonstrate the level of proficiency and understanding of the course material.
|Delivery mode||Task No.||Assessment Product||Individual or Group||Weighting %||What is the duration / length?||When should I submit?||Where should I submit it?|
|All||1||Artefact - Technical and Scientific, and Written Piece||Individual||30%||
Maximum 1500 words (or as stated)
|Throughout teaching period (refer to Format)||Online Assignment Submission with plagiarism check|
|All||2||Practical / Laboratory Skills||Individual||35%||
The lab report will be about 1500 words long including figures/schematics.
|Week 10||Online Assignment Submission with plagiarism check|
|All||3||Artefact - Technical and Scientific, and Written Piece||Group||35%||
Project will be documented in a report of about 2000 words.
|Week 13||Online Assignment Submission with plagiarism check|
|All - Assessment Task 1:Assignment|
The assignment will develop your knowledge and understanding of fundamental design methodologies and the underlying mechanical and electronic design theories and their applications. The assignments will further give students the opportunity to bring together course specific knowledge to propose solution for mechatronic design problems.
|Product:||Artefact - Technical and Scientific, and Written Piece|
For each assignment you are required to work individually and propose a solution in the form of written document (about 500 words each) with supporting figures, models, and/or codes. Submissions will be distributed throughout the semester (i.e. weeks 3, 6, and 9)
|All - Assessment Task 2:Practical and computer lab skills|
This assessment will build you skills and knowledge in programming microcontroller interfaced mechatronics systems. Moreover, you will work on solid models and associated engineering designs to model and fabricate parts to aid such systems (e.g. mobile robots).
|Product:||Practical / Laboratory Skills|
Lab tasks should be submitted in the form of a collective report of about 1500 words with relevant files of programming script and/or 3D models/assembly.
|All - Assessment Task 3:Design Project|
The project is designed as a hands-on activity to build your skills to be creative, innovate, apply design methodology, and build artefacts which meet the proposed design brief.
|Product:||Artefact - Technical and Scientific, and Written Piece|
Project will be documented in a report and is submitted along with supporting files and demonstrations. Selected projects will be displayed in the school or at an appropriate event.
A 12-unit course will have total of 150 learning hours which will include directed study hours (including online if required), self-directed learning and completion of assessable tasks. Student workload is calculated at 12.5 learning hours per one unit.
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Fully enclosed shoes must be worn in the engineering laboratory. If you do not have the correct shoes you will not be allowed to do the practical. You must also undertake the laboratory induction before you can undertake any practical.
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