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TRC4001

Faculty of Engineering

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Monash University Handbook 2010 Undergraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Engineering
OfferedClayton First semester 2010 (Day)
Clayton Second semester 2010 (Day)
Sunway First semester 2010 (Day)
Sunway Second semester 2010 (Day)
Coordinator(s)S Khoddam (Clayton); S Parasuraman (M'sia)

Synopsis

The aim of this capstone unit is to provide an opportunity for students to undertake a substantial individual or small group project with a strong mechatronics content. In order complete the project studies from earlier stages of the course will be integrated into a complete design/build/test task. It is envisaged that the project will involve design of mechanical components, sensing, actuation and computing elements.

Objectives

Students will gain the experience of designing, building and testing a mechatronic hardware or simulated system. In doing this they will strengthen their ability to perform self-directed study. The interaction and tradeoffs between different elements of a mechatronic system will become clearer. Students will learn to plan their work and make effective use of their time. Overall the project will help to integrate knowledge gained in units completed earlier in the mechatronics program.

Assessment

Full semester project-based work: 100% including a written report submitted towards the end of semester and other criteria as decided by the department offering the thesis project. The assessed mark will be combined with the mark for TRC4000 to arrive at an overall mark for the two units.

Chief examiner(s)

Associate Professor Bijan Shirinzadeh

Contact hours

12 hours week of engagement in project activities.

Prerequisites

TRC4000 in the previous semester

Prohibitions

ECE4911, ECE4912, ECE5911, ECE5912, MEC4401, MEC4402