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TRC4000

Faculty of Engineering

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Monash University Handbook 2011 Undergraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

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LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Engineering
OfferedClayton First semester 2011 (Day)
Clayton Second semester 2011 (Day)
Sunway First semester 2011 (Day)
Sunway Second semester 2011 (Day)
Coordinator(s)K Chetty (Sunway)

Synopsis

The aim of this capstone unit is to provide an opportunity for students to undertake a substantial individual or small group project. In order complete the project studies from earlier stages of the course will be integrated into a complete design/build/test task, a computer modelling or simulation task or a combination of both. It is envisaged that the project may involve design of mechanical components, sensing, actuation and computing elements, a simulated model or similar. Before work is started on the project a safety induction and/or risk assessment process will be completed. The student will also complete a research proposal or requirements analysis to ensure that the scope and expected outcomes of the project are agreed between student and supervisor. A progress report at the end of the semester will give a detailed account of progress and a research plan for the next semester.

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 course program.

Assessment

Full semester project-based work: 100% including a written progress report at the end of semester and other criteria as decided by the department offering the thesis project.

Chief examiner(s)

Associate Professor Bijan Shirinzadeh

Contact hours

12 hours week of engagement in project activities.

Prerequisites

132 credit points completed including TRC3000.

Prohibitions

ECE4911, ECE4912, ECE5911, ECE5912, MEC4401, MEC4402