units

TRC3000

Faculty of Engineering

print version

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2016 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate - Unit

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.

Faculty

Engineering

Coordinator(s)

R Rimington/H Chung (Clayton); Mr Veera Ragavan (Malaysia)

Offered

Clayton

  • Second semester 2016 (Day)

Malaysia

  • First semester 2016 (Day)
  • Second semester 2016 (Day)

Synopsis

Students will learn the planning and communication skills required to undertake a group project. An introduction will be given to the evolution of mechatronic technologies, design tools and methodologies, concurrent engineering design support tools, mechatronic design process and requirement interpretation. The acquisition of these skills will be motivated and tested by applying them in a group project to design and build a mechatronic system. The mechatronic system will be based on a microcontroller together with appropriate mechanical structure, sensors and actuators.

Outcomes

The aim of this unit is to provide a focus in the second semester of level 3 of the mechatronics program where studies from the earlier stages of the course are integrated into whole design tasks involving group work. Additional project management elements including planning, management and documentation are included in this unit. The application of project management techniques to the level 3 project will provide additional context and motivation for this material.

Assessment

Examination (2 hours): 30%
Tutorial work: 10%
Assignments: 60%.

Students are required to achieve at least 45% in each assessment component (examination, tutorial work and assignments) and an overall mark of 50% to achieve a pass grade in the unit. Students failing to achieve this requirement will be given a maximum of 45% in the unit.

Workload requirements

Lectures: 2 hours per week

  • Laboratory classes: 3 hours per week
  • Tutorial: 1 hour per week
  • Private study: 6 hours per week

See also Unit timetable information

Chief examiner(s)

Co-requisites

TRC3300 OR ECE3073

Prohibitions

ECE3905