TRC3000 - Mechatronics project 2 - 2019

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate - Unit

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Faculty

Engineering

Organisational Unit

Department of Electrical and Computer Systems Engineering

Chief examiner(s)

Professor Tom Drummond

Coordinator(s)

Assoc Professor Nemai Karmakar (Clayton)
Dr Alpha Agape Gopalai (Malaysia - Semester 1)
Dr Veera Ragavan (Malaysia - Semester 2)

Unit guides

Offered

Clayton

  • Second semester 2019 (On-campus)

Malaysia

  • First semester 2019 (On-campus)
  • Second semester 2019 (On-campus)

Co-requisites

TRC2001

Prohibitions

ECE3091

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

NOTE: From 1 July 2019, the duration of all exams is changing to combine reading and writing time. The new exam duration for this unit is 2 hours and 10 minutes.

Continuous assessment: 70%

Final Examination (2 hours): 30%

Students are required to achieve at least 45% in the total continuous assessment component and at least 45% in the final examination component 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

2 hours lectures, 3 hours lab classes, 1 hour practicals and 6 hours of private study per week.

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