Mechatronic Systems

Course code MCHA2000Units 10Level 2000Faculty of Engineering and Built EnvironmentSchool of Engineering

This course provides an introduction to mechatronic systems and develops tools that are fundamental for analysis and design of such systems. The tools presented in the course use energy as a key element to develop modelling skills that can transcend across physical domains and engineering specializations. The course also introduces measurement systems and working principles of sensors and actuators used in mechanical and mechatronics systems.

Available in 2015

Callaghan CampusSemester 2
UoN SingaporeTrimester 3
Previously offered in 2014
ObjectivesAt the completion of the course students should be able to:

- Formulate mathematical models of basic engineering systems with components from different physical domains (mechanical, electrical, hydraulics).
- Build computational models based on block diagrams and state-space equations,
- Do numerical simulations of time-domain response of dynamic systems,
- Relate the time response of simple linear time-invariant systems to model structure and parameters,
- Relate the frequency response of linear systems to transfer functions and system time response to sinusoidal excitation.
- Analyse stability of equilibrium points of nonlinear systems via linearisation,
- Describe and evaluate the performance of different ODE solvers used in simulators
- Describe and model the characteristics of measurement systems,
- Describe the working principles of common sensors, power transducers, and actuators used in mechanical and mechatronic systems.
- Conduct a sensor calibration from experimental data.
Content- Introduction to mechatronic systems
- Energy-based modelling of engineering systems in different physical domains
- From energy-based to computational models and computer simulation
- Analysis of linear systems using transforms
- Power transducers and actuators
- Measurement systems and working principles of mechatronic sensors
Replacing Course(s)Within the mechatronic program, this course replaces ELEC2131 Sensors and Machines.
TransitionTransitional arrangements: The new course replaces ELEC2131, which has been removed from the programme. Students who are enrolled in the Mechatronics, Mechanical and all Mechanical combined Engineering Degree Programs, and have already successfully completed ELEC2131 will not be required to complete this course.
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeELEC1300 Electrical Engineering 1
GENG1003 Introduction to Procedural Programming
MATH1110 Mathematics 1
MATH1120 Mathematics 2
PHYS1205 Integrated Physics
MATH2310 Calculus of Science and Engineering
MECH2420 Engineering Mechanics
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsLecture
Laboratory
Tutorial
Assessment Items
Examination: Class
Essays / Written Assignments
Laboratory Exercises
Quiz - Class
Contact HoursTutorial: for 2 hour(s) per Week for 6 weeks
Lecture: for 4 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Laboratory: for 2 hour(s) per Week for 5 weeks
Compulsory Components
Compulsory Course ComponentThe in class exam test different learning outcomes presented in this course and therefore each are compulsory course components with students required to achieve a minimum grade of 50% for each component.

Students unable to achieve 50% in each component will be offered a "make up" exam in Week 13 on the topic failed.

Students unable to pass this make up exam will be deemed to have failed this course, and will need to repeat the entire course.
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for MCHA2000