Mechatronic System Design I

Course code MCHA3000Units 10Level 3000Faculty of Engineering and Built EnvironmentSchool of Engineering

This course introduces the process of mechatronic system design. It is a project-based course where a mechatronic system for an electromechanical component is designed and built. The course integrates tools and skills related to computer and software, electronics, control, modelling and simulation. It also develops the concepts of experimental modelling and implementation of computer control systems. The course provides a real-life experience related to the practice of mechatronics engineering.

Available in 2014

Callaghan CampusSemester 2
Previously offered in 2013, 2012, 2011
ObjectivesThe course provides students with a sound understanding of different skills and tools involved in the mechatronic design process. It also integrates knowledge of previous courses.

At the completion of the course students will be able to:

- Formulate specifications for adopting/designing different components of a mechatronic system (mechanical, electrical, sensors, actuators).
- Design mechatronic system using a structured formal approach.
- Make decisions about components taking into account their effects on the choice of other components and the performance of a mechatronic system.
- Design and implement software for a computer control system with sensor and actuator interfaces.
- Design and implement communication interface with a computer control system for tuning.
- Design and implement printed board circuit (electronic hardware) for a computer control system.
- Implement a software-hardware verification using hardware-in-the-loop testing.
- Conduct experimental modelling to assists in the design and tuning of control systems.
Content- Mechatronic system design process
- Computer control systems
- Experimental modelling (system identification)
- Mechatronic design project
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeMCHA2000 Mechatronic Systems
MECH2350 Dynamics 2
MECH2450 Engineering Computations 2
ELEC4400 Automatic Control
ELEC3730 Embedded System
ELEC3240 Electronics
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsLecture
Laboratory
Assessment Items
Laboratory Exercises
Projects
Reports
Contact HoursLaboratory: for 4 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Lecture: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Timetables2014 Course Timetables for MCHA3000