Mechatronic System Design II

Course code MCHA3900Units 10Level 3000Faculty of Engineering and Built EnvironmentSchool of Engineering

This course builds on the skills introduced in MCHA3000 Mechatronic System Design I. Students deepen their knowledge on the mechantronic system design process and integrate further tools and skills developed in previous courses. It also develops concepts related to robotics applications, plus advanced topics of mechatronic system design like design for testing and fault-tolerant design.


A design project of a complete robotic system with specific dynamic characteristics and sensor requirements is undertaken. The course provides a real life experience related to the practice of mechatronics engineering.

Available in 2015

Callaghan CampusSemester 1
Previously offered in 2014
ObjectivesThe course provides students with a sound preparation for undertaking industrial mechatronic designs.

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

- Formulate specifications for adopting/designing different components of a mechatronic system
- Approach mechatronic design using a structured approach
- Understand how the choice of different components affects the choice of other components and the performance of a mechatronic system
- Understand the role of advanced design features like design for testing and fault-tolerant designs
- Understand how on-line optimization is used in complex mechatronic control systems that are subject to constraints
- Acquire knowledge on applications related to robotic systems
Content- Advanced mechatronic system design process
- Analysis of nonlinear mechatronic systems
- Kalman filtering and applications
- Robotics
- Advanced mechatronic control design topics
- Mechatronic design project
Replacing Course(s)Not Applicable
TransitionTransitional arrangements: Students enrolled in the Mechatronics, and combined Mechanical-Mechatronics Engineering Degree Programs that have previously completed MECH3140 will be exempt from taking this course.
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeMCHA2000 Mechatronic Systems
MECH2450 Engineering Computations 2
MECH2350 Dynamics 2
MCHA3000 Mechatronic System Design I
ELEC4410 Control System Design and Management
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsLecture
Laboratory
Assessment Items
Laboratory Exercises
Projects
Reports
Contact HoursLecture: for 4 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Laboratory: for 4 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for MCHA3900