The University of Newcastle, Australia
Available in 2018

Course handbook


This course builds on the skills introduced in MCHA3000 Mechatronic System Design I. Students deepen their knowledge on the mechatronic 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.

Availability2018 Course Timetables


  • Semester 1 - 2018

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

1. Adopt modelling hypothesis and obtain mathematical models of complex systems

2. Analyse and design of control strategies for vehicles and robotic systems

3. Describe uncertainty using stochastic models and explain Bayesian estimation

4. Apply Bayesian state estimators for linear and nonlinear systems

5. Describe underlying ideas of advanced mechatronic design methods

6. Implement control strategies using online optimisation

7. Formulate specifications for adopting/designing different components of a mechatronic system

8. Complete a group design project

9. Prepare a presentation and demonstrate presentation skills


  • Advanced mechatronic system design process
  • Analysis of nonlinear mechatronic systems
  • Kalman filtering and applications
  • Robotics
  • Advanced mechatronic control design topics
  • Mechatronic design project

Assumed knowledge

MCHA2000 Mechatronic Systems MECH2450 Engineering Computations 2 MECH2350 Dynamics 2 MCHA3000 Mechatronic System Design I ELEC4410 Control System Design and Management

Assessment items

Tutorial / Laboratory Exercises: Lab Exercises

Tutorial / Laboratory Exercises: Lab Assignments

Project: Project

Presentation: Project Presentation

Contact hours



Face to Face On Campus 4 hour(s) per Week for Full Term


Face to Face On Campus 4 hour(s) per Week for Full Term

Students enrolled in the part-time evening programme at UoN Singapore will receive equivalent instruction delivered in a block mode of 7 teaching weeks


Face to Face On Campus 4 hour(s) per Term Full Term starting in week 13