Available in 2022
Course code



20 units


4000 level

Course handbook


In this course, students deepen their knowledge of the mechatronics systems and integrate further tools and skills developed in previous courses. In this course, students will develop concepts of modelling, estimation and control for mechatronics systems, including vehicles and robotic systems as special cases.

Students undertake a design project of a complete mechatronic system with specific dynamic characteristics and sensor requirements. The course provides a real-life experience related to the practice of mechatronics engineering.



  • Semester 1 - 2022

Replacing course(s)

This course replaces the following course(s): MCHA4000. Students who have successfully completed MCHA4000 are not eligible to enrol in MCHA4100.

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 control strategies for vehicles and robotic systems

3. Implement control strategies using online optimisation

4. Design estimation solutions for mechatronics systems

5. Implement estimation solutions on embedded systems

6. Design and implement solutions for a project as a member of a team

7. Prepare and deliver high-quality presentations and demonstrate presentation skills


This course will cover:

  1. Advanced mechatronic system modelling
  2. Analysis of mechatronics systems
  3. Robotics
  4. Advanced mechatronic control design topics
  5. Advanced estimation for mechatronics systems
  6. Mechatronic design project


Students who have successfully completed MCHA4000 Mechatronics Design 2 cannot enrol in this course.

Assumed knowledge

MECH2360 Dynamics of Machines, ENGG2440 Modelling and Control, AERO3600 Embedded Control Systems, MCHA3500 Mechatronics Design 1, ENGG4440 Nonlinear Control and Estimation.

Assessment items

Tutorial / Laboratory Exercises: Laboratory Exercises

Project: Group 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


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

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