The University of Newcastle, Australia
Available in 2019

Course handbook

Description

This course provides details of the process of mechatronic system design. It is a project-based course where students design and build a mechatronic system for an electromechanical component. 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.


Availability2019 Course Timetables

Callaghan

  • Semester 2 - 2019

Learning outcomes

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

1. Formulate specifications for adopting/designing different components of a mechatronic system (mechanical, electrical, sensors, actuators).

2. Conduct a mechatronic design using a structured formal approach. Make decisions about component choice taking into account its effects on the choice of other components and the performance of a mechatronic system.

3. Design and implement software for a computer control system with sensor and actuator interfaces.

4. Design and implement communication interface with a computer control system for tuning.

5. Design and implement printed board circuit (electronic hardware) for a computer control system.

6. Implement a software-hardware verification using hardware-in-the-loop testing.

7. Conduct experimental modelling to assist in the design and tuning of control systems.


Content

1. Mechatronic system design process

2. Computer control systems

3. Experimental modelling (system identification)

4. Mechatronic design project


Requisite

This course has similarities to MCHA3000 and MCHA3500. If you have successfully completed MCHA3000 or MCHA3500 you cannot enrol in this course.


Assumed knowledge

MCHA6500Mechatronics Design 1This course provides details of the process of mechatronic system design. It is a project-based course where students design and build a mechatronic system for an electromechanical component. 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.FENBEFaculty of Engineering and Built Environment512School of Engineering1060005980Semester 2 - 2019CALLAGHANCallaghan2019ENGG6440 Linear Control and Estimation plus MECH2360 Dynamics of Machines and ELEC3730 Digital and Computer Electronics 2 or equivalent1. Mechatronic system design process2. Computer control systems3. Experimental modelling (system identification)4. Mechatronic design project YOn successful completion of this course, students will be able to:1Formulate specifications for adopting/designing different components of a mechatronic system (mechanical, electrical, sensors, actuators).2Conduct a mechatronic design using a structured formal approach. Make decisions about component choice taking into account its effects on the choice of other components and the performance of a mechatronic system.3Design and implement software for a computer control system with sensor and actuator interfaces.4Design and implement communication interface with a computer control system for tuning.5Design and implement printed board circuit (electronic hardware) for a computer control system.6Implement a software-hardware verification using hardware-in-the-loop testing.7Conduct experimental modelling to assist in the design and tuning of control systems. This course has similarities to MCHA3000 and MCHA3500. If you have successfully completed MCHA3000 or MCHA3500 you cannot enrol in this course.Tutorial / Laboratory Exercises: Lab exercisesWritten Assignment: written assignment 1Written Assignment: written assignment 2Written Assignment: Design AssignmentReport: Project Demonstration and Report CallaghanLaboratoryFace to Face On Campus4hour(s)per Week for0Full Term0LectureFace to Face On Campus2hour(s)per Week for0Full Term0


Assessment items

Tutorial / Laboratory Exercises: Lab exercises

Written Assignment: written assignment 1

Written Assignment: written assignment 2

Written Assignment: Design Assignment

Report: Project Demonstration and Report


Contact hours

Callaghan

Laboratory

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

Lecture

Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term