The University of Newcastle, Australia
Available in 2020

Course handbook


This course builds on the skills introduced in MCHA6500 Mechatronics Design 1. 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. Students undertake a design project of a complete robotic system with specific dynamic characteristics and sensor requirements. The course provides a real life experience related to the practice of mechatronics engineering.

Availability2020 Course Timetables


  • Semester 1 - 2020

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 underlying ideas of advanced mechatronic design methods

4. Implement control strategies using online optimisation

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

6. Complete a group design project

7. Prepare a presentation and demonstrate presentation skills


This course will cover:

  • Advanced mechatronic system design process
  • Analysis of nonlinear mechatronic systems
  • Robotics
  • Advanced mechatronic control design topics
  • Mechatronic design project  


This course has similarities to MCHA3900 and MCHA4000. If you have successfully completed MCHA3900 or MCHA4000 you cannot enrol in this course.

Assumed knowledge

MCHA6500 Mechatronics Design 1

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