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Mechatronics Systems Design uses a project-based learning approach to enable students to experience the integrated design process of mechatronics systems and acquire relevant knowledge and skills. Students will come to appreciate various components of mechatronics systems, such as sensors and actuators and will learn the fundamental principles, operating characteristics, strengths and weaknesses of these components.
Students will learn about important aspects of the design process, including integrated iterative design, division a system into sub-systems, component selection and sizing, and the inclusion of various considerations into a quantifiably justified design.
The subject also provides wider background knowledge of mechatronics, exposing the students to the current state-of-the-art and current challenges. Continuous assessment based on design exercises with increasing degrees of complexity will bring the lecture material into practice.
Intended learning outcomes
Having completed this subject, the student should be able to:
- Demonstrate a well-developed proficiency in engineering design methodologies that can assist the creation of mechatronics systems and artefacts;
- Construct well-reasoned engineering requirements for a given problem or need;
- Demonstrate proficiency in the concepts of mechatronic system integration: of actuation, sensors and independent control to achieve the capabilities of autonomous systems;
- Manage relatively complex engineering design projects;
Last updated: 10 November 2023