Mechatronic Engineering Introductory (MTRX1701)

UNIT OF STUDY

This unit of study aims to introduce students to the fundamental principles that underlie the study of mechatronic engineering. It lays the foundation for later studies, including advanced mechatronic engineering, computing, control and system design courses. The subject also provides students with the opportunity to develop an understanding of a range of machining and manufacturing processes required to make mechanical components.
Introduction to Mechatronic Engineering (70%): (a) Introduction to mechatronics and to the structure of the BE in Mechatronic Engineering. (b) Systems Modelling and Control - Fundamental concepts which underlie the modelling and control of dynamic systems. (c) Design Process - The process of design synthesis as an important part of engineering. (d) Actuators - Components that exert effort to accomplish a given task. (e) Sensors - Components that take measurements of the environment. (f) Computers - Hardware and software components that, when combined, allow a system to be controlled. (g) Advanced Topics - Case studies relating to the application of mechatronic engineering principles.
Workshop Technology (30%): An overview of a range of machining and manufacturing processes, with hands-on experience provided. Workshop Technology practical work is undertaken in: (a) Hand tools (b) Machining and (c) Soldering. Safety requirements: All students are required to provide their own personal protective equipment (PPE) and comply with safety regulations. Students who fail to do this will not be permitted to enter the workshops. In particular, approved industrial footwear must be worn, and long hair must be protected by a hair net. Safety glasses must be worn at all times.

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Further unit of study information

Classes

Lecture 1 hr/week; Tutorial/Laboratory 2 hrs/week; Workshop 3 hrs/week.

Assessment

Through semester assessment (100%)

Faculty/department permission required?

Yes

Unit of study rules

Prohibitions

AERO1560, MECH1560, ENGG1800

Study this unit outside a degree

Non-award/non-degree study

If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student.

Cross-institutional study

If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.