Mechatronics Engineering Introductory (MTRX1701)


This unit of study aims to introduce students to the fundamental principals 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 courses 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 (3CP): a) Introduction - and introduction to the course structure of the Mechatronic Engineering Degree b) Systems Modelling and Control - Fundamental concepts which underlie the modelling and control of dynamic systems c) Design Process - The process of Design as an important part of the engineering process d) Actuators - Components that exert effort to accomplish a given task e) Sensors - Components which take measurements of the environment f) Computers - Hardware & Software components that, when combined, allow a system to be controlled g) Advanced Topics - Case studies relating to the application of Mechatronic Engineering principles. Manufacturing Technology (3 CP): Safety requirements: All students are required to comply with the 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. Workshop Technology practical work in: (a) Fitting . Measurement, marking, hammers, cutting, tapping and screwing, reaming and scraping. (b)Machining . lathe, mill, grinder, drill, shaper, and finishing operations. (c)Welding . Practical work in gas and electric welding. (d)Blacksmithing and forging. (e) Foundary . moulding and casting.

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1 hour of lectures, 1 hour of tutorials and 3 hour of workshop practice per week


Through semester assessment (100%)

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AERO1560, MECH1560, ENGG1800

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