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SEM433 - Mechatronic Design

Unit details

Year2018 unit information
Offering information:

2018 is the final offering of this unit

Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:

Matthew Joordens


SEE321 and 1 unit from SEE316 or SEE320


Must be enrolled in S460, S461, S462, S463

Incompatible with: SEM332
Contact hours:

Campus: 2 x 1 hour classes per week (weeks 1-5), 1 x 1 hour seminar per week (weeks 1-5), 1 x 3 hour practical per week (weeks 6-11). Students are required to attend and participate in practical activities for this unit at scheduled sessions on multiple days during the trimester.

Cloud (online): Online independent and collaborative learning activities including prerecorded videos. 1 x one-day demonstration session per trimester. Students are required to attend and participate in practical activities at the Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus on the particular scheduled day during the trimester intensive week.


This unit integrates the knowledge gained in the electrical, electronic, microprocessor, mechanical and control units of the Bachelor of Engineering (Mechatronics) course.  It covers locomotion, PCB design, power requirements, autonomous control and sensor design and application.  Students are required to design and construct an autonomous robot project.


Two reports (20%, 30%) 50%, project demonstration 40%, project construction 10%. To be eligible to obtain a pass in this unit students must achieve at least 50% in both of the project demonstration and construction assignments (this includes an oral component that must be passed). 

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