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SEM433 - Mechatronic Design

Unit details

Year2016 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Cohort rule:

Only available to students enrolled in a Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) or associated combined degrees (D37%)

Unit chair:

Matthew Joordens


SEE321 and 1 unit from SEE316 or SEE320



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 must attend and participate in compulsory activities for this unit at scheduled sessions on multiple days during the trimester.

Cloud (online): Learning experiences are via CloudDeakin . 1 x one-day demonstration session per trimester. Students must attend and participate in mandatory 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).  The oral presentation must be associated with the project demonstration. 

Unit Fee Information

All Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP), fee paying undergraduate and pre-2016 commencing students

Unit fee information available soon

2016 commencing International and full fee paying postgraduate domestic students

Your units are priced based on the course you are enrolled in. Please refer to the current year's course entry to estimate the unit cost.

You can calculate the cost of each unit by using the following calculation:

Course fee x unit EFTSL value = unit price

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