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SEE321 - Electro-Mechanical Systems

Unit details

Year2016 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
Previously coded as:SEE322, SEM331, SEM432
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:

Pubudu Pathirana


SEE103 and one unit from SEP101 or SEB101



Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

Campus: 2 x 1 hour classes per week, 1 x 1 hour seminar per week. 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. Students must attend and participate in mandatory activities at the Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus on the particular scheduled day during the trimester intensive week.


Topics to be addressed in this unit will include: circuit theory, operational amplifiers for analogue signal processing; programmable logic controllers (PLCs) and ladder logic; sensors-position, velocity, encoders, optical pneumatic and hydraulic systems, mechanical actuation; motors-DC, stepper, motor control and computer interface.


Assignment work 40%, examination 60%.  To be eligible to obtain a pass in this unit, students must achieve an overall mark of at least 40% in the examination and obtain at least 50% of the overall mark for the unit.

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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