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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 practical 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 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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