SER300 - Mechatronic Design


2024 unit information

Offering information:

Available at the Burwood (Melbourne) campus from 2026

Enrolment modes: Trimester 1: Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Online
Credit point(s): 2
EFTSL value: 0.250

Must have passed 3 units in: SET111, SEJ101, SEJ102 or SEM200 and passed one unit in SEE222, SER201 or SER202.

Corequisite: Nil
Incompatible with:

SEE320 and SEM433

Study commitment

Students will on average spend 300 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

This will include educator guided online learning activities within the unit site.

Scheduled learning activities - campus

2 x 1 hour seminars, 1 x 3 hour practical experience (studio) each week.

Scheduled learning activities - online

Online independent and collaborative learning. Students are required to attend and participate in project-based activities for the scheduled sessions during the trimester intensive activities as detailed in the unit site.


Student Equipment Purchases

Learning experiences and assessment activities in this unit require that students have access to specific mechatronics components/equipment. The expected cost of this equipment for this unit is approximately $300. These components will also be usable in subsequent units.


The aim of this unit is to study the design and management of a mechatronic project. The unit develops the skills to apply mechanical and electronic knowledge to build a managed mechatronic project. The project will be an autonomous robotic build which will include the electronic control of a mechanical system. Engineering consideration of managed projects is included.

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