Mechatronics Design 2

10 Units

This course builds on the skills introduced in MCHA6500 Mechatronics Design 1. Students deepen their knowledge on the mechatronic system design process and integrate further tools and skills developed in previous courses. It also develops concepts related to robotics applications, plus advanced topics of mechatronic system design like design for testing and fault-tolerant design. Students undertake a design project of a complete robotic system with specific dynamic characteristics and sensor requirements. The course provides a real life experience related to the practice of mechatronics engineering.

Faculty Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment
School School of Engineering
Availability Semester 1 - 2018 (Callaghan)
Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Adopt modelling hypothesis and obtain mathematical models of complex systems
  2. Analyse and design of control strategies for vehicles and robotic systems
  3. Describe underlying ideas of advanced mechatronic design methods
  4. Implement control strategies using online optimisation
  5. Formulate specifications for adopting/designing different components of a mechatronic system
  6. Complete a group design project
  7. Prepare a presentation and demonstrate presentation skills

This course will cover:

  • Advanced mechatronic system design process
  • Analysis of nonlinear mechatronic systems
  • Robotics
  • Advanced mechatronic control design topics
  • Mechatronic design project  
  • This course has similarities to MCHA3900 and MCHA4000. If you have successfully completed MCHA3900 or MCHA4000 you cannot enrol in this course.
Assumed Knowledge ENGG6440 Linear Control and Estimation, ENGG6441 Nonlinear Control and Estimation, MCHA6500 Mechatronics Design 1
Assessment Items
  • Tutorial / Laboratory Exercises: Lab exercises
  • Tutorial / Laboratory Exercises: Lab assignments
  • Project: Project
  • Presentation: Project Presentation

Contact Hours



Face to Face On Campus 4 hour(s) per Week for Full Term


Face to Face On Campus 4 hour(s) per Week for Full Term

Timetable 2018 Course Timetables for MCHA6600
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