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Unit of Study Table

Unit of study Credit points A: Assumed knowledge P: Prerequisites C: Corequisites N: Prohibition Session

Mechatronic Engineering Stream Table

Mechatronic Engineering Stream Core units

Complete all 108 credit points of the following units of study:
Engineering Computing
6      Semester 1
Summer Late
Engineering Mechanics
6      Intensive January
Semester 2
Summer Main
Introduction to Mechatronic Engineering
6    N MECH1560 OR ENGG1800 OR AERO1560 OR CIVL1900 OR CHNG1108 OR AMME1960 OR ENGG1960
Semester 1
Mechatronics 1
6    A MTRX1701
N ELEC2602, ELEC1101, COSC1002, COSC1902
Semester 2
Introduction to Mechatronic Design
6      Semester 1
Materials 1
6    N CIVL2110 or AMME2302
Semester 2
Mechanics of Solids
6    P (MATH1001 OR MATH1901 OR MATH1906) AND (MATH1014 OR MATH1002 OR MATH1902) AND (MATH1003 OR MATH1903 OR MATH1907) AND ENGG1802
N CIVL2201
Semester 2
Engineering Dynamics
6    P (MATH1001 OR MATH1901 OR MATH1906) AND (MATH1014 OR MATH1002 OR MATH1902) AND (MATH1003 OR MATH1903 OR MATH1907) AND ENGG1802
Semester 1
Fundamentals of Elec and Electronic Eng
6    A Basic knowledge of differentiation & integration, and HSC Physics
Semester 1
Electronic Devices and Circuits
6    A Knowledge: ELEC1103. Ohm's Law and Kirchoff's Laws; action of Current and Voltage sources; network analysis and the superposition theorem; Thevenin and Norton equivalent circuits; inductors and capacitors, transient response of RL, RC and RLC circuits; the ability to use power supplies, oscilloscopes, function generators, meters, etc.
Semester 2
Mechanical Design 1
6    A ENGG1801 and ENGG1802, HSC Maths and Physics
Semester 2
Mechatronics 2
6    A MTRX1701. Students are assumed to know how to program using the 'C' programming language. Additionally, students should understand the basic concepts behind simple digital logic circuits.
P MTRX1702
N ELEC3607, ELEC2601
Semester 1
System Dynamics and Control
6    P AMME2500
Semester 1
Power Electronics and Applications
6    A 1. Differential equations, linear algebra, complex variables, analysis of linear circuits. 2. Fourier theory applied to periodic and non-periodic signals. 3. Software such as MATLAB to perform signal analysis and filter design. 4. Familiarity with the use of basic laboratory equipment such as oscilloscope, function generator, power supply, etc. 5. Basic electric circuit theory and analysis
P ELEC2104
Semester 1
Mechanical Design 2
6    A Properties of engineering materials including fatigue failure theories. Statics and dynamics properties of machines. Practical use of Word and Excel including the use of the 'solver' and graphing capabilities built into the spreadsheet. The use of a spreadsheet is mandatory.
P MECH2400 and AMME2301
Semester 2
Manufacturing Engineering
6    P MECH2400 OR ENGG1960 OR AMME1960
Semester 1
Mechatronics 3
6    A Completion of a first course in microprocessor systems, including assembly and C language programming, interfacing, introductory digital and analogue electronics.
P MTRX2700
N MECH4710
Semester 2
This Core group includes MTRX3760 Mechatronic Systems Design, which will be available in 2018.
Candidates for the Space Major are exempt from MECH3460.

Mechatronic Engineering Stream Specialist units

Complete 48 credit points of the units listed below:
Complete a minimum of 24 credit points from the following units of study:
Computer Vision and Image Processing
6    P MECH4720 OR MECH4730 OR MECH5720
Semester 2
Advanced Control and Optimisation
6    A Students have an interest and a strong understanding of feedback control systems, specifically in the area of system modelling and control design in the frequency domain.
P AMME3500 OR AMME5501 OR AMME9501
Semester 1
Introduction to Biomechatronics
6    A A good practical knowledge and an interest in mechanical and electronic engineering; adequate maths and applied maths skills; background knowledge of physics, chemistry and biology; Some programming capability, MATLAB, C, C++; the ability to use, and experience of, common software tools used by engineers including CAD and EDA packages.
P MECH3921 OR MTRX3700 OR AMME5921
N AMME4790

AMME5790 is the last in a series of practical Mechatronic and Electrical courses taken over three years. It takes these engineering concepts, along with the associated mathematical, electronic and mechanical theory and applies this knowledge to a series of practical, albeit specialised biomechatronic applications that will be encountered by Mechatronic Engineers who enter this broad field on graduation.
Semester 2
Sensors and Signals
6    A Strong MATLAB skills
N MECH4720
Semester 2
Experimental Robotics
6    A Knowledge of statics and dynamics, rotation matrices, programming and some electronic and mechanical design experience is assumed.
P (AMME3500 OR AMME5501 OR AMME9501) AND MTRX3700.
Semester 1
Select a maximum of 6 credit points from the Bachelor of Engineering General Elective Table.
And the remainder from:
Engineering Analysis
6    P (MATH1001 OR MATH1901 OR MATH1906) AND (MATH1014 OR MATH1002 OR MATH1902) AND (MATH1003 OR MATH1903 OR MATH1907) AND ENGG1801
Semester 1
Introductory Thermofluids
6    P (MATH1001 OR MATH1901 OR MATH1906) AND (MATH1014 OR MATH1002 OR MATH1902) AND (MATH1003 OR MATH1903 OR MATH1907)
N AMME2261 OR AMME2262
Semester 2
Engineering Methods
6    P AMME2000 OR MATH2067 OR (MATH2061 AND MATH2065)
Semester 2
Electronic Circuit Design
6    A A background in basic electronics and circuit theory is assumed.
Semester 1
DEs and Vector Calculus for Engineers
6    P (MATH1011 or MATH1001 or MATH1901 or MATH1906) and (MATH1014 or MATH1002 or MATH1902) and (MATH1003 or MATH1903 or MATH1907)
N MATH2001 or MATH2901 or MATH2005 or MATH2905 or MATH2061 or MATH2961 or MATH2065 or MATH2965
Semester 1
Candidates enrolled in the Space major complete the following 18 credit points of units of study:
Space Engineering 1
6    A First Year Maths and basic MATLAB programming skills in ENGG1801
P (AERO1560 OR MECH1560 OR MTRX1701 OR ENGG1800) AND (MATH1001 OR MATH1901 OR MATH1906) AND (MATH1014 OR MATH1002 OR MATH1902) AND (MATH1003 OR MATH1903). Students must have achieved a 65% average mark in 1st year for enrolment in this unit.

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 2
Space Engineering 2
6    P Students must have a 65% average in (AMME2500 AND AMME2261 AND AMME2301 AND AERO2705) OR (AMME2500 AND AMME2301 ANDMTRX2700 AND AERO2705). Note: MUST have passed AERO2705
Semester 2
Space Engineering 3
6    P Students must have a 65% average in (AERO3460 AND AERO3360 AND AERO3560 AND AERO3760) OR (MECH3660 AND MECH3261 AND MECH3361 AND AERO3760) OR (MECH3660 AND AMME3500 AND MTRX3700 AND AERO3760) Note: MUST have passed AERO3760
Semester 1

For a standard enrolment plan for Mechatronic Engineering visit CUSP (