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Mechatronic design ( 6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL)



Clayton First semester 2005 (Day)
Malaysia First semester 2005 (Day)
Malaysia Second semester 2005 (Day)

Synopsis: A systematic method of capturing design requirements, tools for ideation, estimation and decision-making. Primary and secondary manufacturing processes, assembly techniques. Engineering graphics for problem-solving, manufacturing communication and ideation. Report writing, teamwork in solving design problems involving the integration of mechatronic elements in prototype conception, construction and testing.

Objectives: The student is expected to develop basic engineering design skills that include techniques for defining problems from open-ended specifications, tools for creating design concepts and systematic procedures for choosing between design alternatives. The student will also become aware of a range of manufacturing technologies, be able to design artifacts to suit those processes, and be able to communicate the design intent by drawings produced to the Australian Standard AS1100.

Assessment: Examination (3 hours): 40%, Tutorial work: 10%, Assignments: 50%.

Contact Hours: 2 hours lectures, 3 hours laboratory, 1 hour practice classes and 6 hours of private study per week

Prerequisites: Successful completion of 42 cps

Prohibitions: MEC1414, MEC2414, MEC2402, MEC2420