ENMT211-21S1 (C) Semester One 2021

Principles of Mechatronics

15 points

Details:
Start Date: Monday, 22 February 2021
End Date: Sunday, 27 June 2021
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 7 March 2021
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Friday, 14 May 2021

Description

Introduction to Mechatronics Engineering as a discipline. Fundamentals of sensors, actuators, instrumentation, and control systems and communications systems, and how they can be integrated to form a Mechatronics system.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this course, the student will be able to

Be able to explain what constitutes the discipline of Mechatronics Engineering and how it relates to allied Engineering disciplines and society.

Describe basic principles of sensors, actuators, control systems, and communications systems, and how they can be integrated to form a Mechatronics system.

Analyse basic mechanical motion transmission systems.

Design and implement Programmable Logic Control software on a mechatronic system.

Conduct simple electronic circuit analysis and design.

University Graduate Attributes

This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attributes specified below:

Critically competent in a core academic discipline of their award

Students know and can critically evaluate and, where applicable, apply this knowledge to topics/issues within their majoring subject.

Employable, innovative and enterprising

Students will develop key skills and attributes sought by employers that can be used in a range of applications.

Biculturally competent and confident

Students will be aware of and understand the nature of biculturalism in Aotearoa New Zealand, and its relevance to their area of study and/or their degree.

Globally aware

Students will comprehend the influence of global conditions on their discipline and will be competent in engaging with global and multi-cultural contexts.

Pre-requisites

Subject to the approval of the Dean of Engineering

Restrictions

ENMT201

Timetable 2021

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 14:00 - 15:00 Rehua 005
22 Feb - 4 Apr
3 May - 6 Jun
Lecture B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Tuesday 14:00 - 15:00 Rehua 102
22 Feb - 4 Apr
26 Apr - 6 Jun
Lecture C
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Wednesday 14:00 - 15:00 Meremere 108 Lecture Theatre
22 Feb - 4 Apr
26 Apr - 6 Jun
Lab A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 09:00 - 12:00 Mech 130 Thermo Lab
1 Mar - 7 Mar
02 Tuesday 10:00 - 13:00 Mech 130 Thermo Lab
1 Mar - 7 Mar
03 Monday 10:00 - 13:00 Mech 130 Thermo Lab
8 Mar - 14 Mar
04 Monday 09:00 - 12:00 Mech 130 Thermo Lab
15 Mar - 21 Mar
05 Tuesday 10:00 - 13:00 Mech 130 Thermo Lab
22 Mar - 28 Mar
06 Tuesday 15:00 - 18:00 Mech 130 Thermo Lab
1 Mar - 7 Mar
07 Tuesday 10:00 - 13:00 Mech 130 Thermo Lab
29 Mar - 4 Apr
Lab B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Friday 16:00 - 18:00 Elec 109 Automation Lab
22 Feb - 28 Mar
26 Apr - 6 Jun
02 Friday 14:00 - 16:00 Elec 109 Automation Lab
22 Feb - 28 Mar
26 Apr - 6 Jun
03 Wednesday 16:00 - 18:00 Elec 109 Automation Lab
22 Feb - 4 Apr
26 Apr - 6 Jun
Lab C
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Wednesday 10:00 - 12:00 Elec 109 Automation Lab
3 May - 6 Jun
02 Thursday 10:00 - 13:00 Elec 109 Automation Lab
3 May - 6 Jun
03 Monday 09:00 - 12:00 Elec 109 Automation Lab
3 May - 6 Jun
Tutorial A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 16:00 - 17:00 Eng Core 222 & 223 Drawing Office
1 Mar - 28 Mar
3 May - 6 Jun

Examination and Formal Tests

Test A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 16:00 - 17:00 Eng Core 222 & 223 Drawing Office
29 Mar - 4 Apr
02 Monday 16:00 - 17:00 E7 Lecture Theatre
29 Mar - 4 Apr

Course Coordinator

Tim Giffney

Assessment

Assessment Due Date Percentage  Description
Lab Reports 15% 5 x Lab Reports
Test 29 Mar 2021 20%
Elevator Project 28 May 2021 25%
Final Exam 40%


In the case of an emergency that affects the whole course, the Course Coordinator, in consultation with the Dean, may change the nature, weighting and timing of assessments, e.g. tests and examination may be replaced with assignments of the same weight or different weight at a different time and/or date (which, under certain circumstances, may be outside the prescribed course dates).  The ‘Special consideration’ process will also be  used for unforeseen circumstances that adversely affect the academic performance of students individually. The usual grounds for this are described in the UC policy ‘Special Consideration Procedures and Guidelines’, and personal circumstances due to a wider emergency event may also qualify.

Textbooks / Resources

Supplementary notes and references recommended by lecturers.

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $986.00

International fee $5,500.00

* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.

For further information see Mechanical Engineering .

All ENMT211 Occurrences

  • ENMT211-21S1 (C) Semester One 2021