ENMT301-20W (C) Whole Year 2020

Mechatronics System Design

30 points

Details:
Start Date: Monday, 17 February 2020
End Date: Sunday, 8 November 2020
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Friday, 13 March 2020
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Friday, 21 August 2020

Description

Developing skills in the mechatronic design process. Design and selection of components common to mechatronic systems using engineering science taught in other courses. Application of modern tools and processes to mechatronic design. Developing engineering communication skills in the context of design.

This whole-year course aims to provide students with knowledge, skills, and exposure to the integrated design process of mechatronics systems. Students use innovative and creative skills to design systems that exhibit ‘synergistic integration’ of mechanical, electrical, and computational elements.

Key aspects of this course are:
* Methods for breaking down a design brief and formulating requirements on which to base and evaluate a design.
* Division of a system into sub-systems for integrated, iterative design.
* Introduction of some of the main mechatronic engineering components and how to select them and use them in design.
* Methods for modelling systems in design (block diagrams, finite state machines, static models)
* Use of modern tools for mechatronic design
* Design communication

An important part of this course is the year-long team design project, which involves designing and implementing a complex mechatronic system (an autonomous, mobile robot), and competing against class members in the UC Robocup competition. This project brings together the material taught in this and other courses and provides students with practical experience in mechatronic design.


Semester one mainly covers
* Mechanical component design
* Mechatronic system design fundamentals
* System design tools
                 * Modelling
                 * Reliability and hazard analysis
                 * Version control (Git)
* Design communication



Semester two mainly covers
* Mechatronic components: sensors
* Modern mechatronic tools
                 * Signal processing
                 * Filtering

Learning Outcomes

1. Apply mechatronics design principles to a multidisciplinary engineering project.
2. Apply modern mechatronic engineering design and analysis tools/methods
3. Produce an integrated engineering solution to a broad problem that is not fully defined and is open-ended.
4. Effectively communicate design ideas and project work through engineering drawings, engineering design reports,           and project presentations.
5. Demonstrate organisational, project management, research, and interpersonal (team) skills.

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.

Pre-requisites

ENMT201, or
ENMT211 and ENMT221

Timetable 2020

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Tuesday 14:00 - 15:00 17 Feb - 29 Mar
20 Apr - 10 May
Lecture B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01-P1 Monday 15:00 - 16:00 E5 Lecture Theatre (13/7-17/8, 7/9-12/10)
13 Jul - 23 Aug
7 Sep - 18 Oct
01-P2 Friday 11:00 - 12:00 - (24/4, 8/5-29/5)
A6 Lecture Theatre (21/2-20/3)
17 Feb - 22 Mar
20 Apr - 26 Apr
4 May - 31 May
Lecture C
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Thursday 15:00 - 16:00 A5 Lecture Theatre 13 Jul - 23 Aug
7 Sep - 18 Oct
Lecture D
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Tuesday 14:00 - 15:00 Online Delivery 11 May - 31 May
Lecture E
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Wednesday 10:00 - 12:00 Online Delivery (29/4)
Haere-roa 118 Ngaio Marsh Theatre (11/3-18/3)
9 Mar - 22 Mar
27 Apr - 3 May
Lecture F
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Wednesday 15:00 - 16:00 Live Stream Available 27 Apr - 31 May
Lab A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Wednesday 10:00 - 13:00 17 Feb - 8 Mar
23 Mar - 29 Mar
20 Apr - 26 Apr
4 May - 31 May
Lab B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Thursday 11:00 - 14:00 Mech 214 Mechatronics Lab 13 Jul - 23 Aug
7 Sep - 18 Oct
Lab C
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Wednesday 08:00 - 11:00 Mech 214 Mechatronics Lab 13 Jul - 23 Aug
7 Sep - 18 Oct
Tutorial A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Thursday 14:00 - 15:00 Live Stream Available 17 Feb - 5 Apr
27 Apr - 31 May
02 Friday 13:00 - 14:00 Live Stream Available 17 Feb - 5 Apr
27 Apr - 31 May
Tutorial B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Tuesday 15:00 - 16:00 Online Delivery 13 Jul - 23 Aug
7 Sep - 18 Oct

Course Coordinator

Chris Pretty

Assessment

Assessment Due Date Percentage  Description
Mechanical Design Assignment 1 02 Mar 2020 5% Concept design
Mechanical Design Assignment 2 20 Apr 2020 5% Perspex beam
Writing Assignment 24 Apr 2020 5%
Mechatronics FTA Assignment 5%
Progress Report 1 Robocup 8%
Mechanical Design Assignment 3 29 May 2020 10% Bearing housing
Progress Report 2 Robocup 8%
IMU Assignment 28 May 2020 5%
Oral Presentation Robocup 5%
Semester 2 Material Test 20%
Robocup Final Competition 5%
Final Report Robocup 8%

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $1,950.00

International fee $11,000.00

* Fees include New Zealand GST and do not include any programme level discount or additional course related expenses.

For further information see Mechanical Engineering.

All ENMT301 Occurrences

  • ENMT301-20W (C) Whole Year 2020