Mechatronic System Design II

University of Newcastle

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Mechatronic System Design II

  • Host University

    University of Newcastle

  • Location

    Newcastle, Australia

  • Area of Study

    Electrical Engineering, Engineering Science, Mechanical Engineering

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    MCHA2000 Mechatronic Systems MECH2450 Engineering Computations 2 MECH2350 Dynamics 2 MCHA3000 Mechatronic System Design I ELEC4410 Control System Design and Management

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    Hours & Credits

  • Host University Units

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    This course builds on the skills introduced in MCHA3000 Mechatronic System Design I. 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.
    A design project of a complete robotic system with specific dynamic characteristics and sensor requirements is undertaken. The course provides a real life experience related to the practice of mechatronics engineering.
    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 uncertainty using stochastic models and explain Bayesian estimation
    4. Apply Bayesian state estimators for linear and nonlinear systems
    5. Describe underlying ideas of advanced mechatronic design methods
    6. Implement control strategies using online optimisation
    7. Formulate specifications for adopting/designing different components of a mechatronic system
    8. Complete a group design project
    9. Prepare a presentation and demonstrate presentation skills
    Advanced mechatronic system design process
    Analysis of nonlinear mechatronic systems
    Kalman filtering and applications
    Advanced mechatronic control design topics
    Mechatronic design project

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.