ENME313-22S2 (C) Semester Two 2022

Electro Technology for Mechanical Engineers

15 points

Start Date: Monday, 18 July 2022
End Date: Sunday, 13 November 2022
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 31 July 2022
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Sunday, 2 October 2022


An introduction to the basic principles of circuit theories, RL and RC circuits, transduction principles, mechanical measurements, instrumentation techniques, operational amplifiers, data acquisition, Programmable Logic Control, power electronics and electric machines and control.

Almost all mechanical systems incorporate electrical, electronic, and computational elements in the form of sensors, data acquisition units, signal conditioning and processing, control systems, motors etc. To use these elements effectively, mechanical engineers must understand how they work, their performance characteristics, and limitations.  This course covers the fundamental electrical and electronic theories necessary to understand what is going on inside these elements, as well as practical aspects such as how to use sensors and actuators in engineering applications.

This course complements Controls and Vibrations (ENME303) and serves as a foundation for the subsequent elective courses, Robotics (ENMT482), and Linear Systems Control and System Identification (ENME403), as well as Final Year Research Projects requiring sensors,
Instrumentation, data acquisition, and processing.

This course includes laboratory sessions during Term 4. The labs are conducted using Arduino micro-controllers with a variety of common sensors and actuators, giving students practical experience with industry standard equipment.


60 points at 200-level in mechanical engineering



Course Coordinator / Lecturer

Chris Pretty


Andrew Lapthorn


Assessment Due Date Percentage 
Homework x 5 10%
Labs x 5 15%
Test OOH 15 Sep 2022 25%
Final Exam 50%


For detailed course, policy, regulatory and integrity information, please refer to the UC web site, or see relevant Course or Department LEARN pages, (which are available to enrolled students).

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $1,002.00

International fee $5,625.00

* 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 ENME313 Occurrences

  • ENME313-22S2 (C) Semester Two 2022