ENMT221-23S2 (C) Semester Two 2023

Mechatronics Design 1

15 points

Start Date: Monday, 17 July 2023
End Date: Sunday, 12 November 2023
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 30 July 2023
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Sunday, 1 October 2023


Introduction to Mechatronics Engineering Design. Fundamentals of the design and manufacturing processes and the tools used in these processes, including engineering drawings, CAD, rapid prototyping.

Learning Outcomes

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

Use the engineering design process to develop a simple, integrated mechatronic system.

Competently use CAD software to produce solid modelled parts, assemblies, and manufacturing drawings.

Use knowledge of manufacturing processes to design mechanical components and select appropriate materials.

Design, manufacture, and assemble mechanical components using CNC and rapid prototyping methods.

Conduct electronic simulation and circuit board layout.

Communicate engineering design material through report writing and engineering drawings.

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.




Course Coordinator

Tim Giffney


Assessment Due Date Percentage  Description
Term 3 8%
Manufacturing Labs 6%
Design Project 1 25 Aug 2023 15%
Test 13 Sep 2023 15%
Design Project 2 PCB 25 Sep 2023 15%
Design Project 2 Demonstration 25 Aug 2023 5% Lab B sessions, week of 16 October
Design Project 2 Report 22 Oct 2023 15% Due Sunday 22 October
Final Exam 15%
CAD Tutorials 6%

Textbooks / Resources

Supplementary notes and references recommended by lecturers.

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $1,030.00

International fee $5,750.00

* 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 ENMT221 Occurrences

  • ENMT221-23S2 (C) Semester Two 2023