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Design process, mechatronic system modelling, design methodology and tools, creative design, machine elements, mechanical power transmission, sensors, actuators, computer vision, intelligent control.
Compulsory to 2nd Pro Mechatronics students, this whole-year course is intended to teach Mechatronics students how to perform integrated design of a mechatronic system, as well to provide familiarity with some of the key tools and techniques of mechatronics engineering. Emphasis is placed on the mechatronics design process, and the use of introductory material on computer vision and machine intelligence, both of which are considered an important part of mechatronic systems but are not covered in other 1st Pro or 2nd Pro courses. A key aspect of this course is the year-long team design project, which involves designing and implementing a complex mechatronic system, participating in the Canterbury Robocup:Search and Rescue Robot Competitions.Semester 1 mainly covers: - Mechanical design, - Mechatronic system design fundamentals, and - System design tools, - Reliability and risk analysis.Semester 2 mainly covers: - Sensors and signal processing, - Image processing and machine vision, - Power management and locomotionThe whole-year project will have staged milestones set for assessment to make sure students keep on track in progress. Its main assessment will be in Semester 2.
1. Apply mechatronics design principles to a multidisciplinary engineering project.2. Apply modern mechatronic engineering design and analysis tools/methods System modelling Simulation Signal/image processing Reliability/Risk analysis3. 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.
Domestic fee $1,801.00
International fee $9,725.00
* 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.
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