400-level

ENME406
Engineering Product Design and Analysis
Description
This course develops engineering design skills with a particular focus on the proficient use of modern CAD-integrated finite element analysis (FEA) tools for optimising product attributes. Modern CAD software is used to produce detailed part and assembly models, which students then analyse. Major topics include: fundamental principles of FEA, design of organic shapes by free-style CAD, CAD-integrated analysis (e.g. stress/strain, thermal loading, dynamics), non-linear analysis (with experimental validation), optimisation, user needs, and the recursive nature of the product design process.
Occurrences
Semester Two 2024
Points
15 points
Prerequisites

ENEL422
Communications Engineering
Description
Topics covered: baseband transmission, signal space, digital modulation and reception, equalization, communications systems, error control coding and networking.
Occurrences
Semester One 2024
Points
15 points
Prerequisites
Restrictions
ENEL433

ENME423
Instrumentation and Sensors
Description
With a focus on measurements and sensor types encountered in Mechanical Engineering and Mechatronics, this course covers techniques to design, carry out, and interpret the results of testing and experiments. Topics include: design of experiments, statistical techniques for measurement data analysis, measurement uncertainty analysis, mechanical measurements, signal conditioning, measurement automation and sensor networks. Students will gain practical experience with common sensors and the hardware and software required for data collection and processing.
Occurrences
Semester One 2024
Points
15 points
Prerequisites

ENME451
Biomechanics
Description
This course will cover research techniques in biomechanics using data capture equipment and provides a framework in which to analyse movement, force generation, and physiology through an understanding of Cartesian vector analysis, analytical methods and tools for the analysis of the human body. Students will be equipped to make quantitative measurements and apply the principles of biomechanics to measuring performance.
Occurrences
Semester Two 2024
Points
15 points
Prerequisites
30 points of ENME at 300 level and EMTH210, ENME201, ENME202, ENME215, EMTH271, ENME203, ENME207, ENME221

ENCE464
Embedded Software and Advanced Computing
Description
This course combines software engineering practice for embedded systems with advanced computer architectures and memory systems. The first part considers real-time operating systems, semaphores, scheduling, concurrency, design patterns, and testing. The second part considers topics on high-performance computing, including pipelining, out of order execution, cache-memory systems, virtual memory systems, profiling, and optimisation.
Occurrences
Semester Two 2024
Points
15 points
Prerequisites
Restrictions
ENCE463, ENCE462, ENEL428, ENEL429

ENEL471
Power Electronics 2
Description
Building modern Power Electronic circuits is a complex task. It involves analysis of the electro-mechanical system within which a circuit is embedded, followed by selection of appropriate circuit configurations. Electric circuit, magnetic circuit and control design are all integral to sound system operation. This course covers switching circuits for a range of powers and applications. It covers circuits and thermal management needed to maximise efficiency and reliability, and meet EMC requirements. Three phase system modelling, to enable model-based control of motion control systems, is included. Students will learn how to design a modern power electronic system within the context of a power supply or motion control system. It has a significant group project implementing an electric go-cart control system.
Occurrences
Semester Two 2024
Points
15 points
Prerequisites
ENEL371, ENEL372
Restrictions
ENEL436

ENMT482
Robotics
Description
This course is structured as two parts: (1) articulated robot manipulators and (2) autonomous mobile robotics. Articulated manipulators form an important class of robots that are commonly used in industrial situations. The purpose of this part of the course is to introduce students to fundamental concepts of geometry, kinematics, dynamics, and control of robotic systems allowing students to model and analyse a robot manipulator. The autonomous mobile robotics part of the course is an introduction to the probablistic robotics techniques that underpin self-driving cars and other autonomous robots. This course is project-based and students will be given the opportunity to apply the material in both simulation and with real industrial and research robots through project work.
Occurrences
Semester Two 2024
Points
15 points
Prerequisites

ENEL491
Nano Engineered Devices
Description
Micro- and nano-electronic device design and fabrication technology. Physics of electronic materials. Advanced semiconductor devices. Solar cells design and fabrication. Future trends in nano-electronics. Micro- and nano-fluidics and their applications.
Occurrences
Semester One 2024
Points
15 points
Prerequisites
ENCE362 or ENEL373 or ENEL372

Postgraduate

COSC401
Machine Learning
Description
A study of computational processes that underlie learning in machines. The course covers fundamental theories and algorithms in machine learning.
Occurrences
Semester One 2024
Points
15 points
Prerequisites
(i) COSC367; (ii) At least 45 points of 100-, 200- or 300-level MATH/EMTH/STAT (but not including MATH101, MATH110, STAT101); (iii) Subject to approval by the Head of Department

COSC428
Computer Vision
Description
This course covers advanced techniques and algorithms used in real-time 3D computer vision, image processing and deep learning - from medical imaging to intelligent autonomous UAV/robot vision.
Occurrences
Semester One 2024
Points
15 points
Prerequisites
(1) 30 points of 300-level COSC/SENG/DATA; or (2) ENEL300; or (3) EMNT301; or (4) Approval by the Head of Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering

Not Offered Courses in 2024

400-level

ENME402
Introduction to Acoustics
Description
The fundamentals of sound, wave description and propagation, noise criteria, sound propagation, vibration of discrete and continuous systems.
Occurrences
Not offered 2024, offered in 2025
For further information see ENME402 course details
Points
15 points