ENGEE281-21B (HAM)

Design of Smart Systems

15 Points

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Division of Health Engineering Computing & Science
School of Engineering

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Convenor(s)

Lecturer(s)

Administrator(s)

: mary.dalbeth@waikato.ac.nz
: natalie.shaw@waikato.ac.nz

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: cheryl.ward@waikato.ac.nz
: debby.dada@waikato.ac.nz

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Paper Description

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This paper is a key component in the development of the new Electrical and Electronic Engineering (EEE) programme. It is a requirement for professional recognition of an engineering degree that it includes material on design. This paper is intended to not only provide that required design material at the second-year level, but also to act as a scene-setting, integrating, and contextualising paper, bringing together the disparate threads across electronics, mechanical engineering, and computer science, early in the degree.

Students will gain an appreciation for the contributions that a knowledge of engineering, electronics, power systems, computer networks, embedded systems, and artificial intelligence play in the design of contemporary smart and autonomous systems. They will also gain an understanding of the principles of engineering design, from specification through to development and evaluation.

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Paper Structure

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The paper will be a fully-internally assessed project-based learning (PBL) paper that will have the students working in teams of 3-4 members towards realizing the goals of the design project they are given.

There will be 2 lectures/week and a 3 hr workshop/week alongside a 3 hr lab/week. The students are expected to have to work on their projects and assessments apart from these dedicated hours.

There will be 6 individual assessments and 3 group assessments with 1 group+individual assessment to ensure each student has successfully demonstrated the course contents and learning outcomes.

The students will be required to achieve a minimum of 25% on the individual assessments and a minimum of 25% on the group assessment to successfully pass the paper

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Learning Outcomes

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Students who successfully complete the paper should be able to:

  • Apply fundamental electrical engineering and information technology techniques in developing smart, automated and autonomous systems for industry, transport, utilities and environmental sectors
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  • Specify, design, develop and evaluate designs of such smart systems
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  • Identify team member capabilities and effectively contribute in decision making and delegation of tasks
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  • Plan, manage and execute the necessary tasks to meet the project deadlines by demonstrating self-awareness of own skills and knowledge and identifying opportunities to extend own competence in a timely manner
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Assessment

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The design project will have 6 individual assessments, 3 group assessments and 1 group+individual assessment.

The group assessments include 2 design reports that needs to be submitted via moodle, 1 pre-race assessment and 1 race-day assessment

The individual assessments include 6 in-lab skills demonstrations

The report/video presentation assessments needs to be submitted via Moodle. Each day beyond the submission deadline will result in 5% reduction of the marks. Late assessment submission cannot exceed 5 working days. Exception will only be provided for special consideration, and need paper convener approval.

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Assessment Components

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The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 100:0. There is no final exam. The final exam makes up 0% of the overall mark.

The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 100:0 or 0:0, whichever is more favourable for the student. The final exam makes up either 0% or 0% of the overall mark.

Component DescriptionDue Date TimePercentage of overall markSubmission MethodCompulsory
1. Assessment I1 - CAD of the system
23 Jul 2021
9:00 AM
7.5
  • In Class: In Lab
2. Assessment I2 - Detailed drawings / Laser cur parts
30 Jul 2021
9:00 AM
5
  • In Class: In Lab
3. Assessment I3 - Machine Vision
6 Aug 2021
9:00 AM
5
  • In Class: In Lab
4. Assessment I4 - System Logic
13 Aug 2021
9:00 AM
5
  • In Class: In Lab
5. Assessment I5 - Computer-aided Circuit Design
20 Aug 2021
9:00 AM
7.5
  • In Class: In Lab
6. Assessment I6 - Wireless Communications
10 Sep 2021
9:00 AM
5
  • In Class: In Lab
7. Assessment G1 - Initial Design Report
17 Sep 2021
11:30 PM
7.5
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
8. Assessment IG1 - Interview and pre-race day
6 Oct 2021
3:00 PM
30
  • In Class: In Lab
9. Assessment G2 - Final Design Report and Video Presentation
15 Oct 2021
11:30 PM
12.5
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
10. Assessment G3 - Race Day Performance Assessment at EDS
19 Oct 2021
11:30 PM
15
  • Presentation: In Class
Assessment Total:     100    
Failing to complete a compulsory assessment component of a paper will result in an IC grade
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Required and Recommended Readings

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Required Readings

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There are no required readings in this paper, as it is a Project-based Learning course.
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Recommended Readings

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Alexander Kossiakoff, Systems engineering : principles and practice, John Wiley & Sons, 2003

William Bolton , Mechatronics - Electronic control systems in Mechanical and Electrical Engineering, Pearson, 2015

Godfrey C. Onwubolu, Mechatronics - Principles and Applications, Elsevier Butterworth-Heinemann, 2005

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Online Support

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Course materials will be delivered electronically through the Moodle website (elearn.waikato.ac.nz), which includes an online forum for asking questions related to the course material and raising issues with the course coordinator. Announcements will be made through this system also.


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Workload

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This course is a project-based learning paper to design and execute solutions for smart systems. You will spend significant hands-on time to develop your soft and hard skills that will lay the foundation for your further knowledge development in third and fourth year papers. You are expected to spend a total of 150 hours on this paper.

The recommended minimum weekly workload is

  • 2 hours of Lectures
  • 3 hours of workshop
  • 3 hours of laboratory work.
  • 5.5 hours self-directed hours to perform team activities, design, simulate, programme and/or build your system, perform investigation and literature review and write technical reports
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Prerequisite(s)

Prerequisite papers: (ENGEN111 or ENEL111) and (COMPX102 or COMP104) and (ENGEN180 or ENGG180)

Corequisite(s)

Equivalent(s)

Restriction(s)

Restricted papers: ENGG282, ENGEE280

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