ENGEE580-21A (HAM)

Mechatronic Projects

15 Points

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Division of Health Engineering Computing & Science
School of Engineering

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Paper Description

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Students design, build and program small electronic circuits containing a microcontroller, sensors & actuators, to control real-world systems. A central aspect of the projects is their real-time nature, depending upon the timing of events and the capability of the microcontroller. The multidisciplinary spread, strong design component, and the practical achievement aspects are intended to make the student into an exceptionally sought-after industry contributor, where such wide-ranging abilities are highly valued.

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Paper Structure

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This paper consists of practical projects undertaken in laboratory time. Several lab sessions are scheduled each week. Lectures are held purely to assist with the lab projects. Lectures and labs start in the first week of semester.

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Learning Outcomes

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Students who successfully complete the paper should be able to:

  • design, construct, & program simple sensor/actuator projects using embedded microcontrollers
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  • present and “sell” project designs to a manager or small audience
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  • deliver compact, industry-style technical and progress reports
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  • be able to design and build electronic circuitry to interface sensors to control systems
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  • be able to design and build electronic circuitry to drive motors and actuators
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  • write real-time code operating reliably across wide-ranging timescales without missing deadlines
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  • build rudimentary (heuristic) intelligence into mechatronic subsystems.
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Assessment

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Assessment is modeled on the demands of the industrial workplace. Projects are assessed through demonstration and defence by the student of the "product" or project deliverable, plus verbal and typically-terse written progress/performance reports.
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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. Project 1
19 Mar 2021
No set time
20
2. Project 2
35
3. Project 3
45
Assessment Total:     100    
Failing to complete a compulsory assessment component of a paper will result in an IC grade
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Required Readings

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There is no required text.
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Recommended Readings

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Suitable reading includes "An Introduction to the Design of Small-scale Embedded Systems", Tim Wilmshurst, 2001, “The Art of Designing Embedded Systems”, Ganssle, 2008; various data sheets and standards documents as specified in lectures and available online.

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Online Support

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The paper is supported through Moodle.
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Workload

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This paper should require 12 hours per week in addition to lectures. This is regarded as a time-consuming paper, but is equally considered worthwhile and fun. Students are eligible for after-hours access.
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Prerequisite(s)

Prerequisite papers: ENGEE233 and (ENGEE232 or ENGEE332) and (ENGEE319 or ENGMT380).

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Restriction(s)

Restricted papers: ENEL417 or ENEL517

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