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Unit of Study MECH3004 - Electro-Mechanical and Robotics Technology (2022)

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Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

apply the basic principles and performance characteristics of common industrial actuators and mechanical power transmission systems

understand the basic physics behind a number of common sensor types, and be able to use manufacturer’s specifications to determine whether a sensor is suitable to measure a specified phenomenon

design an instrumentation system incorporating amplification, signal conditioning and data acquisition, and determine key characteristics and accuracy of the system

explore basic robotics technology.

Prescribed learning resources

Prescribed Texts
  • Bolton, W, 2015, Mechatronics: Electronic Control Systems in Mechanical and Electrical Engineering, 6th edn, Pearson, Global Ed. Harlow.
  • Boylestad, RL, 2016, Introductory Circuit Analysis, 13th edn, Pearson Publishers.
  • Craig, JJ, 2018, Introduction to Robotics, 4th edn, Pearson, Global Ed..

Prescribed Learning Resources may change in future Teaching Periods.