Faculty of Engineering

Mechatronic (Space) (2015)


Note: This course version applies only to students first enrolling in 2015.
WARNING: This course version is currently under review and is subject to change.


1. Overview

Course: Mechatronic (Space) (2015)
CP Required: 192
Min FT Duration: 4.00 Years
Min PT Duration: 4.00 Years
Faculty/School: Faculty of Engineering
Years Offered: 2020, 2016, 2015

2. Requirements

Candidates for the degree of Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Mechatronic Engineering (Space Engineering) are required to gain credit for the core units of study set out below. Any additional credit necessary shall be gained by completing additional credit points of elective units of study as recommended by the Faculty, as may be necessary to gain credit for a total of not less than 192 credit points.

Most units of study offered by the Science Faculty shown in the tables can be replaced by an equivalent advanced level unit, subject to prerequisite conditions (as required by the Faculty of Science) being met. Students considering doing advanced options should seek advice from their department before enrolling.

Students undertaking Study Abroad in a particular year of their degree must enrol in the appropriate International Exchange Program units of study as an alternative to a semester`s standard units.

In addition to gaining credit for the units of study set out in the above table, candidates are required to complete 30 credit points from the table of recommended elective units of study for Mechatronic (Space) Engineering. A minimum of 192 credit points is required to be eligible for the award of BE(Hons)(Mechatronics)(Space).

3. Semesters

Year 1 - Semester 1

Type CP CP From
Core
6 ELEC1103: Fundamentals of Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Core
6 ENGG1801: Engineering Computing


Note: INFO1103 is an acceptable alternate.
Core
3 MATH1001: Differential Calculus
Core
3 MATH1002: Linear Algebra
Core
6 MTRX1701: Introduction to Mechatronic Engineering

Year 1 - Semester 2

Type CP CP From
Core
6 AMME1362: Materials 1
Core
6 ENGG1802: Engineering Mechanics
Core
3 MATH1003: Integral Calculus and Modelling
Core
3 MATH1005: Statistics
Core
6 MTRX1702: Mechatronics 1

Year 2 - Semester 1

Type CP CP From
Core
6 AMME2261: Fluid Mechanics 1
Core
6 AMME2500: Engineering Dynamics
Core
6 MATH2067: DEs and Vector Calculus for Engineers
Core
6 MTRX2700: Mechatronics 2

Year 2 - Semester 2

Type CP CP From
Core
6 AERO2705: Space Engineering 1
Core
6 AMME2301: Mechanics of Solids 1
Core
6 ELEC2104: Electronic Devices and Circuits
Core
6 MECH2400: Mechanical Design 1

Year 3 - Semester 1

Type CP CP From
Core
6 AMME3500: System Dynamics and Control
Core
6 ELEC3204: Power Electronics and Applications
Core
6 ELEC3404: Electronic Circuit Design
Core
6 MECH3660: Manufacturing Engineering

Year 3 - Semester 2

Type CP CP From
Core
6 AMME2262: Thermal Engineering 1
Core
6 AERO3760: Space Engineering 2
Core
6 MTRX3700: Mechatronics 3
6 Select from Unit Block:
Mechatronic (Space) Electives

Year 4 - Semester 1

Type CP CP From
Core
6 AERO4701: Space Engineering 3
Core
6 AMME4111: Thesis A
Core
0 ENGG4000: Practical Experience
Core
6 MECH4601: Professional Engineering 2
List
6 Select from Unit Blocks:
Mechatronic (Space) Electives
Free Electives


Note: At least 24 credit points of Mechatronic (Space) Elective units and 6 credit points of Free Elective units must be completed. These may be taken in either semester.

Year 4 - Semester 2

Type CP CP From
Core
6 AMME4112: Thesis B
List
18 Select from Unit Blocks:
Mechatronic (Space) Electives
Free Electives


Note: At least 24 credit points of Mechatronic (Space) Elective units and 6 credit points of Free Elective units must be completed. These may be taken in either semester.

4. Pathways

No streams/majors defined for this course version.

5. Unit Blocks

Block 1 - Mechatronic (Space) Electives (Min CP: 24,Max CP: 30)

Unit Code Unit Name CP Sessions Offered
AERO5700 Space Engineering (Advanced) 6 Semester 1
Semester 2
AMME4710 Computer Vision and Image Processing 6 Semester 2
AMME4790 Introduction to Biomechatronics 6 Semester 2
AMME5520 Advanced Control and Optimisation 6 Semester 1
MECH5720 Sensors and Signals 6 Semester 2
MTRX5700 Experimental Robotics 6 Semester 1

Note: Choice of electives as shown in the above table will depend on subject availability, timetabling and prerequisite conditions.

AMME4790 has been replaced by AMME5790 in 2017.

Block 2 - Free Electives (Min CP: 6,Max CP: 6)

Unit Code Unit Name CP Sessions Offered
ENGG1000 History and Philosophy of Engineering 6 Semester 1
Semester 2
ELECTIVE Free Electives 6  

Note: Units of study not included in this table may also be selected subject to the approval of the Head of School Aerospace, Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering.