Faculty of Engineering

Mechatronic / Music Studies (2017)


Note: This course version applies only to students first enrolling in 2017.
WARNING: This course version is currently under review and is subject to change.


1. Overview

Course: Mechatronic / Music Studies (2017)
CP Required: 240
Min FT Duration: 5.00 Years
Min PT Duration: N/A
Faculty/School: Faculty of Engineering
Years Offered: 2017, 2016

2. Requirements

In summary the requirements are:

Students must complete 240 credit points as follows:

Engineering (144 credit points):

► 24 credit points of Engineering core units

► 108 credit points of Mechatronic Stream core units

► 12 credit points of Mechatronic Specialist elective units

Music:

► 96 credit points of Music core units

The handbook rules governing this degree are as follows:

To qualify for the award of the combined degree:

(a) For all Bachelor of Engineering combined degrees a candidate must complete 240 credit points and satisfy any additional requirements specified.

(b) Where the requirements specified in the following clauses account for less than the total required credit, candidates must complete additional units of study from the tables relevant to the Bachelor of Engineering as may be necessary to satisfy the requirements of the degree.

Requirements for the Bachelor of Engineering

For the Bachelor of Engineering component of a combined degree:

(a) The units of study that may be taken for the Bachelor of Engineering component of the combined degree are set out in the tables of units of study for the Bachelor of Engineering single degree;

(b) Except where approved, all candidates must complete a minimum of 144 credit points comprising:

(i) 36cp from the Engineering Core Table, including all required units;

(ii) 108cp from the Engineering Stream Core Table pertaining to the specialist stream being undertaken, including all required units;

(c) The Faculty Board may approve, based on appropriate academic justification, a list of approved unit alternatives. These alternatives specify, for particular Engineering stream / combined degree combinations, units within the normal requirements for the Bachelor of Engineering component of the combined degree that can be replaced by specified alternative units that would form part of the normal program for single degree students in that stream.

Candidates who do not meet the requirements for the award of the Bachelor of Engineering Honours but who have otherwise satisfied the requirements of the Bachelor of Engineering shall graduate with the Bachelor of Engineering pass degree.

Requirements for the Bachelor of Music Studies

For the Bachelor of Music Studies component of a combined degree:

(a) Candidates must complete 96 credit points from the Conservatorium of Music, and reach the minimum levels of achievement for the area of study (Principal study) as set out in the Handbook.

(i) Including 36 Credit Points of Principal Study units, as set out in the principal study requirements.

(ii) Including 24 Credit Points of Music Skills units, as set out in the principal study requirements.

Principal Studies available for the Bachelor of Music Studies are listed under the course resolution for the Bachelor of Music Studies.

Engineering Honours requirements

(a) an EWAM of at least 65 immediately prior to the semester in which a thesis unit of study is first attempted; and

(b) have an EIHWAM of at least 65 at the completion of the degree; and

(c) complete the requirements within a time limit of 5 years for a single Bachelor of Engineering Honours degree or complete the requirements within a time limit of 6 years for a combined Bachelor of Engineering Honours combined degree.

Candidates who satisfy the requirements for the Engineering degree, but who have not satisfied each of Clauses (a), (b) and (c), will qualify for the award of the Bachelor of Engineering degree (i.e. the PASS degree, awarded without Honours).

Advanced units in Maths and Science

Most units of study offered by the Science Faculty on the list of core requirements 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.

Study Abroad

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.

Permission from the relevant Head of School must be sought prior to enrolling in exchange units of study.

Faculty Resolutions

Details of relevant Faculty resolutions are available via the university handbook site at: http://sydney.edu.au/handbooks/

3. Semesters

Year 1 - Semester 1

Type CP CP From
3 Select from MATH1001: Differential Calculus


Note: This unit is discontinued from 2018. Replacement unit is MATH1021.
18 Select from Unit Block:
Music


Note: Principal Study Enrolment Options:
Performance
  • Principal Study 1 (6)
  • Harmony 1 & Aural 1 (6)
  • Performance Unit (6)
Composition
  • Principal Study 1 (6)
  • Instrumentation & Orchestration (6)
  • Sound Recording Fundamentals (3)
  • Creative Vocal Ensemble OR Performance for Composers: Percussion OR Composition Through Improvisation (3)
Musicology
  • Music Worlds of Today (6)
  • Performance (6)
  • Music Theory & Oral Skills (6)
Contemporary Music Practice
  • Principal Study 1 (6)
  • Sounds, Screens, Speakers (6)
  • Music Skills (6)
3 Select from MATH1002: Linear Algebra

Note: MATH1001 and MATH1002 may be replaced by advanced units MATH1901 and MATH1902.

Year 1 - Semester 2

Type CP CP From
3 Select from MATH1003: Integral Calculus and Modelling


Note: This unit is discontinued from 2018. Replacement unit is MATH1023.
18 Select from Unit Block:
Music


Note: Principal Study Enrolment Options:
    Performance
    • Principal Study 2 (6)
    • Performance Unit (6)
    • Harmony 2 & Aural 2 (6)
    Composition
    • Principal Study 2 (6)
    • New Music, New Thinking OR Computer Music Fundamentals (6)
    • Creative Music Technology (3)
    • Ensemble (3)
    Musicology
    • Music from the Middle Ages to Baroque (6)
    • Performance (6)
    • Music Theory & Oral Skills (6)
    Contemporary Music Practice
    • Principal Study 2 (6)
    • New Music, New Thinking (6)
    • Music Skills (6)
    3 Select from MATH1005: Statistics

    Note: MATH1003 and MATH1005 may be replaced by advanced units MATH1903 and MATH1905.

    Year 2 - Semester 1

    Type CP CP From
    6 Select from MTRX1705: Introduction to Mechatronic Design


    Note: From 2018, MTRX1705 will be offered in Semester 2
    6 Select from Unit Block:
    Music


    Note: Principal Study Enrolment Options:
      Performance, Composition and Contemporary Music Practice
      • Principal Study 3 (6)
      Musicology
      • Music Theory & Aural Skills (6)
      6 Select from ENGG1801: Engineering Computing
      6 Select from MTRX1701: Introduction to Mechatronic Engineering

      Year 2 - Semester 2

      Type CP CP From
      6 Select from Unit Block:
      Music


      Note: Principal Study Enrolment Options:
        Performance, Composition and Contemporary Music Practice
        • Principal Study 4 (6)
        Musicology
        • Music Theory & Aural Skills (6)
        6 Select from MTRX1702: Mechatronics 1
        6 Select from ENGG1802: Engineering Mechanics
        6 Select from AMME1362: Materials 1

        Year 3 - Semester 1

        Type CP CP From
        6 Select from Unit Block:
        Music


        Note: Principal Study Enrolment Options:
          Performance, Composition and Contemporary Music Practice
          • Principal Study 5 (6)
          Musicology
          • Music in the Classical And Romantics Eras (6)
          6 Select from MTRX2700: Mechatronics 2
          6 Select from AMME2500: Engineering Dynamics
          6 Select from ELEC1103: Fundamentals of Electrical and Electronic Engineering

          Year 3 - Semester 2

          Type CP CP From
          6 Select from Unit Block:
          Music


          Note: Principal Study Enrolment Options:
            Performance, Composition and Contemporary Music Practice
            • Principal Study 6 (6)
            Musicology
            • Music in the Modern Times (6)
            6 Select from AMME2301: Mechanics of Solids 1
            6 Select from ELEC2104: Electronic Devices and Circuits
            6 Select from MECH2400: Mechanical Design 1

            Year 4 - Semester 1

            Type CP CP From
            6 Select from Unit Block:
            Music


            Note: Principal Study Enrolment Options:
              Performance
              • Harmony 3 & Aural 3 (6)
              Composition
              • Music Theory & Aural Skills (6)
              Musicology
              • Musicology Studies (6)
              Contemporary Music Practice
              • Music Skills (6)
              6 Select from ELEC3204: Power Electronics and Applications
              6 Select from AMME3500: System Dynamics and Control
              6 Select from MECH3660: Manufacturing Engineering

              Year 4 - Semester 2

              Type CP CP From
              6 Select from Unit Block:
              Music


              Note: Principal Study Enrolment Options:
                Performance
                • Harmony 4 & Aural 4 (6)
                Composition
                • Music Theory & Aural Skills (6)
                Musicology
                • Ethnographical Studies (6)
                Contemporary Music Practice
                • Popular Music Units (6)
                6 Select from MECH3460: Mechanical Design 2
                6 Select from MTRX3700: Mechatronics 3
                6 Select from MTRX3760: Mechatronic Systems Design

                Year 5 - Semester 1

                Type CP CP From
                12 Select from Unit Block:
                Music


                Note: Principal Study Enrolment Options:
                  Performance
                  • Performance Unit (6)
                  • AH&CS Foundation (6)
                  Composition
                  • Comp Techniques: Number & Process (6)
                  • Music Theory & Aural Skills (6)
                  Musicology
                  • Analytical Studies (6)
                  • Historical Studies (6)
                  Contemporary Music Practice
                  • Popular Music Units (6)
                  • Performance (6)
                  6 Select from Unit Block:
                  Mechatronic Specialist Electives


                  Note: At least 12 credit points of Mechatronic Elective units must be completed.
                  6 Select from AMME4111: Thesis A
                  0 Select from ENGG4000: Practical Experience

                  Year 5 - Semester 2

                  Type CP CP From
                  12 Select from Unit Block:
                  Music


                  Note: Principal Study Enrolment Options:
                    Performance
                    • AH&CS (6)
                    • AH&CS Foundation (6)
                    Composition
                    • Comp Techniques: Tonality & Process (6)
                    • Composer Performer Workshop 1 (3)
                    • Composition Elective (3)
                    Musicology
                    • Musicology Studies (6) x2
                    Contemporary Music Practice
                    • Contemporary Music Studies (6)
                    • Music Skills (6)
                    6 Select from Unit Block:
                    Mechatronic Specialist Electives


                    Note: At least 12 credit points of Mechatronic Elective units must be completed. These may be taken in either semester.
                    6 Select from AMME4112: Thesis B

                    4. Pathways

                    Major in Space Engineering (24cp)

                    Type CP CP From
                    Core
                    6 AERO2705: Space Engineering 1


                    Note: Replaces AMME1362
                    Core
                    6 AERO3760: Space Engineering 2


                    Note: Replaces MECH3460
                    Core
                    6 AERO4701: Space Engineering 3
                    6 Select from Unit Block Space Specialist Electives

                    Note: To be eligible for this major students must complete the 24 cp listed. There are ATAR and WAM entry requirements for enrolment in this major.

                    5. Unit Blocks

                    Block 1 - Music (Min CP: 96,Max CP: 96)

                    Note: See Enrolment Plan above

                    Block 2 - Mechatronic Specialist Electives (Min CP: 12,Max CP: 12)

                    Unit Code Unit Name CP Sessions Offered
                    AMME4710 Computer Vision and Image Processing 6 Semester 2
                    AMME5520 Advanced Control and Optimisation 6 Semester 1
                    AMME5790 Introduction to Biomechatronics 6 Semester 2
                    MECH5720 Sensors and Signals 6 Semester 2
                    MTRX5700 Experimental Robotics 6 Semester 1

                    Block 3 - Space Specialist Electives (Min CP: 6,Max CP: 6)

                    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
                    AMME5520 Advanced Control and Optimisation 6 Semester 1
                    AMME5790 Introduction to Biomechatronics 6 Semester 2
                    MECH5720 Sensors and Signals 6 Semester 2
                    MTRX5700 Experimental Robotics 6 Semester 1

                    Block 4 - Engineering Core (Min CP: 24,Max CP: 24)

                    Unit Code Unit Name CP Sessions Offered
                    AMME4111 Thesis A 6 Semester 1
                    Semester 2
                    AMME4112 Thesis B 6 Semester 1
                    Semester 2
                    ENGG4000 Practical Experience 0 Semester 1
                    Semester 2
                    Other
                    Int January
                    Int February
                    Int March
                    Int April
                    Int May
                    Int June
                    Int July
                    Int August
                    Int September
                    Int October
                    Int November
                    Int December
                    MATH1001 Differential Calculus 3 Semester 1
                    Summer Main
                    MATH1002 Linear Algebra 3 Semester 1
                    Summer Main
                    MATH1003 Integral Calculus and Modelling 3 Semester 2
                    Summer Main
                    MATH1005 Statistics 3 Semester 2
                    Summer Main

                    Block 5 - Mechatronic Stream Core (Min CP: 108,Max CP: 108)

                    Unit Code Unit Name CP Sessions Offered
                    AMME1362 Materials 1 6 Semester 2
                    AMME2301 Mechanics of Solids 1 6 Semester 2
                    AMME2500 Engineering Dynamics 6 Semester 1
                    AMME3500 System Dynamics and Control 6 Semester 1
                    ELEC1103 Fundamentals of Electrical and Electronic Engineering 6 Semester 1
                    ELEC2104 Electronic Devices and Circuits 6 Semester 2
                    ELEC3204 Power Electronics and Applications 6 Semester 1
                    ENGG1801 Engineering Computing 6 Semester 1
                    Int January
                    ENGG1802 Engineering Mechanics 6 Semester 2
                    Summer Main
                    Int January
                    MECH2400 Mechanical Design 1 6 Semester 2
                    MECH3460 Mechanical Design 2 6 Semester 2
                    MECH3660 Manufacturing Engineering 6 Semester 1
                    MTRX1701 Introduction to Mechatronic Engineering 6 Semester 1
                    MTRX1702 Mechatronics 1 6 Semester 2
                    MTRX1705 Introduction to Mechatronic Design 6 Semester 2
                    MTRX2700 Mechatronics 2 6 Semester 1
                    MTRX3700 Mechatronics 3 6 Semester 2
                    MTRX3760 Mechatronic Systems Design 6 Semester 2