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MTRX1702: Mechatronics 1 (2016 - Semester 2)
|Unit:||MTRX1702: Mechatronics 1 (6 CP)|
|Faculty/School:||School of Aerospace, Mechanical & Mechatronic Engineering|
A/Prof Rye, David
|Session options:||Semester 2|
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|Prohibitions:||ELEC1101 OR ELEC2602 OR COSC1002 OR COSC1902.|
|Brief Handbook Description:||This unit of study aims to provide a foundation for the study of systems and embedded programming for the degree in Mechatronic Engineering.
It is based around a systems engineering approach to requirements capture, software design, implementation, debugging and testing in the context of the C programming language. Problem definition and decomposition; the design process; designing for testing and defensive coding methods; modular code structure and abstract data types; best practice in programming. Programming in teams; documentation and version control.
The C language:
Preprocessor, tokens, storage classes and types; arithmetic, relational and bit manipulation operators; constructs for control flow: if, switch, for, do and while; arrays; pointers and character strings; dynamic memory allocation;functions and parameter passing; derived storage classes: structures and unions; file I/O.
|T&L Activities:||Tutorial: Laboratory-based tutorials.
Independent Study: Students are expected to undertake at least five hours of independent study per week outside of formally timetabled classes. Students are expected to commit to private study, which may include lab work, outside of the time tabled hours. It is expected that the appropriate reference books and web-based material will be read to supplement material presented during lectures.
Attributes listed here represent the key course goals (see Course Map tab) designated for this unit. The list below describes how these attributes are developed through practice in the unit. See Learning Outcomes and Assessment tabs for details of how these attributes are assessed.
|Attribute Development Method||Attribute Developed|
|Problem definition and analysis, systematic design, implementation and fault-finding in software.||Design (Level 2)|
|Theoretical foundations of software engineering.||Engineering/IT Specialisation (Level 2)|
For explanation of attributes and levels see Engineering & IT Graduate Outcomes Table.
Learning outcomes are the key abilities and knowledge that will be assessed in this unit. They are listed according to the course goal supported by each. See Assessment Tab for details how each outcome is assessed.Design (Level 2)
Moderation of Group Work Marks Marks for team-based work may be moderated on the basis of individual effort and understanding as perceived by the lecturer and tutors.
Method of Submission of Written Work Work should ideally be prepared with a word processor and printed for submission. You may hand-write some (e.g. diagrams) or all of your work, but work that is illegible will not be assessed. Please do not write in pencil as it can be very difficult to read under artificial light. A completed copy of the Compliance Statement must be submitted with each assignment to certify that the assignment has been completed in accordance with the University`s policy on Academic Dishonesty & Plagiarism. Work may be submitted on paper or electronically by email. Paper submission: Staple your work and compliance statement inside a manila folder that is clearly labelled with your SID and name, and the subject code MTRX1702. Submit by posting the folder in the box labelled “MTRX1702” that is outside the Purcell Room on level 3 of the Mechanical Engineering Building. Electronic submission: email your work and the signed compliance statement (both in PDF format) to MTRX1702 (at) acfr.usyd.edu.au. All assignments are due at midnight on a Friday.
Late Submission of Assignments Late submissions will be penalized 20% of the full mark for every day or part thereof that the assignment is late.
Assignment Extensions and Deadlines No extension of the published due dates and times will be given unless exceptional circumstances apply. In such cases, application for an extension must be submitted in writing (e.g. by email to the component lecturer), citing those circumstances. A decision will be given in writing (email).
Must Pass Both Components To pass this unit of study it is necessary to obtain a mark of not less than 45% in BOTH the Digital Systems and Software Engineering components. If you fail either component the maximum mark you can get for the unit of study is 45%.
|Assessment Feedback:||Students can expect feedback for this Unit of Study through discussion during lectures and laboratory/project work sessions, and through written responses to questions posed via email. Students can provide feedback to the Lecturer and Tutors by discussion during lectures or tutorial/ laboratory sessions, and by submitting comments and questions by email.|
|Policies & Procedures:||See the policies page of the faculty website at http://sydney.edu.au/engineering/student-policies/ for information regarding university policies and local provisions and procedures within the Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies.|
Note: References are provided for guidance purposes only. Students are advised to consult these books in the university library. Purchase is not required.
|Online Course Content:||http://www.aeromech.usyd.edu.au/MTRX1702/|
|Note on Resources:||Library classifications: 005.133, 621.3819, 621.39|
Note that the "Weeks" referred to in this Schedule are those of the official university semester calendar https://web.timetable.usyd.edu.au/calendar.jsp
|Week 1||Software Engineering: Introduction|
|Digital Systems: Introduction|
|Week 2||Software Engineering: Data types|
|Digital Systems: Basics of electrical circuits|
|Week 3||Digital Systems: Basic logic operations|
|Software Engineering: Arithmetic operations|
|Week 4||Software Engineering: Decisions and loops|
|Digital Systems: Boolean algebra|
|Week 5||Digital Systems: Simplification of logic functions|
|Software Engineering: Functions|
|Week 6||Software Engineering: Scope and extent|
|Digital Systems: Transistors and basic logic families|
|Week 7||Digital Systems: Practical issues in digital circuits|
|Software Engineering: Pointers|
|Assessment Due: Software Engineering Assignment 1|
|Week 8||Software Engineering: Pointer arithmetic|
|Digital Systems: Sequential logic|
|Week 9||Digital Systems: Multiplexers, demultiplexers and other digital integrated circuits|
|Software Engineering: Arrays and strings|
|Week 10||Digital Systems: Representation of signed numbers|
|Software Engineering: Bitwise operations|
|Week 11||Software Engineering: Dynamic memory|
|Digital Systems: Design example|
|Week 12||Digital Systems: Complex design techniques|
|Software Engineering: The C preprocessor|
|Assessment Due: Software Engineering Assignment 2|
|Week 13||Digital Systems: Review and discussion|
|Software Engineering: User defined types|
|Exam Period||Assessment Due: Final Exam|
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This unit contributes to the achievement of the following course goals:
|Design (Level 2)||Yes||37.5%|
|Engineering/IT Specialisation (Level 2)||Yes||37.5%|
These goals are selected from Engineering & IT Graduate Outcomes Table which defines overall goals for courses where this unit is primarily offered. See Engineering & IT Graduate Outcomes Table for details of the attributes and levels to be developed in the course as a whole. Percentage figures alongside each course goal provide a rough indication of their relative weighting in assessment for this unit. Note that not all goals are necessarily part of assessment. Some may be more about practice activity. See Learning outcomes for details of what is assessed in relation to each goal and Assessment for details of how the outcome is assessed. See Attributes for details of practice provided for each goal.