Courses & Units

Electrical and Mechatronic Design ENG232


In this unit knowledge and skills developed through the engineering course are applied in a team-based environment to the design and implementation of robotics and automation systems and electrical systems as used in industry. Students will complete a design project focused in the areas of electrical and mechatronic engineering. In the team project students will learn the application of engineering design processes, measurement, tolerance and reliability in addition to specialised skills required in electrical and mechatronic design.


Unit name Electrical and Mechatronic Design
Unit code ENG232
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Sciences and Engineering
School of Engineering
Discipline Engineering
Coordinator Mr Andrew Marshall
Available as an elective? Yes
Delivered By
Level Intermediate


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic


International students
Domestic students

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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 26/2/2024 22/3/2024 15/4/2024 2/6/2024

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Learning Outcomes

  • Analyse requirements for an electrical or mechatronic system to produce a system specification.
  • Design a microcontroller-based mechatronic system which include sensors and actuators according to the principles of top-down design.
  • Develop functional circuit hardware, microcontroller software and control algorithms for interaction with the physical world.
  • Verify electrical and mechatronic system implementation through experimental measurements and demonstration.
  • Manage a design project through its full cycle with regular monitoring, reflection and improvement.

Fee Information

Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1,3 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1,3 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2,3 Domestic Full Fee 4
031300 $1,118.00 $1,118.00 not applicable $3,085.00

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AssessmentPersonal reflection and performance (10%)|Technical Demonstration (10%)|Design Assignments (20%)|Laboratory Demonstration (20%)|Project Report (40%)
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