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 two design projects focused in the areas of mechatronics/electronics and electrical power engineering. In the design projects students will learn the application of engineering standards, tolerance and reliability in addition to specialised skills required in electrical design.


Unit name Electrical and Mechatronic Design
Unit code ENG232
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Sciences and Engineering
School of Engineering
Discipline Engineering

Tim Gale

Teaching staff

Sarah Lyden

Level Intermediate
Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No


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


International students
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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 24/2/2020 23/3/2020 31/5/2020 31/5/2020

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Unit census dates currently displaying for 2020 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2020 will be available from the 1st October 2019.

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Learning Outcomes

1. Design micro-controller-based mechatronic systems which include sensors and actuators.

2. Develop functional circuit hardware designs, micro-controllers software and control algorithms for mechatronic systems.

3. Design an electrical or electronic system to meet design specifications.

4. Reflect on the design process, working as a team and processes for acquiring required information.

5. Communicate the results and process of laboratories and design projects effectively.



Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
2 2020: $1,190.00 2020: $2,798.00 031300

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Teaching Pattern



Three major assessments: 3 x in-lab assessments (5% each), 2 x design project reports (30% each) and an individual portfolio (25%)

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