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
College/School College of Sciences and Engineering
School of Engineering
Discipline Engineering
Coordinator Doctor Benjamin Millar
Available as an elective? Yes
Delivered By University of Tasmania
Level Intermediate


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


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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 21/2/2022 22/3/2022 11/4/2022 29/5/2022

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Learning Outcomes

  • Design microcontroller-based mechatronic systems which include sensors and actuators.
  • Develop functional circuit hardware designs, microcontrollers software and control algorithms for mechatronic systems.
  • Design an electrical or electronic system to meet design specifications.
  • Review the design process, reflecting in particular on how you worked as a team and on the processes used for acquiring required information.
  • Communicate the results and process of laboratories and design projects in a way that can be clearly understood by a technical audience familiar with the field..
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 $1,002.00 $1,002.00 not applicable $2,798.00

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ENG234 and ENG201 and (from 2023 onwards) KAA109


AssessmentDesign Project 1 (30%)|Design Project 2 (30%)|Portfolio (25%)|Laboratory and lab extension (5%)|Laboratory and lab extension (5%)|Laboratory and lab extension (5%)
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