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Robotics and Automation ENG411


In this unit foundation automation skills are developed in the first part of this unit and are then applied in a group team-based environment to the design and implementation of robotics and engineering automation systems. Topics include programmable logic controllers and supervisory control, industrial robotics, machine vision, and microcontroller-based autonomous mobile robotics.


Unit name Robotics and Automation
Unit code ENG411
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Sciences and Engineering
School of Engineering
Discipline Engineering

Tim Gale

Teaching staff

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


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Learning Outcomes

1. Demonstrate foundation skills in key engineering automation systems in a laboratory environment within the context of preparing for a group project.

2. Plan effectively for a robotics and automation system extension group project that extends foundation automation skills and knowledge.

3. Develop a robotics and automation system that extends foundation automation skills and knowledge to achieve a defined automation outcome.

4. Demonstrate effective individual skills in project-based learning and teamwork within a group robotics and automation project.



Band Field of Education
2 030701

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Teaching Pattern



Four major assessments:  collated lab report portfolio (30%), project plan and design group report (10%), group project report (30%) and individual project portfolio (30%)

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