Courses & Units

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


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 22/2/2021 23/3/2021 12/4/2021 30/5/2021

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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.



Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
030701 $993.0 $993.0 not applicable $2,798.0

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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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