Foundation automation skills are developed 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|
|College/School||College of Sciences and Engineering
School of Engineering
|Coordinator||Doctor Timothy Gale|
|Available as student elective?||Yes|
|Delivered By||University of Tasmania|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
- International students
- Domestic students
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|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
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- Use key engineering automation systems foundation skills to solve tutorial and laboratory exercises.
- Plan effectively for a robotics and automation system extension group project.
- Develop a robotics and automation system that extends foundation automation skills and knowledge to achieve a defined automation outcome.
- 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 Course Student Contribution 2||Domestic Full Fee|
- Available as a Commonwealth Supported Place
- HECS-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility3
- FEE-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility4
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Online Lecture: 1 hour per week
Tutorials and project sessions: 3 hours per week
Laboratories: 4 x 2 hour sessions
|Assessment||Project Foundation Skills Summary Report and Portfolio. (30%)|Project Plan and Design (10%)|Project Report (30%)|Project Portfolio (30%)|
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Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.
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