Courses & Units

Intelligent Systems and Robotics ZAT216

Cradle Coast, Hobart, Launceston


Intelligent Systems and Robotics, ZAT216, explores the topics of robotics, machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI). You will learn about intelligent systems and how they are used at a broad and introductory level. Through online learning activities and workshops, you will be given the knowledge to design and develop a robot to perform basic tasks. Working independently and or in teams, you will develop a robotics or systems project applying theory to practice. You will report on the overall project design, implementation, outcomes and key learnings, and reflect on how you managed yourself and relationships.
This unit builds on concepts of learning through practice in Year 1 of study by introducing you to more complex learning experiences. You will be introduced to:
• discipline-based skills and knowledge in dynamic practice situations. This will include authentic and purposeful, industry-related experiences
• concepts of managing effective relationships and communicating with others
• the development and use of adaptive leadership skills and how these skills relate to innovative and entrepreneurial practice
• the nature of responsible, accountable and reflective workplace skills, and creative and critical thinking relevant to para-professional practice.
You will exercise self-awareness, initiative and judgement to manage yourself and professional relationships effectively. The application of tacit knowledge and capabilities will be reflected in a Practice Manual.


Unit name Intelligent Systems and Robotics
Unit code ZAT216
Credit points 12.5
College/School University College
Discipline STEAM
Coordinator Mr Robert Lewis
Available as student elective? No
Delivered By University of Tasmania


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Cradle Coast Semester 2 On-Campus Domestic
Hobart Semester 2 On-Campus Domestic
Launceston Semester 2 On-Campus International Domestic


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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 11/7/2022 9/8/2022 29/8/2022 16/10/2022

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).

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Learning Outcomes

  • Describe the general principles of intelligent systems and robotics, and the broad range of uses, including in various industries.
  • Use and evaluate project design tools and techniques
  • Apply discipline and practical knowledge to innovate or problem solve.
  • Reflect on how you used initiative and judgement to manage yourself and professional relationships
Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
031399 $1,002.00 $1,002.00 not applicable $2,798.00
  • 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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Mutual Exclusions

You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:



Teaching Pattern

- 1 hour weekly online tutorials
- 4 x full day workshops in Burnie

AssessmentAT1: Report - Intelligent Systems and their Application in Industry (30%)|AT2: Project Proposal and Implementation (50%)|AT3: Project Report and Presentation (20%)
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