MECHATRONIC DESIGN AND MANUFACTURING

MEC3MDM

2016

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject has two major components: Manufacturingand Mechatronics. In the manufacturing section of the subject students learnand utilize a variety of modern manufacturing technology (including machining,3D printing, laser/waterjet cutting, pressing). In the mechatronics section ofthe subject students perform design and modelling using a variety ofmechatronics concepts and technologies including different actuators (electric,hydraulic, pneumatic), mechanical design concepts (structural, transmission,isolation), design for thermodynamics and concepts related to systems design(PLC programming, modelling, safety). A site visit to a relevant company using or manufacturing industrial robotics equipment will be planned.

SchoolSchool Engineering&Mathematical Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorRobert Ross

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites ELE1IEL

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Fabricate with, describe and evaluate different modern manufacturing techniques.

Activities:
Lectures teach students fundamental theory behind manufacturing technology. In laboratory classes student are inducted to use equipment and manufacture some small-scale items. Students are also taken on a tour of advanced manufacturing facilities by mechanical engineers.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

02. Design, model and evaluate the use of different plants using mechatronic actuators and sensors.

Activities:
Design, model and evaluate the use of different plants using mechatronic actuators and sensors.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Quantitative Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

03. Program a PLC to automate a process.

Activities:
Lectures cover the fundamental aspects of PLC design and integration of PLCs in industrial automation. Three laboratories give students a solid background in PLC design in the context of industrial automation and interfacing with actuators and sensors.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Quantitative Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

04. Prototype and commission electro-mechanical designs including fault-finding and relevant mechatronic considerations (e.g. vibration, thermal characteristics, wear).

Activities:
Lectures cover different machine components and topics including thermodynamic design, isolation, shielding, noise, and plant design. In labs students construct and perform automation system assembly construction tasks.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Quantitative Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2016, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorRobert Ross

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
Two 1.0 hours lecture per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Laboratory Class Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours laboratory class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Tutorial Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 hours tutorial per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
2 Assignments (3-4 pages each)20 01, 02, 03
2 Hour written exam50 01, 02, 03
10 x 2hour Laboratories30 01, 02, 03, 04

Melbourne, 2016, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorRobert Ross

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
Two 1.0 hours lecture per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Laboratory Class Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours laboratory class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Tutorial Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 hours tutorial per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
2 Assignments (3-4 pages each)20 01, 02, 03
2 Hour written exam50 01, 02, 03
10 x 2hour Laboratories30 01, 02, 03, 04