This unit of study aims to cover the skills and knowledge required to design and commission a robotic engineering system and optimise the system using digital twin. The student will learn to plan, install, operate, program and test an engineering system and validate the system using digital twin.


Teaching periods
Start and end dates
Last self-enrolment date
Census date
Last withdraw without fail date
Results released date

Learning outcomes

Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:

  • Apply appropriate robotic mechanics principles to design an Engineering System
  • Develop an entrepreneurial mindset and skill set to bring products to market
  • Evaluate the social impact of a human-robot collaborative interface
  • Design and safely commission a robotic system using appropriate modelling and analytical approaches in a collaborative manner
  • Optimise an Engineering System using a digital twin

Teaching methods


Type Hours per week Number of weeks Total (number of hours)
Face to Face Contact (Phasing out)
10.00 10 weeks 100
5.00 6 weeks 30
Online Contact (Phasing out)
Online Learning Activities
0.83 12 weeks 10
Unspecified Learning Activities (Phasing out)
Independent Learning
0.83 12 weeks 10


Type Task Weighting ULO's
Case StudiesIndividual 10 - 20% 1,2,3 
PortfolioGroup 10 - 20% 1,2,3,4,5 
ProjectGroup 40 - 60% 1,2,3,4,5 
TestIndividual 20 - 30% 1,2,3 




  • Planning
  • Installation
  • Operation and Interfacing
  • Testing

Digital twin (Product Oriented)

  • Planning, testing and validation of a product using simulation tools
  • Permanent tracing of all production data from the real product
  • Identification of problems during development and manufacture of the product
  • System Optimization of a cyber physical system


  • Introduction to the fundamentals of entrepreneurship
  • Entrepreneurial thinking with attention to entrepreneurial mindset, entrepreneurial motivations, and entrepreneurial behaviours
  • Recognize entrepreneurial opportunities based on market conditions and industry factors 
  • Approaches to understanding customers, and developing compelling solutions which could be taken to the market

Social Impact

  • Introduction to social impact
  • Industry 4.0 and its social impact

Study resources

Reading materials

A list of reading materials and/or required textbooks will be available in the Unit Outline on Canvas.