Mechatronics Systems Design

RME40002 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn, Sarawak Available to incoming Study Abroad and Exchange students


  • One Semester or equivalent

Contact hours

  • 60 hours face to face + Blended

On-campus unit delivery combines face-to-face and digital learning.

2023 teaching periods


Higher Ed. Semester 2

31 Jul 23 - 29 Oct 23

5 Dec 23

Last self enrolment:
13 Aug 23

31 Aug 23

Last withdraw without fail:
15 Sep 23

Aims and objectives

This unit of study aims to further develop your understanding of robotic and mechatronic components, develop skills in mechatronic system design and further develop the range of engineering attributes.
Unit Learning Outcomes (ULO)
Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:

1. Use previous knowledge and demonstrate your use of engineering methods and problem solving towards the design of the specified mechatronic system. (K1, K2, K3, S1, S2, S3)
2. Apply and appreciate a range of mechatronic system design techniques. (K3, S1)
3. Design and execute a mechatronic project as part of a team, including interpreting requirements, using engineering methods to problem-solve, applying creative approaches and seeking opportunities, and describe the benefits, innovation and quality of your design. (K4, K5, S1, S2, S3, S4, A3, A7)
4. Safely execute experiments, analyse and interpret results and errors, and formulate conclusions as part of a team. (K2, K6, S1, A7)
5. Demonstrate self-management processes and demonstrate leadership by proposing actions, making decisions and taking responsibility for the consequences. (A5, A6)
6. Apply the appropriate elements of the Code of Ethics of Engineers Australia in practical applications, apply risk management principles and appreciate the accountabilities of the professional engineer and the broader Engineering team for the safety of other people. (A1)
7. Demonstrate a professional image, demonstrate effective communication to peers, and generate high quality documentation in robotics & mechatronics (project reports, design records, drawings, technical descriptions and presentations). (A2, A4)
Swinburne Engineering Competencies (A1-7, K1-6, S1-4): find out more about Engineering Skills and Competencies including the Engineers Australia Stage 1 Competencies.