Robot System Design

RME40003 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


250 credit points

Aims and objectives

This unit of study aims to have you develop the ability to combine various elements of robotic automation to create systems that improve manufacturing productivity.
Unit Learning Outcomes (ULO)
Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:

1. Appraise industrial robot applications based on basic characteristics of robots and in the context of manufacturing environments. (K3, K4, K5, S1)
2. Design robot systems within specified constraints for manufacturing applications that satisfy requirements in terms of productivity, flexibility and sustainability. (K3, K5, K6, S1, S2, S3, A1, A2, A4, A5, A6, A7)
3. Analyse and simulate the motion of an articulated robot arm. (K1, K2, K3, S1, S3)
4. Execute the programming of the motion of a robot that combines various elements of automation. (K1, K2, K3, S1, S2, S3, A7)
5. Analyse fluid power systems relating to industrial robot systems and custom-built manufacturing automation. (K1, K3, S1, S2)
Swinburne Engineering Competencies (A1-7, K1-6, S1-4): find out more about Engineering Skills and Competencies including the Engineers Australia Stage 1 Competencies.