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TRC4000 - Mechatronics final year project 1

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate Faculty of Engineering

Leader: C P Tan (M'sia)


Clayton First semester 2007 (Day)
Clayton Second semester 2007 (Day)
Malaysia First semester 2007 (Day)
Malaysia Second semester 2007 (Day)


The aim of this capstone unit is to provide an opportunity for students to undertake a substantial individual or small group project. In order complete the project studies from earlier stages of the course will be integrated into a complete design/build/test task. It is envisaged that the project will usually involve design of mechanical components, sensing, actuation and computing elements. Before work is started on the project a safety induction and/or risk assessment process will be completed. The student will also complete a research proposal or requirements analysis to ensure that the scope and expected outcomes of the project are agreed between student and supervisor.


Students will gain the experience of designing, building and testing a mechatronic system. In doing this they will strengthen their ability to perform self-directed study. The interaction and tradeoffs between different elements of a mechatronic system will become clearer. Students will learn to plan their work and make effective use of their time. Overall the project will help to integrate knowledge from many of the different topics studied in the mechatronics course.


A written progress report submitted towards the end of semester and other criteria as decided by the department offering the thesis project.

Contact hours

12 hours week of engagement in project activities.




ECE4911, ECE4912, ECE5911, ECE5912, MEC4401, MEC4402