Faculty of Engineering

Monash University

Undergraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2014 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

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6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Engineering
OfferedMalaysia First semester 2014 (Day)
Clayton Second semester 2014 (Day)
Malaysia Second semester 2014 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Assoc Professor R Russell (Clayton); Dr Kenny Tan (Malaysia)


Design of machine elements: bearings, shafts, welds, fasteners, gears etc. Techniques for improving mechatronic designs based on economic and functional consideration. Geometric tolerancing. The use of solid modelling in the simulation of kinematic behaviour of mechatronic devices and in the production of engineering drawings. Integration of studies in the group-design of a mechatronic device.


This unit provides a focus in level 2 of the mechatronics program where studies from the first semester are integrated into whole mechatronic design tasks involving a combination of individual and group work. Additional mechanical elements are included in this unit so that moderately complex mechatronic devices can be designed and evaluated theoretically by using conventional mathematical techniques, and geometrically and kinematically by constructing virtual devices in solid modeling software.


Tutorial work: 10%, Assignments: 60% and Examination (2 hours): 30%

Chief examiner(s)

Professor Chris Davies and Professor Jamies Evans

Workload requirements

3 hours lectures, 2 hours laboratory/tutorial and 7 hours of private study per week


TRC2100 or MEC2402



MEC2450, MEC2406