TRC4000 - Mechatronics final year project 1 - 2019

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate - Unit

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.



Chief examiner(s)

Professor Chris Davies


Dr Jing Fu (Clayton)
Dr Alpha Agape Gopalai (Malaysia)

Unit guides



  • First semester 2019 (On-campus)
  • Second semester 2019 (On-campus)


  • First semester 2019 (On-campus)
  • Second semester 2019 (On-campus)


132 credit points completed including TRC3000.


ENG0001 (for Clayton students)


ECE4911, ECE4912, ECE5911, ECE5912, MEC4401, MEC4402


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, a computer modelling or simulation task or a combination of both. It is envisaged that the project may involve design of mechanical components, sensing, actuation and computing elements, a simulated model or similar. 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. A progress report and a progress presentation at the end of the semester will give a detailed account of progress and a research plan for the next semester.


At the successful completion of this unit you will be able to:

  1. Generate a research plan based on scientific methodologies and risk assessments.
  2. Manage a research project effectively within technical, budgetary, risk and time constraints.
  3. Research an extensive review of relevant scientific literature and critically analyse its relevance to the project work being proposed.
  4. Utilise data acquisition tools, data analysis and other technological tools effectively in design, research and experimental activities.
  5. Generate project findings via written reports and oral presentation to a range of audiences in a professional manner.


Continuous assessment: 100%

Workload requirements

12 hours week of engagement in project activities.

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