Mechatronics Engineering (2021)
The Mechatronics Engineering programme produces work-ready engineering graduates that specialise in effective integration of mechanical systems and electronics with intelligent control combining expertise from three areas: computer science, electronic engineering and mechanical engineering. The programme will develop students’ ability to handle complex real-world mechatronics projects, providing skilled engineers that contribute to the success of high-value food manufacturing (dairy, meat and horticulture), forestry and wood product manufacturing, and high-value manufacturing (agritech, aviation and equipment manufacturing).
Mechatronics Engineering is available as a specified programme for the Bachelor of Engineering with Honours (BE(Hons)).
To complete the specified programme in Mechatronics Engineering, students must complete the following programme.
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Code Paper Title Points Occurrence / Location ENGEN101 Engineering Maths and Modelling 1A 15.0 21A (Hamilton), 21A (Online), 21A (Tauranga) & 21B (Hamilton) A study of the fundamental techniques of algebra and calculus with engineering applications. ENGEN102 Engineering Maths and Modelling 1B 15.0 21B (Hamilton), 21B (Online), 21B (Tauranga) & 21G (Hamilton) A further study of the fundamental techniques of algebra and calculus with engineering applications. Includes an introduction to relevant statistical methods. ENGEN103 Engineering Computing 15.0 21A (Hamilton), 21A (Tauranga) & 21G (Hamilton) This paper introduces computer programming in languages such as the MATLAB language. It provides the basis for the programming skills required in more advanced papers. ENGEN110 Engineering Mechanics 15.0 21B (Hamilton), 21B (Tauranga) & 21G (Hamilton) Statics and dynamics of rigid bodies. Application of freebody diagrams and equations of equilibrium to calculate internal and external forces and moments on/in structures and mechanisms. Kinetics and kinematics of particles. Geometric properties of areas. ENGEN111 Electricity for Engineers 15.0 21B (Hamilton), 21B (Tauranga) & 21X (Hamilton) Students are introduced to underlying concepts in electricity such as current, voltage and power, and apply these concepts in a laboratory by making circuits and measuring them with common laboratory instruments. ENGEN112 Materials Science and Engineering 15.0 21A (Hamilton) & 21A (Tauranga) Introduction to engineering materials (metals, ceramics, polymers, composites, semiconductors and biomaterials) and their atomic structure and mechanical properties. Includes; elastic and plastic deformation, fracture mechanisms, failure in service, iron-carbon phase diagram, redox reactions in corrosion, production of polymers, ce... ENGEN170 Engineering and Society 15.0 21A (Hamilton) & 21A (Tauranga) Introduction to the role of engineering in society with a focus on sustainable development, data analysis, holistic systems thinking, and the future of work within a global and New Zealand context including an introduction to the Treaty of Waitangi. ENGEN180 Foundations of Engineering 15.0 21B (Hamilton) & 21B (Tauranga) Introduction to the engineering design process and computer aided design, fundamental principles of engineering analysis, open ended problem solving, engineering economics and the skills of a successful engineer. Includes a design-build-test experience.
Code Paper Title Points Occurrence / Location COMPX203 Computer Systems 15.0 21A (Hamilton) & 21A (Tauranga) This paper provides an overview of the operation of computer systems. The central theme is the way in which the hardware and software co-operate to allow the execution of programs written in a high-level language. ENGEE231 Electrical Circuits 15.0 21B (Hamilton) This paper covers theory, analysis and frequency response of electrical circuits involving passive elements, complex impedance, complex gain, and feedback. ENGEE233 Digital Electronics and Microprocessors 15.0 21A (Hamilton) This paper provides students with an introduction to digital electronics and microprocessors. It covers combinatorial and sequential logic, hardware description languages, and processor architecture and construction. ENGEN201 Engineering Maths and Modelling 2 15.0 21A (Hamilton) Calculus of Several Variables and its Applications. Vector calculus (Green's, Gauss' and Stokes' theorems). Taylor's Theorem in n dimensions. Introduction to ordinary differential equations and methods to solve them. ENGEN270 Engineering and Business 15.0 21B (Hamilton) This paper focuses on empowering students to become “business savvy” and prepared to enter the workplace and solve real-world problems. Topics covered include; team formation, design thinking, Lean Canvas, project management, Agile, risk management, project finance, professional ethics, preparing for the workplace, and business... ENGEN271 Engineering Work Placement 1 0.0 21X (Hamilton) First work placement involving 400 hours of work experience at an approved engineering organisation relevant to your studies. Typically undertaken during the summer semesters at the end of second year. ENGEN272 Engineering Work Placement 1 30.0 21X (Hamilton) First work placement for the DipEPP involving 400 hours of work experience at an approved engineering organisation relevant to your studies. Typically undertaken during the summer semesters at the end of second year. ENGME251 Dynamics and Vibration 15.0 21B (Hamilton) This paper covers dynamics of rigid bodies and fundamentals of vibration. Topics in rigid body dynamics are planar kinematics, mass moment of inertia, and planar kinetics including force, acceleration, work, energy, impulse and momentum. Vibration topics include equation of motion for a single degree of freedom vibration systems, u... ENGMP213 Mechanics of Materials 1 15.0 21A (Hamilton) Analysis of skeletal structural members, supports and connections subject to single and combined loading. Calculation of displacements (translations or rotations) and stresses both normal (direct) and shear stresses, in bars, beams and shafts and bearing stress. Use of Mohr's circle for stress transformation and its use in failure ... ENGMT280 Mechatronics Design and Manufacturing 15.0 21B (Hamilton) This paper covers the system approach to design and development of mechatronics systems. Modern computer aided tools will be used to design, develop and test the systems. This is the key 200-level integrative mechatronics design paper. The use of characteristics mechatronics design tools/methods such as multi-domain simulation, har...
Code Paper Title Points Occurrence / Location COMPX310 Machine Learning 15.0 21B (Hamilton) This paper introduces Machine Learning (ML) which is the science of making predictions. ML algorithms strive to be fast and highly accurate, while processing large datasets. This paper will use standard Python-based ML toolkits to teach the fundamentals of ML. COMPX349 Embedded Systems 15.0 21B (Hamilton) This course covers the principles and design of embedded systems, including micro-controllers, embedded system architecture, real-time programming and operating systems, and Field Programmable Gate Arrays. ENGEE331 Signals 15.0 21B (Hamilton) This paper covers communications signalling and modulation, and signals fundamentals. Wired and wireless, baseband and passband, the Fourier representation of signals, bandwidth, and transmit filtering, are taught. ENGEE358 Control Theory and Applications 15.0 21A (Hamilton) This paper teaches control theory and its applications in electrical and mechatronics engineering. The theory convers behaviour of linear time-invariant systems in time and frequency domain as well as the impact of feedback on the system behaviours. ENGEN301 Engineering Maths and Modelling 3 15.0 21A (Hamilton) Introduces numerical methods and statistical ideas relevant to Engineering. ENGEN370 Engineering and the Environment 15.0 21A (Hamilton) This paper covers sustainability in engineering design and renewable energy generation through the critical lens of environmental impact assessment, risk and resilience, sustainable infrastructure and development, material and energy flow analysis, emissions, carbon accounting and life cycle analysis. ENGEN371 Engineering Work Placement 2 0.0 21X (Hamilton) Second work placement involving 400 hours of work experience at an approved engineering organisation relevant to your studies. Typically undertaken during the summer semesters at the end of third year. ENGEN372 Engineering Work Placement 2 30.0 21X (Hamilton) Second work placement for the DipEPP involving 400 hours of work experience at an approved engineering organisation relevant to your studies. Typically undertaken during the summer semesters at the end of second year. ENGME353 Mechanical and Electrical Machines 15.0 21A (Hamilton) This paper builds on the fundamentals taught in ENGEN110, ENGEN111 and ENGEN180; it covers application of electromechanical machine characteristics in drive design, selecting suitable power sources and matching transmission components. Problem-based learning is used in conjunction with experimentation to compare theory to real mach... ENGME380 Design and Manufacturing 2 15.0 21B (Hamilton) This paper uses problem and project based learning methods to help students gain knowledge and skills in design and manufacturing. Students will be taught how to apply dirty prototyping to a design project, and use modern manufacturing methods to design and produce a complex machine. ENGMT380 Mechatronics Design and Real-time System 15.0 21B (Hamilton) This paper introduces the use of sensors and microcontrollers/embedded systems in conjunction with advanced control theory to design and develop autonomous mechatronics systems.
Code Paper Title Points Occurrence / Location COMPX521 Machine Learning Algorithms 15.0 21A (Hamilton) This paper exposes students to selected machine learning algorithms and includes assignments that require the implementation of these algorithms. COMPX529 Engineering Self-Adaptive Systems 15.0 21B (Hamilton) Software-intensive systems need to manage themselves to fulfill dynamic requirements in a changing environment. Self-adaptation is employed in clouds/datacenters, digital twins, networks, IoT, autonomous robots, etc. Adaptation challenges include self-configuration, self-optimization, self-healing and self-protection. ENGEE531 Advanced Signal Processing 15.0 21A (Hamilton) This paper introduces advanced methods for digitally processing signals. It covers signal transforms with applications in 1D and 2D, principles and practical methods of digital filter design, statistical signal processing. ENGEE532 Image Processing and Machine Vision 15.0 21B (Hamilton) This paper is an introduction to image processing and machine vision in the engineering context. Students will learn to develop image processing algorithms from theory through to software implementation. ENGEE580 Mechatronic Projects 15.0 21A (Hamilton) The paper brings together electronic, programming, and mechanical skills into projects where real-time systems are designed, constructed, and demonstrated. Timing of actuators and sensor inputs from fastest to slowest limits of a real-time controller imparts an appreciation of scheduling what is possible in any given mechatronic pr... ENGEN570 Engineering and the Profession 15.0 21D (Hamilton) The roles and responsibilities of professional engineers are examined. Topics include; project management, leadership, negotiation, ethical responsibilities, legal duties, Treaty of Waitangi, intellectual property and professional communication. ENGEN582 Honours Research and Development Project 45.0 21D (Hamilton) & 21X (Hamilton) This paper provides the "capstone" project required to complete an accredited engineering degree. The paper builds on the knowledge and skills students have gained in the first three years of their professional engineering degree and reinforces the multidisciplinary aspect of engineering. Students will learn how to carry out a Res... ENGME540 Finite Element Analysis 15.0 21A (Hamilton) Theory of finite elements analysis using variational methods. Numerical modelling for finding the stresses and displacements of bars, beams and plates, and the temperature distribution in 1D heat transfer. Matlab code development assignment for simpler problems and assignments using commercial software to solve more complicated pro... ENGME580 Product Innovation and Development 15.0 21A (Hamilton) ENGME580 teaches students the innovation and product development process; levels of innovation, how to screen ideas, Intellectual Property and how to develop a Business Plan. Students will be required to start with a basic product brief, produce a product idea, design and develop a prototype and 'pitch' it to 'investors'.
2021 Catalogue of Papers information current as of : 26 October 2021 11:18am