• Offered by RS Electrical, Energy and Materials Engineering
  • ANU College ANU College of Engineering and Computer Science
  • Course subject Engineering
This course will provide engineering students in the mechatronics major with solid background knowledge on modeling and simulation of dynamical systems with a particular view towards mechatronics applications, thus preparing them for the material in ENGN3331 System Dynamics and ENGN3223 Control Systems.
In a series of case studies of mechatronic systems, students will construct models that reflect the important part of the dynamic system response. In weekly guided workshops and computer laboratory sessions students will learn how to analyse dynamic behaviour based on computer simulations and how to use simulation data to make optimal design decisions.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

1. Demonstrate a basic understanding of differential equations and stochastic processes and their role in engineering simulation.

2. Construct dynamical system models of simple engineering systems and analyse their basic properties through computer simulation.

3. Explain the fundamental practical limitations of numerical simulation of dynamical systems and know how to recognise them.

4. Demonstrate an introductory level understanding of numerical optimisation methods and how they are applied in system design.

5. Make design recommendations for simple mechatronic systems based on dynamics simulation data.

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Indicative Assessment

-          Computer laboratories (5%)

-          Small group assignments (45%)

-          Midsemester quiz (10%)

-          Final exam (40%)

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Workload

A standard workload of approximately 10 hours/week including the following formal contact hours: 1 hour lecture, 3 hour computer lab and 2 hour workshop per week

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have completed ENGN2219 or ENGN2706; and MATH1014 or MATH1116.

Prescribed Texts

None.

Fees

Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

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Student Contribution Band:
2
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2020 $4320
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2020 $5760
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only.
Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.

Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
5540 26 Jul 2021 02 Aug 2021 31 Aug 2021 29 Oct 2021 In Person N/A

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