Robotic and Electronic Systems (Mechatronics)

SACE Code2RES20
LevelStage 2
Learning AreaTechnologies
DurationYear
SemesterFull Year
Pre-requisiteNone required
Additional CostsNone
SACE Credits20

Who is this course for?

The course is suited to students who have an interest in robotics, programming and creating electro-mechanical products. Mechatronics can lead to future career pathways in Electrical & Mechanical Trades, Computer Science and various fields of Engineering, including Mechatronics as a specialisation.

What will I learn?

Students will learn how to design, construct, and test electro-mechanical products. Students will learn C++ code through an Arduino Microcontroller which they will then use to control their electro-mechanical product. Major Product examples include irrigation systems, security systems, automated gates, pet feeders, digital scoreboards and much more. Students will not only develop skills in programming and electronics but also product design using Computer Aided design and 3D Printing. All of these skills will be put into practice to create innovative electro-mechanical products.

How will I be assessed?

Assessment Type 1: Specialised Skills Task 20%

  • Electrical Fundamentals and Arduino Programming
  • Mechanical Systems Design including CAD & 3D Printing

Assessment Type 2: Design Process and Product 50%

  • Design & construct an electro-mechanical product

Assessment Type 3: Resource Study 30%

  • Research, test and analyse materials and components

Pre-requisite

None required

Cost

Some materials may need to be sourced depending on student project choices.

Last updated: 02 August 2021