ENGEE281-23B (HAM)

Design of Smart Systems

15 Points

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The University of Waikato
Academic Divisions
Division of Health Engineering Computing & Science
School of Engineering

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Lecturer(s)

Administrator(s)

: mary.dalbeth@waikato.ac.nz
: natalie.shaw@waikato.ac.nz
: janine.williams@waikato.ac.nz

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What this paper is about

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This paper is a key component of the Mechatronics Engineering (MT) programme. It is a requirement for professional recognition of an engineering degree that it includes material on design. This paper is intended to not only provide the required design material at the second-year level, but also to act as a scene-setting, integrating, and contextualising paper, bringing together the disparate threads across mechanical engineering, electronics and computer science that makes up the mechatronics engineering early in the degree.

Students will gain an appreciation for the contributions that knowledge of engineering, electronics, power systems, computer networks, embedded systems, and artificial intelligence play in the design of contemporary smart and autonomous systems. They will also gain an understanding of the principles of engineering design, from specification through to development and evaluation.

The learning outcomes for this paper are linked to Washington Accord graduate attributes WA1-WA3, WA5, WA8, WA10, WA11. Explanation of the graduate attributes can be found at: https://www.ieagreements.org

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How this paper will be taught

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The paper will be a fully-internally assessed, project-based learning (PBL) paper, that will have the students working in teams of 3-4 members towards realizing the goals of the design project they are given.

There will be 2 lectures/week and a 3 hr workshop/week alongside a 3 hr lab/week. The students are expected to have to work on their projects and assessments apart from these dedicated hours.

There will be 5 individual assessments and 2 group assessments with 1 group+individual assessment to ensure each student has successfully demonstrated the course contents and learning outcomes.

The students will be required to achieve a minimum of 25% on the individual assessments and a minimum of 25% on the group assessment to successfully pass the paper

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Required Readings

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There are no required readings in this paper, as it is a Project-based Learning course.
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Learning Outcomes

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Students who successfully complete the course should be able to:

  • Apply fundamental electrical engineering and information technology techniques in developing smart, automated and autonomous systems for industry, transport, utilities and environmental sectors (WA1,WA5)
    Linked to the following assessments:
    Ind-1 - CAD design of the system (1)
    Ind-3 - Computer aided circuit design (3)
    Ind-4 - Machine Vision (4)
    Ind-5 - System Logic (5)
  • Identify team member capabilities and effectively contribute in decision making and delegation of tasks (WA8)
    Linked to the following assessments:
  • Plan, manage and execute the necessary tasks to meet the project deadlines by demonstrating self-awareness of own skills and knowledge and identifying opportunities to extend own competence in a timely manner (WA10,WA11)
    Linked to the following assessments:
    Ind-2 - Detailed drawings/Laser cut parts (2)
    Ind-3 - Computer aided circuit design (3)
  • Specify, design, develop and evaluate designs of such smart systems (WA2,WA3)
    Linked to the following assessments:
    Ind-1 - CAD design of the system (1)
    Ind-3 - Computer aided circuit design (3)
    Ind-4 - Machine Vision (4)
    Ind-5 - System Logic (5)
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Assessments

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How you will be assessed

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The design project will have 5 individual assessments, 3 group assessments and 1 group+individual assessment.

The group assessments include 1 design report that needs to be submitted via Moodle.

The individual assessments include 5 in-lab skills demonstrations

The report/video presentation assessments needs to be submitted via Moodle. Each day beyond the submission deadline will result in 5% reduction of the marks. Late assessment submission cannot exceed 5 working days. Exception will only be provided for special consideration, and need paper convener approval.

Samples of your work may be required as part of the Engineering New Zealand accreditation process for BE(Hons) degrees. Any samples taken will have the student name and ID redacted. If you do not want samples of your work collected then please email the engineering administrator, Natalie Shaw (natalie.shaw@waikato.ac.nz), to opt out.

Mapping of Assessments to Learning Outcomes

AssessmentLO1LO2LO3LO4
5 Individual Labs35
Pre-Race22.5
Interview10
Final Report55
Engineering Design Show510
Video Presentation52.5

Mapping of Learning Outcomes to Washing Accord Graduate Attributes

WA1WA2WA3WA5WA8WA10WA11
LO10.50.5
LO20.50.5
LO31
LO40.50.5
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The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 100:0. There is no final exam. The final exam makes up 0% of the overall mark.

The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 100:0 or 0:0, whichever is more favourable for the student. The final exam makes up either 0% or 0% of the overall mark.

Component DescriptionDue Date TimePercentage of overall markSubmission MethodCompulsory
1. Ind-1 - CAD design of the system
27 Jul 2023
1:00 AM
10
  • In Class: In Lab
2. Ind-2 - Detailed drawings/Laser cut parts
3 Aug 2023
1:00 PM
7.5
  • In Class: In Lab
3. Ind-3 - Computer aided circuit design
10 Aug 2023
1:00 PM
10
  • In Class: In Lab
4. Ind-4 - Machine Vision
17 Aug 2023
1:00 PM
5
  • In Class: In Lab
5. Ind-5 - System Logic
7 Sep 2023
1:00 PM
5
  • In Class: In Lab
6. I+G - Interview and Pre-race day run
29 Sep 2023
1:00 PM
30
  • In Class: In Lab
7. Grp-1 - Final report + Pitch video
8 Oct 2023
11:30 PM
17.5
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
8. Grp-2 - Main Event - SAV Race
13 Oct 2023
1:00 PM
15
  • In Class: In Lab
Assessment Total:     100    
Failing to complete a compulsory assessment component of a paper will result in an IC grade
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