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MTRX2700: Mechatronics 2

The aim of the unit is to introduce students to microprocessor and microcomputer systems, emphasising assembly language programming and building on the digital logic foundations from first year. In particular, the following subjects are addressed: Introduction to microprocessors, stored-program computer architecture, instruction codes and addressing modes, instruction execution cycle; Memory devices. Computer architecture and assembly language programming. Microprocessor and microcontroller systems, memory and IO interfacing, interrupts and interrupt handling. Serial and parallel communications. System design, documentation, implementation, debugging and testing. MTRX2700 is the introductory course in the basics of real Mechatronic systems. This course builds on knowledge obtained in the courses ENGG1801, MTRX1701, ELEC1103 and MTRX1702, MTRX1705. This course extends this knowledge by introducing students to their first practical applications in Mechatronic Engineering. By passing this subject, the student will have obtained the necessary skills to undertake Mechatronics 3 (MTRX3700).

Code MTRX2700
Academic unit Aerospace, Mechanical and Mechatronic
Credit points 6
MTRX1702 and MTRX1705
ELEC2601 or ELEC3607
Assumed knowledge:

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. Function effectively as an individual even within the context of teamwork, whilst being able to clearly maintain the group objective
  • LO2. Understand and demonstrate various forms of communication including; listening, speaking, written electronic, graphical and mathematical, for the purposes of interpersonal communication and assessment
  • LO3. Understand the use of mechatronics systems in a variety of applications
  • LO4. Exercise critical decision making in defining solutions to the problems presented in the laboratory sessions and in the exam
  • LO5. Think creatively about problem solving, and the application of ‘engineering judgment’ in order to choose the most appropriate solution to a problem from many possibilities
  • LO6. Independently identify, locate and utilize appropriate information resources to aid the process of problem solving
  • LO7. Apply the knowledge gained in this course (as well as in other relevant prior courses) to solve real-world engineering problems involving hardware, software and microcontrollers.