MECHENG 736 – Biomechatronic Systems

Roles: Course Coordinator, Course Director, Lecturer

Years: 2017 (42 students), 2018 (49 students), 2019 (64 students), 2020 (64 students)

Description: Explores mechatronic principles and techniques for measuring and manipulating biological systems. Learning objectives include human biomechanics and motion control, advanced serial and parallel robots, compliant soft robots, software and functional safety, human robot interaction and force control, novel sensors and actuators, and biomechatronics design
principles.

MECHENG730 – Advanced Biomechatronic Systems

Roles: Course Coordinator, Course Director, Lecturer

Years: 2017 (3 students), 2019 (5 students), 2020 (7 students)

Description: Advanced mechatronic principles and techniques for measuring and manipulating biological systems. Human biomechanics and motion control, advanced serial and parallel robots, compliant soft robots, software and functional safety, human robot interaction and force control, novel sensors and actuators, and biomechatronic design principles. Includes an individual project related to the analysis, selection and successful implementation of one of these advanced technologies.

MECHENG 700 – Part IV Research Project – Level 9

Roles: Course Coordinator, Course Director, Lecturer

Years: 2019 (184 students), 2020 (200 students)

Description: A comprehensive investigation carried out under the supervision of a member of staff on a topic assigned by the Head of Department of Mechanical Engineering leading to an oral presentation, a poster display and a written report.

The Part IV Research Project provides an opportunity for students to work largely on their own initiative (but under constant supervision), on a topic of interest for Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineers. The research project counts as two courses (a total of 30 points), one in each semester. Work takes place over a complete academic year, requiring you to enroll in both
MECHENG 700A and 700B courses (for both Mechanical and Mechatronics students). Although you will be working in groups of two under the direction and continuing guidance of a project supervisor, the research project requires independent thought and action. We hope that you will feel a personal sense of achievement by the end of the academic year. The project can also be seen within a professional context where you, as an engineer, have to investigate a particular problem in some depth and produce both an analysis of the problem and its solution. The basis of the solution must include a formal report, a conference presentation and an industrial display. Some projects focus primarily on laboratory work and can involve substantial liaison with local industry, while others may be more analytical or computational. It must be noted that individual grades are awarded for this research project.

MECHENG 201 – Introduction to Mechatronics

Old Title: Electronics and Computing for Mechanical Engineers

Roles: Course Director, Lecturer

Years: 2017 (103 students), 2018 (191 students), 2019 (197 students)

Description: Introduces mechatronics to mechanical and mechatronics engineers. Covers sensors and actuators, analogue and digital circuit elements for signal processing and programming.