COURSE SYLLABUS

Mechatronics 7.5 credits

Mekatronik
Second cycle, E7012E
Version
Course syllabus valid: Spring 2019 Sp 4 - Present
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Syllabus established
by the Department of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering 28 Feb 2007

Last revised
by Jonny Johansson, HUL SRT 11 Jan 2019

Education level
Second cycle
Grade scale
U G#
Subject
Control Engineering
Subject group (SCB)
Automation Technology
Main field of study
Computer Science and Engineering

Entry requirements

The courses D0009E Introduction to programming, E0013E Basic course in electrical engineering (alternative E0003E and E0007E) and R0002E Modelling and Control or equvivalent. This means that the student should be able to program in a high-level language, analyse simple electronic circuits and furthermore be familiar with basic control theory. Alternative: Alternative to completed courses can be corresponding knowledge acquired through work with the electronics sector.


More information about English language requirements


Selection

The selection is based on 20-285 credits



Course Aim

The student will after the course be able to design and program a mechatronic system including mechanics, electronic sensors, simple electronics, a control circuit (microcomputer) and electrical motors.

  • After the course the student should be able to construct and analyze a mechatronic system.
  • The student should be able to critical and creative deal with issues and technology solutions, plan and execute a skilled task, and work in teams with different compositions.
  • The student should be able to identify the need for further knowledge and to continuously upgrade their skills.
  • The student should be able to integrate knowledge, model, simulate, and anticipate a process. This is shown during the execution of the project that is a part of the examination in the course.

Contents
  • Transistors, transistor circuits with inductive loads.
  • Radiometry, the photodiode, amplifiers for photodiodes.
  • Digital circuitry, peripheral circuits and control circuits.
  • Introduction to the C programming language, program development tools.
  • Electric motors and drive circuits for motors.
  • Project Mobile Robot.
  • OrCAD (PSpice) are used for description and simulation of designed circuits both for the laboratory work and in the project.

Realization

The course consists of three parts: lectures, labs and projects. During the lectures important parts of the theory is dealt with. In the lab-exercises the students will perform assignments on basic concepts in the course and get training in using the software and equipment needed for the project. The course is largely based on PBL (problem based learning) because most of the time is devoted to work in groups of 4-6 students with an assignment to design and implement hardware and software for an autonomous mobile robot. Some parts of the robot are given and implemented at the start. At the end of the course there is held a competition between the groups.


Examination

The examination consists of two parts:

  • Report of project work 6.0HP (U G#)
  • Labs 1.5HP (U G#)

Remarks

Previously, the course had the course code SME113, but this changed due to a level change. Hence, the course cannot be combined with SME113.

The course is at advanced level and prepares students for the course E7005E Project in mechatronics that aims to, together with the other students in the class, construct or modify a mechatronic system such as an electric wheelchair.

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Examiner
George Nikolakopoulos

Literature. Valid from Spring 2013 Sp 4 (May change until 10 weeks before course start)
Alciatore D.G. and Histand M.B., Introduction to Mechatronics and Measurement Systems, Fourth edition, McGraw-Hill Higher Education, 2011, ISBN10: 0071086048, ISBN13: 780071086042

Course offered by
Department of Computer Science, Electrical and Space Engineering

Modules
CodeDescriptionGrade scaleHPStatusFrom periodTitle
0001Project workU G#6.00MandatoryA07
0002Laboratory workU G#1.50MandatoryA07

Study guidance
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