Courses Catalogue

Introduction To Mechatronics

COURSE CODE: MEC3113
COURSE CREDIT UNIT: 3
ACADEMIC PROGRAMME: Mechanical Engineering, Bsc
COLLEGE/SCHOOL/FACULTY: School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
STATUS: Core
PROGRAMME TYPE: Undergraduate

Course Description


This  course  deals  with  modeling,  the  performance  characteristics  and  application  of

microprocessors,  analog  and  digital  electronics  to  modern  mechatronics  systems  and intelligent manufacturing – particularly smart sensors, controllers and actuators.

COURSE JUSTIFICATION/RATIONALE:

To presents the concept and components of mechatronics systems in a structured way.

COURSE OBJECTIVES

At the end of this course, the student should be able to:

  •     Integrate  multidisciplinary  knowledge  in  electronics,  mechanical  systems,  and computer science.
  •    Implement Mechatronics systems through programming and integration of  PLCs, sensors, and actuators.
  •   Program and integrate of microcontrollers, sensors, and actuators.
  •  Learn about safety and economical considerations for Mechatronics systems.

LEARNING OUTCOMES

A student on completing this course is expected to:

  •  Experience building controllers of angular position and  speed using DC motors, stepper motors, and different types of power converters such as H-bridges.
  •   Construct  a  Mechatronics system included in  the  textbook or  in  other  literature sources, not studied in class, complementing it with additional literature review and
  • presenting the results to the class.
  •   Create an organized Mechatronics folder with all the information studied in class, handouts, homework, tests, and reports with experimental results.
  •  Outline fundamental concepts and implementation requirements of renewable energy systems. Create an energy audit for an average household.