Module Catalogues

Mechatronic Systems Development

Module Title Mechatronic Systems Development
Module Level Level 3
Module Credits 5.00
Academic Year 2021/22
Semester SEM1

Aims and Fit of Module

This module aims to provide students with knowledge and techniques for development of mechatronic systems, e.g. robots, automobiles, and all types of commonly used mechatronic equipment used in industry as well as all other sectors of society. Special attention is paid to industrial automated systems, mostly include industrial robotic systems, where mechatronics finds most of the applications. The knowledge delivered to students covers the following aspects with emphasis laid on industrial automated systems: (1) Mechatronic systems configurations and key elements; (2) Development/integration of mechatronic systems; (3) Mechanical engineering in typical mechatronic systems; (4) Control and drive of mechatronic systems; (5) Industrial networking and communications; (6) Sustainability in mechatronic system development.
After learning this module, students should gain a general picture on configurations of mechatronic systems specially those for industrial applications, and more importantly, how to development an automated system for given industrial application. This module indeed gives students a detailed picture on the aim, objective and contents of Mechatronics and Robotic Systems (MRS) programme, which can also provide students with useful hints for their future career in the fields closely related to MRS.

Learning outcomes

A Demonstrate knowledge and understanding on general procedure for development/integration of mechatronic systems based on given applications.
B Understand the procedure and principles relevant to development of mechanical structure for a given task .
C Explain principles and key elements required for control systems based on given requirements.
D Gain knowledge and hands on skills relevant to Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) based control systems and PLC programming for a given task.
E Understand how to develop industrial networking for communications among instruments in an industrial work station.
F Provide an appreciation of engineers’ responsibilities in the context of sustainable development.

Method of teaching and learning

This module will be delivered by a combination of formal lectures and supervised laboratory sessions.