Imperial College London

ProfessorFerdinandoRodriguez y Baena

Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Mechanical Engineering

Professor of Medical Robotics



+44 (0)20 7594 7046f.rodriguez Website




718City and Guilds BuildingSouth Kensington Campus





Tutor, 1M Mechatronics. (Undergraduate)

Mechatronics - ME2-HMTX


  • To demystify electronics and control - through hands-on experience of building electronic systems and of using the instrumentation needed to see how they behave.
  • To develop understanding of, and an ability to use, some of the analogue electronic stages used in instrumentation and control systems - in particular:
    • 'front ends' which generate voltage signals from changes detected by sensors
    • stages for processing (e.g. adding, differentiating or filtering) these signals
    • circuits for amplifying signals to drive output devices (e.g. a meter, motor or switch)
  • To introduce the concepts, advantages and potential problems of closed-loop control using analogue and digital controllers.
  • To familiarise students with the basic vocabulary needed to understand the technical literature of mechatronic systems and to communicate with specialists in the field.

ECTS units:  5.5   
Contributing to Course Elements:  5.0 to ME2-hMTX Mechatronics, 0.5 to ME2-hCW Coursework


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