Module information on this degree can be found below, separated by year of study.

The module information below applies for the current academic year. The academic year runs from August to July; the 'current year' switches over at the end of July.

Students select optional courses subject to rules specified in the Mechanical Engineering Student Handbook,  for example at most three Design and Business courses. Please note that numbers are limited on some optional courses and selection criteria will apply.

Mechatronics 3A

Module aims

This module is a continuation of the ME1 and ME2 modules in Mechatronics. The first term focuses on further concepts of Control Theory, following the introductory part taught in ME2 course. In the second term advanced electronic components are introduced, which are not taught in ME1 and ME2 courses. These further topics will provide students with a comprehensive knoweldge, theoretical and applied, enough to be able to design and realise a full mechatronic system. This is a level 6 version of the enhanced level 7 Mechatronics module and students cannot take both for credit towards their final degree.

ECTS = 5

Learning outcomes

On completion of this module students should be able to: 

1. Formulate mathematical models of a a wide range of dynamic systems.

2. Analyse and design control systems using Laplace and frequency domain methods.

3. Design electronic circuits for signal processing and power amplification.

4. Analyse and select actuation systems.

Module syllabus

Overview of Control systems

Modelling of dynamic systems

Laplace Transforms

Root locus

Steady state errors, final value theorem

Frequency response analysis, Bode diagrams

Compensation. PID Controllers


Assessment details        
      Pass mark   
Grading method Numeric   40%
Assessment type Assessment description Weighting Pass mark Must pass?
Examination 3 Hour exam 70% 40% N
Coursework Quizzes 30% 40% N