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 3

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.


Learning outcomes

To be able to formulate mathematical models of a awide range of dynamic systems.

To be able to analyse and design control systems using Laplace and frequency domain methods.
To design electronic circuits for signal processing and power amplification.
To be able to analyse and select actuation systems.

Module syllabus

1. Overview of Control systems

2. Modelling of dynamic systems
3. Laplace Transforms
4. Root locus
5. Steady state errors, final value theorem
6. Frequency response analysis, Bode diagrams
7. Compensation. PID Controllers
8. Power amplifiers
9. Motor drivers
10. Electrical actuators
11. Advanced analogues filters
12. Fundamentals of  Digital Filters
13. Introduction to Robotics through a case study


Examination 3 h exam 70% Numeric 40%
Coursework Quizzes 30% Numeric 40%