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Syllabus for

Academic year
SSY155 - Applied mechatronics
Syllabus adopted 2008-02-22 by Head of Programme (or corresponding)
Owner: MPSYS
7,5 Credits
Grading: TH - Five, Four, Three, Not passed
Education cycle: Second-cycle
Major subject: Automation and Mechatronics Engineering, Electrical Engineering

Teaching language: English

Course module   Credit distribution   Examination dates
Sp1 Sp2 Sp3 Sp4 No Sp
0107 Examination 4,5c Grading: TH   4,5c   11 Mar 2009 pm V
1) 07 Mar 2009 8.30 am Sven Hultins gata 6
15 Jan 2009 pm V,  27 Aug 2009 am V
1) Responsible: Programansv Z Decision date: 2008-12-18
0207 Laboratory 3,0c Grading: UG   3,0c    

In programs

MPSYS SYSTEMS, CONTROL AND MECHATRONICS, MSC PROGR - Mechatronics specialization, Year 1 (compulsory)


Professor  Jonas Sjöberg

Course evaluation:


For single subject courses within Chalmers programmes the same eligibility requirements apply, as to the programme(s) that the course is part of.

Course specific prerequisites

Basic knowledge in automatic control, mechanics and electric circuits.


The course aims to give some more practical experiences in the field of mechatronics. The focus will be on design, synthesis and analysis of mechatronic subsystems for motion-, velocity- and position control.

Learning outcomes (after completion of the course the student should be able to)

understand and explain how sensing and actuation (measurement and control) can be used to improve the characteristics of a technical system, and to analyze, in a specific case, what is limiting the system performance.
describe how sensing, control and actuation are applied for motion-, velocity- and position control in mechatronic system. The student should be able to identify and classify typical mechatronic problems and how they can be addressed.
discuss possibilities and limitations of mechatronics and to reflect on its impact on humans and on society such as sustainability, user-friendliness and efficiency.
apply a systems perspective, using selected model based methods and mathematical models for analysis and/or synthesis of mechatronic systems, and to be able to use computer tools for this purpose.


The course includes:
Measurement devices such as position sensors, velocity sensors, acceleration sensors, flow rate sensors.
Mechanisms for motion transmission. Rotary-to-rotary motion transmission mechanisms, rotary-to-translational motion transmission mechanisms
Actuators. Electric motor and drive technology.
Control design aspects of motion-, velocity- and position control.
Design and analysis of mechatronic systems. Integration of components for system or subsystem design.
Reading scientific papers on selected mechatronic applications.


The course comprises lectures and a number of hands on assignments/laboratory experiments that address important parts of the course. These assignments involve modelling, simulation, microcontrollers in the loop, sensor design and control.


See information elsewhere.


Examination is based on written exam, grading scale TH, and passed assignment/laboration.

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