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SSY061 - Mechatronics  
Syllabus adopted 2019-02-21 by Head of Programme (or corresponding)
Owner: TKMAS
7,5 Credits
Grading: TH - Five, Four, Three, Fail
Education cycle: First-cycle
Major subject: Automation and Mechatronics Engineering, Electrical Engineering

Teaching language: Swedish
Application code: 55141
Open for exchange students: No
Only students with the course round in the programme plan

Module   Credit distribution   Examination dates
Sp1 Sp2 Sp3 Sp4 Summer course No Sp
0115 Laboratory 2,0c Grading: UG   2,0c    
0215 Examination 5,5c Grading: TH   5,5c   29 Oct 2019 am M   07 Jan 2020 pm SB   19 Aug 2020 pm J

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SSY060   Mechatronics


In order to be eligible for a first cycle course the applicant needs to fulfil the general and specific entry requirements of the programme(s) that has the course included in the study programme.

Course specific prerequisites

Basic mathematical courses, machine elements


The student receives an introduction to mechatronics: sensors, actuators, and electrical circuits in connection to a mechanical system. The participants learn how the most common sensors and actuators work and the physics behind. This includes electro-physics and electrical circuits. The student also receives an introduction to signal processing where both practical and theoretical aspects are covered.

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

  • show basic knowledge about passive and active electric components by being able to analyze simple electric circuits built upon these components, including direct current and alternating current.
  • show basic knowledge about digital components by being able to analyze simple digital circuits.
  • explain the principles of sampling, AD and DA converters.
  • explain the possibilities with signal processing and filtering of sensor signals, especially how the RC-circuit works as a filter.
  • explain how the OP-amplifier can be used.
  • explain how the strain gauge works and how it can used as a general component for different types of sensors, such as position sensors, force sensors and pressure sensors.
  • understand and be able to use a Wheatstone bridge in combination with strain gauges.
  • explain pros and cons for different sensor types.
  • describe the principles for electromechanical actuators, especially the DC-motor.
  • choose a suitable actuator for mechatronic systems.
  • design a basic micro controller based systems, including micro controller system architecture and programming.


This course is an introduction to mechatronics - integration of sensors, actuators and computers with the mechanical system. The course covers different building blocks within the area of mechatronics, such as electric circuits and components, digital circuits, sensors and electric machines.


Lectures, tutorials, laborative exercises, and hand-in exercises.


Introduction to Mechatronics and Measurement Systems, 4:ed, David Alciatore and Michael Histand, McGraw-Hill.

Examination including compulsory elements

Written exam, laborative exercises, and hand-in exercises.

Published: Wed 26 Feb 2020.