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Course Details in 2020/21 Session

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Module Title LI Mechatronics and Control Engineering
SchoolSchool of Engineering
Department Mechanical Engineering
Module Code 04 31793
Module Lead TBC
Level Intermediate Level
Credits 20
Semester Semester 2
Restrictions None
Description The aim of the module is to:

- enable students to understand and use sensors, microprocessors and actuators in engineering designs and applications.

- further develop students’ knowledge in advanced statics, dynamic system control and vibration, and to prepare students to solve relevant engineering problems in their future careers

Advanced boolean algebra, number systems, bus communications, ROM, RAM, memory map, microcomputer architecture, AD and DA converters, programmable controllers, introduction to stepper motor, sensors, switches, and mechatronic system design.

a) Modelling of simple mechanical and electric systems;
b) Building up transfer functions of dynamic systems;
c) Block diagram analysis;
d) Introduction to open and closed loop systems;
e) Dynamic responses of first order and second order systems;
f) Input signals, system stability and dynamic errors;
g) Controller design and system improvement.
Learning Outcomes By the end of the module students should be able to:
  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the mathematical and scientific principles and methodology of mechatronic systems, mechatronic components and the concept of mechatronic systems in engineering designs.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of Boolean algebra to underpin the design of logic circuits.
  • Demostrate knowledge and understanding of the structures of microprocessors, sensors and other mechatronic components.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of mechatronic system design, integration, and analysis.
  • Demostrate practical knowledge and understanding of control of mechatronic systems through laboratory excercises.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the concept of automatic control.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of mathematical principles necessary to underpin control engineering in system modelling and design.
  • Apply MATLAB software to asist modelling, analysis, and design of dynamic systems.
  • Demonstrate the knowledge and understanding for analysing second order dynamic systems.
Assessment 31793-01 : Time Class test : Class Test (50%)
31793-02 : Exam : Exam (School Arranged) - Written Unseen (50%)
Assessment Methods & Exceptions Assessment:
(40%) Timed class test at end of module
(10%) Assessment of laboratory work
(50%) 2-hour Closed book centrally timetabled exam in May/June assessment period
(replaced by online assessment if closed book exam not possible)

Reassessment to match the main assessment method with due consideration made to any restrictions imposed at the time of reassessment. Students can carry forward passed assessment components from main assessment.
Other Dubai based version of Birmingham module 31737
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