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Mechatronic Basics
Department / Program Electronic and Automation
Course Code 17111
Type of Course Required
Level of Course Short Cycle
Year of Study 2016-2017
Semester Fall Semester
Number of National Credit 3
Number of ECTS 5
Name of Lecturer

Ahmet Böbrek

Learning Outcomes

1.Analyzing Mechatronic Systems, 2.Major topics to Track Application Areas, 3.Using The Scientific Basis for benefit of mechatronics 4.Modern and contemporary issues and gain the ability to learn.

Courses Contribution to Program Learning Outcomes
    1 2 3 4 5
Prerequisites None
Made of Delivery Face to Face
Work Placements NA
Recommended Optional Programme Components None
Course Content Week Topics

What is mechatronics? Basic components of mechatronics, examples of mechatronic systems


System, modeling and simulation: System description. Modeling and simulation terms


System, modeling and simulation: Modeling and simulation of physical systems


Measuring systems and sensors


Signal processing


Actuators: Mechanical, hydraulic and pneumatic motion systems


Actuators: Electrical motion systems


Control systems: The basic elements of control systems


Control systems: Open loop, closed loop, adaptive control systems


Industrial control systems and controllers: Main control techniques, microprocessors, microcontrollers and PLC


Examples of process control and process control


Data collection: Analog data conversion (A / D), digital data (D / A) conversion


System Design: Design of mechanical and mechatronic systems


Advanced applications in Mechatronics: Expert systems, fuzzy logic, artificial neural networks, genetic algorithms

Recommended Readings

Otomatik Kontrol, Prof. Dr. İbrahim Yüksel, Uludağ Üniversitesi, 1997
Otomatik Kontrol, Prof. Dr. M. Nimet Özdaş, Prof. Dr. Talha Dinibütün, Doç. Dr. Ahmet Kuzucu, İTÜ, 1988
Mechatronics. Bolton, Logman Group Limited, 1995
Mechatronics I G. Rzevski, The Open University, U.K, 1999 
Mechatronics II,J. Johnson and P. Picton, The Open University, U.K, 1995 
Mechatronics System Design, D.Shetty and R. A. Kolk, PWS Publishing Company, 1997 
Introduction to Mechatronics and Measurement Systems, M.B. Histand and D.G. Alciatore, McGraw - Hill,1999
Robotics, Mechatronics and Artificial Intelligence, N.C. Braga Newnes, 2002

Learning Activities and Teaching Methods

 Lecture, Discussion, Question&Answer,  Drill-Practise

  Number %
Mid-Term : 1 40
Quiz :
Assignment :
Project :
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Other :
Final Examination : 1 60
Language of Instruction Turkish
Work Placement NA
Activities Quantity Duration Total Work Load
Course Duration 14 3 42
Hours for off-the-classroom study (Pre-study, practice) 14 1 14
Assignments 14 5 70
Quizzes 1 4 4
Individual Study for Mid-term Exam(s) 1 10 10
Individual Study for Final Exam 1 10 10
Total Work Load     150
Total Work Load/ 30 (s)     5
ECTS Credit of the Course     5



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