University of Houston Engineering Technology College of Technology
MECT4350: Principles of Mechatronics
COURSE CATALOG DESCRIPTION: Mechatronics is the multi-disciplinary approach to design of electro-mechanical systems. This is in an introductory elective course on this topic in which students learn about sensors, actuators, signal conditioning, control of mechanical systems and the integration of these components in the design of mechatronic systems. The lecture material covers the philosophy and the theoretical fundamentals of the various aspects. Because of how broad a topic mechatronics is, students will get most of their practical learning by working on a major project to be selected by them. This is supplemented by guided labs and exercises.
PREREQUISITES: ELET 2307, MECT 3358 or equivalents
Textbook: Introduction to Mechatronics and Measurement Systems, David G. Alciatore and Michael B. Histand, 3rd edition, McGraw-Hill
(1) RadioShack Learning Lab (28-280).
(2) Lab book. Scientific Notebook Company style 1001-S.
(3) A blue (single color) 3 hole binder (1 in)
(4) Binder divider sheets (with at least 5 categories), such as Avery 23076.
By the end of the course, students will be able to:
TAC-ABET CRITERION 3 PROGRAM OUTCOMES:
This course covers program outcomes a, b, c, d, e, f, g, k, l and m.
Successful completion of this course fulfills the communication, math & sciences, technical content curricular requirements for the degree plan in Mechanical Engineering Technology.
Prepared by Michel LeBlanc Spring 2010