Higher education teachers: Ambrožič Vanja
Collaborators: Nemec Mitja
Credits: 5
Semester: summer
Subject code: 64611

Subject description

Content (Syllabus outline):

Introduction to mechatronics: terms, synthesis of computer science, electronics, electrical and mechanical engineering. Mechanic components in mechatronics. Acquisition and transfer of measured quantities. Electro-mechanical, pneumatic and hydraulic actuators. Principles and design of mechatronic systems control. Intelligent control through programmable controllers and microprocessor systems: architectures, program support, human- machine interface. Analysis of operation on examples of mechatronic systems for different applications.

Objectives and competences:

An insight into synergy of electrical engineering, computer science and mechanics from a perspective of required engineering and technical knowledge and practical synthesis of these knowledge.

Intended learning outcomes:

  • Knowledge and understanding: The student will consolidate his/her knowledge in microprocessor technics, electrical machines and measurement techniques from a point of view of applicability and thus will gain an insight into areas of studying at higher grades. With it, he/she will get general knowledge and technical culture needed for modern multidisciplinary approaches to solving engineering problems.
  • Application: The student will get acquainted with components of mechatronic systems, with an emphasis on programmable controllers, where he/she will learn how to program solutions to various problems.
  • Reflection: The student will critically evaluate requirements for mechatronic systems, possibilities of a control algorithm and will get acquainted with safety demands when programming it.
  • Transferable skills: Through laboratory work, the student will accustom a systematic approach, appropriate documentation of ideas. He is awared of complexity and multidisciplinary nature of mechatronic systems. The student will be able to upgrade the knowledge, obtained within this course, for the realization of the most demanding mechatronic systems.

Learning and teaching methods:

  • Lectures (30 hours) and
  • seminar/exercises (30 hours). Foreign students: project/seminar.

Study materials


  1. Godfrey C. Onwubolu: Mechatronics - Principles and applications, Elsevier, 2005
  2. Rolf Isermann: Mechatronics systems - Fundamentals, Springer, 2005
  3. Control and Mechatronics, edited by B. M. Wilamowski and J. D. Irwin, CRC Press, 2011

Study in which the course is carried out

  • 1 year - 1st cycle - Applied Electrical Engineering