Course: Mechatronics

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Course title Mechatronics
Course code UFY/MECH
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Lesson
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Frequency of the course In each academic year, in the winter semester.
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 6
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Valášek Michael, prof. Ing. DrSc.
Course content
1. Mechatronics, history, nature, requirements for the design process. 2. Life cycle of the product. Types of engineering design. Model of parametric design. 3. Design the product specification and project planning. 4. Conceptual product design. 5. Methods of promoting creativity in Europe, brainstorming, mind maps, synektika. 6. Zwickiho morphological method. Bionics. 7. Methods of promoting creativity in Japan. 8. Taguchi method. Robust design. 9. Techniques individual personality development. 10. Invention engineering, TRIZ. 11. Invention engineering, ARIZ, MI. 12. Invention engineering, value analysis. 13. Methodology for design of mechatronic systems.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Monologic (reading, lecture, briefing), Demonstration, Laboratory
  • Preparation for classes - 80 hours per semester
  • Semestral paper - 30 hours per semester
  • Class attendance - 52 hours per semester
  • Preparation for credit - 5 hours per semester
  • Preparation for exam - 20 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
The aim is to acquaint students with the basics of Mechatronics and its projection into design and production processes. The aim is to prepare students for utilization of design methods, especially mechatronics ones, with the support of creative work. The aim is also to achieve synergic junction of already acquired knowledge of the subjects as Technical Mechanics, Mathematics and Strength of Materials.
Students will get basic knowledge aboiut mechatronic and its principles. They will be able to apply basic mechatronic rules in construction and manufacturing processes. Students will be able to synergistically utilize knowledge gained in other subjects.
knowledge of courses Technical Mechanics, Mathematics and Strength of Materials

Assessment methods and criteria
Combined exam, Development of laboratory protocols

Understanding of the topic within the frame given by the plan. Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes: credit: attendance of seminars, min 75%, passing the test to min 75%. exam: passing the test min 75%, proof of knowledge at the oral exam min 75%.
Recommended literature
  • Beneš, P., Valášek, M.: Metody tvůrčí práce, Vydavatelství ČVUT, Praha 1997.
  • Valášek, M. a kol.: Mechatronika, Vydavatelství ČVUT, Praha 1996.

Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Category of Branch/Specialization Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty: Faculty of Science Study plan (Version): Mechatronics (1) Category: Special and interdisciplinary fields 3 Recommended year of study:3, Recommended semester: Winter