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Mechanical Engineering Technology (MET)

MET 455 Mechatronics (3) Integration of mechanical and electronic systems implemented using data acquisition systems, sensors, actuators, signal conditioning, feedback controls, and programmable logic controllers.

MET 455 Mechatronics (3)

Mechatronics is essential to the design and manufacture of modern products and processes. Mechatronics design is an approach where mechanical, electronic, computer, and control subsystems are designed simultaneously to function as an integrated system forcing the designer to be familiar with several disciplines. The course offers an integrated approach to engineering, incorporating product design, microprocessor-based control, manufacturing systems, modeling, and simulation.
Mechatronic systems depend for their unique functionality on computer software; whether PC or PLC. This course studies mechatronics at both the theoretical and practical level using in-class lectures with formal concepts and laboratory simulations to prove out design concepts. Emphasis in the course is placed on physical understanding of the system rather than on mathematical formalities.
Lecture topics include the fundamental aspects such as automation safety, logic functions, Boolean algebra, system input and output sources, flow charting, PLC programming and system design. Each of the lecture topics are reinforced using lab assignments based on software simulations or physical hardware configurations designed to stimulate the student’s involvement and interest.

General Education: None
Diversity: None
Bachelor of Arts: None
Effective: Spring 2011
Prerequisite: EET 100 orEET 105 orEET 101 orE E 211;MET 210W orM E 367;MET 341 orM E 345W;MET 432 orM E 320

Note : Class size, frequency of offering, and evaluation methods will vary by location and instructor. For these details check the specific course syllabus.


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