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Mechanical Engineering Bachelor Information
6. Semester
Focus Project
Focus Projects in Mechatronics
NumberTitleTypeECTSHoursLecturers
151-0073-11LAmphibious Robot
Prerequisite: Enrollment for 151-0073-10L Amphibious Robot in HS16.
W14 credits15AR. Siegwart
AbstractStudents develop and build a product from A-Z! They work in teams and independently, learn to structure problems, to identify solutions, system analysis and simulations, as well as presentation and documentation techniques. They build the product with access to a machine shop and state of the art engineering tools (Matlab, Simulink, etc).
ObjectiveThe various objectives of the Focus Project are:
- Synthesizing and deepening the theoretical knowledge from the basic courses of the 1. - 4. semester
- Team organization, work in teams, increase of interpersonal skills
- Independence, initiative, independent learning of new topic contents
- Problem structuring, solution identification in indistinct problem definitions, searches of information
- System description and simulation
- Presentation methods, writing of a document
- Ability to make decisions, implementation skills
- Workshop and industrial contacts
- Learning and recess of special knowledge
- Control of most modern engineering tools (Matlab, Simulink, CAD, CAE, PDM)
- Convert and experience technical solutions
Prerequisites / NoticeThis Focus-Project ist supervised by the following lecturers:
Siegwart, R., ASL
Haas, R., ASL
Fankhauser, P., ASL
Alexis, K., ASL
151-0073-31LRobo-Racer
Prerequisite: Enrollment for 151-0073-30L Robo-Racer in HS16.
W14 credits15AR. Siegwart, M. Hutter
AbstractStudents develop and build a product from A-Z! They work in teams and independently, learn to structure problems, to identify solutions, system analysis and simulations, as well as presentation and documentation techniques. They build the product with access to a machine shop and state of the art engineering tools (Matlab, Simulink, etc).
ObjectiveThe various objectives of the Focus Project are:
- Synthesizing and deepening the theoretical knowledge from the basic courses of the 1. - 4. semester
- Team organization, work in teams, increase of interpersonal skills
- Independence, initiative, independent learning of new topic contents
- Problem structuring, solution identification in indistinct problem definitions, searches of information
- System description and simulation
- Presentation methods, writing of a document
- Ability to make decisions, implementation skills
- Workshop and industrial contacts
- Learning and recess of special knowledge
- Control of most modern engineering tools (Matlab, Simulink, CAD, CAE, PDM)
- Convert and experience technical solutions
Prerequisites / NoticeThis Focus-Project is supervised by the following lecturers:
Siegwart, R., ASL
Haas, R., ASL
Beardsley P., Disney Research Zurich
151-0073-41LAdaptive Helicopter Landing Gear
Prerequisite: Enrollment for 151-0073-40L Adaptive Helicopter Landing Gear in HS16.
W14 credits15AM. Hutter
AbstractStudents develop and build a product from A-Z! They work in teams and independently, learn to structure problems, to identify solutions, system analysis and simulations, as well as presentation and documentation techniques. They build the product with access to a machine shop and state of the art engineering tools (Matlab, Simulink, etc).
ObjectiveThe various objectives of the Focus Project are:
- Synthesizing and deepening the theoretical knowledge from the basic courses of the 1. - 4. semester
- Team organization, work in teams, increase of interpersonal skills
- Independence, initiative, independent learning of new topic contents
- Problem structuring, solution identification in indistinct problem definitions, searches of information
- System description and simulation
- Presentation methods, writing of a document
- Ability to make decisions, implementation skills
- Workshop and industrial contacts
- Learning and recess of special knowledge
- Control of most modern engineering tools (Matlab, Simulink, CAD, CAE, PDM)
- Convert and experience technical solutions
ContentSeveral teams of 4-8 students of the ETH as well as students from other universities realize a product during two semesters. On the basis of a vision and provocative problem definition, all processes of product development are beat down close-to-reality: conception, design, engineering, simulation, draft and production. The teams are coached by experienced staff who gives them the possibility of a unique learning experience.
Innovative ideas of the research labs of the ETH, of industrial partners or students are selected and realized by the teams.
Focus Projects in Manufacturing
NumberTitleTypeECTSHoursLecturers
151-0075-11LSUNCAR - iRoadster - Chassis
Prerequisite: Enrollment for 151-0075-10L SUNCAR - iRoadster - Chassis in HS16.
W14 credits15AK. Wegener
AbstractStudents develop and build a product from A-Z! They work in teams and independently, learn to structure problems, to identify solutions, system analysis and simulations, as well as presentation and documentation techniques. They build the product with access to a machine shop and state of the art engineering tools (Matlab, Simulink, etc).
ObjectiveThe various objectives of the Focus Project are:
- Synthesizing and deepening the theoretical knowledge from the basic courses of the 1. - 4. semester
- Team organization, work in teams, increase of interpersonal skills
- Independence, initiative, independent learning of new topic contents
- Problem structuring, solution identification in indistinct problem definitions, searches of information
- System description and simulation
- Presentation methods, writing of a document
- Ability to make decisions, implementation skills
- Workshop and industrial contacts
- Learning and recess of special knowledge
- Control of most modern engineering tools (Matlab, Simulink, CAD, CAE, PDM)
- Convert and experience technical solutions
151-0075-21LFormula Student Electric - Chassis and Suspension
Prerequisite: Enrollment for 151-0075-20L Formula Student Electric - Chassis and Suspension in HS16.
W14 credits15AP. Hora
AbstractStudents develop and build a product from A-Z! They work in teams and independently, learn to structure problems, to identify solutions, system analysis and simulations, as well as presentation and documentation techniques. They build the product with access to a machine shop and state of the art engineering tools (Matlab, Simulink, etc).
ObjectiveThe various objectives of the Focus Project are:
- Synthesizing and deepening the theoretical knowledge from the basic courses of the 1. - 4. semester
- Team organization, work in teams, increase of interpersonal skills
- Independence, initiative, independent learning of new topic contents
- Problem structuring, solution identification in indistinct problem definitions, searches of information
- System description and simulation
- Presentation methods, writing of a document
- Ability to make decisions, implementation skills
- Workshop and industrial contacts
- Learning and recess of special knowledge
- Control of most modern engineering tools (Matlab, Simulink, CAD, CAE, PDM)
- Convert and experience technical solutions
Prerequisites / NoticeThis Focus-Project is supervised by the following lecturers:
Hora, P.
Heingärtner, J.
151-0075-31LSUNCAR - iRoadster - Antrieb
Prerequisite: Enrollment for 151-0075-30L SUNCAR - iRoadster - Antrieb in HS16.
W14 credits15AK. Wegener
AbstractStudents develop and build a product from A-Z! They work in teams and independently, learn to structure problems, to identify solutions, system analysis and simulations, as well as presentation and documentation techniques. They build the product with access to a machine shop and state of the art engineering tools (Matlab, Simulink, etc).
ObjectiveThe various objectives of the Focus Project are:
- Synthesizing and deepening the theoretical knowledge from the basic courses of the 1. - 4. semester
- Team organization, work in teams, increase of interpersonal skills
- Independence, initiative, independent learning of new topic contents
- Problem structuring, solution identification in indistinct problem definitions, searches of information
- System description and simulation
- Presentation methods, writing of a document
- Ability to make decisions, implementation skills
- Workshop and industrial contacts
- Learning and recess of special knowledge
- Control of most modern engineering tools (Matlab, Simulink, CAD, CAE, PDM)
- Convert and experience technical solutions
151-0075-41LFormula Student Electric - Drivetrain
Prerequisite: Enrollment for 151-0075-40L Formula Student Electric - Drivetrain in HS16.
W14 credits15AP. Hora
AbstractStudents develop and build a product from A-Z! They work in teams and independently, learn to structure problems, to identify solutions, system analysis and simulations, as well as presentation and documentation techniques. They build the product with access to a machine shop and state of the art engineering tools (Matlab, Simulink, etc).
ObjectiveThe various objectives of the Focus Project are:
- Synthesizing and deepening the theoretical knowledge from the basic courses of the 1. - 4. semester
- Team organization, work in teams, increase of interpersonal skills
- Independence, initiative, independent learning of new topic contents
- Problem structuring, solution identification in indistinct problem definitions, searches of information
- System description and simulation
- Presentation methods, writing of a document
- Ability to make decisions, implementation skills
- Workshop and industrial contacts
- Learning and recess of special knowledge
- Control of most modern engineering tools (Matlab, Simulink, CAD, CAE, PDM)
- Convert and experience technical solutions
ContentSeveral teams of 4-8 students of the ETH as well as students from other universities realize a product during two semesters. On the basis of a vision and provocative problem definition, all processes of product development are beat down close-to-reality: conception, design, engineering, simulation, draft and production. The teams are coached by experienced staff who gives them the possibility of a unique learning experience.
Innovative ideas of the research labs of the ETH, of industrial partners or students are selected and realized by the teams.
Prerequisites / NoticeThis Focus-Project is supervised by the following lecturers:
Hora, P.
Heingärtner, J.
Focus Projects in Design, Mechanics and Materials
NumberTitleTypeECTSHoursLecturers
151-0079-21LSeatCase - An Innovative Airline Seat
Prerequisite: Enrollment for 151-0079-20L SeatCase - An Innovative Airline Seat in HS16.
W14 credits15AP. Ermanni
AbstractStudents develop and build a product from A-Z! They work in teams and independently, learn to structure problems, to identify solutions, system analysis and simulations, as well as presentation and documentation techniques. They build the product with access to a machine shop and state of the art engineering tools (Matlab, Simulink, etc).
ObjectiveThe various objectives of the Focus Project are:
- Synthesizing and deepening the theoretical knowledge from the basic courses of the 1. - 4. semester
- Team organization, work in teams, increase of interpersonal skills
- Independence, initiative, independent learning of new topic contents
- Problem structuring, solution identification in indistinct problem definitions, searches of information
- System description and simulation
- Presentation methods, writing of a document
- Ability to make decisions, implementation skills
- Workshop and industrial contacts
- Learning and recess of special knowledge
- Control of most modern engineering tools (Matlab, Simulink, CAD, CAE, PDM)
- Convert and experience technical solutions
151-0079-31LAirborne Wind Energy System
Prerequisite: Enrollment for 151-0079-30L Airborne Wind Energy System in HS16.
W14 credits15AP. Ermanni
AbstractStudents develop and build a product from A-Z! They work in teams and independently, learn to structure problems, to identify solutions, system analysis and simulations, as well as presentation and documentation techniques. They build the product with access to a machine shop and state of the art engineering tools (Matlab, Simulink, etc).
ObjectiveThe various objectives of the Focus Project are:
- Synthesizing and deepening the theoretical knowledge from the basic courses of the 1. - 4. semester
- Team organization, work in teams, increase of interpersonal skills
- Independence, initiative, independent learning of new topic contents
- Problem structuring, solution identification in indistinct problem definitions, searches of information
- System description and simulation
- Presentation methods, writing of a document
- Ability to make decisions, implementation skills
- Workshop and industrial contacts
- Learning and recess of special knowledge
- Control of most modern engineering tools (Matlab, Simulink, CAD, CAE, PDM)
- Convert and experience technical solutions
151-0079-41LCFLF System: Free Form 3D Printing of Fibre Composite Structures
Prerequisite: Enrollment for 151-0079-40L CFLF System: Free Form 3D Printing of Fibre Composite Structures in HS16.
W14 credits15AP. Ermanni
AbstractStudents develop and build a product from A-Z! They work in teams and independently, learn to structure problems, to identify solutions, system analysis and simulations, as well as presentation and documentation techniques. They build the product with access to a machine shop and state of the art engineering tools (Matlab, Simulink, etc).
ObjectiveThe various objectives of the Focus Project are:
- Synthesizing and deepening the theoretical knowledge from the basic courses of the 1. - 4. semester
- Team organization, work in teams, increase of interpersonal skills
- Independence, initiative, independent learning of new topic contents
- Problem structuring, solution identification in indistinct problem definitions, searches of information
- System description and simulation
- Presentation methods, writing of a document
- Ability to make decisions, implementation skills
- Workshop and industrial contacts
- Learning and recess of special knowledge
- Control of most modern engineering tools (Matlab, Simulink, CAD, CAE, PDM)
- Convert and experience technical solutions
151-0079-51LSkinfactory BioReactor Restricted registration - show details
Prerequisite: Enrollment for 151-0079-52L Skinfactory BioReactor in HS16.
W14 credits15AM. Meboldt
AbstractStudents develop and build a product from A-Z! They work in teams and independently, learn to structure problems, to identify solutions, system analysis and simulations, as well as presentation and documentation techniques. They build the product with access to a machine shop and state of the art engineering tools (Matlab, Simulink, etc).
ObjectiveThe various objectives of the Focus Project are:
- Synthesizing and deepening the theoretical knowledge from the
basic courses of the 1. - 4. semester
- Team organization, work in teams, increase of interpersonal skills
- Independence, initiative, independent learning of new topic
contents
- Problem structuring, solution identification in indistinct problem
definitions, searches of information
- System description and simulation
- Presentation methods, writing of a document
- Ability to make decisions, implementation skills
- Workshop and industrial contacts
- Learning and recess of special knowledge
- Control of most modern engineering tools (Matlab, Simulink, CAD,
CAE, PDM)
- Convert and experience technical solutions
Courses Eligible for Focus Projects
NumberTitleTypeECTSHoursLecturers
151-0662-00LProgramming for Robotics - Introduction to ROS Restricted registration - show details
Number of participants limited to 70.

This course targets senior Bachelor students as well as Master students focusing on Robotics, Systems, and Control. Priority is given to people conducting a project work in the field.
W1 credit2GM. Hutter
AbstractThis course gives an introduction to the Robot Operating System (ROS) including many of the available tools that are commonly used in robotics. With the help of different examples, the course should provide a good starting point for students to work with robots. They learn how to create software including simulation, to interface sensors and actuators, and to integrate control algorithms.
Objective- ROS Basics: Navigating in Linux and ROS, package creation and compilation
- ROS Basics: Publisher and subscriber, services, actions
- Hardware interfaces, static and dynamic transforms
- Introduction to GAZEBO simulator, AR tag recognition
- (optional) Localization & mapping
- (optional) Navigation, ROS control
- Good practice in programming
ContentThis course consists of a guided tutorial and independent exercises with different robots (i.e. mobile robot, industrial robot arm,...). You learn how to setup such a system from scratch using ROS, how to interface the individual sensors and actuators, and finally how to implement first closed loop control systems.
Lecture notesslides, homepage
Literatureslides, homepage
Prerequisites / NoticeC++ programming basics, Linux Basics
151-3204-00LCoaching, Leading and Organising Innovation ProjectsW4 credits4VI. Goller, R. P. Haas, M. Meboldt
AbstractThe course is building up skills and experience in leading engineering projects and coaching design teams. To gain experience and to reflect real coaching situations, the participants of the course have the role of teaching assistance of the innovation project (151-0300-00L). In this framework the participants coach teams and professionalize the knowledge in the area product development methods.
Objective- Critical thinking and reasoned judgements
- Basic knowledge about role and mindset of a coach
- Understanding the challenges of engineering projects and design teams
- Development of personal skills to apply and train product development methods
- Knowledge and know-how about applying methods
- Reflection and exchange of experiences about personal coaching situations
- Inspiration and learning from good cases regarding organizational and team management aspects
- Decision-making under uncertainty
ContentBasic knowledge about role and mindset of a coach
- Introduction into coaching: definition & models
- Introduction into the coaching process
Knowledge and reflection about the problems in coaching an innovation project
- Knowledge about team development
- Reflection about critical phases in the innovation process for an innovation team
- Know-how about reference model for analysis critical situations
Development of personal coaching competencies, e.g. active listening, asking questions, giving feedback
- Competencies in theoretical models
- Coaching competencies: exercises and reflection
Knowledge and know-how about coaching methods
- Knowledge about basic coaching methods for technical projects/innovations projects
- Know-how about usage of methods in the coaching process
Reflection and exchange of experiences about personal coaching situations
- Self-reflection
- Exchange of experiences in the lecture group
Good practice on orgaizational and management aspects
- How to do system and concurrent engineering
- agile development methods (Scrum)
- Projct planning and replanning
Facilitating conflict situations
- Sample cases from former teams
- Actual cases of participants
Role of coaches between examinator and "friend"
- Facilitating decisions
- Using and applying coaches opinions and knokwledge
Lecture notesSlides, script and other documents will be distributed electronically
(access only for paticipants registered to this course).
LiteraturePlease refer to a lecture script.
Prerequisites / NoticeOnly for participants (Bachelor Students, Master Students) who are teaching assistants in the innovation project).
Focus Specialization
Energy, Flows and Processes
Focus Coordinator: Prof. Christoph Müller
In order to achieve the required 20 credit points for the Focus Specialization Energy, Flows and Processes you need to choose at least 2 of the 4 compulsory courses (HS/FS) and at least 2 of the elective courses (HS/FS). One course could be selected among all the courses offered by D-MAVT (Bachelor and Masters).
Compulsory Courses
NumberTitleTypeECTSHoursLecturers
151-0208-00LComputational Methods for Flow, Heat and Mass Transfer ProblemsW+4 credits2V + 2UP. Jenny
AbstractNumerical methods for the solution of flow, heat and mass transfer problems are presented and practised by analytical and computer solutions for simple examples.
Subjects: solution process, physical and mathematical models, basic equations, discretization methods, numerical solution of advection, diffusion and Poisson equations, turbulent flows.
ObjectiveKnowledge of and practical experience with important discretisation and solution methods for computational fluid dynamics and heat and mass transfer problems
ContentAufbauend auf den Lehrveranstaltungen über Fluiddynamik, Thermodynamik, Computational Methods for Engineering Application I (empfehlenswertes Wahlfach, 4. Semester) und Informatik (Programmieren) werden numerische Methoden für Berechnungsaufgaben der Fluiddynamik, Energie- und Verfahrenstechnik dargestellt und an einfachen Beispielen geübt.

1. Einleitung
Uebersicht, Anwendungen
Problemlösungsprozess, Fehler
2. Rekapitulation der Grundgleichungen
Formulierung, Anfangs- und Randbedingungen
3. Numerische Diskretisierungsverfahren
Finite-Differenzen- und Finite-Volumen-Verfahren
Grundbegriffe: Konsistenz, Stabilität, Konvergenz
4. Lösung der grundlegenden Gleichungstypen
Wärmeleitungs/Diffusionsgleichung (parabolisch)
Poisson-Gleichung (elliptisch)
Advektionsgleichung/Wellengleichung (hyperbolisch)
und Advektions-Diffusions-Gleichung
5. Berechnung inkompressibler Strömungen
6. Berechnung turbulenter Strömungen
Lecture notesLecture notes are available (in German)
Literaturea list of references is supplied
Prerequisites / NoticeIt is crucial to actively solve the analytical and practical (programming) exercises.
151-0942-00LIntroduction to Chemical EngineeringW+4 credits3GM. Mazzotti
AbstractThe class aims at bridging chemistry and engineering by presenting some fundamental aspects of chemical engineering. In particular, topics from the broad areas of chemical engineering thermodynamics, separation process technology, and chemical reaction engineering are covered. Though at an introductory level, the different topics are presented rigorously and quantitatively.
ObjectiveThe students will be able to understand the interplay between natural sciences (chemistry and physics) and the engineering aspects of chemical processes. They will also understand how they can describe the relevant phenomena and mechanisms using proper mathematical models, and thus gaining insight on them.
ContentList of specific topics addressed:
- multicomponent multiphase equilibria (chemical potential),
- binary liquid-vapor equilibria,
- solubility of solids in solution,
- equilibrium of chemical reactions,
- flash evaporation,
- solid formation from solution (nucleation and growth of crystals),
- fundamentals of kinetic gas theory (Maxwell's velocity distribution),
- ideal reactors (CSTR, batch, PFR),
- heat transfer effects in ideal reactors
Lecture notesThe students will be provided with lecture notes prepared for the class; a few additional and optional references will also be recommended.
Elective Courses
NumberTitleTypeECTSHoursLecturers
151-0054-00LThermal Design and Optimization Restricted registration - show details
Course will no longer take place after FS17.

Prerequisites:
Thermodynamics I (151-0051-00L) ,
Thermodynamics II (151-0052-00L) and
Thermodynamics III (151-0261-00L)
W4 credits2V + 2UP. Rudolf von Rohr
AbstractThe content of the course is focused on the exergetically optimized dimensioning and the constructive design of one and two phase heat exchanger systems.
ObjectiveFundamentals on heat exchanger an heat exchanger systems design focusing on minimization of exergy losses is presented.
ContentIntroduction in exergy losses at heatexchangers, multiphase flow and heat exchange, condenser, evaporators, regenerators, gas-solid heat exchange, pinch methodology
Lecture notesScript is available
Literaturefor each chapter special literature is recommended
Prerequisites / NoticeThe fundamental courses in thermodynamics are neccessary to follow this course.
151-0206-00LEnergy Systems and Power EngineeringW4 credits2V + 2UR. S. Abhari, A. Steinfeld
AbstractIntroductory first course for the specialization in ENERGY. The course provides an overall view of the energy field and pertinent global problems, reviews some of the thermodynamic basics in energy conversion, and presents the state-of-the-art technology for power generation and fuel processing.
ObjectiveIntroductory first course for the specialization in ENERGY. The course provides an overall view of the energy field and pertinent global problems, reviews some of the thermodynamic basics in energy conversion, and presents the state-of-the-art technology for power generation and fuel processing.
ContentWorld primary energy resources and use: fossil fuels, renewable energies, nuclear energy; present situation, trends, and future developments. Sustainable energy system and environmental impact of energy conversion and use: energy, economy and society. Electric power and the electricity economy worldwide and in Switzerland; production, consumption, alternatives. The electric power distribution system. Renewable energy and power: available techniques and their potential. Cost of electricity. Conventional power plants and their cycles; state-of-the -art and advanced cycles. Combined cycles and cogeneration; environmental benefits. Solar thermal power generation and solar photovoltaics. Hydrogen as energy carrier. Fuel cells: characteristics, fuel reforming and combined cycles. Nuclear power plant technology.
Lecture notesVorlesungsunterlagen werden verteilt
151-0966-00LIntroduction to Quantum Mechanics for EngineersW4 credits2V + 2UD. J. Norris
AbstractThis course provides fundamental knowledge in the principles of quantum mechanics and connects it to applications in engineering.
ObjectiveTo work effectively in many areas of modern engineering, such as renewable energy and nanotechnology, students must possess a basic understanding of quantum mechanics. The aim of this course is to provide this knowledge while making connections to applications of relevancy to engineers. After completing this course, students will understand the basic postulates of quantum mechanics and be able to apply mathematical methods for solving various problems including atoms, molecules, and solids. Additional examples from engineering disciplines will also be integrated.
ContentFundamentals of Quantum Mechanics
- Historical Perspective
- Schrödinger Equation
- Postulates of Quantum Mechanics
- Operators
- Harmonic Oscillator
- Hydrogen atom
- Multielectron Atoms
- Crystalline Systems
- Spectroscopy
- Approximation Methods
- Applications in Engineering
Lecture notesClass Notes and Handouts
LiteratureText: David J. Griffiths, Introduction to Quantum Mechanics, 2nd Edition, Pearson International Edition.
Prerequisites / NoticeAnalysis III, Mechanics III, Physics I, Linear Algebra II
151-0135-00LAdditional Case for the Focus Specialization Restricted registration - show details
Exclusive for D-MAVT Bachelor's students in Focus Specialization.
For enrollment, please contact the D-MAVT Student Administration.
W1 credit2AProfessors
AbstractIndependent studies on a defined field within the selected Focus Specialization.
ObjectiveIndependent studies on a defined field within the selected Focus Specialization.
Mechatronics
Focus Coordinator: Prof. Bradley Nelson
To achieve the 20 credits for Focus Specialization Mechatronics, 151-0640-00L Studies on Mechatronics is compulsory.
Compulsory Courses
NumberTitleTypeECTSHoursLecturers
151-0640-00LStudies on Mechatronics Information
The following professors can be chosen and please contact the professor directly:
M. Chli, R. D'Andrea, J. Dual, E. Frazzoli, R. Gassert, C. Hierold, M. Hutter, W. Karlen, J. Lygeros, M. Meboldt, B. Nelson, C. Onder, M. Pollefeys, D. Poulikakos, R. Riener, R.Y. Siegwart, L. Thiele, K. Wegener and M. Zeilinger

This course is not available to incoming exchange students.
O5 credits5AProfessors
AbstractOverview of Mechatronics topics and study subjects. Identification of minimum 10 pertinent refereed articles or works in the literature in consultation with supervisor or instructor. After 4 weeks, submission of a 2-page proposal outlining the value, state-of-the art and study plan based on these articles. After feedback on the substance and technical writing by the instructor, project commences.
ObjectiveThe goal of this class is to familiarize the students with this fascinating but rapidly evolving engineering discipline. The students learn to find, read and critically evaluate the pertinent literature and methods through in depth studying, presenting, debating of and writing about selected topics or case studies addressing mechatronics engineering.
ContentOverview of Mechatronics topics and study subjects. Identification of minimum ten pertinent refereed articles or works in the literature in consultation with supervisor orinstructor. After four weeks, submission of a 2-page proposal outlining the value, state-of-the art and study plan based on these articles. After detailed feedback on the substance and technical writing on the proposal by the instructor, project commences. Three to four weeks prior to the end of the semester, a 15 minute oral progress report (presentation) is given by the student that is critiqued by the instructor with detailed comments on substance and effectiveness of lecture and response on questions from audience. At the last day of the semester the student submits a written report that is no longer than 10-pages text following the format of a representative journal article. Throughout the semester the student attends and actively participates in the interactive class lectures given in the form of seminars and debates with active question and answer sessions inviting student and instructor participation.
Literaturewill be available
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