Offered Every Semester

Credit Hours:2-3-3
Prerequisites:ME 3056 Experimental Methodology Laboratory
Catalog Description:Lectures address the fundamental aspects of manufacturing elements and microprocessors and their applications. Hands-on application of machine and machine tool control will be stressed.
Course Materials:David G. Alciatore, Michael Histand, and Michael B. Histand, Introduction to Mechatronics and Measurement Systems, 2nd Edition, McGraw Hill, 2002.
M68HC11 Kits; Axiom Engineering, Newark Part #98B7736
References:To be determined
Coordinators:I. Charles Ume (ME)
Prerequisites by Topic:None.
Educational Objectives1:
  1. To prepare ME students to be able to design and build electro-mechanical systems and products, and for industrial and research positions. (A,B,C)
Topics Covered:
  1. Basic Instrumentation
  2. 8-bit Microprocessors
  3. Analog Electronics
  4. Digital Electronics
  5. Sensors and Transducers
  6. Sensor Fusion
  7. Programming
  8. System Identification and Modeling
  9. Power Systems
  10. Motion Control, Actuators, and Mechanical Drives
  11. Manufacturing Applications
Evaluation Methods:
  1. Homework
  2. Individual Projects/Group Projects
  3. Exams
Delivery Mode (%):



  • Supervised
  • Unsupervised

Other (Final Group Project)






Course Outcomes2:To be determined
Prepared By:Charles Ume


1 Letters in parenthesis refer to the Educational Objectives of the School of Mechanical Engineering. Outcomes to meet these Objectives have been established by the faculty. A table linking Program Objectives and Outcomes has also been established.

2 Numbers in parenthesis refer to evaluation methods used to assess student performance.