The development of a mechatronics design course

AM Mazid

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Abstract

The paper is devoted to the development and teaching of mechatronics design at tertiary level as part of mechatronic engineering degrees. The subject focuses on the uniqueness of intelligent machines and the course curriculum on mechatronics design. A general course layout and proposed subject contents are briefly explained. Mechatronics Design is a core subject that deals with the design, development and manufacturing, as well as exploring intelligent machines/systems with high-level hierarchies of intelligence. These intelligent machines or systems are capable of making decisions, activating tasks and carrying out responsibilities. As such, the contents of this subject must consist of a synergistic multidisciplinary approach. This includes materials like systematic design techniques, the development of intelligent control systems, system sensibility and the growing multi-human-like intelligence of machines and systems. Programmable controllers, microcontrollers, micro-electro-mechanical machines, adaptive fuzzy logic controllers based on neural network are most suitable for the design and development of mechatronics products. A main objective of the subject is to develop those students' skills required for the design of intelligent machines and systems with high levels of hierarchical intelligence.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication6th UICEE annual conference on engineering education, conference proceedings
EditorsZenon J Pudlowski
PublisherUICEE, FACULTY ENGINEERING
Pages319-322
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)0-7326-2240-9
Publication statusPublished - 2003
Externally publishedYes
Event6th UICEE Annual Conference on Engineering Education - CAIRNS, Australia
Duration: 10 Feb 200314 Feb 2003

Publication series

NameMONASH ENGINEERING EDUCATION SERIES
PublisherUICEE, FACULTY ENGINEERING

Conference

Conference6th UICEE Annual Conference on Engineering Education
CountryAustralia
CityCAIRNS
Period10/02/0314/02/03

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