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FUNDAMENTAL OF MECHATRONICS I

PROGRAMME: NATIONAL DIPLOMA IN MECHATRONICS ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY


Course: FUNDAMENTAL OF MECHATRONICS I
Course Code: MCE 110
Course Specification: Theoretical Content: Know the meaning of
Practical Content:
Mechatronics
General Objectives 1.0: Understand Mechatronics Systems
Week
Specific Learning
Teachers activities Learning
Specific Learning
Outcomes
Resources
Outcomes
- Chalk board
1.1 Define Mechatronics.
1.1 Identify household
Explain the
- Chalk
1.2 State the types of
items that can be
concept of
- Duster
Mechatronics.
characterized as
1-3
Mechatronics
- Instructional
1.3 Discuss the
mechatronic

Identify its
significant
drawing
System.
differences
differences between
1.2
What components
Text
books
Distinguish
the different types of
Journals
do they contain
between the
Mechatronics.
that
help you
Lecture
notes
types identified.
1.4 State the advantages
identify
them as
Explain the
and disadvantages of
mechatronic
relevance to
Systems.
each of the types.
engineering
1.3
If an item
1.5 Discuss its relevance
design.
to contemporary
contains a microengineering design.
processor,
1.6 Mention
describe the
function that are
Mechatronics
system and its
performed by the
primary
micro-processor.
elements.
General Objective 2.0: Understand Mechatronics Systems
WEEK Specific Learning
Teachers Activities Learning
Specific Learning
Outcome
Resources
Outcome
2.1 Define System
2.1 Carry out system

Explain
2.2 State the different
measurement
systems.
types
4-5

Explain system
of systems.
measurement.

Explain control

Contact Hours :1-0-2 Hrs/Wk

Teachers
activities

Guide the
students to
identify the
various
components
of
mechatronic
systems.

Demonstrate
the use of
the various
components
of the
training
board.

Teachers
Activities

Demonstrate
the use of
measurement
equipment.

Demonstrate

Learning Resources
- Instrumental
diagrams
- Training
board
- Plug-incables
- Dc power
source
- Washing
machine
- Bread toaster
and hand
drilling
Machine.

Learning Resources
- measuring tools

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2.3 State the function of


each type.
2.4 Discuss system
measurement.
2.5 Discuss system
control.
2.6Discuss
microprocessor.

system.
Explain the steps
in sequential
control.
Explain the
applications of
mechatronic
system.

WEEK

General Objective3.0: Know basic electronics


Specific Learning
Teachers Activities
Outcome
3.1 Define Ohms law.

Explain the
3.2 Define conductor
functions of p-n
and
junction diodes,
semi-conductor.
ac rectification,
3.3 State the sources of
zener diodes.
power supplies.

Learning
Resources
- Chalk
- Chalkboard
- Instructional
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- Diagrams
- AC, DC Power
Source
- Duster
General Objective 4.0: Understanding the Principles and
applications of transistors and operational amplifiers
WEEK Specific Learning
Teachers Activities Learning
Outcome
Resources
4.1 Define transistor.
- Chalk

Explain:
4.2 State the uses of
- Chalkboard
6-8
transistor,
transistor.
- Instructional
thyristor,
4.2 Differentiate
- Diagrams
operational
between a
- AC, DC Power
amplifiers and
transistor and a
Source
state their uses in
thyristor.
- Duster
electronic

how systems
are
controlled.
Guide the
students to
identify
controlled
systems.
Demonstrate
system
measurement
and ask the
students to
practice
same.

Specific Learning
Outcome

Teachers
Activities

Learning Resources

Specific Learning
Outcome

Teachers
Activities

Learning Resources

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components.
Explain:
common emitter
characteristics,
emitter follower
circuit, FET,
Inverting, Unity
gain, Noninverting, C/V,
V/C amplifier.
General Objective 5.0: Understand digital Electronics
WEEK Specific Learning
Teachers Activities Learning
Outcome
Resources
5.1 Discuss Boolean

Explain Boolean
algebra.
8 - 10
algebra.
5.2 State the implication
Explain simple
of 5 .1 in digital
gates; NAND
systems.
and NOR gates,
5.3 Discuss simple logic
latches, positive
gates.
& negative logic,
5.2 Discuss sequential
tri-state logic,
logic systems.
etc.

Explain J-K flipflop, registers


and counters,
timers and pulse
circuit.
4.4 Define amplifiers.
4.5 Mention the various
types of amplifiers.
e.g differential,
instrumentation,
inverting, unity gain,
non-inverting, etc.

General Objective 6.0: Know sensor and Transducer Principles


WEEK Specific Learning
Teachers Activities Learning
Outcome
Resources
6.1 Define sensor.

Explain sensors
6.2 Mention the different
and transducers.
types of sensors.
10 -12

Guide the
6.3 Define transducer.
students to
identify different

Specific Learning
Outcome

Teachers
Activities

Learning Resources

Specific Learning
Outcome

Teachers
Activities

Learning Resources

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6.4 Mention the different


types of transducers
6.5 Differentiate

between a sensor and


a transducer.
6.6 Discuss calibration
and signal
conditioning

types of sensors
and transducers.
Explain the uses
and applications
of sensors and
transducers;
Performance,
classification,
static & dynamic
characteristics of
calibration and
signal
conditioning.
General Objective 7.0: Understand Drive Technology
WEEK Specific Learning
Teachers Activities Learning
Outcome
Resources
7.1 Define actuators

Explain the
7.2 Mention the different
physical
types of actuators
12 14
principles of
7.3 Define valves
solenoid-type
7.4 Mention the different
devices, valves,
types of valves
dc machines, ac
machines &
stepper motor
etc.

Guide the
students to
identify the
different items
mentioned
above.

Specific Learning
Outcome
7.1 Carry out
identification of
different drives

Teachers
Activities

Guide the
students to
identify the
drives.

Learning Resources
Actuators, valves
ac & dc motors,
solenoid, etc.

Competency:
The students should be able to understand the meaning of Mechatronics and its different types. They should also be able to identify conductors, semi-conductors,
diodes, logic gates, amplifiers, transistors, and inverters, know their characteristics and uses.
Assessment:
Course work 20%; Course test
20%; Practicals 10%; Examination 50%
References:
Elpers and N Weyer Mechatronics Fundamental; C. Fraser and J. Milne Electromechanical engineering: An introduction IEEE press, 1996.

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