Higher education teachers: Ambrožič Vanja
Collaborators: Nemec Mitja
Credits: 6
Semester: winter
Subject code: 64255

Subject description


  • Knowledge of mathematics, electrical engineering fundamentals, measurements, electrical machines.
  • Before taking the exam the student has to accomplish the laboratory exercises and a seminar.

Content (Syllabus outline):

  • Mechanical systems with moving parts
  • Physical description of mechanical systems (beams, shock-absorbers, bearings, transmissions, manipulators…)
  • Modelling and simulation of mechatronic systems
  • Hydraulic and pneumatic actuators
  • Unconventional realization of electric actuators
  • Mechatronics in transport systems (industrial, road, tracks)
  • Examples of complex mechatronics systems: hybrid vehicle, magnetic levitation…

Objectives and competences:

Acquiring knowledge of a physical modelling and analysis of heterogeneous mechatronic subsystems. Integration of specific knowledge into examples of modern complex applications.

Intended learning outcomes:

Knowledge and understanding: The student will get acquainted with basic theory of mechanic elements and systems, as well as conventional and unconventional actuators. He will also understand the interaction between different units inside a complex system.

Application: Connection between achieved theoretical knowledge from other subjects with new knowledge in the area of widespread electromechanical systems.

Reflection: The subject will offer balanced theoretical and practical knowledge. At the same time, the student will be presented similar areas from the engineering practice. Thus, the connection between theoretical background and engineering reality becomes clearer.

Transferable skills: Use of information technologies when searching for examples of mechatronic systems and their presentation to the colleagues. Team work on projects.

Learning and teaching methods:

Lectures, seminars and laboratory exercises,

Study materials

  1. Rolf Isermann, Mechatronic Systems Fundamentals, Springer, 2005
  2. S. Cetinkunt, Mechatronics, Wiley, 2007

Study in which the course is carried out

  • 1 year - 2nd cycle - Electrical Engineering - Electronics
  • 1 year - 2nd cycle - Electrical Engineering - Electrical Power Engineering
  • 1 year - 2nd cycle - Electrical Engineering - Biomedical Engineering
  • 1 year - 2nd cycle - Electrical Engineering - Control Systems and Computer Engineering
  • 1 year - 2nd cycle - Electrical Engineering - Mechatronics
  • 1 year - 2nd cycle - Electrical Engineering - Robotics
  • 1 year - 2nd cycle - Electrical Engineering - Information and Communication Technologies