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MTE 401: Computer Aided Design and Manufacturing (2 Units)


Exploring rapid product development and technologies aimed at reducing product development lead-time within a Design for Manufacture (DFM) context. CNC Programming. Rapid Prototyping. Introduction to CAD/CAM, Area of its applications and importance.


How CAD/CAM works. Extensive introduction to CAD/CAM packages: PTC Creo Parametric, CNC Simulator, Pro/Mechanism.



MTE 403: Group Project (2 Units)


Identifying problem requirements. Generating and evaluating design concepts; design and fabrication. Design control software. Testing and debugging of systems. Documentation of design and results.



ELE 403: Servomechanism and Control Engineering (3 Units)


Control system concept: open and closed loop control systems, block diagrams. Resume of Laplace transform. Transfer function of electrical and control systems. Electromechanical devices: simple and multiple gear trains, electrical and mechanical analysis. Error detector and transducer in control systems. The amplidyne: AC and DC tachogenerator and servomotors and controllers. Dynamics of simple servomechanism. Steady state error constants, the use of non-dimensional notations and the frequency response test. Log and polar plots of control systems. Basic stability concepts in control systems.



MCE 403: Heat and Mass transfer (3 units)

Theory of steady state heat conduction, convection and radiation. Dimensional analysis and similitude in heat transfer theory. Analogy between mass and momentum transfer, boundary layer flows relations use in convection heat transfer calculations. Materials and design of heat exchangers. Introduction to mass transfer, analogy between heat and mass transfer.



MTE 405: CAD/CAM/CNC Laboratory (2 Units).


Computer aided design/Computer aided manufacturing/Computer numerical control Experiments: Planning and design of Mechatronics part systems. CNC programming for Turn and Mill, Manufacturing operations, models and metrics, automation. Material transport and storage systems. Manufacturing systems, single cells, assembly lines, Cellular manufacturing and flexible manufacturing systems. Simulation of manufacturing systems, robotics, Production of Mechatronics part systems.



ELE 407: Measurement and Instrumentation (2 units)


Errors in measurements, classification and functional analysis, performance of instruments systems, calibration. Control system components, amplifiers, sensing devices, pumps and controllers, error

detectors and output elements, instrumentation methods; measurements and recording of dimensions, time, weight, frequency, temperature, pressure, etc. transducers, bridge and potentiometer methods. Sychros, Hall effects, photovoltaic and moving iron transducers. Instrument transformers, Pulse transformers, energy meters and metering, information storage techniques, electronic instrumentation, digital technique, analog/digital signal processing. Survey of modern instrumentation components. Nonlinear computing elements.



MTE 407: Computer Hardware Engineering (2 Units)


Digital logic. Data representation. Digital components and signals. Combinational and sequential logic design and realization. Microprocessor system design and programming. Simple and complex programmable logic devices. Hardware description languages and introduction to VHDL. CPU design and field programmable gate arrays (FPGAs)


P-N Junction diode. Elementary discrete devices fabrication techniques and IC technology.



ELE 409: Power Electronics and Drives (3 Units)


Introduction to power semiconductor components. Power rectifier and circuits; half-wave, full-wave and three phase full-wave controlled rectifier circuits. Voltage-time area analysis. Single-phase and poly-phase inverter circuits, harmonic analysis. Chopper circuits; types A and B. four quadrant chopper circuits D.C. to A.C. converters. Application of power semi-conductor circuits; regulated power supplies, uninterruptible power supplies. Induction healing and relays.



ABE 443: Statistics for Engineers (3 units)


Probability: random variables, distribution and density functions, expectations. Rectangular, binomial, Poisson functions. Central Limit Theorem. Estimation of parameters, confidence intervals. Definition and approaches of probability. Mutual exclusiveness, Independent and conditional events and their probabilities. Bayes theorem. Continuous and discrete random variables. Sampling from populations, random numbers, and sampling distributions. Estimation of parameters; point and interval. Hypothesis and significance tests; testing equality of means and proportions. Use of CHI square, and t-tests. Analysis of variance, fitting of curves. Regression: least squares fit, correlation. Quality control: acceptance sampling.



ABE 413: Engineering Communication (2 units)


Principles of effective engineering communication. Professional use of the English language. Principles of technical writing. Oral presentation of technical ideas.



MTE 400: Students’ Industrial Work Experience Scheme (SIWES II)


Students would be attached to Mechatronics Engineering Establishments where they are expected to obtain in-depth practical training in Mechatronics Engineering operations. Detailed report of Students experience and activities during the period of attachment would be submitted by the Students not later than the first week of the following Semester. These records and other factors would be assessed including oral presentation of experience at Students Seminar and on-site assessment.



MTE 501: Introduction to Robotics (2 Units)


Robot Classification. Robot Specifications.

Direct Kinematics: Mathematical background. D-H representation. The Arm equation. Examples. Inverse Kinematics: The inverse kinematics problem and its solution. Tool configuration. Examples of various robots. Introduction to Manipulator Dynamics: Lagrange’s Equation, Lagrange-Euler Dynamic Model. Use of Sensors and Vision System in Robotic System.



MTE 503: Microcomputers and Microprocessor Systems (3 Units)


Hardwired logic contrasted with program logic. Microcomputer applications. Elements of microcomputer architecture; bus, microprocessor, memory, input-output, peripherals, Single chip and multichip microcomputers. Overview of available microcomputer systems. Internal architecture; 3-bus concept, microprocessor operation. Microprocessor instruction set; instruction format, addressing modes; instructions execution. Comparison of available microprocessors. Machine language, assembly language and high level language programming. Synthesis of combinational logic circuits with ROMS and PLAs. Review of classical approach to sequential circuit design. The algorithmic state machine chart (ASM) method of representing sequential problems. Realization of sequential circuits using MSI and LSI. Register transfer languages.



MTE 505: Process Automation (3 Units)


PLC programming higher functions. PLC-programming analogue in/outputs. 2-step controller. Basics in closed loop control. Closed loop temperature control. Closed loop pressure control. Closed loop flow control. Closed loop level control



MTE 507: Digital Signal Modelling (3 Units)


The Concepts of sampling, quantization and aliasing. Discrete time signals and systems, discrete convolution, Z transforms, Z plane poles and zeros. Discrete Fourier transforms. Fast Fourier Transform. Concept of digital filtering, types of digital filters and properties. Digital transfer functions. One dimensional recursive and non recursive filters. Spectral transforms and their application in synthesis of high-pass and band-pass filters. Computer techniques in filter synthesis. Realization of filters in hardware and software. Basic image processing concepts.



ELE 501: Control Engineering 1 (3 Units)


Linear control systems. Stability: Nyquist stability criterion. Bode diagram approach; the root locus and root contour method. Design of linear servo systems, compensation designs using the body and root locus methods. Multiple loop feedback systems; minimization of unwanted disturbances. Single and multi-term electronic process controllers. Hydraulic and pneumatic controller. Introduction to analogue and hybrid computation, sensitivity of control systems. A.C. control system. Synchros; practical considerations in A.C. control design.



MTE 509 Partial Automation Laboratory (2 Units)


Partial Automation :- Factory Automation Factory Automation study fields:

– PLC programming level 1 -3

– Industrial communication – Fieldbus

– DC/AC motor

– SCADA – Touch panel

– Assembly/disassembly or Mechatronics part systems



MTE 511: Engineering Management


Principles of organization; elements of organization; management by objectives. Financial management, accounting methods, financial statements, cost planning and control, budget and budgetary control. Depreciation accounting and valuation of assets. Personnel management, selection, recruitment and training, job evaluation and merit rating. Industrial psychology. Resource management; contracts, interest formulae, rate of return,. Methods of economic evaluation. Planning decision making; forecasting, scheduling. Production control. Gantt Chart, CPM and PERT. Optimization, linear programming as an aid to decision making, transport and materials handling. Raw materials and equipment. Facility layout and location. Basic principles of work study. Principles of motion economy. Ergonomics in the design of equipment and process.



MTE 597: Seminar (2 Units)


Students are expected to carry out studies (design and/or analysis) of a given problem in any of the major areas of Mechatronics Engineering and make an oral presentation on the subject.



MTE 517: Microcomputers and Embedded Systems (2 Units)


Microprocessor organization and interfacing: Memory interfacing. Hardware-software design of microprocessor systems. Introduction to Embedded Microcomputer Systems. Architectures of programmable digital signal processor. Programming for real-time performance. Design and implementation of data scrambler and interfaces to telecommunications.



MTE 519: Computer Aided Product Modelling (2 Units)


Geometric reasoning. Solid modelling, feature extraction, grasping, tolerancing. Product Design and Development: Mass Properties, Assembly Modelling, Finite Element Method, Product Data Exchange, Collaboration Design



MTE 521: Mobile Robotics (2 Units)


Machine vision and pattern recognition. Applications of identification trees, neural nets, genetics algorithms and other learning paradigms.



MTE 523: Renewable Energy Systems


Energy and Society. Sources of Energy. Energy demand and supply. Conventional and unconventional (renewable) energy. Energy conversion systems and devices for oil, gas, coal, heat, wood, nuclear, solar, wind, biomass, tidal, etc. Energy conservation. Energy Auditing. Nature and availability of wind energy; wind turbines, classification, construction and control; performance evaluation methods; power, efficiency, reliability and cost; load matching; nature and availability of solar radiation; radiation estimations and measuring instruments; materials for solar energy utilisation, radiative properties and thermal transport properties; introduction to non-concentrating collectors%2[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_empty_space][vc_custom_heading text=”Our Department” font_container=”tag:h2|font_size:34px|text_align:left|color:%232a6d00″][rt_menu_style nav_menu=”Department of Mechatronics Engineering” extra_class=”side-menu”][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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