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Mechatronic Systems

level of course unit

second cycle, Master

Learning outcomes of course unit

The students:
* understand the structure of mechatronic systems and their description methods
* understand the principles and structure of a closed-loop and open-loop control system
* can interpret a mechatronic system
* can model and simulate mechatronic systems with Matlab

prerequisites and co-requisites


course contents

* Introduction to mechatronics
* Technical systems (function, structure, properties)
* Laplace transformation
* Modelling of mechatronic systems in the time and image domain
* Bode diagrams and locus curves
* Representative control elements
* Calculating with block diagrams
* Description of mechatronic systems and control loops in Matlab and Simulink
* Principles, structure and properties of closed-loop and open-loop control

recommended or required reading

Berger M.; Grundkurs der Regelungstechnik, Books on Demand GmbH; 2001
Czichos H.; Mechatronik: Grundlagen und Anwendungen technischer Systeme; Wiesbaden; 2019, 4th edition
Isermann R.; Mechatronische Systeme; Berlin; 2007, 2nd edition

assessment methods and criteria

written exam

language of instruction


number of ECTS credits allocated


eLearning quota in percent


course-hours-per-week (chw)


planned learning activities and teaching methods

Lecture, individual work with software, group work, presentation and discussion of tasks

semester/trimester when the course unit is delivered


name of lecturer(s)

Dr. Manfred Hofer

course unit code


type of course unit

integrated lecture

mode of delivery