|Subject name (in Hungarian, in English)||Introduction to mechatronics|
Introduction to mechatronics
|Type||study unit with contact hours|
|Course types and number of hours (weekly / semester)||course type:||lecture (theory)||exercise||laboratory excercise|
|number of hours (weekly):||2||2||0|
|nature (connected / stand-alone):||-||coupled||-|
|Type of assessments (quality evaluation)||exam|
|Subject coordinator||name:||Czmerk András József (71543276716)|
|Host organization||Department of Mechatronics, Optics and Mechanical Engineering Informatics|
|Primary curriculum type||mandatory|
|Direct prerequisites||Strong prerequisite||none|
|Milestone prerequisite||at least obtained 0 ECTS|
The course aims to outline the technical subject areas and technical solutions typical of mechatronics at the beginning of university studies, developing a new approach different from high school studies. To highlight that it is essential to strike a balance between theory and practice in engineering work. To help students acquire the ability to describe physical reality using exact mathematical tools during their university studies. The subject also points to the need for mathematics and thus aims to facilitate mathematical studies.
Competences that can be acquired by completing the course
Knows the concept, international definitions, synthesizing nature, and development of mechatronics. Knows the definition of signals and systems and their main classification principles. Knows the main differences between linear and nonlinear, distributed and concentrated parameter, deterministic and stochastic, causal and non-causal as well as time-invariant, autonomous and time-varying systems. Interprets the principle of superposition and the mathematical conditions for its application. Distinguishes between static and dynamic systems by specifying their characteristics. Is familiar with the concepts of state, state variable, state indicator and state equations, and state-space description. Is aware of the concept of time constant and dominant time constant. Distinguishes between extensive and intense physical quantities, through and across variables. Summarizes the basic two-pole and four-pole elements as well as ideal sources. Systematizes the graph theory foundations needed to calculate resistance networks. Is familiar with the concepts of structure graph, bond graph, and block diagram, as well as the principles of drawing graphs of simple mechatronic systems. Interprets the discrete-time impulse response and the discrete-time step response. Is familiar with the methods of formally writing a transfer function.
Determines by calculation which basic class the system belongs to, based on the definition of simple system types. Can apply the principle of superposition by calculation in the case of simple systems. Outlines the structure graph of simple mechatronic systems. Explores linearly independent node and loop equations based on a structure graph. Expresses the discrete-time state-space difference equations of simple mechatronic systems. Creates bond graph mapping of simple mechatronic systems. Solves simple discrete-time difference equations. Creates a block diagram of simple mechatronic systems. Analyzes the graphical transformation possibilities of a block diagram of simple mechatronic systems and the transfer function's formal notation. Calculates discrete-time convolution of simple mechatronic systems. Calculates the transfer function of simple mechatronic systems. Can solve complex, highly computational tasks with his/her IT knowledge. Expresses his thoughts in an orderly, oral, and written way.
Expands his/her knowledge in collaboration with the instructor and fellow students. Expands his/her knowledge through continuous acquisition and practice. Is open to the use of information technology tools in his/her task solutions. Seeks to learn about and routinely use the tools needed to solve mechatronic problems. Strives for accurate and error-free preparation and problem-solving. Seeks to enforce the principles of energy efficiency and environmental awareness in solving mechatronic problems.
Independence and responsibility
Makes an independent decision to solve mechatronic problems and problems based on specific sources. Openly accepts well-founded critical remarks about his/her work. In some situations, as part of a team, you work with your fellow students to solve tasks. Supports the application of a systems approach to solving its tasks. Conscientiously checks his preparedness, work, and task solutions.
Lectures with a formal teaching method, in the classroom, with a projected presentation. Computational exercises in the classroom with guided and independent problem-solving. Written and oral communication with faculty and fellow students. Use of information technology tools and techniques in learning and problem-solving. Tasks prepared independently and in group work using work organization techniques.
Employees of the MOGI department, edited by Péter Korondi: “System Engineering, Description of Integrated Mechanical and Electrical Systems in a Control Theoretical Approach” are selected chapters of the note covering the material of several subjects. 2020
Validity of the course description
|Start of validity:||2022. September 1.|
|End of validity:||2027. July 15.|
Assessment of learning outcomes consists of two compulsory and one optional mid-year performance measurement. Compulsory performance measurement is the one-piece summary academic performance evaluation (closed dissertation) and partial performance evaluation (homework). The condition for obtaining the signature is to achieve a minimum of 50% in the mandatory mid-term examinations and to achieve the minimum participation required in the exercises. With the active participation certified in the classes (optional mid-year performance measurement), additional points can be obtained, which can be included in the grade if a sufficient written examination mark is obtained. Due to its nature, active participation cannot be replaced, improved, or otherwise replaced or replaced. Additional points earned will only be credited in the semester in which the signature was obtained.
Detailed description of mid-term assessments
|Mid-term assessment No. 1|
|Purpose, description:||The summary academic performance evaluation is a complex, written way of evaluating the competence-type competence elements of the subject and knowledge in the form of a closed-book test that focuses on applying the acquired knowledge. During the course, the part of the curriculum on which the assessment is based is determined by the subject's lecturer in agreement with the supervisors; the available working time is 90 minutes.|
|Mid-term assessment No. 2|
|Type:||formative assessment, simple|
|Purpose, description:||Partial performance assessment (homework) is a complex way of evaluating the knowledge, ability, attitude, and independence, and responsibility type competence elements of the subject, the form of which is the individual homework. The practice leader determines the content of the homework, the formal and content requirements for the submission, the deadline and method of submission, and the method of evaluation.|
|Mid-term assessment No. 3|
|Type:||formative assessment, point-in-time personal act|
|Purpose, description:||Partial performance assessment (active participation) is a simplified way of assessing the competency elements of the subject's knowledge, ability, attitude, and independence and responsibility type, which takes the form of a prepared appearance and active participation in the practice process, an on-demand example solution for students; the uniform assessment principles are defined jointly by the person in charge of the subject and the lecturer of the subject.|
Detailed description of assessments performed during the examination period
Elements of the exam:
|Written partial exam|
|Obligation:||mandatory (partial) exam unit, failing the unit results in fail (1) exam result|
|Description:||A complex, written way of evaluating the knowledge and ability type competence elements of the subject in the form of a paper that focuses on the interpretation of important concepts and the recognition of the connections between them, as well as the application of the acquired knowledge, so test questions must be answered and practical (calculation) tasks must be solved during performance evaluation. The curriculum on which the assessment is based is determined by the lecturer of the subject in agreement with the supervisors. The available working time is 90 minutes.|
|Oral partial exam|
|Obligation:||(partial) exam unit chosen by the student, the exam result assessed by other partial exam unit can be changed restrictedly|
|Description:||A complex way of evaluating the knowledge, ability, attitude, autonomy, and responsibility type competence elements of the subject is an oral answer. The oral part of the exam basically focuses on the interpretation of each concept, understanding and exploring the connections between them, and recognizing problems. Recognizing the problem is followed by describing the steps required to resolve it. The duration of the oral sub-exam 10-20 minutes.|
The weight of mid-term assessments in signing or in final grading
|Mid-term assessment No. 1||60 %|
|Mid-term assessment No. 2||40 %|
|Mid-term assessment No. 3||15 %|
The condition for signing is that the score obtained in the mid-year assessments is at least 50%.
The weight of partial exams in grade
|Written partial exam||100 %|
|Oral partial exam||100 %|
Determination of the grade
|Grade||ECTS||The grade expressed in percents|
|very good (5)||Excellent [A]||above 90 %|
|very good (5)||Very Good [B]||85 % - 90 %|
|good (4)||Good [C]||70 % - 85 %|
|satisfactory (3)||Satisfactory [D]||55 % - 70 %|
|sufficient (2)||Pass [E]||40 % - 55 %|
|insufficient (1)||Fail [F]||below 40 %|
The lower limit specified for each grade already belongs to that grade.
Attendance and participation requirements
The lack of the value means that there is no attendance requirement.
At least 70% the exercises (rounded down) must be actively attended.
Special rules for improving, retaken and replacement
The special rules for improving, retaken and replacement shall be interpreted and applied in conjunction with the general rules of the CoS (TVSZ).
|Need mid-term assessment to invidually complete?|
|Can the submitted and accepted partial performance assessments be resubmitted until the end of the replacement period in order to achieve better results?|
|The way of retaking or improving a summary assessment for the first time:|
|each summative assessment can be retaken or improved|
|Is the retaking-improving of a summary assessment allowed, and if so, than which form:|
|retake or grade-improving exam not possible|
|Taking into account the previous result in case of improvement, retaken-improvement:|
|out of multiple results, the best one is to be taken into account|
|The way of retaking or improving a partial assessment for the first time:|
|partial assesment(s) in this group can be improved or repeated once up to the end of the repeat period|
Study work required to complete the course
|Activity||hours / semester|
|participation in contact classes||56|
|mid-term preparation for practices||14|
|preparation for summary assessments||16|
|elaboration of a partial assessment task||4|
|additional time required to complete the subject||25|
Validity of subject requirements
|Start of validity:||2022. September 1.|
|End of validity:||2027. July 15.|
The primary (main) course of the subject in which it is advertised and to which the competencies are related:
Link to the purpose and (special) compensations of the Regulation KKK
This course aims to improve the following competencies defined in the Regulation KKK:
- Student has the knowledge and application in context of the scientific and technical theories and causal relationships relevant to the profession of mechatronics engineer.
- Student has the ability to apply student's comprehensive theoretical knowledge in practice in the field of equipment, processes and systems that integrate mechanics synergistically with electronics, electrical engineering and computer control.
- Student strives for self-learning and self-development through active, individual and autonomous learning.
Independence and responsibility
- Student shares gained knowledge and experience with those working in the field through formal, non-formal and informal information transfer.
Prerequisites for completing the course
Knowledge type competencies
(a set of prior knowledge, the existence of which is not obligatory, but greatly facilitates the successful completion of the subject)
Ability type competencies
(a set of prior abilities and skills, the existence of which is not obligatory, but greatly contributes to the successful completion of the subject)