MASA2352 - Mechatronics


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Portfolio assessment and oral examination
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Portfolio assessment 40/100
Oral examination 60/100 30 minutes

Course content

- Mechatronic methodology: Introduction to mechatronic systems and robots. - Introduction to mathematical models, with kinematics and course descriptions. - Basic mechatronic components: Mechanical, hydraulic and electrical. - Linking elements, interfaces. - Sensors and actuators. - Control systems including microcontrollers and communications. - Software: Java and C ++ - Examples from today's research on robots and mechatronics.

Learning outcome

The candidate - has knowledge of complex systems of mechanical, hydraulic and electrical elements and the interaction between these elements. - has knowledge of the design, interconnection and management of mechatronic systems. - has knowledge of simple digital tools used in the design of systems. Skills: The candidate - can design and build simple mechatronic systems. - can work with measuring elements, actuators and related software General competence: The candidate - can plan the introduction and use of mechatronic systems. - can see the possibilities and benefits of mechatronics in industrial production and products. - can assess the limitations and hazards of mechatronic installations. - may consider the use of mechatronics in non-industrial contexts.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures and exercises individually and in groups. A mechatronic system must be designed, constructed, built and tested. Regular exercises are given through the work's progress, both as small sub-projects and theory exercises. Lectures and exercises follow the development of the product.

Each student must go through the HSE/lab course at the department of Ocean operations and civil engineering before gaining access to its lab facilities.

Further on evaluation

The candidates will work in groups of 2-3 members. Each group must deliver a folder consisting of the compulsory semester assignment (counts 40%, each group member may get an individual grade) and present orally (counts 60%, each group member may get an individual grade) the work that has been done. The semester assignment must be passed in order to take the oral exam.

The re-sit exam will be in the coming spring semester in May/June. It is only available for students with a passed semester assignment from the autumn semester. Exam is oral.

Course materials

Lecture notes and powerpoint presentations.

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Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Intermediate course, level II


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2024

Language of instruction: English, Norwegian

Location: Ålesund

Subject area(s)
  • Engineering
Contact information
Course coordinator: Lecturer(s):

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Ocean Operations and Civil Engineering


Examination arrangement: Portfolio assessment and oral examination

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD Portfolio assessment 40/100 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
Autumn ORD Oral examination 60/100
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring UTS Oral examination 60/100
Room Building Number of candidates
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date. If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.

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