Mechatronics System Design (ME 408)

2020 Spring
Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences
8.00 / 6.00 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
İbrahim Kürşat Şendur,
ENS203 ME303 ME301 CS201
Formal lecture,Recitation,Group tutorial,Laboratory
Interactive,Project based learning,Case Study,Other
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This course introduces mechatronics approach to smart product design. Specific topics inludes: the nature of mechatronics design; overview of mechatronic devices; overview of the integrated systems design; mechatronics product development strategy; design methods; case studies; reverse engineering (disassembly and analysis of commercially available mechatronic devices). The course imparts knowledge that will enable students to design a 'smart product' that meets market needs.


To acquaint the students with system level design process on an example mechatronic system design project.
Mechatronics system design deals with the design of controlled electromechanical
systems by the integration of functional elements from a multitude of disciplines. It starts
with thinking how the required function can be realized by the combination of different
subsystems according to a systematic step-by-step engineering design approach applied
to a realistic mechatronics design problem.


Students should:
apply a systematic step-by-step engineering design approach applied to a realistic mechatronics design problem.

learn how the systematic engineering design process can support development process of complex, multidisciplinary mechatronic systems.
synthesize the knowledge and skills gained in their undergraduate classes within the design of a realistic design project.
develop the ability to address a broad range of requirements, including most of the following: performance, economic, marketing, environmental, sustainability, manufacturing, ethics, safety, social, and regulatory.
design a controlled electromechanical systems by the integration of functional elements from a multitude of disciplines.


1. Understand the world, their country, their society, as well as themselves and have awareness of ethical problems, social rights, values and responsibility to the self and to others. 3

2. Understand different disciplines from natural and social sciences to mathematics and art, and develop interdisciplinary approaches in thinking and practice. 5

3. Think critically, follow innovations and developments in science and technology, demonstrate personal and organizational entrepreneurship and engage in life-long learning in various subjects. 3

4. Communicate effectively in Turkish and English by oral, written, graphical and technological means. 4

5. Take individual and team responsibility, function effectively and respectively as an individual and a member or a leader of a team; and have the skills to work effectively in multi-disciplinary teams. 5

1. Possess sufficient knowledge of mathematics, science and program-specific engineering topics; use theoretical and applied knowledge of these areas in complex engineering problems. 5

2. Identify, define, formulate and solve complex engineering problems; choose and apply suitable analysis and modeling methods for this purpose. 5

3. Develop, choose and use modern techniques and tools that are needed for analysis and solution of complex problems faced in engineering applications; possess knowledge of standards used in engineering applications; use information technologies effectively. 3

4. Ability to design a complex system, process, instrument or a product under realistic constraints and conditions, with the goal of fulfilling specified needs; apply modern design techniques for this purpose. 5

5. Design and conduct experiments, collect data, analyze and interpret the results to investigate complex engineering problems or program-specific research areas. 4

6. Knowledge of business practices such as project management, risk management and change management; awareness on innovation; knowledge of sustainable development. 2

7. Knowledge of impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, health and societal context; knowledge of contemporary issues; awareness on legal outcomes of engineering solutions; understanding of professional and ethical responsibility. 3

1. Familiarity with concepts in statistics and optimization, knowledge in basic differential and integral calculus, linear algebra, differential equations, complex variables, multi-variable calculus, as well as physics and computer science, and ability to use this knowledge in modeling, design and analysis of complex dynamical systems containing hardware and software components. 5

2. Ability to work in design, implementation and integration of engineering applications, such as electronic, mechanical, electromechanical, control and computer systems that contain software and hardware components, including sensors, actuators and controllers. 5

1. Applying fundamental and advanced knowledge of natural sciences as well as engineering principles to develop and design new materials and establish the relation between internal structure and physical properties using experimental, computational and theoretical tools. 4

2. Merging the existing knowledge on physical properties, design limits and fabrication methods in materials selection for a particular application or to resolve material performance related problems. 5

3. Predicting and understanding the behavior of a material under use in a specific environment knowing the internal structure or vice versa. 4


  Percentage (%)
Final 10
Midterm 30
Term-Paper 5
Case Study 25
Group Project 20
Written Report 10



General Engineering Design Textbooks

Cases There are three main parts in the course work: (i) A set of design reports (ii) a term project where a design problem is formulated, analyzed and solved, and (iii) Laboratory Assignments. The term project will be based on the application of a step by step engineering design process to a problem assigned in the course. Within the project, there will be following deliverables towards the end of the term