After passing the course, the student can:
- design (part of) a mechatronic system
- get and maintain the big picture in a multidisciplinary development project
- use systems engineering methods, tools and thinking in a multidisciplinary development project
- tackle a mechatronic design problem in a structured manner
- integrate knowledge from previous modules
- communicate with mechatronic specialists
- frame and evaluate a vision on application of systems engineering
This is a part of Module 11 of the Bachelor Industrial Design Engineering. See here for the compete description of this module.|
Products become more complex. On the one hand because of increased demands on the product, on the other hand because the possibilities are ever increasing. Designing such products gets more difficult, in particular in balancing the complexity of the parts versus the overall system performance and cost. In this project we recreate a realistic development situation for such complex systems. The project, and the two contained classes Systems Engineering and Mechatronic Design form a tightly coupled unit. Knowledge and competences learned in Systems Engineering and Mechatronic Design have to be applied in the project.
Systems Engineering is an approach to design, that aims at developing and realizing successful systems efficiently. The class provides an introduction to the discipline. Three foundations will be treated: the SE process, the SE tools and systems thinking.
Mechatronic Design looks at high tech systems that are developed in an integrated manner. Mechanics, Electronics and Software work closely together. The class will provide a theoretical basis and treat concrete cases.
The project provides ample opportunity to apply the knowledge and competences on a realistic design problem. Dealing with complexity, unclear requirements and modern technology are central.
external students who are interested in this elective: please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org