Undergraduate Academic Catalog 2012-2013
MTRE 4400 Mechatronics System Design
Prerequisites: EE 4201, ECON 2107
The design of mechanical and electrical devices and systems, and cost considerations are covered. The course focuses on reliability, safety, energy and environmental issues, ethics, patents, product liability, time value of money, return on investment, and breakeven analysis. The design project is a capstone for the Mechatronics Engineering program. Projects are assigned based on interest, equipment and software availability, and the specific background of the student. Projects require planning, proposal presentation, scheduling, engineering, implementation, and written and oral presentations of project results. Students are encouraged to "design and build" and utilize concepts learned from courses throughout the program.