Course title
Mechatronics 1

adachi yoshitaka Click to show questionnaire result at 2018
Course description
Mechatronics is a Japanese English which combined Mechanics and Electronics. This course introduces sequence control using the programmable logic controller (PLC) as a mechatronics system and its associated applications. Topics include ladder logic diagrams, input/output modules, power supplies, and interfacing of controllers with equipment.
Purpose of class
There are several ways to construct a mechatronics system. As the basis of mechatronics, we learn three components mechanical component, electric component and software component. Furthermore, we construct a PLC system which combined them.
Goals and objectives
  1. Define Sequence and Logic Control
  2. Define a PLC and name its major structural components
  3. Programming with ladder and function blocks diagrams
Class schedule

Class schedule HW assignments (Including preparation and review of the class.) Amount of Time Required
1. Introduction to Industrial Automation and Control Homework (print) 190minutes
2. Introduction to Sequence Control, PLCs and Relay Ladder Logic Homework (print) 190minutes
3. Sensors and Measurement Systems in Sequence Control Homework (print) 190minutes
4. Displays, Lamps and Switches in Sequence Control Homework (print) 190minutes
5. Actuator in Sequence Control Homework (print) 190minutes
6. Relay Logic Diagrams Homework (print) 190minutes
7. Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) Overview Homework (print) 190minutes
8. PLC and Control System Components Homework (print) 190minutes
9. How to PLC Programming Homework (print) 190minutes
10. Logic Control Systems in PLC Homework (print) 190minutes
11. Sequence Control Systems in PLC Homework (print) 190minutes
12. PLC Applications and Case Studies 1 Homework (print) 190minutes
13. PLC Applications and Case Studies 2 Homework (print) 190minutes
14. Examination and commentary Homework (print) 190minutes
15. None
Total. - - 2660minutes
Relationship between 'Goals and Objectives' and 'Course Outcomes'

Report Examination Total.
1. 10% 10%
2. 10% 10%
3. 80% 80%
Total. 80% 20% -
Evaluation method and criteria
Reports (PLC program) (80%) and Examination (20%)
Textbooks and reference materials
Course notes and handouts distributed on site
Basic electronics, Mechanism, Control system1
Office hours and How to contact professors for questions
  • After class
Relation to the environment
Non-environment-related course
Non-regionally-oriented course
Development of social and professional independence
  • Course that cultivates an ability for utilizing knowledge
  • Course that cultivates a basic problem-solving skills
Active-learning course
About half of the classes are interactive
Course by professor with work experience
Work experience Work experience and relevance to the course content if applicatable
Applicatable A teacher with practical experience at a car maker teaches the basics of mechatronics systems based on R & D experience in control systems.
Last modified : Thu Mar 28 04:08:56 JST 2019