Course title

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Course description
Mechatronics is a combination of mechanical and electronic engineering in Japanese and English. In this course, you will study sequence control using a programmable logic controller (PLC) as a mechatronics system and its related applications. Topics include ladder logic diagrams, input / output modules, power supplies, controller and instrument interfaces. In addition, using the H8 microcomputer system, you will practice C language programming running on the microcomputer.
Purpose of class
There are several ways to build a mechatronics system. As a basis of mechatronics, you will learn three parts: mechanical parts, electrical parts, and software parts. Then, build a PLC system that combines them. In addition, you will learn how to control the system using C language using the H8 microcomputer system.
Goals and objectives
  1. Construction of sequence control system using electromagnetic relay
  2. PLC Programming with ladder language
  3. Programming for H8 microcomputer with C language
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. Sequence control by electromagnetic relay circuit (1)
Switch, display, sequence diagram, practice
Homework (print) 190minutes
3. Sequence control by electromagnetic relay circuit (2)
Sequence diagram, self-holding circuit, training
Homework (print) 190minutes
4. Sequence control by electromagnetic relay circuit (3)
Logic circuit, practice
Homework (print) 190minutes
5. Sequence control by electromagnetic relay circuit (4)
Timer circuit, practice
Homework (print) 190minutes
6. Sequence control by PLC (1)
PLC outline, ladder diagram, training
Homework (print) 190minutes
7. Sequence control by PLC (2)
Self-holding circuit, practice
Homework (print) 190minutes
8. Sequence control by PLC (3)
Timer circuit, practice
Homework (print) 190minutes
9. Sequence control by PLC (4)
Applied instruction, practice
Homework (print) 190minutes
10. Sequence control by microcomputer (1)
Outline of H8 microcomputer
Homework (print) 190minutes
11. Sequence control by microcomputer (2)
Microcomputer input and output, practice
Homework (print) 190minutes
12. Sequence control by microcomputer (3)
Embedded system program, practice
Homework (print) 190minutes
13. Sequence control by microcomputer (4)
Interrupt program, practice
Homework (print) 190minutes
14. Sequence control by microcomputer (5)
Applied program, practical training
Homework (print) 190minutes
15. None
Total. - - 2660minutes
Relationship between 'Goals and Objectives' and 'Course Outcomes'

Report Total.
1. 30% 30%
2. 40% 40%
3. 30% 30%
Total. 100% -
Evaluation method and criteria
1. Understand how to use electromagnetic relays
Sequence control circuits can be designed using electromagnetic relays
2. Understand how to use PLC
Sequence control circuit can be designed using PLC
3. Understand how to use the H8 microcomputer
Sequence control with C language and H8 microcomputer
Textbooks and reference materials
Course notes and handouts distributed on site
Basic electronics, Mechanism, Control system 1
Prepare your own laptop. Programming is done on your own laptop.
Office hours and How to contact professors for questions
  • After class
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
  • Course that cultivates a basic self-management skills
Active-learning course
Most 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.
Education related SDGs:the Sustainable Development Goals
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