A mechatronic system or device can be defined as one for the design of which you need a wealth of cross curricular knowledge, mainly, but not only, of electronics, mechanics, machinery and electrical drives, automatic control and information technology. Graduates in Mechatronic Engineering gain a scientific and technical knowledge of mechatronic systems that is "transversal" by nature as it crosses over electronics, mechanics, electrical drives... More...
A mechatronic system or device can be defined as one for the design of which you need a wealth of cross curricular knowledge, mainly, but not only, of electronics, mechanics, machinery and electrical drives, automatic control and information technology.
Graduates in Mechatronic Engineering gain a scientific and technical knowledge of mechatronic systems that is "transversal" by nature as it crosses over electronics, mechanics, electrical drives, automatic control and information technology. The mechatronic engineer is therefore a technical professional with an extensive and broad-spectrum preparation that allows her/him to communicate with specialists in different fields, while working in the areas of design, engineering, manufacturing, operation and maintenance of mechatronic systems and equipment, and managing of laboratories and plants.
The program is taught in English and, hinged on the preceding basic knowledge acquired during the BSc degree courses, it offers a curriculum that provides a broad spectrum interdisciplinary technical preparation, dedicated to the study and use of components, devices, mechatronic apparatuses and systems, as well as the ability to use theoretical tools and IT development environments for their modelling and design.
The 1st year prepares students on advanced topics in the disciplines that characterize mechatronic engineering (modelling of systems, mechanics, electronic systems, automatic control and robotics, electrical machines, computer science). The "Applied mechanics and machine design" module is compulsory for students with a BSc in Electronic Engineering, while the "Circuit Theory" module (offered as an alternative to the latter) is compulsory for those with a BSc in Mechanical engineering.
The 2nd year deepens and complements the specializing topics of mechatronic engineering and develops workshop activities to complete these skills.
In each of the two years, students have the opportunity to choose among a set of modules that are alternative to each other. In particular, during the 1st year, students can choose between the "Identification and control methodologies" module, to extend their knowledge in the construction of dynamical systems models, starting from experimental data, and in the design of model-based control systems, and the "Fluid automation" module , to deepen fluid-mechanical automation issues. During the 2nd year, the proposed modules are: "Modern design of control systems", to study issues relating to control and in particular to robust and H-infinite control, or alternatively the "Software architecture for automation" module, dedicated to software used for the implementation of automation systems in manufacturing. The student can also choose between the "Laboratory of Robust Identification and Control" module, in which she/he has the opportunity to put into practice what they have learned in the fields of identification and control, and the "Automotive Control Systems" module, in which a deeper approach is taken on the analysis of the main control issues in automotive applications.
The study options also allow a further choice of elective courses, through which students can acquire additional specific content in automation and in optimization processes, as well as in the areas of electronic drives, mechanical design, aerospace systems, information systems and in the operational verification of electronic systems. The curriculum is completed with the creation and discussion of a final paper (thesis), with which students combine their knowledge and use their newly acquired skills on a theoretical, application and/or experimental activity, and to which they will have to provide their own original contribution. The thesis work may be carried out at university or in public or private external institutions, be they national or international, with which there are established collaboration agreements. The curriculum also allows students to choose an internship period which may also be linked to the thesis work.
For students interested in activities abroad, there are agreements with overseas universities for studies and/or thesis work in collaboration with local representatives. In some cases there are educational paths that allow students to obtain a double degree.
Mechatronic Engineers are relatively recent professional figures, but highly appreciated because they respond to the needs of a labour market that often requires knowhow to integrate electronics, mechanics, electrical drives, automatic controls and computers, from the very beginning of the design process. This approach enables engineers to identify new mechatronic solutions where a traditional approach would not be enough, or where performance wo... More...
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I contenuti scientifico-disciplinari suddivisi per area di apprendimento e definiti tramite i "descrittori di Dublino" sono riportati nella tabella relativa al Quadro A4b - Risultati di apprendimento attesi.