Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Graduate Students

Master of Science in Mechatronics Engineering


Admission requirements:  Successful applicants must have a bachelor level degree in electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, or a closely related engineering field, with an undergraduate course in a programming language.  If an applicant does not have such degrees or pre-requisites, then upon inspection of their background, the program administrator will determine the appropriate undergraduate courses that need to be taken to be sufficiently prepared.

 Semester Credit Hour Requirements by Category

Category

Thesis option

SCH

Non-thesis option

SCH

a.  Required Courses (of all students)

12

12

b.  Prescribed Elective

9

15

c.  Elective Courses

3

9

d.  Thesis/Dissertation

6

0

e.  Other

0

0

TOTAL  SCH  REQUIREMENTS

30

36

 

Required/Core Courses

Prefix and Number

Required/Core Course Title

SCH

MHEN 5370

Advanced Engineering Analysis

3

MHEN 5371

Mechatronics

3

MHEN 5372

Sensors and Actuators in Mechatronics

3

MHEN 5373

Embedded System Design for Mechatronics (with prerequisite of CSEN 2304 or MEEN 1320)

3

MHEN 5306

Thesis (taken twice)

3

 

Prescribed Elective Courses

Prefix and Number

Prescribed Elective Course Title

SCH

MHEN 5374

Advanced Control Techniques

3

CSEN 5323

Computer Communication Networks

3

EEEN 5303

Nonlinear Systems

3

EEEN 5338

Digital and DSP Based Control

3

EEEN 5303

Systems Engineering and Analysis

3

MEEN 5328

Dynamic Systems Engineering

3

MEEN 5335

Advanced Robotics and Automation

3

MEEN 5301

Advanced Manufacturing

3

MEEN 5349

Mechanical Vibrations

3

 

Elective Courses+

Prefix and Number

 Elective Course Title

SCH

CSEN 5333

Real Time Systems

3

EEEN 5329

Adaptive Control

3

EEEN 5342

Wireless Communications

3

EEEN 5331

Digital Signal Processing

3

EEEN 5303

Robust Control

3

MEEN 5348

Automation Systems and Industrial Controls

3

MEEN 5303

Advanced Composite Manufacturing

3

MEEN 5303

Advanced Mechanism Design

3

MEEN 5314

Finite Element Methods in Engineering

3

+ Any other elective course not listed here as approved by thesis advisor

 

Mechatronics Engineering (MHEN) Courses

MHEN 5306  Thesis Research  3 SCH  (3-0)  

Designed for Plan 1 students. The course requires completion of thesis research. Prerequisite: Departmental approval. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 semester hours.

MHEN 5370  Adv Eng Analysis  3 SCH  (3-0)  

Ordinary and Linear Differential Equations, Complex Analysis, Laplace Transforms, Z-transforms, Fourier Series, Fourier Transform, Vector Calculus and Linear Algebra, Calculus of Variations, Numerical Analysis, Probability Statistics.

MHEN 5371  Mechatronic Systems  3 SCH  (3-0)  

Mechanical Processes and Components; Electrical Systems and Sensors; Actuators; Data Acquisition; Machine Vision; Noise, Analysis and Design Considerations; Power Electronics.

MHEN 5372  Sensors & Actuators Mechatron  3 SCH  (3-0)  

Sensors, Linear Actuators, Stepper Motors, Continuous-Drive Actuators, Mechanical Transmission Components, Rotary Actuators, MEMS, Interfacing.

MHEN 5373  Embedded Mechatronic Sys  3 SCH  (3-0)  

Design and implementation of embedded systems in the context of mechatronic products, with emphasis on advanced technologies and computer aided design tools. It covers embedded system architecture and programming, sensor networks, input/output, analog and digital interfacing and peripherals in hardware integration. Prerequisite: CSEN 2304 or MEEN 1320 or equivalent.

MHEN 5374  Advanced Control Techniques  3 SCH  (3-0)  

Control Systems and Linearization; MRAC; LQR: H2 and H-infinity Control; Fuzzy Logic Control; Neural Network Control; Sliding Mode Control; Applications in Mechatronic Systems.