Design of Mechatronic Systems

By Prof. Prasanna Gandhi   |   IIT Bombay
Learners enrolled: 876
This course is geared towards developing skills of candidates towards conceiving new mechatronics products based on raw ideas and develop them. The course focuses on hands-on experience along with a project, and offers a lot of practical tips to make theory work in practice. Furthermore, the course catalyzes integrated thinking in mechanical and electronics domain, which is crucial to successful product design and development.

INTENDED AUDIENCE :PG students, Research Scholars, Final year UG students, faculty teaching mechatronics, Professionals from automation industry, 
PRE-REQUISITES   : Background of programming of microprocessor, A course in classical automatic control. Basics of mechanics kinematics and dynamics of planar motion.
INDUSTRY SUPPORT :Larsen & Toubro, Eaton, John Deer, other companies in the area of mechatronics products. 
Course Status : Upcoming
Course Type : Elective
Duration : 12 weeks
Start Date : 26 Jul 2021
End Date : 15 Oct 2021
Exam Date : 23 Oct 2021
Enrollment Ends : 02 Aug 2021
Category :
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering
  • Manufacturing Processes and Technology
  • Product Design
Credit Points : 3
Level : Undergraduate/Postgraduate

Course layout

Week 1: Introduction: Elements of mechatronics system: Sensor, actuator, plant, and controller.
Week 2: Applications of mechatronics system. Systems like CDROM, scanner opened to see whats there inside and why?.
Week 3: Integrated mechanical-electronics design philosophy. Examples of real life systems. Smart sensor concept and utility of compliant mechanisms in mechatronics
Week 4: Microprocessor building blocks, combinational and sequential logic elements, memory, timing and instruction execution fundamentals with example of primitive microprocessor.
Week 5: Microcontrollers for mechatronics: Philosophy of programming interfaces, setting sampling time, and Getting started with TIVA programming
week 6: Microcontroller programming philosophy emphasis on TIVA, programming different interfaces PWM, QEI etc. Mathematical modeling of mechatronic systems,
week 7: Modeling friction, DC motor, Lagrange formulation for system dynamics.
week 8: Dynamics of 2R manipulator, Simulation using Matlab, Selection of sensors and actuators.
week 9: Concept of feedback and closed loop control, mathematical representations of systems and control design in linear domain
week 10: Basics of Lyapunov theory for nonlinear control, notions of stability, Lyapunov theorems and their application
week 11: Trajectory tracking control development based on Lyapunov theory, Basics of sampling of a signal, and signal processing
week 12: Digital systems and filters for practical mechatronic system implementation. Research example/ case studies of development of novel mechatronics system: 3D micro-printer, Hele Shaw system for microfabrication.

Books and references

1.Devdas Shetty, Richard A. Kolk, “Mechatronics System Design,” PWS Publishing company 
2.Boukas K, Al-Sunni, Fouad M “Mechatronic,Systems Analysis, Design and Implementation,” Springer, 
3.Sabri Cetinkunt, “Mechatronics with Experiments,” 2nd Edition, Wiley 
4.Janschek, Klaus, “Mechatronic Systems Design,” Springer

Instructor bio

Prof. Prasanna Gandhi

IIT Bombay
Dr Prasanna Gandhi, Professor in mechanical engineering, is also Director of Suman Mashruwala Advanced Microengineering Laboratory. Prasanna’s current research focuses on the area of polymer and ceramics 3D micro-printing, control of fluid instabilities for Spontaneous Multiscale Manufacturing (SMM), dynamics and control of ultra-flexible mechanism systems for applications in micro-printing, micro-fluidics, medical robotics, products, and devices. He was pioneer in setting up non-VLSI based 3D digital microfabrication and characterization facility in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at IIT Bombay. Some of the technologies developed in his laboratory are transferred and licensed to ISRO and a few private companies. He also is on board of director of Virtual sense global technologies, a company with AI platform for disease diagnosis based on breath sensing. Among other honors, he is a recipient of Robert Lowry Patten Award at Rice University (2000), BOYSCAST fellowship (2006) of Govt of India, Prof J.R.Issac fellowship (2006-2007), Best faculty award (2008), FIE foundation award at IMTEX 2019.

Course certificate

The course is free to enroll and learn from. But if you want a certificate, you have to register and write the proctored exam conducted by us in person at any of the designated exam centres.
The exam is optional for a fee of Rs 1000/- (Rupees one thousand only).
Date and Time of Exams: 23 October 2021 Morning session 9am to 12 noon; Afternoon Session 2pm to 5pm.
Registration url: Announcements will be made when the registration form is open for registrations.
The online registration form has to be filled and the certification exam fee needs to be paid. More details will be made available when the exam registration form is published. If there are any changes, it will be mentioned then.
Please check the form for more details on the cities where the exams will be held, the conditions you agree to when you fill the form etc.


Average assignment score = 25% of average of best 8 assignments out of the total 12 assignments given in the course.
Exam score = 75% of the proctored certification exam score out of 100

Final score = Average assignment score + Exam score

YOU WILL BE ELIGIBLE FOR A CERTIFICATE ONLY IF AVERAGE ASSIGNMENT SCORE >=10/25 AND EXAM SCORE >= 30/75. If one of the 2 criteria is not met, you will not get the certificate even if the Final score >= 40/100.

Certificate will have your name, photograph and the score in the final exam with the breakup.It will have the logos of NPTEL and IIT Bombay.It will be e-verifiable at nptel.ac.in/noc.

Only the e-certificate will be made available. Hard copies will not be dispatched.

Once again, thanks for your interest in our online courses and certification. Happy learning.

- NPTEL team

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