By Prof. Pushparaj Mani Pathak   |   IIT Roorkee
Learners enrolled: 3917
The word mechatronics is composed of “mecha” from mechanism and the “tronics” from electronics. It is the synergistic integration of mechanical engineering, with electronics and intelligent computer control in the design and manufacturing of industrial products and processes. Mechatronics generally involves (i) implementing electronics control in a mechanical system (ii) enhancing existing mechanical design with intelligent control and (iii) replacing mechanical component with an electronic solution. This course will cover all aspects related with mechatronics such as sensors and transducers, actuators and mechanisms, signal conditioning, microprocessors and microcontrollers, modeling & system response and design and mechatronics.

Mechanical/Electrical/Electronic under graduate and post graduate students
INDUSTRIES  SUPPORT     : Automobile, DRDO, Railways
Course Status : Ongoing
Course Type : Elective
Duration : 8 weeks
Start Date : 18 Jan 2021
End Date : 12 Mar 2021
Exam Date : 21 Mar 2021
Enrollment Ends : 01 Feb 2021
Category :
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Manufacturing Processes and Technology
  • Product Design
Level : Undergraduate/Postgraduate

Course layout

Week 1 : Introduction to Mechatronics : Introduction, Examples of Mechatronic systems, Electric circuits and components,Semiconductor Electronics,Transistor Applications
Week 2 : Sensors and transducers : Performance terminology of sensors,Displacement, Position & Proximity Sensors-I, Displacement, Position & Proximity Sensors-II, Force, Fluid pressure, Liquid flow sensors, temperature, light sensor, Acceleration and Vibration measurement, Semiconductor sensor and MEM, SAW 
Week 3 : Actuators and mechanisms : Mechanical Actuation System, Hydraulic & Pneumatic Actuation System, Electrical Actuation System-I, Electrical Actuation System-II, Data Presentation system
Week 4 : Signal conditioning: Introduction to signal processing & Op-Amp, Op-Amp as signal conditioner, Analogue to Digital Converter, Digital to Analogue Converter, Artificial intelligence
Week 5 : Microprocessors and microcontrollers: Digital circuits-I, Digital circuits-II, Microprocessor Micro Controller, Programming of Microcontrollers
Week 6 : Modeling and system response: Mechanical system model, Electrical system model, Fluid system model, Dynamic response of systems, Transfer function and frequency response.
Week 7 : Closed loop controllers:  P,I, PID Controllers, Digital Controllers, Program Logic Controllers, Input/output & Communication systems, Fault findings
Week 8 : Design and mechatronics: Project using Microcontroller-Atmega 16, Myoelectrically Controlled, Robotic Arm, Robocon-Part I, Robocon-Part II, Design of a Legged Robot

Books and references

1. Mechatronics: Bolton, W., Longman/div>
2. Introduction to Mechatronics: D.G. Alciatore & Michael B. Histand; Tata Mc Graw Hill
3. Mechatronic system Design; Shetty Dedas, Kolk and Richard
4. Mechatronic handbook: Bishop; CRC press
5. Intelligent Mechatronic Systems: Modeling, Control and Diagnosis, R. Merzouki, A. K. Samantaray, P. M. Pathak, B. Ould Bouamama, Springer, London

Instructor bio

Prof. Pushparaj Mani Pathak

IIT Roorkee
Dr. Pushparaj Mani Pathak is currently a Professor at IIT Roorkee. He was graduated from N.I.T., Calicut in 1988 in Mechanical Engineering. He completed his M. Tech in Solid Mechanics and Design from IIT Kanpur in 1998. Later he was awarded the PhD degree from IIT Kharagpur in 2005. His areas of research are Robotics, Dynamics, Control, and Bond Graph Modelling. He has served in different industries from 1989 to 1994. He is in teaching profession since 1994. He is serving in Mechanical and Industrial Engineering Department, IIT Roorkee since 2006. He has co-authored one book on Intelligent Mechatronic Systems: Modeling, Control and Diagnosis published by Springer, London and has published more than 40 papers in International Journals in the field of Robotics and Control. He has supervised 34 M. Tech theses and 7 PhD theses in different areas.

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: 21 March 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 6 assignments out of the total 8 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 Roorkee.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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