MECH 210 - Electronic Circuits and Motors for Mechatronics



Amy WuNicol Hall, Room 224amy.wu@queensu.caext. 32760

Course Description

This introductory course for mechanical engineering students begins with a review of the concepts of resistance, capacitance, and inductance. Circuit analysis techniques are then applied to characterize the behaviour of commonly used mechatronic circuits including devices such as transformers, diodes, solenoids, DC motors and actuators. Transistors are introduced in switching applications. Selection and testing of electric motors and drivers/controllers for stationary and mobile mechanical applications.  

Academic Units:

Mathematics 0
Natural Sciences 0
Complementary Studies 0
Engineering Science 40
Engineering Design 14

PREREQUISITE(S): APSC 111, APSC 112, APSC 171, APSC 172, and APSC 174

Objectives and Outcomes

Relevance to the Program

Course Structure and Activities

Lecture: Yes

Lab: Yes

Tutorial: Yes

Lab activities will focus on design, construction, and testing of microcontroller based mechatronic systems for practical applications, building on skills typically developed in MECH 217. Students will solve mechatronics problems analytically and computationally in an active learning, tutorial environment.