376.088 Mechatronic and Instrumentation Project
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2023W, VU, 6.0h, 9.0EC


  • Semester hours: 6.0
  • Credits: 9.0
  • Type: VU Lecture and Exercise
  • Format: Presence

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to conduct a small-size scientific project from literature search, experiment design, and collecting experiment data. Especially students are able to write a scientific report in a proper academic style that requires for master thesis work for graduation. In the project, students gain deep knowledge and experience for the chosen research topics and are able to explain the current state of the art and challenges in the topic.

Subject of course

Project-oriented work by means of a concrete project encompassing the following tasks:

  • Project preparation (project plan)
  • Working on the project
  • Project documentation and presentation

The individual projects are given in selected topics from the following list:

  • Mechatronics
  • Instrumentation
  • Precision measurement systems
  • Optical metrology
  • Precision motion systems
  • Telescope systems and adaptive optics
  • Scanning measurement systems and sensors
  • Image processing for automation
  • Component-based automatoin
  • Modular robotics
  • industrial automation systems

Teaching methods

Students will have a lab space or study environment to conduct short research on a specific topic, including literature search, simulation study, and experiment design and validation based on the guidance of the supervisor. The progress of the individual project are presented two times to supervisors and other students and the final report is written to conclude the result of the project. At the beginning of the project, a lecture is given to support efficient project management and successful scientific research activities, and to guide scientific writing for a well-written final report.

Mode of examination




Course dates

Tue14:00 - 15:3010.10.2023 Computer Lab E376, CA0426Presentation and assignment of projects
Thu14:00 - 15:3016.11.2023 Computer Lab E376, CA0426How to conduct research and write a report
Tue14:00 - 17:0019.12.2023 Computer Lab E376, CA0426Interim Presentation
Tue14:00 - 17:0023.01.2024 Computer Lab E376, CA0426Final presentations

Examination modalities

Two presentations (interim presentation, final presentation), final report, communication and cooperation with supervisors, work in the lab, analysis and presentation of achieved results.

The grading considers all point mentioned before and reflects the individual challenges of the projects.

Course registration

Not necessary


Study CodeObligationSemesterPrecon.Info
066 504 Master programme Embedded Systems Mandatory elective
066 515 Automation and Robotic Systems Mandatory elective


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