Mechatronics Engineering

 

Postgraduate (Master Degree) Programme for Mechatronics Engineering
Discipline: Mechatronics Engineering    Code: 080202    Degree: M.Eng.
1. Description of Discipline
Mechatronics Engineering is a secondary discipline under Mechanical Engineering in Logistics Engineering school. Nowadays, the international mechatronics engineering synthesizes such technologies as mechanical, electrical and electronics, microelectronics, information, sensor, interface and signal transformation. In 2000, the Master degree was first conferred. In addition, this discipline possesses a stronghold on research and teaching team, including the world-famous logistics expert, Prof. Huang Youfang, and state-appointed excellent teacher, Prof. Mi Weijian. Specifically for port mechatronics engineering, the discipline secures a domestically-leading position and an international reputation. In particular, several entitles, e.g. the MOE research engineering center of CSCT, the MOE-specialized division and the municipal-key discipline, were appointed. Moreover, two international tripartite agreements were signed, i.e. Norway-Singapore-China Maritime and Port MOU and Korea-Japan-China MOT Action Plan, whereas collaborations with such world-class companies as ZPMC, Siemens and SAIC were set up. Accordingly, the main research directions focus on mechatronics system control and fault diagnosis, where the major research areas involve the remote monitoring on large-scale port mechatronics systems, remote communication and control, design and integration for electrical control systems, virtual control and machine vision for port loading and discharging systems, structural stability and cracking control for large-scale port machinery, fault diagnosis and analysis system development on port machinery, and wire/wireless network transmission platform of logistics management and control. The graduates in this discipline are oriented towards the mechatronics departments of large port, shipping and manufacturing companies.
 
2. Objectives of Programme
The Master candidatures will possess following competences:
(1) Have a firm and correct political orientation and patriotic mind, support the party’s leadership, abide law, have good morality with physical and mental health, and possess scientific research rigor and dedication;
(2) Possess a broad and consolidated theoretical foundation, have systematically and thoroughly professional knowledge, acknowledge the state-of-the-arts, advances and frontiers of academic researches;
(3) Realize the theoretical significances or practical values of academic research creativities independently, Prepare to undertake teaching, scientific research, product design and development and business management work in higher education institutions, research institutions and port enterprises;
(4) Be more proficient in a foreign language in terms of writing and international communication skills.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
3. Directions of Research
Research fields and relevant directions for Mechanical Design and Theory are presented as follows.
Research Fields
Research Directions
Master Supervisors
Mechatronics System Control Technology
Remote monitoring and control for large-scale Port Mechatronics systems
Integration of port electrical control systems
Virtual control and recognition technologies for loading and discharging processes via container cranes
Huang Youfang, Lou Jin, Zhang Wei, Huang Saiqing, Shi Jianmin, Li Yong, Xiao Jianmei, Dong Dashan, Dong Lihua, He Saifei
Mechattronics System Fault Diagnosis
Structural damage detection using wavelet analysis method
Structural safety operation and control technologies for large-scale port machinery
Fault diagnosis instruments and analysis technologies for port machinery
Mei Weijian, Hu Xiong, Zheng Su, Xu Xiuzhong, Xu Ziqi, Yang Yongsheng, Luo Hongxia, Zhang Jiyuan, Huang Chonghua, Yan Wei
4. Structure of Courses
Course Type
Course Name
Hour
Credit
Semester
School Delivered
Lecturer 1
Lecturer 2
Courses in public
(Compulsory, 8 Credits)
Chinese Traditional Culture
36
2
first
 
 
 
Modern Chinese Culture
36
2
first
 
 
 
Chinese
144
 4
first
second
 
 
 
Foundation degree courses
(Compulsory, 8 Credits)
Numerical Analysis
54
3
2
Arts and Science
 
 
Theory of Matrix
36
2
1
Arts and Science
 
 
Modern Control Theory
54
3
1
Logistics Engineering
Xiao Jianmei
 
Degree Courses
(Compulsory, 9 Credits)
Computer Control Technology
54
3
1
Logistics Engineering
Wu Ying
Huang Saiqing
Mechanical Vibration
54
3
1
Logistics Engineering
Zheng Su
 
CAD / CAM
54
3
2
Logistics Engineering
Yang Yongshen
Luo Hongxia
Professional Elective Courses
(6-8 Credits)
Intelligent Control Theory
36
2
2
Logistics Engineering
Huang Youfang
Chen Jutao
Hydraulic System Control
36
2
2
Logistics Engineering
Zhang Wei
 
Engineering Signal Processing and Application
36
2
2
Logistics Engineering
Hu Xiong
 
Logistics Equipment Remote Control Technology
36
2
2
Logistics Engineering
Huang Youfang
Shi Jianmin
Robotics Engineering
36
2
2
Logistics Engineering
Zhang Jiyuan
Chen Feng
Mechanical Fault Diagnosis Theory and Application
36
2
2
Logistics Engineering
Mi Weijian
Xu Ziqi
Visualized Data Processing Technology
36
2
2
Logistics Engineering
Hu Xiong
 
Advanced Manufacturing Technology
36
2
2
Logistics Engineering
Luo Hongixa
 
Computer-Aided Testing
36
2
2
Logistics Engineering
Hu Xiong
 
LabVIEW-Based Virtual Instrument Technology
36
2
2
Logistics Engineering
Xu Xiuzhong
 
Refresher Course
Two Courses without credits could be specified by the supervisor.
Other compulsory Components
(No credits)
Academic Activities and Seminars
8 times
 
2, 3
 
Supervisor
 
Practices
60
 
2
 
Supervisor
 
Literature Review
 
 
1, 2
 
Supervisor
 
Intermediary Assessment
Beginning of the 3rd semester
Thesis
the 3rd and 4th semesters
Notes: The students who are ranked as A in the Enrollment English Assessment will take 72 hours / 2 credits English Courses (Advanced English Course), as well as, at least 8 credits professional elective courses, whereas those who are ranked as B in the Enrollment English Assessment will take 144 hours / 4 credits English course together with the Postgraduate English Examination, as well as, at least 6 credits professional elective courses.
Compiler: Yan Wei, Vice Dean: Shi Weifeng, Committee Chairman: Mi Weijian
5. List of References
No.
Book and journal title
Author and Publisher
Notes
1
Robotics
Cai Zixing, Tsing Hua University Press
 
2
Mechanical Fault Diagnosis
Zhong Binglin, Huang Ren, Mechanical Engineering Press
 
3
Large-Scale Port Machinery Structural Stability and Crack Control Technology
Mi Weijian, Shen Yifei, Shanghai Maritime University Press
 
4
CAD / CAM Principle and Application
Cai Ying, Mechanical Engineering Press
 
5
Signal System and Processing
Wu Xiangqi, Electronics Engineering Press
 
6
Advanced Manufacturing Technology
Jiao Zhenxue, Beijing University of Technology Press
 
7
MATLAB-Based System Analysis and Design – Signal Processing
Lou Suntian, Xi’an University of Electronics Science and Technology
 
8
MATLAB Professional
Zhang Zhiyong, Beijing University of Aerospace
 
9
Mechatronics, Electronics in products and processes
D. Bradley et al., Chapman and Hall Verlag, London, UK
 
10
System Dynamics: Modeling and Simulation of Mechatronic Systems
Karnopp, D.C. et al., Wiley, London, UK
 
11
Mechatronics
Cetinkunt, S., John Wiley & Sons, New York, USA
 
12
Mechatronics: An International Journal
Elsevier, the Netherlands
 
 
Note
Literature Review: The postgraduate candidates are required to conduct the literature review based on their research areas, research projects and optional topics so as for them to forefront of interdisciplinary research.
 
6. Competences of Postgraduates
The postgraduate students will be educated with theoretical knowledge and innovative and creative capabilities. The practices, which include social and industrial perspectives, secure a crucial position in Master training, whereas the social practices are aimed at acknowledging the national conditions, integrating theories with practices and enhancing practical problem-solving competences. The postgraduate candidates will participate in surveying and research activities. In order to improve their lecturing and presentation skills, such issues as course delivery, class discussion and seminar, experimental guidance and student assistance should be well addressed.
The postgraduate candidates should be advised under their supervisors to undertake scientific and technical research work. In this respect, the comprehensive application for knowledge discovery, analysis, problem-solving and innovation plays an important role. Meanwhile, they are encouraged to join the research projects. To this end, the state-of-the-art advances and conceptions in engineering fields, together with experiments, are urged to contain in their Master theses so as to guarantee the quality of their work.