Course detail

Systems, Control and Mechatronics of Vehicles

FSI-QE1Acad. year: 2020/2021

The course of Systems, Control and Mechatronics of Vehicles is intended to acquaint students with basic topics in the area of electric vehicle network, electrical circuit simulation, design of electronic control units - ECU, electronic control unit periphery, electronic control unit production, development and testing of mechatronic systems, programming of electronic control unit processors, measurement and data processing, vehicle diagnostics, electric vehicles and autonomous vehicles. An integral part of the course is an introduction to topics such as Industry 4.0, City 4.0, Autonomous Systems and Internet of Things.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

The course of Systems, Control and Mechatronics of Vehicles enables students to acquire basic theoretical and practical knowledge for realization of development of mechatronic systems and related areas.


Fundamentals of dynamics mechanisms, fundamentals of vehicle construction , fundamentals of measurement electric quantities, fundamentals of theory electric machines and apparatuses, principles of data processing and transfer, the basics of programming.


Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

BAUER, Horst. ROBERT BOSCH GMBH. Automotive electrics automotive electronics: systems and components. 4th ed., completely rev. and extended. Plochingen: Robert Bosch, 2004, 503 s. : il. ISBN 1-86058-436-5. (EN)
FIJALKOWSKI, Bogdan Thaddeus. Automotive Mechatronics: Operational and Practical Issues. 2. vydání. Dordrecht: Springer, 2009. ISBN 978-94-007-1182-2. (EN)
JAN, Zdeněk, Bronislav ŽDÁNSKÝ a Jindřich KUBÁT. Automobily. 5, Elektrotechnika motorových vozidel I. 3. vydání. Brno: Avid, 2012. ISBN 978-80-87143-22-3. (CS)
TŮMA, Jiří. Vehicle gearbox noise and vibration: measurement, signal analysis, signal processing and noise reduction measures. Chichster : Wiley, 2014. ISBN 978-1-118-35941-9. (EN)
JAN, Zdeněk, Jindřich KUBÁT a Bronislav ŽDÁNSKÝ. Automobily. 6, Elektrotechnika motorových vozidel I. 3. Brno: Avid, 2013. ISBN 978-80-87143-27-8. (CS)
DOLEČEK, Jaroslav. Moderní učebnice elektroniky - 1. díl Základy elektroniky, ideální a reálné prvky: rezistor, kondenzátor, cívka. 1. Praha: BEN - technická literatura, 2005. ISBN 80-730-0146-2. (CS)
DOLEČEK, Jaroslav. Moderní učebnice elektroniky - 2. díl Polovodičové prvky a elektronky. 1. Praha: BEN - technická literatura, 2005. ISBN 80-730-0161-6. (CS)
ŠTĚRBA, Pavel. Elektronika a elektrotechnika motorových vozidel: Seřizování, diagnostika závad a chybové kódy OBD. Brno: CPress, 2013. ISBN 978-80-264-0271-8 (CS)
ŠANDERA, Josef. Návrh plošných spojů pro povrchovou montáž. 1. Praha: BEN - technická literatura, 2006. ISBN 80-730-0181-0. (CS)
SELECKÝ, Matúš. Arduino: uživatelská příručka. Brno: Computer Press, 2016. ISBN 978-80-251-4840-2. (CS)
KERNIGHAN, Brian W a Dennis M RITCHIE. Programovací jazyk C. 1. Brno: Computer Press, 2006. ISBN 80-251-0897-X. (CS)

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

The course is taught through lectures explaining the basic principles and theory of the discipline. Teaching is supplemented by practical laboratory work.
According to the possibility of teaching can be organized lectures for students by practitioners and excursions to companies focused on activities related to the course content.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

Conditions for granting a course-unit credit: attendance at exercises, active participation, working out laboratory protocols on measuring. Exam: The exam verifies the acquired knowledge, including practical skills. The exam consists of a written part (test) and if necessary an oral part.
Final evaluation consists of: Evaluation of the work on seminars (elaborated tasks). Result of the writing part of the exam (test). The result of the oral exam if necessary.

Language of instruction


Work placements

Not applicable.


The aim of the course Systems, Control and Mechatronics of Vehicles is to acquaint students with contemporary trends in the area of vehicle control systems. The aim of the course is to achieve basic knowledge of the given problems so that students are able to apply them in their profession and orient themselves in the wide possibilities of contemporary development in this area of automotive technology.

Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences

The controlled education includes exercises. Exercises are required. The attendance at exercises is recorded and the level of knowledge is tested by assignments. Students are required to compensate missed lessons with another group of students or in exceptional cases by working out an assignment regarding a relevant topic. A teacher evaluates the quality of the assignment.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme M2I-P Master's

    branch M-ADI , 2. year of study, summer semester, 6 credits, compulsory

Type of course unit



26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer


1. Introduction to Systems, Control and Mechatronics of Vehicle
2. Vehicle electronics I
3. Vehicle electronics II
4. Simulation of electrical circuits
5. Design of the Electronic Control Unit - ECU
6. Production of the Electronic Control Unit – ECU
7. Processor programming of the Electronic Control Unit – ECU
8. Peripherals of the Electronic Control Unit - ECU
9. Development and testing of vehicle mechatronic systems
10. Measurement and data processing
11. Vehicle diagnostics
12. Electric cars
13. Autonomous vehicles

Computer-assisted exercise

13 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer


The following six exercises are held once in two weeks, the exercise takes two lessons.
1. Introduction into laboratory exercises, safety regulations.
2. Assembly, measurement and verification of electrical circuits
3. Basic programming of microcontrollers
4. Measurement on an electrical circuit with a sensor or actuator
5. Communication analysis of vehicle electronic devices
6. Testing the mechatronic system
The following exercise takes one lesson.
7. Presentation of submit works, credit.