Course detail

Mechatronic Systems on Vehicles

FSI-RMFAcad. year: 2020/2021

The course of Mechatronic Systems on Vehicles II makes students familiar with advanced electromechanical, electric, electronic and control systems of these machines and their mutual interactions. It is concerned with vehicle engine control systems, passive and active safety systems, ride comfort systems, security systems, information, communication and navigation systems and The On-Board Diagnostic (EOBD) system.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

The course of Mechatronic Systems on Vehicles II enables students to learn of systems meant bellow and their most important components and to acquire practical skills in servicing and diagnostics of simple faults of those systems.


Fundamentals of Dynamics Mechanisms, Fundamental of Measurement Non-Electric Quantities, Fundamentals Properties of Electric Motors, Fundamentals of Power Electronic, Fundamentals of Diagnostics, Principles of Data Processing and Transfer.


Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

Vlk, F.: Elektronické systémy motorových vozidel. Prof. Ing. František Vlk, nakladatelství a vydavatelství, Brno 2002
Vlk, F.: Elektronické systémy motorových vozidel. Prof. Ing. František Vlk, nakladatelství a vydavatelství, Brno 2002
Štastný, J., Remek, B.: Autoelektrika a autoelektronika. T. Malina, Praha 1997
Chapman, N.: Principles of Electricity & Electronics for the Automotive Technician, ISBN-10:1428361219, ISBN-13: 9781428361218, 2008.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

The course is taught through lectures explaining the basic principles and theory of the discipline. Exercises are focused on practical topics presented in lectures.
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

The graded course-unit credit award is conditioned by handing over an individual work concerning a pre-set topic and passing the test of presented topics. The resulting evaluation is set according to the Study and Examination Rules of the Technical University. Students can gain the points for 2 parts: 1. Written test of presented topics, 0-50 points. 2. Quality of individual assignment 0-50 points.

Language of instruction


Work placements

Not applicable.


The aim of the course of Mechatronic Systems on Vehicles I is to make students acquainted with the advanced mechatronic systems on vehicles. The task of the course is for students to acquire knowledge on such level so that they are able to apply the above stated equipment and its components in their professions and will have a clear idea of what producers offer on the market.

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

The controlled lesson is an exercise. Exercises are required. The attendance at exercises is recorded and the level of knowledge is tested. Missed lessons are compensated by home assignments related to the relevant topic. A teacher evaluates the quality of the assignment.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme M2A-P Master's

    branch M-MET , 2. year of study, summer semester, 5 credits, compulsory-optional

Type of course unit



26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer


1. Resumption of vehicle engines advanced control systems.
2. Gasoline injection systems.
3. Spark-ignition engines
4. Functional data sensing and processing.
5. Motormanagement
6. Compression ignition engines diesel fuel injection.
7. ABS/ASR systems.
8. ESP/EBS systems.
9. Ride comfort systems.
10.Security systems.
11.Retaining and protective systems.
12.Information and communication systems.
13.European On-Board Diagnostic (EOBD).


13 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer


1. Decomposition of vehicle engines advanced control systems to partial a mechatronic systems.
2. Gasoline injection systems – elements construction.
3. Structure of spark-ignition engines functional data.
4. Examples of motormanagement systems (Bosch, Ford, Siemens).
5. Compression ignition engines diesel fuel injection - elements construction.
6. Versions of compression ignition engines diesel fuel injection control systems.
7. ABS/ASR systems – elements construction.
8. Examples of ESP/EBS systems.
9. Examples of ride comfort systems.
10.Security systems - elements construction.
11.Retaining and protective systems - elements construction.
12.Information and communication systems – elements configuration.
13.European On-Board Diagnostic (EOBD) – error codes.