Mechatronic product development
Field of study: Mechatronics
Programme: Mechatronic systems engineering (ME8)
Semester: II
ECTS credits: 2
Course instructor: dr hab. inż. Mirosław Szczepanik
Course description

The aim of the course is to acquaint students with the basic stages of mechatronic product development from the concept to the real product.
After completing the course, students should have knowledge about:
  • the product concept and the market research,
  • business plan,
  • product design, production technology and realizability,
  • product marketing and project management,
  • assembly of the product and fitting of the components,
  • testing and validation,
  • diagnosis and exploitation,
  • production size and production profitable.
An example of the complex mechatronic product is a sport car (bolid) build by PolSl Racing Team (

Teaching modes and hours
  • 30 h seminar

  • Ronald Mascitelli, The Lean Product Development Guidebook: Everything Your DesignTeam Needs to Improve Efficiency and Slash Time-to-Market, ISBN-978-0-9662697-3-4, 2007.
  • Morgan James and Jeffrey K. Liker, The Toyota Product Development System, Lean Enterprise Institute, ISBN: 0-9743225-6-3, 2006,
  • Ian Bamsey, The Anatomy & Development of the Sports Prototype Racing Car Hardcover – October, 1991
  • Len Terry, Alan Baker, Racing Car Design and Development Hardcover – April 1, 1973