Universidad Tecnológica de la Mixteca  
Director of Studies
M.C. Jorge Luis Barahona Ávalos
Ingeniería en Mrcatrónica
A Profile of the Graduate
 Graduates of the department of Mechatronic Engineering posses a fundamental knowledge of how to organize and manage their work. They are able to design, construct and set up integrated electroneumatic systems, hydroelectric systems, electro-mechanical systems and design products using specialized computer systems. They possess the ability to specify, program and operate numeric control machines in flexible manufacturing systems.They can develop automated equipment and processes using Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) and systems for the automotive industry. They can communicate correctly in English, orally and in writing. They can provide leadership in team work in interdisciplinary teams.
The Workplace
 These professionals work in the following areas:
  • The automobile industry
  • Manufacturing processes
  • Materials processes
  • Medical equipment
  • Mechanical, electrical and electronic metal industry
  • The petroleum industry
  • Materials processing
Study Plan

 Differential Calculus
 Structural Programming
 History of Philosophy
 Introduction to Mechatronic Engineering

 Integral Calculus
 Linear Algebra
 Data Structure
 General Theory of Systems

 Differential Equations
 Systems Programming
 Metrology and Transductors
 Electrical Circuits I
 Electricity and Magnetism
 Computer Aided Drawing

 Wave Physics
 Numeric Methods
 Electrical Circuits II
 Systems Dynamics
 Materials Engineering

 Probability and Statistics
 Resistance in Materials
 Electronic Circuit Design
 Control Theory
 Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer
 Electromechanical Systems

 Enhanced Electronic Circuit Design
 Logic Circuits
 Mechanics of Fluids
 Reliability Engineering
 Systems Control Design
 Machine Design

 Digital Systems
 Signal and Image Processing
 Concurrent Engineering and Product Development
 Communications Systems I
 Mechatronic Systems Design I

 Microcomputer Architecture
 Economic Engineering
 Robotics I
 Mechatronic Systems Design II
 Design and Analysis of Experiments
 Communications Systems II

 Formulating and Evaluating Projects
 Robotics II
 Ecology and Sustainable Development
 Manufacturing Processes
 Thesis Seminar I

 Thesis Seminar II
 Introduction to Biomechatronics
 Manufacturing Systems

Department of Mechatronic Engineering

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The term mechatronic is used to describe the integration of control systems based on microprocessors, electronic and mechanical systems. A mechatronic system is not simply the union of electronic and mechanical systems and is more than a simple control system: it is the complete integration of all of the above (see W. Bolton in [1]).

A common consensus to describe mechatronics as an integrated discipline of the areas of mechanics, electronics and computing whose objective is to provide better products, processes and systems. Mechatronics is not just a new branch of engineering, but a recently developed concept which emphasizes the need for integration and of intensive interaction between the different areas of engineering.

“Mechatronics is the combination of synergies of mechanical engineering of precision, of electronics, of automatic control and of the systems used for the design of products and processes”. Obviously, other versions of this definition exist, but it is clearly emphasized that mechatronics is directed at design and applications (see J.A. Rietdijk in [2]).

[1] W. Bolton, "Mecatrónica", Alfaomega, Mexico, 2001.
[2] J.A. Rietdijk "Ten propositions on mechatronics",
en Mechatronics in Products and Manufacturing Conference,
Lancenter, Inglaterra, 1989.



  • W.C.P.M. Blondel, Ch. Daul, S. Villette, R. Miranda-Luna, Y. Hernandez-Mier, G. Bourg-Heckly et D.Wolf; Spectro-imagerie endoscopique d´autofluorescence et cartographie 2D pour la localisation et le diagnostic in situ de lésions cancéreuses(Autofluorescence endoscopic spectro-imaging and 2D-cartography for in situ localisation and diagnosis of cancerous lesions); Traitement du Signal; ISSN : 0765-0019;Vol. 23; No. 3-4; pp. 213-233; 2006.
  • Rosebet Miranda-Luna, Walter Blondel, Christian Daul, Yahir Hernandez, Ruben Posada, Didier Wolf; A SIMPLIFIED METHOD OF ENDOSCOPIC IMAGE DISTORTION CORRECTION BASED ON GREY LEVEL REGISTRATION; ICIP2004 (2004 International Conference on Image Processing); October 24-27, 2004 Singapore.
  • Ruben Posada, Christian Daul, Didier Wolf, Pierre Aletti, Rosebet Miranda; TOWARDS A FRACTIONED TREATMENT IN CONFORMAL RADIOTHERAPY USING 3D-MULTIMODAL DATA REGISTRATION; ICIP2004 (2004 International Conference on Image Processing); October 24-27, 2004 Singapore.
  • R. Posada, C. Daul, D. Wolf, R. Miranda, L. Leija. Data Down Sampling for a Fast Registration of 3D-Medical Images in Radiotherapy. International Conference on Electrical and Electronics Engineering (ICEEE) and X Conference on Electrical Engineering (CIE 2004). Acapulco, Guerrero; México. September 8-10, 2004. pp. 456-460. 2004.
  • Orantes Molina Antonio, Sensor Location For Fault Detection Based In Learning Algorithm And The Information Theory, CIICC'06, 13th. International Congress on Computer Science Research (CIICC'06), noviembre 2006, Tampico, Tamaulipas, México.
  • J. Linares-Flores, H. Sira-Ramírez, DC motor velocity control through a DC-to-DC power converter for the 43rd IEEE Conference on Decision and Control December 14-17, 2004 Atlantis, Paradise Island, Bahamas.
  • Linares-Flores, J. Reger, H. Sira-Ramírez, A time-varying linear state feedback tracking controller for a Boost-converter driven DC machine for 4th IFAC-Symposium on Mechatronic Systems Heidelberg, Germany, September 12th-14th, 2006.
  • J. Linares-Flores, J. Reger, H. Sira-Ramírez, An exact tracking error dynamics passive output feedback controller for a Buck-Boost-converter driven DC motora for IEEE International Power Electronics Congress, Cholula, Pue. México October 16-18, 2006.
  • J. Linares-Flores, J. Reger, H. Sira-Ramírez, Sensorless tracking control of two DC-drives via a double Buck-converter for 45th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, San Diego, CA, USA. Dec. 13-15, 2006.



Fields of Research

The Department of Mechatronic Engineering supports five fields of research:

  • Soft starting control of electrical machines through power converters.
  • Three-phase power active filters to correct the power factor and harmonics in the three-phase network.
  • Automation and diagnostics of complicated processes.
  • Robotics and unaligned control systems.
  • Processing digital images.


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