MF2030 Mechatronics basic Course 6.0 credits
Mekatronik allmän kurs
The course gives an overview of the basics of mechatronic systems and products including the components and characteristics typical for such systems. The course introduces a mechatronics design procedure and provides insight into both advantages and difficulties of mechatronicis design.
Educational levelSecond cycle
Academic level (A-D)
Subject areaMechanical Engineering
Grade scaleA, B, C, D, E, FX, F
PeriodsAutumn 13 P1 (6.0 credits)
Start date2013 week: 36
End date2013 week: 44
Language of instructionEnglish
Number of lectures
Number of exercises
Form of studyNormal
Number of placesNo limitation
ScheduleSchedule (new window)
Course responsibleJan Wikander, email@example.com, 08 790 7370
TeacherJan Wikander, firstname.lastname@example.org, 08 790 7370
Compulsory for TIPUM1(IPUC), TIEMM1 (MEIA)
Part of programme
- Master (Two Years), Engineering Design, year 1, IPUA, Mandatory
- Master (Two Years), Engineering Design, year 1, IPUC, Mandatory
- Master (Two Years), Industrial Engineering and Management, year 1, MEIA, Mandatory
- Master (Two Years), Vehicle Engineering, year 1, Conditionally Elective
- Master's Program, Embedded Systems, year 1, Mandatory
The course gives an overview of the basics of mechatronic systems and products including the components and characteristics typical for such systems. The course introduces a mechatronics design procedure and provides insight into both advantages and difficulties of mechatronicis design. The overall aim is that the students in relevant subsequent courses will apply this design procedure and in a stepwise manner deepen their proficiency in using it. After completion of the course the students should be able to:
1. Describe the basic building blocks of mechatronic systems (e.g hardware, software, communication, interfacing, sensing, control and actuation)
2. Discuss if a mechatronic design might be feasible as a solution to a given functional problem formulation
3. Skecth such a technical solution and select component types
4. Identify critical problems/design issues and suggest feasible mehtods and tools to solve those
5. Be able to summarize and on smaller problems apply a development model for mechatronic product development
6. Model, simulate and synthesize (but not realize) smaller mechatronic systems and products
7. Give several examples of additional (not directly functional) product requirements typically important for mechatronic products and summarize on a course level the implications of those requirements on the product design
Course main content
The course introduces and gives examples of mechatronic products and the various components, design alternatives, methods and tools used in mechatronics design. Real mecahtronic design problems are identified and solved.
Open to students accepted for studies at masters level. Courses on BSc level in mechanics, SG1130, SG1140 and electrical engineering, MF1016 or the equivalent.
Course has limited seating.
BSc level courses in control theory and programming.
- INL1 - Hand in Task, 3.0 credits, grade scale: P, F
- TEN1 - Written Exam, 3.0 credits, grade scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
Jan Wikander, email@example.com, 08 790 7370
Jan Wikander <firstname.lastname@example.org>
MF2042, MF2043Kursen kan läsas
Course plan valid from:
Examination information valid from: Autumn 10.