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HE1012 Mechatronics 2, Project 7.5 credits

Course offering missing for current semester as well as for previous and coming semesters
Headings with content from the Course syllabus HE1012 (Autumn 2007–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

  • Microprocessor programming
  • Design of a Mechatronics system that fulfils a given specification
  • Monitor and control a system by suitable control systems
  • Investigation of possible solutions with respect to realization, quality, cost, and design
  • Documentation and how to make a follow up of the requirements

Intended learning outcomes

The aim is to provide you with specialised knowledge about Mechatronics systems and develop your skills in designing functional prototype from given ideas.

After passing the course you should be able to:

  • Use professional methods common to engineers. This means to balance the work between theory and practise: analyse, evaluate and implement.
  • Make a specification in detail of the requirements from oral or written information.
  • Find appropriate modules of the designing task in order to let the members of the project group work concurrently.
  • Design a prototype that fulfils the requirements.
  • Apply your knowledge in control system and mathematics. This consists of making a model of the system and then translating it to instructions in a program.
  • Apply and improve your knowledge about microprocessors. This involves your ability to describe possibilities and limitations of the chosen hardware.
  • Apply your knowledge within analogue and digital electronics. This involves your ability to design interfaces between sensors/actuators and the microcontroller.
  • Select the most suitable electrical components depending of the given conditions.
  • Present solutions to the problem in a written report.
  • Perform an oral presentation.

Course disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

Good knowledge in C programming, microcomputer systems, and project oriented methods.

Recommended prerequisites

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No extra literature

Examination and completion

If the course is discontinued, students may request to be examined during the following two academic years.

Grading scale

A, B, C, D, E, FX, F


    Based on recommendation from KTH’s coordinator for disabilities, the examiner will decide how to adapt an examination for students with documented disability.

    The examiner may apply another examination format when re-examining individual students.

    Other requirements for final grade

    Passed project report and oral presentation (PRO1; 3 cr.), grading A-F.
    Passed prototype (PRO2; 4.5 cr.), grading A-F.
    The final grade is based on the two parts. Grading A-F.

    Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination

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    Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination

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    Ethical approach

    • All members of a group are responsible for the group's work.
    • In any assessment, every student shall honestly disclose any help received and sources used.
    • In an oral assessment, every student shall be able to present and answer questions about the entire assignment and solution.

    Further information

    Course web

    Further information about the course can be found on the Course web at the link below. Information on the Course web will later be moved to this site.

    Course web HE1012

    Offered by

    ITM/Sustainable Production Development

    Main field of study

    Electrical Engineering, Technology

    Education cycle

    First cycle

    Add-on studies

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    Christer Albinsson, tel 08 7909471,