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Before choosing courseHM1010 Functional Elements 7.5 creditsAdministrate About course
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* Retrieved from Course syllabus HM1010 (Spring 2009–)

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

Functions: Rolling bearings, seals, couplings, transmission elements, brakes and joints.
Tribology: Friction, wear, lubricants, sliding bearings.
Mechanisms: Screw joints, gears.

Engineering graphics, standard, tolerances, surface roughness.

Intended learning outcomes

After the course, the student shall

  • know the principles for operation and the denominations of elementary and standard components in mechanical engineering, including simple functional analysis
  • have basic proficiency in selecting machine elements
  • be able to, in a methodic and stuctured way, evaluate functional elements in mehcanical designs
  • know how to employ ISO tolerances, including form and location tolerances, in order to employ machine elements in machinery
  • be able to describe and in practice employ select machine elements
  • know how to size and determine life expectancy of machine elements such as bearings and gear drives

Course Disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

Basic knowledge within strenght of materials and mechanics, HM1001, Materials and Production, HM1001 and HM1003.

Recommended prerequisites

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Books in Swedish from the Department of Machine Design, KTH.

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


  • PRO1 - Project, 3,0 hp, betygsskala: P, F
  • TEN1 - Examination, 4,5 hp, betygsskala: 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

Written exam
Approved project

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 HM1010

Offered by

ITM/Sustainable Production Development

Main field of study

Mechanical Engineering, Technology

Education cycle

First cycle

Add-on studies

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