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MF1036 Machine Components and CAD 7.5 credits

Products and technical system usually consists of standard components. This course applies the mechanics and solid mechanics to analyze these machine components and construct simple mechanical systems. The course provides a basis for designing and selecting the appropriate components in different situations.

Course offering missing for current semester as well as for previous and coming semesters
Headings with content from the Course syllabus MF1036 (Autumn 2011–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

This course includes some of the most common machine elements, design aspects and CAD.

Intended learning outcomes

After completing the course, students shall be able to

  • Understand the function and be able to dimension some common machine elements
  • Able to choose appropriate standard components and common construction materials
  • Able to analyze machine components from a system perspective
  • Be able to collaborate on technical problem solving in an engineering way
  • Able to use CAD, modeling parts and make summaries

Course disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

SG1109/5C1103 , SF1633/5B1230 , DD1312/2D1312

Recommended prerequisites

Basic courses in Mechanics, Strength of materials, Numerical methods, MATLAB and Mathematics.


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Olsson, K-O., Maskinelement
Maskinelement Handbok, Maskinkonstruktion, KTH
All literature in Swedish.

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


  • TEN1 - Examination, 4,5 hp, betygsskala: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
  • ÖVN1 - Assingments, 3,0 hp, betygsskala: P, 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

Handed in exercises (INL1;3 hp) and written exam (TEN1;4,5 hp).

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 MF1036

Offered by

ITM/Machine Design

Main field of study


Education cycle

First cycle

Add-on studies

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Claes Tisell, 08-790 90 48,