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Design and Product Development, ModSim, building on the DoP perspective course of P1 and aims to further develop skills in product development through the application of mathematics, mechanics and numerical methods. The course is based on a product development project with elements of modeling and simulation.

Course offering missing for current semester as well as for previous and coming semesters
* Retrieved from Course syllabus MF1037 (Spring 2011–)

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

This course addresses the design and product realization process by integrating skills previously acquired on mechanics, mathematics, and numerical methods, putting them in an design and product realization context, and methodically applying them in design and product realization project.  

The emphasis in this course is not on studying a list of topics, but rather it is a project course. Students work in teams on a project, integrating skills acquired in earlier courses. The course is mainly an extension of the courses MF1046 Design and Product Realization – Introduction, but also requires basic knowledge in mechanics, mathematics, programming mathematical modes of physical system, and Computer Aided Design (CAD).

Some topics covered in the lectures include; basic design principles in mechanical engineering, basic modeling principles of the mechanical behavior of different products, programming mathematical models of the mechanical behavior of different products, an introduction to solid mechanics. Depending upon the project, other topics may be included.

Oral and written reports in Swedish are required.

Intended learning outcomes

After completing the course the students will:

  • have applied their knowledge in mathematics, mechanics and numerical methods in a design and realization project.
  • have applied and deepened their knowledge in design and product realization.
  • have applied their knowledge and experience of working in teams on a design and realization project.
  • be able to independently create models of products, in order to simulate their mechanical behavior

Course Disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

MF1046 Design and Product Realization – Introduction

Compulsory for

Recommended prerequisites

Participation in all courses during the autumn of CDEPR1.


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All literature from the other compulsory courses for CDEPR1.

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


  • INL1 - Assignments, 3,0 hp, betygsskala: P, F
  • KON1 - Written Examination, 1,5 hp, betygsskala: P, F
  • PRO1 - Project, 4,5 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.

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 MF1037

Offered by

ITM/Machine Design

Main field of study


Education cycle

First cycle

Add-on studies

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Anders Söderberg, 08-790 7265,