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MF109X Degree Project in Design and Vehicle Engineering, First Cycle 15.0 credits

The education in Mechatronics on master level provides key competence and skills to create intelligent, flexible and user-friendly products for a wide range of applications. Examples include  intelligent devices like medical equipment, environmentally friendly and safe vehicles, sewing machines, robots and interactive physical environmental simulators. New and improved functionality is achieved by combining mechanical design, automatic control,  programming and embedded control systems.

The course aims at training the student to apply an independent study form to acquire and document new knowledge to be integrated with previous knowledge as a basis for product development, in particular within mechatronics. The course also aims to train your skills in using modeling and simulation as tools for describing, understanding, analyzing and developing new technical solutions.

Course offering missing for current semester as well as for previous and coming semesters
Headings with content from the Course syllabus MF109X (Spring 2012–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

The course is built upon a deeper individual study of a mechatronic problem or subtopic of particular interest. Partly through seminars, but mainly by individual search, the necessary knowledge is acquired to enlighten, answer and discuss the selected problem area.

Parts of the course is performed in groups of 2-3 students whereas other parts are done individually.

In addition to the written and oral presentation of the work performed, the course also includes critical opposition and discussion of other peoples work.

Intended learning outcomes

After a completed course, the students should be able to:

  • Use independent methods of study to deepen individual knowledge;
  • Present the developed work in a written report as well as in web-based format, in both cases with demands content, structure and language;
  • Give an oral presentation of the performed work as well as opposing on other peoples work in front of a larger auditorium
  • Formulate a mechatronic design or analysis problem of limited complexity and  search for solutions by the use of modelling, simulation and computer based tools;
  • Develop/design/select a component or subsystem and verify the characteristics of the solution by using e.g. simulation;

Course disposition

Period 3, 4
Seminars 20 h

Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

Qualified for studies in grade 3, MF1016/4F1816 och påbörjat DD1321(2D1321)

Recommended prerequisites

All accepted students are expected to have participated in MF1016 (4F1816) Electrical engineering for M, P or T, MF1015 (4F1815) Product realization for M or T, or and further Programming for embedded systems,
Solid Machanics


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Will be communicated at the beginning of the course.

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, 15.0 credits, 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

Written report and presence at mandatory sessions. (PRO1; 15 cr)

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 MF109X

Offered by

ITM/Machine Design

Main field of study


Education cycle

First cycle

Add-on studies

Master Program in Mechatronics


Martin Edin Grimheden, 08-790 77 97,