MF2005 Innovative Design I 12.0 credits

Innovativ konstruktion I

Please note

This course has been cancelled.

This course aims to give the students a better ability to perform reasoning and considerations in a more engineering like manner when detailing of simple products. This course builds on earlier acquired knowledge within e.g. mechanics, solid mechanics, electrical engineering and product development. One important part of the course is to use standard components and to select material to the parts that bring these together as well as to consider manufacturing issues e.g. when creating drawings and other manufacturing documents. In addition the course deals with how to reason in order to estimate loads for dimensioning of structure elements as well as machine elements. An introduction is also given to topics that deal with innovations such as patens and other propriety rights.

  • Education cycle

    Second cycle
  • Main field of study

  • Grading scale

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

Last planned examination: autumn 21.

At present this course is not scheduled to be offered.

Intended learning outcomes

After completed course the student should be able to:

  • Design and detail simple mechanical products based on engineering reasoning and considerations
  • Apply earlier acquired knowledge within e.g. mechanics, solid mechanics, electrical engineering and product development.
  • Develop and estimate loads as a basis for dimensioning of structure elements as well as selection of machine elements
  • Dimensioning of simple machine elements such as flanged bearings; shrink fits belt- and chain transmissions
  • Apply basic criteria for designing products considering e.g. load lines, load distribution, adaptation for manufacturing.
  • Select material and components from sub supplier’s catalogs for design of simple products.
  • Produce detailed drawings including manufacturing tolerances for simpler system products.
  • Describe what characterizes an innovation
  • Explain what demands that need to fulfilled to obtain a patent

Course main content

This course deals with an applied subject where earlier acquired knowledge is applied and integrated with new theory being presented. The curriculum can be divided into four main parts:

1. Innovations, entrepreneurship, patent

2. Design structures

  • Embodiment design, and detailing
  • Load carrying structures, applying loads
  • Load lines, stress concentrations
  • Material selection, available profiles of suppliers
  • Manufacturing adaptation

3. Documentation and communication

  • Technical drawings
  • Dimensioning, tolerances

4. Systems design

  • Prime movers
  • Transmissions
  • Joints, couplings

The theoretical content is presented at the lectures and is applied at exercises and in assignments.


Lectures 24 h

Tutorials 96 h

One project assignment
Two hand in exercises


A Bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering or the equivalent.


Course literature

Maskinelement, Olsson, Karl-Olof, Liber Förlag 2006. or

Machine Elements in Mechanical Design, Robert L Mott, ISBN 0-13-197644-3

Reference literature

Mechanical and Metal Trades Hanbook, Verlag Europa Lehrmittel

Ritteknik, Lundkvist, Bo, Liber 2007


  • INL1 - Assignments, 3.0, grading scale: P, F
  • PRO1 - Project, 6.0, grading scale: P, F
  • TEN1 - Examination, 3.0, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

Requirements for final grade

To pass this course requires an approved assignment (INL1; 3 hp), an approved project (PRO1; 6 hp) and an approved written examination (TEN1; 3 hp)

Offered by

ITM/Machine Design


Kjell Andersson,, 08 790 6374


Kjell Andersson <>


Course syllabus valid from: Autumn 2017.
Examination information valid from: Autumn 2007.