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MF2030 Mechatronics basic Course 6.0 credits

The course gives an overview of the basics of mechatronic systems and products including the components and characteristics typical for such systems. The course introduces a mechatronics design procedure and provides insight into both advantages and difficulties of mechatronicis design.

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For course offering

Autumn 2024 Start 26 Aug 2024 programme students

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For course offering

Autumn 2024 Start 26 Aug 2024 programme students


Georgios Andrikopoulos (


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Headings with content from the Course syllabus MF2030 (Autumn 2019–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

The course introduces and gives examples of mechatronic products and the various components, design alternatives, methods and tools used in mechatronics design. Real mechatronics design problems are identified and solved.

Intended learning outcomes

After passing the course, the students should be able to:

  • Describe the basic building blocks of mechatronic systems
  • Discuss if a mechatronic design might be feasible as a solution to a given functional problem formulation
  • Sketch such a technical solution and select component types
  • Identify critical problems/design issues and suggest feasible methods and tools to solve those
  • Be able to summarize and on smaller problems apply a development model for mechatronic product development
  • Model, simulate and synthesize (but not realize) smaller mechatronic systems and products
  • Give several examples of additional (not directly functional) product requirements  typically important for mechatronic products and summarize on a course level the implications of those requirements on the product design

Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

Courses on Bachelor of Science level in mechanics and electrical engineering, SG1130 Mechanics I, SG1140 Mechanics II and  MF1016 Basic Electrical Engineering or the equivalent.

Recommended prerequisites

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Will be announced at the start 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


  • INL1 - Hand in Task, 3.0 credits, grading scale: P, F
  • TEN1 - Written Exam, 3.0 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.

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 room in Canvas

Registered students find further information about the implementation of the course in the course room in Canvas. A link to the course room can be found under the tab Studies in the Personal menu at the start of the course.

Offered by

Main field of study

Mechanical Engineering

Education cycle

Second cycle

Add-on studies

MF2043 Robust Mechatronics


Georgios Andrikopoulos (