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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Content and learning outcomes
The course introduces and gives examples of mechatronic products and the various components, design alternatives, methods and tools used in mechatronics design. Real mecahtronic 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
- Skecth such a technical solution and select component types
- Identify critical problems/design issues and suggest feasible mehtods 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
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.
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.
- 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
Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination
- 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 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 MF2030
Main field of study
MF2043 Robust Mechatronics