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MF2043 Robust Mechatronics 6.0 credits

In the course you will have the opportunity to practice your hands-on engineering skills related to mechatronics hardware and firmware. You will design and build printed circuit boards, and you will write and run the needed firmware to control them. You will learn about challenges and issues related to signal levels, noise, printed circuit board layout, measurements and testing. You will be able to discuss your insights with the teachers in the lab.

About course offering

For course offering

Autumn 2024 Start 26 Aug 2024 programme students

Target group

Mandatory for TMEKM

Part of programme

Master's Programme, Mechatronics, åk 1, Mandatory

Master's Programme, Systems, Control and Robotics, åk 1, Recommended

Master's Programme, Systems, Control and Robotics, åk 2, Recommended

Master's Programme, Vehicle Engineering, åk 1, Conditionally Elective

Master's Programme, Vehicle Engineering, åk 2, Conditionally Elective


P1 (6.0 hp)


26 Aug 2024
27 Oct 2024

Pace of study


Form of study

Normal Daytime

Language of instruction


Course location

KTH Campus

Number of places

5 - 60

Planned modular schedule


For course offering

Autumn 2024 Start 26 Aug 2024 programme students

Application code



For course offering

Autumn 2024 Start 26 Aug 2024 programme students


Andreas Cronhjort (


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Course coordinator

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Headings with content from the Course syllabus MF2043 (Autumn 2024–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

The course is about design of robust mechatronic systems with a clear emphasis on how the electronic hardware is appropriately designed.
The labs can contain both experimental studies and simulations, in order to give the opportunity to create both broad and deep understanding of the function of the involved electronics.

Intended learning outcomes

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

1. Design electronic systems that are robust with regard to function, environmental impact and electromagnetic compatibility

2. Design and produce electronic subsystems such such as power supply, drives, filters and current sensors

3. Adapt properties of analogue and digital electric signals so that they in a robust way can interact with digital electronics for example in the form of a microcontroller

4. Design and produce mechatronic systems containing inter alia connected electronic subsystems similar to the above-mentioned

Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

A Bachelor of Science, subject area mechanical engineering or an equivalent discipline.

Has passed the course MF1016 Electrical engineering or equivalent knowledge in electrical engineering.

Has passed the course DD1320 Applied computer science/DD1321 Applied programming and computer science or equivalent knowledge in programming technique.

Recommended prerequisites

Basic knowledge in microcontroller systems and C-programming.


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Digital and distributed materials provided

Data sheets and other information that students find on their own on the internet

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


  • LAB2 - Laboratory work, 4.0 credits, grading scale: P, F
  • TEN2 - Written examination, 2.0 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

Track Mechatronics (IPUC)


Andreas Cronhjort (