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MF2043 Robust Mechatronics 6.0 credits

The overall aim of the course is to provide deeper understanding of mechatronic design and hardware.

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Headings with content from the Course syllabus MF2043 (Autumn 2019–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

The overall aim of the course is to provide deeper understanding of mechatronic design with respect to hardware

Intended learning outcomes

After this course you should be able to:

  1. Design a mechatronic system that is robust and takes into account EMC.
  2. Design power supply modules and analogue/digital signal conditioning for microcontrollers
  3. Take into account the interference between mechanical and electrical design
  4. Design and implement anlogue and digital filters

After this course you should have knowledge about:

  1. Standards and directives
  2. Environmental sustainability for electronics
  3. When in the development process it is necessary to take the robustness into account
  4. Structured fault diagnosis.
  5. Printed circuit board design and soldering
  6. Signal conditioning inside the microcontroller

Course disposition

The course is built upon lectures, exercises. For some experiments you are building your own equipment. Models of modules is brought out which later could be simulated and designed.

The experiments are ended with short questionings in front of a laboratory assistant. The course is ended with a written examination.

Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

A Bachelor of Science, mechanical engineering, or the equivalent.

Have passed the course MF1016 Basic Electrical Engineering or gained equivalent experience in electrical engineering.

Have passed the course DD1320 Applied Computer Science/DD1321 Applied Programming and Computer Scienceor gained equivalent experience in programming techniques.

Recommended prerequisites

Basic knowledge in microcontroller systems and C-programming.


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Handed out material

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


  • LAB1 - Laboratory Work, 2.0 credits, grading scale: P, F
  • TEN1 - Written Examination, 4.0 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 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 MF2043

Offered by

Main field of study

Mechanical Engineering

Education cycle

Second cycle

Add-on studies

Track Mechatronics (IPUC)


Mikael Hellgren,, 08 790 6306