MF2044 Embedded Systems for Mechatronics, II 6.0 credits

Inbyggda system för mekatronik, II

The overall aim of the course is to provide an understanding of the design and implementation of embedded systems including distributed systems with emphasis on correctness by construction, verification and debugging.

  • Educational level

    Second cycle
  • Academic level (A-D)

  • Subject area

    Mechanical Engineering
  • Grade scale

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

Course offerings

Spring 18 for programme students

Spring 17 for programme students

Intended learning outcomes

This course aims to equip the participants with fundamental knowledge and practical skills for the development of embedded systems with emphasis on correctness by construction, verification, and debugging. This understanding means that You after the course should be able to

1. examplify embedded systems and their applications, describe the special requirements placed in developing such systems and the differences among different application domains (e.g. automotive, automation and medtech).

2. describe and apply systematic approaches to system development including requirement specification, function design and realization, verification and validation.

3. classify and explain different types of functionalities, behaviors, their corresponding modeling techniques and implications on software, hardware, and real-time implementation.

4. apply your knowledge in control theory and software programming in the design and implementation of control applications on distributed computers.

5. describe, explain, and apply software platform technologies (real-time operating systems - RTOS).

6. describe and explain fundamental techniques for verification and debugging, including how to derive test cases, and apply a subset of these techiques.

7. analyze system requirements, derive the implied functional and nonfunctional constraints, and motivate architectural design and execution strategies using reference styles and patterns.

8. understand the trends and state-of-the-art approaches to model- and component-based development of embedded systems.

Course main content

The course includes

  • Lectures, where overview and inspiration are provided.
  • Laboratory exercises, where tools and techniques are introduced, and a set of practical excercises are carried out by the participants in groups.
  • Classroom exercises, where the participants can elaborate and practice theoretical parts of the course.

Each week of the course focuses on a specific theme. The exercises are modularized according to these themes. The exercises include the implementation of functionalities with RTOS in a single and distributed system. In parts of the exercises, the system designs will be modelled and analyzed using Matlab Simulink/Stateflow and other techniques.


MF2042 Embedded Systems for Mechatronics I

Recommended prerequisites

It is advantageous to have taken MF2007 (Dynamics and Motion Control).

MF2042 (Embedded Systems for Mechatronics I) should be completed befor attending MF2044.


Läsmaterial och andra hänvisningar kursen (föreläsningar, övningar, handledning, manualer etc.) distribueras under kursen och de flesta som är tillgänglig online för deltagarna (i den mån upphovsrätten tillåter).


  • LAB1 - Laboratory Work, 3.0, grade scale: P, F
  • TEN1 - Written Exam, 3.0, grade scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

Requirements for final grade

a) Approved laboratory exercises.

b) Approved miniexams (Quizes).

The grading is based on a weighted score of the results from (a) and (b).

Offered by

ITM/Machine Design


DeJiu Chen,, 08 790 6428


De-Jiu Chen <>


Course syllabus valid from: Spring 2013.
Examination information valid from: Spring 2011.