MF2047 Internal Combustion Engines 1 6.0 credits

Förbränningsmotorteknik 1

Orientation about modern combustion engines including historical background and competing technology. Environmental as well as energy questions are treated. Future scenarios are discussed.

  • Education cycle

    Second cycle
  • Main field of study

    Mechanical Engineering
  • Grading scale

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

Course offerings

Autumn 19 ICE 1 for programme students

Autumn 18 ICE 1 for programme students

Intended learning outcomes

The aim of the course is to give

  • To give a good foundation for working with use and implementation of engines in vehicles and transportation systems and how the engine and it's fuels interacts with it's boundaries (vehicle and environment).
  • General orientation of the main characteristics of current internal combustion engines
  • Knowledge about related thermodynamic and combustion
  • Knowledge in exhaust emissions from CI- and SI-engines and how to reduce them
  • Obtain enough knowledge about the ICE to select appropriate engine and fuel for a given application

Course main content

Repetition of basic thermodynamics applied on combustion engines. Common idealised processes, turbocharging and charge-air cooling are included.

The basics in combustion for diesel- and SI-engines are discussed.

A modern car engine is disassembled and assembled.

A passenger car engine is tested in a lab exercise.

A written assigment is submitted on the diesel engine.

Ignition- and fuel- and control-systems are discussed.


Courses in mathematics, mechanics and thermodynamics from the first three years of the M, P and T programmes or equivalent Bachelor degree.

Minimum 120 credits.


Bosch Automotive Handbook.

Optional: Heywood, Internal Combustion Engine Fundamentals (McGraw-Hill).


  • LAB1 - Laboratory Work, 1.5, grading scale: P, F
  • TEN1 - Written Exam, 4.5, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

Requirements for final grade

Lab exercises ((LAB1; 1,5 credit). Written exam (TEN1; 4,5 credits).

Offered by

ITM/Machine Design


Anders Christiansen Erlandsson (


Anders Christiansen Erlandsson <>

Supplementary information

For correct datet look at KTH:s web.

Course Literature:

Bosch. Automotive Handbook (in German or English).

Literature issued by the department.

Optional reading: Heywood. Internal Combustion Engine Fundamentals (McGraw-Hill).

Add-on studies

MF2066 Combustion Engines, advanced course


Course syllabus valid from: Autumn 2013.
Examination information valid from: Autumn 2010.