MF2071 Research Methodology in Mechatronics 4.5 credits

Forskningsmetodik i mekatronik

The course gives an overview of scientific and industrial development trends within the areas of mechatronics and embedded control systems. Scientific working methods, research and engineering ethics and research methodologies are treated both on a general level and on the level of specific research domains. Focus is on how research may be used for the benefit of industry and society by promoting innovation. Scientific writing, reviewing and presentation to an international audience are trained.

  • Education cycle

    Second cycle
  • Main field of study

    Mechanical Engineering
  • Grading scale

    P, F

Course offerings

Autumn 19 for programme students

Autumn 18 for programme students

Intended learning outcomes

On completion of the course, the student should be able to:

  • Summarise and at a general level discuss important challenges and trends in the area of mechatronics and embedded control systems.
  • Discuss and evaluate different scientific research methods.
  • Evaluate, discuss and argue around research ethics.
  • Carry out a scientific study.
  • Write a scientific article in within a specific field, related to the mechatronics and embedded control systems.
  • Review and give constructive criticism on another student's scientific article.

Course main content

The course gives an increased and deepened knowledge in contemporary scientific and industrial development trends within the fields mechatronics and embedded control systems. Scientific methods are studied and to be able to work with both research ethics and research methodology, the fields are treated both at a general level and for the specific research specialisation of mechatronics and embedded control systems. Scientific writing, review and presentation are included.

Furthermore, the course includes preparations for the second-cycle Degree Project, in literature studies, methodology and report writing.

Eligibility

Completed Bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering.

Literature

The entire course material that is distributed during the course is available on the course web page.

Examination

  • INL1 - Hand in Task, 4.5, grading scale: P, F

Written report and presentations at seminars.

Offered by

ITM/Machine Design

Contact

Didem Gürdür (dgurdur@kth.se)

Examiner

Martin Törngren <martint@kth.se>

Supplementary information

By studying the course MF2071 Research Methodology in Mechatronics and the course MF2058 Mechatronics, advanced course spring semester (Project PRO4 4.5 credits)  the requirements for theory of science/research methodology for final exam will be fulfilled.

Version

Course syllabus valid from: Autumn 2017.
Examination information valid from: Autumn 2014.