MF2076 Machine Design Advanced Course Part I 9.0 credits

Maskinkonstruktion högre kurs del I

Machine design involves design of a vide range of products, from complex machines, e.g. cars,  to more simple products such as bicycle transmissions which we all meet in our daily life. To design, means to create new solutions to the problem we are facing in an engineering correct manner, This means that we should address the real problem and make a solution as simple as possible which also is possible to realize in an industrial environment considering e.g. aspects of economy, energy and environment.

For solving the design tasks we use modern CAE programs for creating geometry and for analysis, but an important part is also to generalize and make rough estimations based on these generalizations.

This course is preparing you for your upcoming work as an engineer or product developer. It also gives you knowledge and skills in planning, participating and leading product development work of integrated and modularized products. In addition you will be trained to use CAE tools for design, simulation and analysis and to communicate technical results orally and in writing.

  • Education cycle

    Second cycle
  • Main field of study

    Mechanical Engineering
  • Grading scale

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

Course offerings

Spring 19 for programme students

Spring 20 MKN HK part1 for programme students

Intended learning outcomes

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

  •  plan and participate in development of integrated and modular products.
  • apply model-based product development at modelling and simulation of product concepts during early design phases.
  • apply principles of ecofriendly design during early design phases
  •  apply previously acquired knowledge in e.g. mechanics, solid mechanics, electrical engineering, product development and industrial design.
  • apply basic criteria for constructive design, including load application, manufacturing adaptation etc.
  • choose material and manufacturing process in an engineering way
  • use "rapid prototyping" methods to create early simple prototypes of chosen concepts

Course main content

The focus of the course is on the early phases of the product development process- from idea to a chosen concept and a first version of a prototype with the aid of "rapid prototyping". A large part of the course is project-based, where a model of the design process is used for planning and follow-up of the work. In the course, we will introduce and apply; model-based product development, manufacturing technology, ecofriendly design and "rapid prototyping" within the framework of the project assignments.


Lessons (10 x 2 h): Lessons that deal with project planning, design methodology, specifications, model-based product development, manufacturing methods, ecofriendly design, "rapid prototyping".

Seminars (4 x 8 h): With a focus on chosen parts of the course content.

Home assignments.

Project Work (scheduled supervision 12x6 h).


A Bachelor´s degree in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent.

The course MF2010 Component Design or equivalent.

The course MF2068 Machine Dynamics or equivalent.


1 ”Machine Elements in Mechanical Design” by Robert L. Mott

2 Utdelat material under kursens gång


  • INL1 - Assignment, 3.0, grading scale: P, F
  • PRO1 - Project, 3.0, grading scale: P, F
  • TEN1 - Written Examination, 3.0, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

Offered by

ITM/Machine Design


Kjell Andersson, 08-790 6374,


Kjell Andersson <>


Course syllabus valid from: Spring 2017.
Examination information valid from: Spring 2016.