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MF2101 Machine Design 6.0 credits

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Headings with content from the Course syllabus MF2101 (Autumn 2019–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

The course deals with an applied subject, where previously acquired knowledge should be applied and integrated with certain new given theory. The course content can be divided into three main parts:

1. Systems design of products containing:

  • Drive units
  • Transmissions
  • Joints

2. Design structures

  • Load carrying structures, load application
  • Load lines, stress concentrations
  • Choice of material
  • Manufacturing adaptation

3. Documentation and communication

  • Drawings
  • Dimensioning, tolerancing

Intended learning outcomes

After passing the course, the students should be able to:

  • Design and detail mechanical engineering products based on engineering considerations.
  • Estimate loads for mechanical engineering products and its included components.
  • Apply different design principles of load bearing and load transferring structures.
  • Choose engineering materials and standardised components in mechanical engineering products.
  • Produce dimensioned and toleranced manufacturing drawings of mechanical engineering products.

Course disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical engineering or the equivalent.

Recommended prerequisites

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To be announced no later than 4 weeks before start of the course.

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


  • INL1 - Hand in exercises, 3.0 credits, grading scale: P, F
  • TEN1 - Written examination, 3.0 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 MF2101

Offered by

ITM/Machine Design

Main field of study

Mechanical Engineering

Education cycle

Second cycle

Add-on studies

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