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MF2103 Embedded Systems for Mechatronics 9.0 credits

The overall goal of the course is to provide basic knowledge and practical skills for the development of embedded systems within the framework of mechatronic products.

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For course offering

Spring 2025 ES programme students

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Headings with content from the Course syllabus MF2103 (Spring 2021–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

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Intended learning outcomes

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

  1. Give example of embedded systems and their applications and describe the special requirements that are set to develop such systems.
  2. Be able to use modern integrated development environments for micro-controller/processor programming and their functionality for testing and troubleshooting.
  3. Explain the structure of control circuits and built-in processors
  4. Develop micro-controller programs for mechatronic applications including the use of I/O and external units.
  5. Apply knowledge in programming, and to a lesser extent in digital technology and automatic control, in the design and realization of control software on distributed embedded systems.
  6. Describe, explain and use software platforms, specific real-time operating systems (RTOS) and and network protocols

Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

Degree of Bachelor Science or the equivalent.

  • Completed course MF2095 Programming in C, or equivalent.
  • Completed course MF1016 Electrical engineering, or equivalent
  • Completed course DD1320/DD1321 Applied programming and computer science, or equivalent.

Recommended prerequisites

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Reading material and other literature will be distributed during the course and is available online to the extent that the copyright allows.

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


  • LAB3 - Laboration, 5.0 credits, grading scale: P, F
  • TEN2 - Written examination, 4.0 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 room in Canvas

Registered students find further information about the implementation of the course in the course room in Canvas. A link to the course room can be found under the tab Studies in the Personal menu at the start of the course.

Offered by

Main field of study

Mechanical Engineering

Education cycle

Second cycle

Add-on studies

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Dejiu Chen ( and Martin Edin Grimheden (