MF2104 Mechatronic in Product Design 6.0 credits

Mekatronik i produktdesign

  • Education cycle

    Second cycle
  • Main field of study

    Mechanical Engineering
  • Grading scale

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

Course offerings

Autumn 19 for programme students

Autumn 18 for programme students

Intended learning outcomes

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

  • create programmes for embedded systems
  • design and build mechatronic prototypes
  • explain the architecture and functions of microcomputers
  • explain the difference between real-time programming and non-time-critical programming
  • explain what is required for mechatronic product realisation

Course main content

New and improved functions are achieved by combining mechanical design, control engineering, programming and embedded control systems. Based on the students' previous knowledge in physical prototypes, CAD, mechanics and electrical engineering, the course will give a basic knowledge in mechatronics. The main part of the course acts to train your skills in using mechatronic tools to build prototypes with some intelligence. To be able to produce physical mechatronic prototypes, modern prototyping machines will be used, such as 3D printers, laser engraving machines, prototype milling machines, water jets, vacuum forming machines and manual tools. A large part of the course is related to a project task, where the students make mechatronic physical prototypes in groups.

The laboratory sessions are intended for programming of embedded systems.


Degree of Bachelor in mechanical engineering or the equivalent.

MF1016 Electrical engineering or the equivalent.

Earlier experience of prototyping machines such as 3D printers, prototype milling machines, laser engraving equipment etc

CAD knowledge.


Will be announced four weeks before the start of the course.


  • LAB2 - Laboration, 1.0, grading scale: P, F
  • PRO2 - Project, 2.5, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
  • TEN1 - Wrotten examination, 2.5, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

Course grading is based on weighted grades of the examination (TEN1) and the project (PRO1).

Offered by

ITM/Machine Design


Jan Wikander <>


Course syllabus valid from: Autumn 2018.
Examination information valid from: Autumn 2018.