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ML1206 Machine Components 10.5 credits

Products and technical systems typically consist of standardized components. This course applies mechanics and solid mechanics to analyze these machine components and construct simple mechanical systems. The course provides a foundation for designing and choosing appropriate components in different situations.

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Headings with content from the Course syllabus ML1206 (Autumn 2022–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

  • Commonly used machine components: Springs, joints, brakes, bearings, clutches, gears, axles and rotors
  • Decomposition and modelling of function

Intended learning outcomes

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

  • identify and describe the aim and function of commonly used machine components
  • analyse and simulate selected machine components from a system perspective
  • systematically structure, solve, report and discuss technical problems
  • carry out systematic problem-solving and presentation of solutions
  • give and take constructive criticism on the implementation and result of a project

Course disposition

The implementation of the course:

  • The students are expected to work actively and independently with the course material
  • Lectures and exercises are offered as support for the students' knowledge acquisition and development of skills
  • A project work is carried out in groups during the course

Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

Completed courses ML1110, ML1101 and ML1209

Passed module TENA in ML1200

Recommended prerequisites

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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 - Assignment, 2.5 credits, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
  • PRO1 - Project work, 4.0 credits, grading scale: P, F
  • TEN1 - 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 web

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Offered by

ITM/Sustainable Production Development

Main field of study


Education cycle

First cycle

Add-on studies

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