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* Retrieved from Course syllabus ML1302 (Autumn 2012–)

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

  • Solid modelling in 3D CAD software
  • 3D CAD assembly
  • Produce drawings
  • Technical drawing
  • Background and introduction to programming
  • Data types, variables, references
  • Operators
  • Sequence, selection, repetition
  • Single-and multi-dimensional arrays
  • Functions, modular programming
  • Problem analysis, restructuring, debugging and testing
  • Text handling
  • File Management

Intended learning outcomes

The first goal of the course is to give students a basic introduction to the use of computer tools for design and product development. The second goal of the course is to provide a basic knowledge of a modern programming language.

After completing the course the students will be able to:

  • Use a 3D CAD system to build and modify simple digital solid models
  • Based on solid models build and modify digital assemblies
  • Create drawings from solid models and assemblies
  • Read and interpret simple 2D-drawings
  • Formulate simple algorithms for the given problems and upload them to the program
  • Using a development environment to write, execute and debug a program.
  • Introduce and use data types and variables, including composite, for storing data
  • addresses and variable value
  • Be able to perform simple software design i.e. break down the problem into sub-problems, implement, and test by function, step by step, with the selection of appropriate test data
  • Using external files for data storage

Course Disposition

  • lectures
  • computer labs
  • written test

Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

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Recommended prerequisites

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  • Per Jönsson, MATLAB-beräkningar inom teknik och naturvetenskap, Studentlitteratur
  • Peter Hallberg, Introduktion till ett CAD-verktyg, upplagan som kommer 2013, Monomoon förlag

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


    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.

    Other requirements for final grade

    Approved computer labs (4,5 hp)
    Approved CAD assignments (5 hp)
    Approved written test (1,5 hp)

    The final grade is based on criteria for the constituent elements which are announced at the start of the course.

    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 ML1302

    Offered by

    ITM/Sustainable Production Development

    Main field of study


    Education cycle

    First cycle

    Add-on studies

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