Syllabus academic year 2007/2008

Higher education credits: 7,5. Grading scale: TH. Level: A (Second level). Language of instruction: The course will be given in English on demand. Optional for: E4ra, M4, M4me. Course coordinator: Gunnar Lindstedt,, och Bengt Simonsson,, Inst f ind elektrotekn o aut. Prerequisites: EIE070 Mechatronics. Assessment: Approved project presentation and written report. Home page:

The course aims at giving the student knowledge, skills and experience from taking part in an industrially based mechatronic development project, which is conducted up to a working prototype. It is essential that the work is done in a team with competences from various fields.

The course Mechatronics, advanced course, is given in close cooperation with the course Product Development Project (MMK101), also with an outstanding industrial connection. Some of the projects in the latter course are demanding the mechatronic competence that the students in Mechatronics, advanced course, can give.

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

Skills and abilities
For a passing grade the student must

Judgement and approach
For a passing grade the student must

The project is done during two study periods, for some students in cooperation with students in the project development course MMK101. The course participants should develop the mechatronic parts of those projects or other purely mechatronic products.

The development process starts with extensive information search, brain storming, and evaluation, activities which often encompass 30-40% of the total work load. Then follows selection of concept, constructive design of the product idea, ordering of material, building, testing, and adjustments.

The course concludes with the official presentation of the designed products, where representatives from industry, course leaders, and the press take part.

Bradley D, Seward D, Dawson D, Burge S: Mechatronics and the design of intelligent machines and systems, Stanley and Thornes, 2000. ISBN 0-7487-5443-1. (The same book as for the course EIE070 Mechatronics)