Syllabus academic year 2011/2012
(Created 2011-09-01.)
Credits: 10. Grading scale: UG. Cycle: A (Second Cycle). Main field: Technology. Language of instruction: The course might be given in English. EIEN01 overlaps following cours/es: EIE075. Optional for: D4, E4, E4ra, M4me, MD4. Course coordinator: Associate Professor Gunnar Lindstedt,, and Assistant Lecturer Bengt Simonsson,, Industrial Electrical Engineering and Automation. Recommended prerequisits: EIEF01Applied 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. The principal design of the product has been formed in the course EIEF01 Applied Mechatronics. It is essential that the work is done in a team with competences from various fields.

The course Mechatronics, Industrial Product Design is given in close cooperation with the course MKK101 Product Development Project, also with an outstanding industrial connection. Some of the projects in the latter course are demanding the mechatronic competence that the students in Mechatronics, Industrial Product Design can give.

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

be able to

Skills and abilities
For a passing grade the student must

be able to

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. This has been done in the course EIEF01 Applied Mechatronics. Then follows in this course selection of concept, constructive design of the product idea, ordering of components, 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.)