Course syllabus

Computer Aided Design/Computer Aided Manufacturing

MMTF25, 7,5 credits, G2 (First Cycle)

Valid for: 2019/20
Decided by: PLED M
Date of Decision: 2019-03-27

General Information

Main field: Technology.
Compulsory for: MD1
Elective Compulsory for: M3
Elective for: BME4, I4-pr, MPRR1
Language of instruction: The course will be given in English on demand


Today, both small and large industrial companies are facing strong global competition leading to the need to continually improve and streamline both its manufacturing and product development processes. Large companies are often global and require IT systems to effectively store, manage and visualize products and documents in global business environments. Smaller companies are often dependent on effective partnerships with suppliers in particular as regards the exchange of product data. The need to reduce product development lead times in order to more quickly bring products to market and to be flexible for customized solutions require an integrated IT support. The purpose of this course is to give students a broad overview of the components of this integrated IT support, and provide students with skills in different areas of application available in a modern 3D modeling software tool for product development.

Learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

Competences and skills
For a passing grade the student must

Judgement and approach
For a passing grade the student must


The theoretical part of the course deals with the different components and functions within the sub-areas computer aided design CAD, computer aided manufacturing CAM and computer aided engineering CAE. The content embodies basic CAD and CAM techniques, generating and manipulating assemblies,advanced solid modelling tools, transformations, projections, rendering, visualization, rapid prototyping, product data management (PDM) and product lifecycle management (PLM).

During the practical part of the course the student work independently with hand-in exercises that are solved with the commercial software Creo Parametric. The practical work involves working with various modules in Creo Parametric and include surface and solid modelling, assembling parts into a product, making drawings, simulation of movement and performing an animation, sheet metal forming and process planning for manufacturing. The process planning work is emanating in NC code for a multi operations machine used to manufacture the modelled part.

Examination details

Grading scale: TH - (U,3,4,5) - (Fail, Three, Four, Five)
Assessment: Continuous assessment during the line of the course consisting of hand-in exercises, guest lectures and student teaching. At the end of the course there is a compulsory computer modelling test. If a student doesn´t pass the computer modelling test a new opportunity is given directly after the first occasion.

The examiner, in consultation with Disability Support Services, may deviate from the regular form of examination in order to provide a permanently disabled student with a form of examination equivalent to that of a student without a disability.


Required prior knowledge: MMK010/MMKA25 Manual and Computer Aided Drafting in Mechanical Engineering, FMAA01/FMAA05 Calculus in one Variable.
The number of participants is limited to: 90
Selection: Completed university credits within the programme. Priority is given to students enrolled on programmes that include the course in their curriculum. Admission guaranteed for students in the programme Mechanical Engineering with Industrial Design for whom the course is mandatory.

Reading list

Contact and other information

Course coordinator: Prof. Carin Andersson,
Teacher: Prof. Jinming Zhou,
Teacher: Univ. adj. Hans Walter,
Course homepage:
Further information: The student needs a computer identity to be able to work with the computer software used for the compulsory assignments.