Course syllabus

Tillämpad mekatronik
Applied Mechatronics

EIEN45, 10 credits, A (Second Cycle)

Valid for: 2022/23
Faculty: Faculty of Engineering, LTH
Decided by: PLED E
Date of Decision: 2022-04-05

General Information

Main field: Technology.
Elective for: BME4, D4-is, D4-hs, E4-ra, F4, M4-me, MD4
Language of instruction: The course will be given in English on demand


The development of the products of today and tomorrow is more and more often demanding an optimised combination of electromechanical solutions and embedded systems (integrated electronics and software). The aim of the course is that the student should use the knowledge and skills achieved from earlier courses and independently seek and find solutions for complex mechatronic assignments. The course has two parts. The first one is the development of a concept with technical specifications that solves a real problem in industry (the concept will be implemented into a working industrial prototype in another optional course). The “concept” project group is composed by at least one E-student and at least one M-student to form a mechatronic team with various competences. The other part of the course is an individual assignment to construct a complete mechatronic system for the PC control of a DC motor, including computer communication, electronic design also on the circuit board, microprocessor programming, sensor technology, and automatic control strategies. The system is built in a lab open 24/7, where cooperation is encouraged but still the final examination is individual.

The course is aiming at giving

Learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

Competences and skills
For a passing grade the student must

be able to


Judgement and approach
For a passing grade the student must


Introduction to the prerequisites of the participants from other engineering programmes than one's own, e.g. real time programming and product design methodology, followed by deeper theory of: Product development and design methodology. Practical automatic control. Analogue electronics. Simulation of electronics and mechanics. Debugging. EMC, protection and security. Environmentally friendly electronic prototype development. Microprocessors and programming of embedded systems. Interface to PC. Device drivers. Computer communication. Sensors. Actuators. Electromechanical energy conversion. Mechanical prototype development. Search/interpretation of technical documentation.

Examination details

Grading scale: UG - (U,G) - (Fail, Pass)
Assessment: Examination is done in two steps, for a project group of students and indiviually: For the project group examination, the approved assignments, an approved written report and an approved oral presentation of the industrial concept evaluation are needed, For the individual examination, the student shall explain and run her/his selfmade mechatronic system, the teacher will then introduce a number of faults which need to be detected and repaired by the student for approval. Both examinations should be approved to get the grade G.

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.

Code: 1901. Name: Concept Development.
Credits: 5. Grading scale: UG. Assessment: Approved report on concept development gives the grade G.
Code: 1902. Name: Project Work.
Credits: 5. Grading scale: UG. Assessment: Approved practical project work gives the grade G.


Assumed prior knowledge: Approved first course in programming and electronics/electrical engineering.
The number of participants is limited to: No
Selection: Credits awarded or credited within the study programme
The course overlaps following course/s: EDA190, EIEN05

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Contact and other information

Course coordinator: Francisco Marquez Fernandez,
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