TPD4123 - Mechatronics for Designers


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Work
Grade: Letters

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
work 100/100 1 semesters ALLE

Course content

A project where students design and prototype a mechatronic system is central in the course. Lectures is given on the following topics: Mehcatronics and it´s relevance in products. Development of technical system concepts. Electronics and pneumatics.

The course builds on the programming of the Arduino from TDT4262 Prototyping Interactive Media.

Learning outcome

Knowledge: Basic understanding of mechatronic systems' characteristics: a synergistic combination of mechanical engineering, electronics and electronic control.

Skills: Development of technical concepts. Experience with building a working prototype involving electrical engineering, electronic control, pneumatics, and mechanics.

General competence: System thinking in the design of products.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures, exercises, project and an oral presentation of the result.
There will be initial exercises that has to be done.
The main project consists of one group assignments. A verbal presentation of the results is included in the project assignments.

Further on evaluation

For a re-take of an examination, all assessments during the course must be re-taken.

Specific conditions

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Industrial Design Engineering (MTDESIG)

Required previous knowledge

The course is limited to students in Industrial Design Engineering program, specialization in Product design. Students with specialization in Interaction Design or other relevant backgrounds can apply to take the course. It is assumed that students can program Arduino and use SolidWorks or equivalent modeling program.

Course materials

Each student group will have to acquire her own Arduino board.

More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Third-year courses, level III


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2020

No.of lecture hours: 3
Lab hours: 6
No.of specialization hours: 3

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Product Design Engineering - Integrated Product Development
  • Product Design
  • Technological subjects
Contact information
Course coordinator:

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Design



Examination arrangement: Work

Term Status code Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Digital exam Room *
Autumn ORD work 100/100 ALLE
Room Building Number of candidates
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date. If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.

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