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TPD4123 - Mechatronics for Designers

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Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Work
Grade: Letters

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Work 100/100 1 semesters A

Course content

A project where students design and prototype a mechatronic system is central in the course.

Lectures is given on the following topics: Mechatronics and its 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 presentation of the result. Coursework includes mandatory exercises followed by a main project performed as a group assignment.

Further on evaluation

The main project consists of one group assignment. A verbal presentation of the results is included in the project assignments.

For a re-take of an examination, all assessments during the course must be re-taken. Re-take of examination can be done in the following semester.

Specific conditions

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

Required previous knowledge

The course is limited to students in the 5 Year Master in Industrial Design specialization in Product design. Students with specialization in Interaction Design or other relevant background 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.

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Facts

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

Coursework

Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2021

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

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

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Design

Examination

Examination arrangement: Work

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD Work 100/100 A

Submission
2021-11-29


16:00

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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