TPK4125 - Mechatronics


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: School exam
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
School exam 100/100 4 hours C

Course content

Electrical circuits and components. Digital circuits, digital numbers. Sampling and quantization. Analog-to-digital and digital-to-analog conversion. Sensors and actuators. Electric motors. Programming of microcontrollers and interfacing for typical peripherals. Basic control-theory.

Learning outcome

The course shall give knowledge about:

  • Simple electrical circuits and electrical components.
  • Basic digital technology and digital signals.
  • Architecture, programming and interfaces for microcontrollers.
  • Simple feed-back controllers such as PID.

The course shall develop skills in:

  • Solve for current and voltage in simple electical circuits.
  • Progamming of microcontrollers.
  • Simple feed-back control.
  • Plan and build simple mechatronic systems.
  • Make informed choices of components, mechanisms, and control algorithms.

The course shall give general competence in:

  • Development of mechatronic systems.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures, exercises and laboratory tasks, both individual and group tasks.

Compulsory assignments

  • Assignments and lab

Further on evaluation

80% of assignments must be accepted in order to be given the right to take the exam.

Mandatory work from the previous semester can be accepted by the Department by re-take of an examination if there haven't been any significant changes later. By a re-take of an examination all assessments during the course, that counts in the final grade, have to be re-taken.

If there is a re-sit examination, the examination form may be changed from written to oral.

Course materials

To be announced at the start of the course.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
SIO3030 3.7
TFE4101 2.5 AUTUMN 2017
TTT4203 2.5 AUTUMN 2020
TTK4101 2.0 AUTUMN 2022
ELEG1001 2.5 AUTUMN 2023
ELEA1001 2.5 AUTUMN 2023
ELET1001 2.5 AUTUMN 2023
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Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Third-year courses, level III


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2025

Language of instruction: -

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Computer and Information Science
  • Manufacturing Systems
  • Production and Quality Engineering - Information Technology
  • Production and Quality Engineering - Manufacturing Systems
  • Technological subjects
Contact information
Course coordinator: Lecturer(s):

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering


Examination arrangement: School exam

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Spring ORD School exam 100/100 C INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
Summer UTS School exam 100/100 C INSPERA
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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