TPK4560 - Robotics and Automation, Specialization Project


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Work
Grade: Letters

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

Course content

Industrial robotics with a focus on applications within production.

This includes kinematics and programming of industrial robots, robotic welding, robotic assembly, and other industrial applications. Computer vision for use in robotic systems is an important area.

Industrial computer systems for the implementation of robotic manufacturing systems, Industry 4.0, subsea control systems, and mechatronics.

Automation for offshore applications with a focus on top-side automation for drilling platforms and control systems for subsea production systems for oil and gas.

Learning outcome


Knowledge of robotics, included kinematics, geometry, programming, sensor technology, and computer vision.


Develop and implement robotic systems, included programming and implementation of computer systems, sensor systems, and computer vision. Offline programming of robotic systems. Modeling, simulation, and design of control systems for offshore applications.


Competence in computer systems and robotic systems in production and automation systems for offshore applications.

Learning methods and activities

Independent project work with guidance and advice. The guidance and advice are in English when students who do not speak Norwegian take the course.

Further on evaluation

Information about writing and submitting your project can be found on NTNU's website under your department. If the project is performed as group work, the students and supervisor shall make an agreement (preferably at start-up) about individual or joint assessment of the final project report. The project has to be submitted in NTNU's examination system Inspera Assessment.

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

More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  15.0 SP
Study level: Second degree level


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2021

Language of instruction: English, Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Off-Shore Technology
  • Production Engineering - Automation
  • Production Engineering
  • Production and Quality Engineering - Manufacturing Systems
  • Machine Design
  • Technological subjects
Contact information
Course coordinator: Lecturer(s):

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering


Examination arrangement: Work

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Digital exam Room *
Autumn ORD Work 100/100 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.

For more information regarding registration for examination and examination procedures, see "Innsida - Exams"

More on examinations at NTNU