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Departments' graduate courses for PhD-students.

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  Study programme, year:  1 2 3

Study programme syllabus for
TKAUT - AUTOMATION AND MECHATRONICS ENGINEERING Academic year: 2015/2016
The Study programme syllabus is adopted 2014-02-20 by Dean of Education
 

Entry requirements:
 

General entry requirements:

Grundläggande behörighet för grundnivå

 

Specific entry requirements:

gy11; Matematik 4, Fysik 2, Kemi 1
ELLER
Slutbetyg; Fysik B, Kemi A, Matematik E

 
General organization:
 

Aim:

The MSc program in Automation and Mechatronics is designed to develop the knowledge, skills and attitudes required to lead and participate in the development and design of industrial products, processes and systems for sustainable development. The program provides a good understanding of the field of automation and mechatronics for the purpose of the student after completing the program should be able to design, construct, implement, and control mechatronic products and processes. The program provides a broad and deep understanding of Mechanical, Electrical and Computer Engineering, and how these three areas are linked in a modern world with more and more "smart" products and production systems. The program also provides a good knowledge within entrepreneurship, communication, project management, and sustainable products and production. The program also prepare for work in other areas where analysis and management of complex problems is of importance. Students should also be given good opportunities for the development of personal qualities that contribute to professional integrity and a successful career.

 

Learning outcome:

For Master of Science degree in Automation and Mechatronics the student must within:


1. MATHEMATICS 

1.1. be able to apply mathematics and basic sciences to integrate relations from different application areas and have an insight into the classical physics most basic methods,

1.2. be able to express practical problems in mathematical terms, and be able to identify mathematical problems and then be able to select approaches;

1.3. using mathematical computer tools to analyse, model, simulate and visualize the engineering problems,

1.4. be able to use mathematical statistics to describe the technical and social events,


2. COMPUTER SCIENCE

2.1.  be able to account for computer's structure and function and thereby acquire a theoretical and practical basis for further studies in both computer technology as well as programming technical courses,

2.2.  be able to justify the choice of hardware equipment in the construction of integrated mechatronic system with respect to system requirements, system behaviour and environmental impact of its life span,

2.3.  be able to construct computer programs to control the components of a mechatronic system and exploit knowledge of how the software and hardware are constructed.

2.4.  be able to use abstraction methods for planning, implementing and verifying computer programs,


3.  ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING

3.1.  be able to formulate and analyse mathematical models for linear and nonlinear electrical components and systems and be able to use computer-based tools to analyse and evaluate electrical systems,

3.2.  be able to account for electrical schematics and perform the corresponding connections properly and safely;

3.3. be able to construct electrical and electronic components and systems after specification in at least one area of ​​technology as well as in the construction take into account the commercial terms and the environmental and societal effects,

3.4.  be able to plan and carry out electrical experiments and measurements and critically evaluate their results;


4.  MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

4.1.  able to explain and apply basic mechanical theories and methods in materials and manufacturing technology, mechanics and strength of materials, so that technologically relevant problems related to product and production can be solved,

4.2.  be able to formulate theoretical models to simulate reality as well as assess the reasonableness of the choice of model and the accuracy of the solution and be able to motivate the choice of materials and production   process with respect to material properties, product behaviour and environmental impact throughout the product life

4.3.  able to determine static and dynamic loads on structures aiming at producing sustainable products and be able to create simple CAD models in a virtual world to verify and evaluate solutions

4.4.  be able to analyse, design and select production systems and machining process on efficacy, motivation, safety and working environment as well as be able to compare and ethically evaluate different product suggestions in a holistic perspective,


5.  AUTOMATION AND MECHATRONICS

5.1.  be able to design, construct, implement, and control a mechatronic product taking into account environmental, social and economic aspects of sustainability,

5.2.  be able to integrate knowledge from the basic subjects electrical, mechanical, and computer technology for the development of advanced products and production systems, and thus able to account for mechatronic components, construction,

5.3.  be able to design a production system that takes into account the degree of automation, production rate, manufacturing processes, materials, quality, as well as human-machine interaction;

5.4.  be able to model, simulate and dimension control systems in mechatronic constructions both physical and virtual, 


6.  SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

6.1.  be able to describe definitions and terminology related to sustainable development, including values ​​and political aspirations and be able to describe social and economic consequences of these,

6.2.  be able to understand and use models and assessment tools for sustainable development,

6.3.  be able to from a systems perspective to describe and communicate the complexity that arises when human needs meet environmental constraints,

6.4.  be able to account for and evaluate resource use, energy consumption, losses, ESOD (Emission, Spreading, Transformation, Deposition) and recovery linked to the choice of materials and manufacturing processes, and environmental impact,


7.  WRITTEN AND ORAL COMMUNICATION

7.1.  be able to communicate in writing in proper English and Swedish in the form of technical reports, scientific articles, and popular article, with the structure and content tailored to the target group,

7.2.  be able to communicate verbally in proper English and Swedish in the form of longer lectures, short summary and poster session with the structure and content tailored to the target group,

7.3.  be able to critically review the literature and oral presentations and in speech and writing give constructive feedback,


8.  PROJECT METHODOLOGY AND TEAMWORK

8.1.  be able to lead and participate in the development of new products and production systems with a holistic view of the needs and idea formulation, design and construction to operation and recycling by the engineering methods situation customize a systematic development process,

8.2.  be able to work in a team of multi-disciplinary character and be able to manage people, timing, and economic aspects with respect to various proposed solutions and technical resources,

8.3.  be able to formulate, analyse and solve open problems and find the key milestones,

8.4.  be able to create a team and determine roles, decision-making, to follow up and take necessary steps to reach the goal of a project,

8.5.  be able to define solutions based on an identified need and set goals, and be able to weigh in "customer" of the proposed solution and be able to weigh different solutions against each other,


9.  CRITICAL THINKING

9.1.  be able to work independently with formulating problems as well as independently identify solutions to defined problems;

9.2.  be able to assimilate the technical scientific literature, integrating knowledge in relevant areas, and develop new knowledge,


10.  HUMAN, TECHNOLOGY AND SOCIETY

10.1.  be able to understand their future professional role in a complex society and be able to understand and explain the engineering profession's role and development in a historical perspective

10.2.  be able to understand and account for the interplay between technology and society, especially regarding the ethical aspects of research and development,

10.3.  be able to handle the human aspects of a human-machine systems based on human physical, mental, and social prerequisites, abilities and limitations,

10.4.  be able to in practice translating  knowledge in this area to design effective human-machine systems with high security and good working conditions,


11.  ENTREPRENEURSHIP

11.1.  be able to describe and evaluate a market and the market situation in terms of modes of distribution, customers, competition, product features, and marketing communications,

11.1  be able to account for and predict economic relationships in entrepreneurship,

11.2  be able to construct a product business models value chain in terms of support, warranty, training, and spare parts;

11.3  be able to evaluate and generate market opportunities in economic terms such as price, volume, costs.

 

Extent: 300.0 c

 

Thesis:

Year 3 ends with a bachelor's thesis project that is a project course conducted in groups with individually distinct parts.


A master thesis project of 30 or 60 credits is made at the end of the master program and the engineering program. The Master thesis is performed within the chosen Master's program.

 

Courses valid the academic year 2015/2016:

See study programme

 

Accredited masters the academic year 2015/2016:


Degree of Master of Science in Engineering
MPAME - APPLIED MECHANICS, MSC PROGR
MPAUT - AUTOMOTIVE ENGINEERING, MSC PROGR
MPBME - BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING, MSC PROGR
MPCOM - COMMUNICATION ENGINEERING, MSC PROGR
MPCAS - COMPLEX ADAPTIVE SYSTEMS, MSC PROGR
MPCSN - COMPUTER SYSTEMS AND NETWORKS, MSC PROGR
MPEES - EMBEDDED ELECTRONIC SYSTEM DESIGN, MSC PROGR
MPENM - ENGINEERING MATHEMATICS AND COMPUTATIONAL SCIENCE, MSC PROGR
MPBDP - ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND BUSINESS DESIGN, MSC PROGR
MPTSE - INDUSTRIAL ECOLOGY, MSC PROGR
MPLOL - LEARNING AND LEADERSHIP, MSC PROGR
MPNUE - NUCLEAR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, MSC PROGR
MPPDE - PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT, MSC PROGR
MPPEN - PRODUCTION ENGINEERING, MSC PROGR
MPQOM - QUALITY AND OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT, MSC PROGR
MPSCM - SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT, MSC PROGR
MPEPO - SUSTAINABLE ELECTRIC POWER ENGINEERING AND ELECTROMOBILITY, MSC PROGR
MPSES - SUSTAINABLE ENERGY SYSTEMS, MSC PROGR
MPSYS - SYSTEMS, CONTROL AND MECHATRONICS, MSC PROGR

 
 
Degree:
 Degree requirements:
  Degree of bachelor of science:
Passed courses comprising 180 credits
Degree project 15 credits
Courses (including degree project) within a major main subject 90 credits
Passed courses at Chalmers comprising at least 60 credits
Fulfilled course requirements according to the study programme

See also the system of qualifications

Degree of master of science in engineering, concentration Automation and mechatronics engineering:
Passed courses comprising 300 credits
Passed advanced level courses (including degree project) comprising at least 90 credits
Degree project 30 credits
Courses in mathematics, at least 30 credits
Advanced level courses passed at Chalmers comprising at least 45 credits
Courses in theme Environment 7,5 credits
Courses in theme MTS 7,5 credits
Passed courses at Chalmers comprising at least 90 credits
Fulfilled course requirements according to the study programme
Fulfilled course requirements according to the study programme of an ackredited master programme

See also the system of qualifications
 

Title of degree:

Master of Science in Engineering. The name of the Master's programme and the main field of study are stated in the degree diploma. After the first cycle/undergraduate level, you may apply for the degree Bachelor of Science 180 credits, major subject Automation and Mechatronics Engineering.

 
Other information:
 

Utbildningsplanen gäller för antagna 2012 och senare.


Programmet är utformat enligt den s k Bolognamodellen, vilket innebär att en mellanexamen, teknologie kandidat, avläggs efter tre år. Därefter fördjupas studierna genom att man väljer ett tvåårigt masterprogram som avslutning på sin civilingenjörsutbildning.


Utbildningen är femårig (300 högskolepoäng, hp) och är indelad i två olika faser. De första tre åren består av en sammanhållen utbildning med begränsad valfrihet. Den består av matematik, maskintekniska ämnen, elektroteknik och datorteknik, samt av kurser som integrerar domänkunskaperna till systemperspektiv. Helhetsperspektiv på tekniken innebär också miljö- och samhällsaspekter. I årskurs tre finns möjlighet för att anpassa sin profil för det masterprogram man avser läsa i årskurs 4. Tredje året avslutas med ett kandidatarbete omfattande 15 hp.


Civilingenjörsutbildningen skall innehålla minst 7.5 hp inom området miljö och hållbar utveckling och 7,5 hp inom områdent Människa, teknik och samhälle.


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