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Syllabus for

Academic year
TIF270 - Sport technology
Syllabus adopted 2016-02-18 by Head of Programme (or corresponding)
Owner: MPAPP
7,5 Credits
Grading: TH - Five, Four, Three, Fail
Education cycle: Second-cycle
Major subject: Engineering Physics
Department: 16 - PHYSICS

Teaching language: English
Open for exchange students
Block schedule: D

Course module   Credit distribution   Examination dates
Sp1 Sp2 Sp3 Sp4 Summer course No Sp
0113 Written and oral assignments 7,5 c Grading: TH   7,5 c    

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Docent  Magnus Karlsteen


In order to be eligible for a second cycle course the applicant needs to fulfil the general and specific entry requirements of the programme that owns the course. (If the second cycle course is owned by a first cycle programme, second cycle entry requirements apply.)
Exemption from the eligibility requirement: Applicants enrolled in a programme at Chalmers where the course is included in the study programme are exempted from fulfilling these requirements.

Course specific prerequisites

Basic undergraduate mathematics, computing and numerical analysis


To train students to transfer and apply engineering knowledge to everyday issues. This course target at issues in sport such as body movement measurement and analysis.
To train the student to find engineering solutions to issues in sport.
To train students to communicate engineering way of thinking and science knowledge to people without engineering background.
The student will be able to analyze, develop solutions and evaluate the implementation of the proposed solution.

Learning outcomes (after completion of the course the student should be able to)

The course will train the students how to transfer knowledge into practical solutions and give them insight on the complexity of the development and introduction of products in areas where engineering knowledge has been limited introduced. Based on real-life scenarios from sports activities a picture of sporting issues and how coaches and athletes work will be obtained. We highlight technologies that are available and how they are used and may by the insight into technologies that are available and from what in an engineering perspective is possible to give suggestion to new technologies and development of existing technologies. From this, projects will be created and performed with the aim to solve issues in sport with engineering knowledge. The course also aims to provide participants with knowledge in the development and introduction of new technology
Utilize theoretical and practical knowledge of engineering education on issues in sports.
Using mathematical techniques to analyze body motion.
Communicate technology to people without technology education.
To create solutions that take the recipients, sports club/organization, financial and associated limitations in regard
To provide suggestions for solutions with high technological precision
To link the knowledge from previous courses to new issues and applications.
Working with ethical issues that exist within the project
Read and critically review publications in the field


Communication: to communicate with non-engineers
Innovation process: perspective on the receiver; What is and what create the need of the innovation?
Reflective review of publications in the project area; to understand publications that lack scientific evidence.
Project implementation; To develop and evaluate a product
Study visit; movement analysis lab, idrottshögskolan Göteborg


The course consists of lectures, field trips and project work


A number of articles to be read each week (mostly in English)


Home exam, project report and presentation

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