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Study programme syllabus for
The Study programme syllabus is adopted 2019-02-08 by Dean of Education and is valid for students starting the programme the academic year 2019/2020

Entry requirements:

General entry requirements:

Basic eligibility


Specific entry requirements:

gy11; Områdesbehörighet A9, Behörighetskurser: Matematik 4, Fysik 2, Kemi 1
Slutbetyg; Fysik B, Kemi A, Matematik D

General organization:


Technological systems are rapidly developing to be more integrated, where mechanics, electronics and automatic functions are working together in the same unit. Vital parts of this development are the skills and knowledge of the mechatronics engineers.
Bachelor of science programme in mechatronics engineering aims to provide broad and application oriented skills in mechatronic and integrated systems from a theoretical, technical, ethical and sustainable perspective, focusing on integration and automation. The programme also provides knowledge in technical communication and project work methods to further enhance the ability of the mechatronics engineer to coordinate and communicate with engineers in all the technology fields of the mechatronics system. Furthermore, the education also prepares for work in other fields where both theoretical analysis and practical and experimental skills in dealing with complex issues are important.


Learning outcome:

1. Knowledge and understanding
An engineer from the Mechatronics programme will have acquired knowledge in mathematics, basic science and basic engineering, to the extent necessary to understand and apply this knowledge in the analysis of mechtronic systems. Central knowledge is to be able to
1.1 explain and apply fundamental concepts and methods in matrix and vector algebra,
1.2 use complex numbers,
1.3 solve linear systems of algebraic equations,
1.4 describe and apply the fundamental concepts and methods of differential and integral calculus, and to solve ordinary differential equations, both analytically and numerically,
1.5 design and analyze electrical circuits containing the most common semiconductor components,
1.6 apply the laws of classical mechanics to determine movements and loads in static and dynamic systems,
1.7 describe the fundamental concepts and laws in strength of materials theory,
1.8 explain and apply the laws of thermodynamics in transformation between different energy forms within a system, especially in relation to sustainable energy usage,
1.9 make basic technical drawings and use a modern CAD program to build simple solid models,
1.10 describe and apply fundamental concepts and methods in digital technology such as number representations, binary arithmetic, Boolean algebra and logical expressions,
1.11 describe the structure of current computer system components, e.g. processors, memories, in / out devices, and how a computer is built up of these components and how these components can in turn be used in conjunction with software in a computer system,
1.12 apply basic software development based on analysis of a described problem, structure a program solution and implement it in programming language C,
1.13 develop programs for and analyze the basis for embedded and distributed real time systems,
1.14 use the Laplace transform and z-transform to solve and simulate simple linear differential and difference equations,
1.15 use Matlab and Simulink to analyze and simulate different types of dynamic systems,
1.16 explain basic automatic control terminology and to model, simulate, and dimension different types of dynamic feedback systems,
1.17 describe the principles behind the most common industrial sensors and drive systems, and to integrate them into a system,
1.18 apply basic knowledge in the selection of materials and discuss how the selection of materials affect a sustainable devolopment,
1.19 analyze and dimension certain types of machine elements with the emphasis on mechanical transmissions.

2. Skills and abilities
An engineer from the Mechatronics programme will be able to lead and participate in the design of new products, processes and systems with a holistic view of needs and idea formulation, construction, and manufacturing for operation and dismantling. This includes the ability to
2.1 from a holistic perspective, apply the basic mechanical engineering, electronic and computer engineering subjects in the analysis of mechatronic systems,
2.2 describe and explain the methods and equipment used in the control and monitoring of processes, machinery and other facilities,
2.3 formulate mathematical models for given technical problems, make simulations and assess the reasonableness of the results,
2.4 operate experimental equipment in the execution of experimental projects,
2.5 explain and use the most common economic concepts and models to analyze the economy of a company and to assess the economic consequences of different decisions,
2.6 compare and evaluate different technical solutions with regard to function, environmental impact, work environment aspects, ethics and economy,
2.7 document and communicate in writing and orally in Swedish and / or English as well as present results with graphs, pictures and simulations in a dialogue with other groups,
2.8 work independently in a group project, function in the group, understand the group dynamics and reflect upon their own abilities and the abilities of others, and lead a group project with regard to planning, implementation, and presentation,
2.9 apply an engineering workflow including ideation and project methodology to solve an open ended and unstructured problem, and handle the uncertainties from this,
2.10 generate several different ways of modelling a technical problem to enable an analysis and systematically select the solution that is best with regard to a set of stipulated criteria,
2.11 collaborate with professional engineers and other professional actors in the field of mechatronics, to carry out industrial development projects.

3. Valuation skills and approach
An engineer from the Mechatronics programme will be able to
3.1 describe and analyze the environmental and energy impacts in a sustainable perspective for individual, enterprise and society, both locally and globally,
3.2 consider the possibilities and limitations of technology digitalization and the consequences from a societal and social perspective,
3.3 explain the main content of the ethical code developed by Sveriges ingenjörer,
3.4 make use of relevant literature and independently formulate and develop new questions.


Extent: 180.0 c



The thesis project is 15 higher education credits, and is conducted individually or in pairs during the last term of year 3. The work is carried out in collaboration with an industrial partner, or in exceptional cases as a development work at Chalmers. The work may be started by students who have passed approved courses of at least 120 higher education credits and are registered as thesis students.


Courses valid the academic year 2019/2020:

See study programme

 Degree requirements:
  Degree of bachelor of science in engineering, concentration Mechatronics engineering:
Passed courses comprising 180 credits
Degree project 15 credits
Courses in mathematics, at least 15 credits
Courses in theme Environment 7,5 credits
Passed courses at Chalmers comprising at least 60 credits
Fulfilled course requirements according to the study programme

See also the Local Qualifications Framework - first and second cycle qualifications

Title of degree:

Bachelor of Science in Engineering. The main field of study, Mechatronics Engineering, is stated in the degree certificate.

Other information:

The mechatronics programme consists of a mechanical engineering and a computer / electrical engineering branch, supplemented by mathematics, communication in Swedish and English, economics, work organization, environmental technology and energy technology.

Educational form
The majority of the courses are based on lectures, exercises and laboratory exercises with a final exam. In several courses, assignments are provided where the student develops solutions, often using computer tools in the form of mathematics programs, simulation programs and software development environments, the results are presented as reports. Three courses of each 7.5 higher education credits are project courses in which project methodological work is applied and the results are also presented both in writing and orally. Integrated into these courses, teaching in technical communication is given in Swedish and English.
There is a possibility for international exchange during the first semester of the third year.

Course literature is in Swedish and English. The literature used is stated in the syllabus of each course.

Permissible substitutions
The course SSY020 - Linear systems can be substituted in the exam by SSY080 - Transforms, signals and systems.
The course TEK725 - Industrial organization and economics can be substituted in the exam by an other course in economics and organization with equivalent content and of 7.5 hec.

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