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Hydraulics 7.5 credits

First cycle, M0013T
Course syllabus valid: Spring 2020 Sp 3 - Present
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Education level
First cycle
Grade scale
G U 3 4 5
Machine Elements
Subject group (SCB)
Mechanical Engineering

Entry requirements

In order to meet the general entry requirements for first cycle studies you must have successfully completed upper secondary education and documented skills in English language and Machine Elements and Hydromechanics

More information about English language requirements


The selection is based on 1-165 credits.

Course Aim

At the end of the course you will be able to

  • Use hydraulic symbols to facilitate the drawing of hydraulic circuits
  • Categorize, explain and discuss the function of a hydraulic pump, motor, directional, flow and pressure valves
  • Design and explain the control function of a hydraulic system
  • Formulate and evaluate requirement specifications


The course contents covers

  • Components as pump, motors, cylinders, valves etc. ordinary parts in hydraulic transmissions. Hydraulic fluids.
  • Design of hydraulic systems
  • Calculation of pressures, flow rates and power efficiencies.
  • Analysis of performance of hydraulic components and systems.


Lectures and group work with laboratory experiments


Written examination and exercises with differential grades.

Anders Pettersson

Transition terms
The course M0013T is equal to MTM151

Literature. Valid from Spring 2020 Sp 3
Basic Fluid Power Components and Systems, Karl-Erik Rydberg, Liselott Ericson ISBN: 9789177735489

Course offered by
Department of Engineering Sciences and Mathematics

CodeDescriptionGrade scaleCrStatusFrom periodTitle
0004Laboratory workU G#2.00MandatoryA17
0005Project workU G#1.50MandatoryA17
0006Written examG U 3 4 54.00MandatoryA17

Study guidance
Study guidance for the course is to be found in our learning platform Canvas before the course starts. Students applying for single subject courses get more information in the Welcome letter. You will find the learning platform via My LTU.

Syllabus established
The syllabus was established by the Department of Applied Physics and Mechanical Engineering 2007-02-28, and remains valid from autumn 2007.

Last revised
by Niklas Lehto 05 Nov 2019