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Mechanical Engineering, Introduction Course 7.5 credits

Maskinteknik, introduktionskurs
First cycle, W0025T
Course syllabus valid: Autumn 2020 Sp 1 - Present
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Education level
First cycle
Grade scale
U G#
Mechanical Engineering
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

More information about English language requirements


The selection is based on final school grades or Swedish Scholastic Aptitude Test.

Course Aim

  1. Knowledge and understanding

      The student should:

  • Exercises in working and thinking about an engineering approach
  • Understand the basics of using solid-based 3D CAD for design.

 2.  Skills and abilities

     After completion of the course, the student will pass the course with an approved result:

  • be able to write technical reports according to given instructions
  • know the basics of 3d sketching and formal rules of practice
  • understand the basics of mechanical detail constructions and link mechanisms
  • design simple mechanical constructions
  • design easier four-bar mechanisms
  • be able, in groups, to plan, implement and present final results in simpler engineering projects
  • be able to model simple mechanical constructions in 3D CAD

 3.  Valuation and approach

  • gain experience in cooperation in smaller groups
  • gain insight into the role of the engineer in society as well as ethical aspects of engineering work
  • have exercised their ability in engineering thinking 


The fundamentals of mechanical constructions and four-bar mechanisms. Project work in projects related to mechanical problems. Basic drawing technique, drawing rules and drawing production. Project assignment and written and oral presentation.

  • basic solid modeling for components and assemblies
  • construction task. 


Lectures, lessons and exercises, project work. Lectures / lessons include reviews of important theoretical sections. The project will give the opportunity to work with problem solving. The teaching consists of lectures, computer exercises, and a design assignment. The course includes information search. 


 Written presentation of assignments and project work. Oral presentation of project work. 

Sven Berg

Literature. Valid from Autumn 2020 Sp 1 (May change until 10 weeks before course start)
Analys av mekanismer och mekaniska detaljkonstruktioner, E. Kassfeldt
Ritteknik Maskinteknik, Karl Taavola, ISBN-13: 978-91-88816-24-5

Course offered by
Department of Engineering Sciences and Mathematics

CodeDescriptionGrade scaleHPStatusFrom periodTitle
0001Project workU G#4.50MandatoryA20
0002Assignment reportU G#3.00MandatoryA20

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

Last revised
by Niklas Lehto 14 Feb 2020