The course will provide an introduction to the mechanical engineering program and a basis for the later courses in the program. This is achieved by learning the basics of technical drawing, 3D modeling and using equipment in the institute's laboratories and mechanical workshop.
Course description for study year 2024-2025. Please note that changes may occur.
The course aims to give the student an introduction to mechanical engineering and a foundation for the later courses in the study. This is achieved by learning basic technical drawing, 3D modeling, and using equipment in the department's laboratories and mechanical workshops. Through exercises and project work, the student will become familiar with the engineering profession in collaboration with other students.
The course consists of four modules:
Drawing; introduction to technical drawing and 3D modeling
Measurement techniques; introduction to tolerances and use of measuring equipment
Materials; introduction to material technology
Mechanical workshop; introduction to production techniques such as welding, turning, milling, and additive manufacturing.
HSE regulations for the lab
Fundamentals in geometric description of machine parts
Knowledge about structure and microstructure of materials
Have a basic understanding of machining deviations and tolerances, as well as relevant standards
Make simple technical drawings and make 3D models in a relevant 3D modelling software
Create simple machine parts through production techniques such as welding, milling, turning, and 3D printing.
Use measurement equipment in the lab
Plan and perform a work in collaboration with other students
Able to interpret and analyse measurement results
Required prerequisite knowledge
Form of assessment
Passed / Not Passed
The report is conducted in groups. No re-sit opportunities are offered for the report. Students who do not pass the report can retake it the next time the course is held.
Work requirement 1, Work requirement 2, Work requirement 3
3 compulsory assignments is to be conducted in groups.
There must be an early dialogue between the course coordinator, the student representative and the students. The purpose is feedback from the students for changes and adjustments in the course for the current semester.In addition, a digital course evaluation must be carried out at least every three years. Its purpose is to gather the students experiences with the course.