Kinematic and dynamic models, necessary to describe motion of mechanical systems, are covered in depth. Engineering mathematics is applied in depth, and is interspersed with theory, laboratory work, seminar, as well as a small project. Methods and models are illustrated in simulations and experiments.
The course is divided into four parts: 1. Theory, 3.5 ECTS. This part aims to broaden the knowledge and significantly enhance know-how in robotics and mathematical modeling of mechanical systems. 2. Labs, 2.0 ECTS. This part includes a number of exercises which aim to implement, apply, reflect upon, and interpret results and data. It is based on knowledge and methods presented in theory part of the course. 3. Seminar, 0.5 ECTS. This part consists of a number of seminars, and to orally and in writing present solutions to selected problems related to modeling in robotics. 4. Project, 1.5 ECTS. This part consists of planning, implementing, study, and to evaluate a project carried out on a mechanical system equipped with sensors. The student is also trained in the ability to critically evaluate their own and others' work, for example through assessment matrices. The student will also critically evaluate robotics and automation solutions from a social and ethical perspective.
For admission at least two years full-time university studies are required, including 30 ECTS in Mathematics containing Linear Algebra and Differential equations, 7.5 ECTS in Programming, and Linear Control Systems, 7.5 ECTS, or equivalent. Proficiency in English equivalent to Swedish upper Secondary course English A/5. Where the language of instruction is Swedish, applicants must prove proficiency in Swedish to the level required for basic eligibility for higher studies.
Applicants in some programs at Umeå University have guaranteed admission to this course. The number of places for a single course may therefore be limited.
Application deadline was
16 October 2017.
Please note: This application round is intended only for applicants within the EU/EEA and Switzerland.
Online application service is in Swedish.
Notification of admission will be sent in mid-November.
Contact the department for more information.
Application and Tuition fees
As a citizen of a country outside the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland, you are required to pay application and tuition fees for studies at Umeå University.