Official course description, subject to change:

Preliminary info last published 15/11-23
Course info
Language:
English
ECTS points:
7.5
Course code:
KSHOMAA1KU
Participants max:
60
Offered to guest students:
yes
Offered to exchange students:
yes
Offered as a single subject:
yes
Price for EU/EEA citizens (Single Subject):
10625 DKK
Programme
Level:
MSc. Master
Programme:
MSc in Computer Science
Staff
Course semester
Semester
Forår 2025
Start
27 January 2025
End
30 May 2025
Exam
Exam type
ordinær
Internal/External
ekstern censur
Grade Scale
7-trinsskala
Exam Language
GB
Abstract
The course is a hands-on introduction to the tools that are necessary to design and develop physical artefacts.
Description

This course is the first course of the Robotics specialisation. 

The course will give an overview of the most important manufacturing methods like 3D printing, NC milling, laser cutting or moulding. In addition, we will explain how to design simple electric circuits to handle sensors and actuators and how to design printed circuit boards. These techniques will allow students to design physical prototypes on their own at the end of the course. 

The topics for each lecture could be: 

  • Lecture 1: The design process, 3D modelling and assemblies 
  • Lecture 2: 3D printing 
  • Lecture 3: Laser, water jet and plasma cutting and basic techniques (drilling, sawing, tapping, etc. ) 
  • Lecture 4: Machine elements (bearings, gears, belts, fasteners, etc.) and mechanisms 
  • Lecture 5: Electronics, sensors and actuators 
  • Lecture 6: Microcontroller programming and advanced sensors and actuators 
  • Lecture 7: PCB design 
  • Lecture 8: Milling and turning 
  • Lecture 9: Moulding


Formal prerequisites

There are no formal prerequisites for this course. A completed course on programming such as "Introductory Programming" will be helpful but is not mandatory.

It is recommended to have taken the IxD Workshop Courses (Laser license and 3D printing license) https://ixdlab.itu.dk/courses/. These courses will allow you to use the IxD and REAL workshops during the course. However, we will run special courses for the students who did not take them.


Intended learning outcomes

After the course, the student should be able to:

  • analyse and compare the main manufacturing methods
  • model 3D parts and assemblies using Computer Aided Design (CAD) Software at beginner level
  • select the best manufacturing process for a component
  • design simple electronic systems and circuit boards
  • use different manufacturing tools to produce parts
  • prototype complete, but simple mechatronic systems
Ordinary exam
Exam type:
D: Submission of written work with following oral, External (7-point scale)
Exam variation:
D2G: Submission for groups with following oral exam supplemented by the submission. Shared responsibility for the report.