Engineering Systems Design, 6 credits (TMHP03)

Tekniska system, 6 hp

Main field of study

Mechanical Engineering


Second cycle

Course type

Programme course


Petter Krus

Director of studies or equivalent

Peter Hallberg
Course offered for Semester Period Timetable module Language Campus VOF
6MAER Aeronautical Engineering, Master's Programme 1 (Autumn 2017) 2 4 English Linköping o
6CDPU Design and Product Development (Product Development - Engineering Design and manufacturing) 7 (Autumn 2017) 2 4 Swedish Linköping v
6CDPU Design and Product Development 7 (Autumn 2017) 2 4 English Linköping v
6CMMM Mechanical Engineering, M Sc in Engineering 7 (Autumn 2017) 2 4 English Linköping v
6CMMM Mechanical Engineering, M Sc in Engineering (Aeronautical Engineering) 7 (Autumn 2017) 2 4 English Linköping o
6CMMM Mechanical Engineering, M Sc in Engineering (Engineering Design and Product Development) 7 (Autumn 2017) 2 4 English Linköping v

Main field of study

Mechanical Engineering

Course level

Second cycle

Advancement level


Course offered for

  • Aeronautical Engineering, Master's Programme
  • Design and Product Development
  • Mechanical Engineering, M Sc in Engineering

Entry requirements

Note: Admission requirements for non-programme students usually also include admission requirements for the programme and threshold requirements for progression within the programme, or corresponding.


Three years of studies in mechanical engineering

Intended learning outcomes

The course is aimed at tools and methods for systems engineering and design. The course should give an ability to use different methods for engineering design later in projects with industrial applications. After the coruse the student should be able to:

  • Understand the dynamics of innovation
  • Formulate requrement specifications
  • Apply methods for functional decomposition, requirements management, and concept generation
  • Apply morphological matrix for concept selection
  • Generate models based on statistical data regarding relations between different system/component charateristics
  • Produce sensitivity analysis of a system and be able to draw conclusions regarding robusteness and the degree of coupling.
  • Apply "falure mode analysis" FMEA, and "fault tree analysism, FTA.

Course content

The lectures deals with systematic design tools, including requirement specification, problem formulation, functional analysis, koncept generation, configuration methodolog, morphological matrices, axiomatic design, design structure matrix (DSM), QFD, sensitivity analysis, robustness, statistical methods of existing products to find initial relations for dimmensioning, estimation of power, force, torque and weight, and volume. In addition, methods for system safety such as "faliure mode effect analysis", FMEA, and "fault tree analysis" FTA are dealt with.

Teaching and working methods

Lectures and group exercises


TEN1Written examinationU, 3, 4, 54 credits
UPG1ExercisesU, 3, 4, 52 credits


Four-grade scale, LiU, U, 3, 4, 5


Institutionen för ekonomisk och industriell utveckling

Director of Studies or equivalent

Peter Hallberg


Petter Krus

Course website and other links

Education components

Preliminary scheduled hours: 48 h
Recommended self-study hours: 112 h

Course literature

Additional literature

P Krus, Design Analysis and Synthesis

Additional literature


P Krus, Design Analysis and Synthesis
TEN1 Written examination U, 3, 4, 5 4 credits
UPG1 Exercises U, 3, 4, 5 2 credits

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