Machine Elements, 6 credits (TMKT39)

Maskinelement, 6 hp

Main field of study

Mechanical Engineering


First cycle

Course type

Programme course


Mikael Axin

Director of studies or equivalent

Peter Hallberg
Course offered for Semester Period Timetable module Language Campus VOF
6CDPU Design and Product Development 5 (Autumn 2017) 2 2 Swedish Linköping o
6CMMM Mechanical Engineering, M Sc in Engineering 5 (Autumn 2017) 2 2 Swedish Linköping o

Main field of study

Mechanical Engineering

Course level

First cycle

Advancement level


Course offered for

  • 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.


Mathematics, mechanics and solid mechanics

Intended learning outcomes

This course gives a general description of design, function and use of machine elements. After the course the student shuold be able to:

  • describe the function of the most common machine elements.
  • analyze the function of different machine elements use in mechanical designs.
  • design and dimension machine elements in mechanical systems.
  • compare and evaluate the suitability of fastning and transmission elements in mechanical systems.
  • discuss the plausibility of the results.

Course content

Fastening elements ( bolts, rivets, springs, shaft connections) and
Transmission elements ( gears, couplings, brakes, belt drives).

Teaching and working methods

The basic content is given in lectures, and in supervised exercises. In a laboratory exercise the practical build-up of some elements is demonstrated.


LAB2Laboratory workU, G0.5 credits
TEN2Written examinationU, 3, 4, 55.5 credits


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


Institutionen för ekonomisk och industriell utveckling

Director of Studies or equivalent

Peter Hallberg


Mikael Axin

Course website and other links

Education components

Preliminär schemalagd tid: 50 h
Rekommenderad självstudietid: 110 h

Course literature

Kompletterande litteratur

Karl-Olof Olsson, (2006) Maskinelement

Additional literature


Karl-Olof Olsson, (2006) Maskinelement


LAB2 Laboratory work U, G 0.5 credits
TEN2 Written examination U, 3, 4, 5 5.5 credits

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