SwB, course package, 60 credits

In the mechatronics course package, you will study modeling and control of mechatronic systems in general, and get a specialization towards modeling and control of vehicles. The program will give you a good background for working with advanced development of mechatronic systems both in industry and academia.

First semester: September 2015 - December 2015
ESS101 - Modelling and simulation, 7.5 cr
SSY165 - Discrete event systems, 7.5 cr
SSY285 - Linear control system design, 7.5 cr
MMF062 - Vehicle dynamics, 7.5 cr
Second semester: January 2016 - June 2016
SSY155 - Modelling and control of mechatronic systems, 7.5 cr
TME095 - Hybrid vehicles and control, 7.5  cr
SSY190 - Embedded control systems, 7.5 cr
TME102 - Vehicle dynamics, advanced, 7.5 cr

Entry requirements
Minimum 3½ years and preferably 4 years of studies in a BSc degree programme in Brazil.
Undergraduate Profile: Automation and Mechatronics Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Engineering Mathematics or Engineering Physics.
Courses: Automatic control, Electrical circuits, Basic programming, Mathematics (including Linear algebra, Multivariable analysis, Transforms and Statistics), Mechanics (including Statics and Dynamics).

English requirements
The most common and important scores that are accepted for studies at Chalmers are
  • IELTS (academic training), 6.5 (with no part of the test below 5.5)
  • TOEFL (Internet based): 90 (with a minimum of 20 on the written part)
  • TOEFL (paper based): 575 (with a minimum of 4.5 on the written part)

The above tests and test scores are minimum requirements, no exemptions will be granted by Chalmers.
The Institutional TOEFL-test (ITP) score is not valid for academic purposes at Chalmers.

Application (for entry academic year 2015/16)
Credits: 60 cr
Duration: 10 months or 2 semesters
Start of first semester: Early September 2015
End of second semester: Early June 2016
Rate of study: 100% (full-time studies at Chalmers is equivalent to 4 courses or 30 credits per semester)
Instructional time: Daytime
Language of instruction: English
Teaching form: On-campus
Tuition fee: 140 000 SEK
Application period: 
10 February: Application period opens on
20 February: Application deadline
25 February: Deadline for University Admissions to receive documents to complete the electronic admission application (transcript in Portuguese, official translation of transcript in English, copy of English test results)
18 March: Notification of selection results published on your personal profile on
Application instructions in detail (external link on 
Questions regarding application and admission: Chalmers’ Admissions,
Specific questions about course content: Knut Åkesson,
Other questions: Student Exchange,

Published: Fri 23 Nov 2012. Modified: Wed 11 Mar 2015