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A course that give knowledge how a third world development project is operated.

Course offering missing for current semester as well as for previous and coming semesters
* Retrieved from Course syllabus AE1702 (Spring 2010–)

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

The course aims to provide a general overview of the project cycle and its components on the basis of EU Project Cycle Management (PCM) and the concept Logic Framework Approach (LFA) for example:

Project identification, planning and implementation with problem description, feasibility analysis, action plans, cost estimates and project audits.

Project implementation including for example resource mobilization, organization, procurement, recruitment, administration, project management.

Monitoring and evaluation tools, effectiveness, efficiency

The course has a clear focus on aid and the specific requirements of various donors as Sida, World Bank and others are on the process, as well as the various tools used.

Intended learning outcomes

The likelihood that you will continue to work internationally is great and this means that you as an engineer will work in an environment very different from the Swedish. To succeed you must master the technical aspects in addition to the cultural dimensions at work in an international environment. A good basis for a future job abroad, you get by joining the following course.

The course aims to provide a broad overview of the project cycle, from concept through implementation to evaluation, and to highlight the components that are specific to development projects and the various problems that may arise.

After the course the participants will be able to:

Describe the project cycle parts and key concepts in project management.

Apply the LFA-method in the planning and implementation of projects.

Describe, analyse problems and discuss what drives development and the role of development aid.

Identify and apply knowledge which is useful for international work in Sweden and abroad.

Plan, implement and present an independent project (thesis and oral presentation).

Course Disposition

The course is an evening class where external speakers from various agencies, companies and organizations and will share their knowledge and experience. The course is offered on Tuesday evenings between 18:00 to 20:30.

Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

General admission to university studies

Recommended prerequisites

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The literature will be posted on the course website before the course starts. The material consists of information and articles from Sida, EU, UN, World Bank and other organizations as well as material distributed in connection with the lectures.

Examination and completion

If the course is discontinued, students may request to be examined during the following two academic years.

Grading scale

A, B, C, D, E, FX, F


  • ANN1 - Attendance, 1,0 hp, betygsskala: P, F
  • INL1 - Assignment, 2,0 hp, betygsskala: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
  • PRO1 - Project Work, 3,0 hp, betygsskala: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
  • SEM1 - Seminar, 1,5 hp, betygsskala: P, F

Based on recommendation from KTH’s coordinator for disabilities, the examiner will decide how to adapt an examination for students with documented disability.

The examiner may apply another examination format when re-examining individual students.

ANN1 - 75% attendance, 1 credit, grades: P, F

INL1 - Assignment, 2.0 hp, Grading: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

PRO1 - Project, 3.0 credits, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

SEM1 - Oral Presentation / Seminar, 1.5 credits, grades: P, F

Other requirements for final grade

Required for the passing grade is: At least 75% attendance (NÄR1; 1 credit), assignment (INL1; 2hp),  the project work completed (PRO1; 3 credits) and presented at a seminar (SEM1; 1.5 credits).

Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination

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Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination

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Ethical approach

  • All members of a group are responsible for the group's work.
  • In any assessment, every student shall honestly disclose any help received and sources used.
  • In an oral assessment, every student shall be able to present and answer questions about the entire assignment and solution.

Further information

Course web

Further information about the course can be found on the Course web at the link below. Information on the Course web will later be moved to this site.

Course web AE1702

Offered by

ABE/Sustainability and Environmental Engineering

Main field of study

Engineering and Management, Technology

Education cycle

First cycle

Add-on studies

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