AK109X Degree Project in Risk and Safety, First Cycle 15.0 credits

Examensarbete inom risk och säkerhet, grundnivå

Please note

The information on this page is based on a course syllabus that is not yet valid.

  • Education cycle

    First cycle
  • Main field of study

  • Grading scale

    P, F

At present this course is not scheduled to be offered.

Intended learning outcomes

After completed degree project, the student should be able to

1. demonstrate knowledge of the disciplinary foundation of the chosen subject area, applicable methods and orientation in current research and development and show advanced knowledge within some part of the subject area

2. demonstrate the ability to search, collect and use relevant information critically and identify one's needs of additional knowledge

3. demonstrate the ability to formulate, assess and handle problems and critically discuss phenomena, issues and situations

4. demonstrate the ability to plan and carry out assignments with applicable methods within given time frames

5. demonstrate the ability to account for and discuss information, problems and solutions, orally and in writing in dialogue with different groups

6. demonstrate the ability to make assessments considering relevant scientific, social and ethical aspects

7. show a level of proficiency that is required to independently work within some part of the main technical field.

Course main content

The knowledge field risk and safety includes analyses of environmental and health risks, reliability, vulnerability and safety in technical and social systems. Such analyses are intended to provide a foundation for decisions about risk preventive and security-promoting measures. The research within this field draws on use of knowledge from those fields of technological, natural, medical, social and behavioural science that may contribute to risk and safety assessments. Even if the research domain of risk and safety is thus strongly interdisciplinary, a degree project in risk and safety at KTH must have a clear connection to technology and technological science.

The choice of method is strongly dependent on the type of risk and safety issues that are treated. Statistical methods have a central role in many cases but in other cases, other methods can be the more suitable. The subject-specific skills consist of assessing such a basis in a collected way that gives a justified and true image for the decision.

Course is presented in a thesis. The work is carried out individually or jointly by two students. In the latter case the individual contributions shall be clearly separable. The topic of the essay can be suggested by the student, teacher or some outside client. The student designs a work plan. When the work plan is approved, at the latest, a supervisor is appointed whom the student should be able to continuously consult during the work.


Individual studies and supervised essay writing.


Courses about least 135 credits in degree programme.


Fastställs individuellt.

Required equipment



  • XUPP - Examination, 15.0, grading scale: P, F

Requirements for final grade

Offered by



John Cantwell <john.cantwell@abe.kth.se>


Course syllabus valid from: Autumn 2019.
Examination information valid from: Autumn 2015.