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AM207U Degree project in Urban Development and Design, Second cycle 15.0 credits

Course offering missing for current semester as well as for previous and coming semesters
Headings with content from the Course syllabus AM207U (Autumn 2017–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

The degree project is part of an in-depth approach to the main subject, at an advanced level, to be able to meet the demands of a Masters degree. This entails that the degree project should be performed in the main field of study – the Built environment. The degree project may be performed at KTH, or externally. The course includes a scientific investigation of a relevant problem which the student formulates themselves, the writing of a report, as well as opposing their own/other’s work. The student is guided in their degree project by a supervisor appointed by KTH.

Intended learning outcomes

Upon successful completion of the course the student will be able to:

Apply the relevant knowledge and skills acquired in the main area of study to a given problem.

Within given frameworks and allowing for a limited amount of information, analyse and discuss complex issues, in addition to managing major problems at an advanced level within the main area of study.

Display the ability to reflect on, evaluate and critically investigate their own and other’s scientific outcomes.

Document and present their work to an exacting standard of structure, formalia and language use.

Display the ability to identify and expand their knowledge of and take responsibility for deepening their knowledge of the area.

Course disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

Housing from A to Z (AM201U), Construction economy, calculations and financing (AM202U), Sustainable resource management in the construction sector (AM203U), Complexity and conflicts in urban development (AM204U) and Design and Construction in the City (AM205U) must have been successfully completed. In addition, the student must have commenced the course; Research methodology in urban development and design (AM206U).

An additional requirement of the study programme (the course is part of the Masters programme ‘Design and Construction in the City’) is an undergraduate degree of a minimum of 180 credits in architecture, urban planning, civil engineering, surveying or other related area, and at least 2 year’s work experience within corresponding area.

Recommended prerequisites

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Students are expected to locate literature and review literature within the given problem area. The examiner or supervisor may also suggest course literature.

Examination and completion

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

Grading scale

P, F


  • XUPP - Degree project, 15.0 credits, grading scale: 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.

Other requirements for final grade

Scheduled planning and performance of the project, written report and oral presentation. The choice of degree project is made in consultation with appointed tutor for the courses;  Research methodology and Degree project.

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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Profile picture Björn Berggren

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

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Offered by

ABE/Contract Education: Urban Development and Design

Main field of study

Built Environment

Education cycle

Second cycle

Add-on studies

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Inga-Lill Söderberg

Supplementary information

The course is part of the Masters programme; Design and Construction in the City, and is a commissioned course.

Commissioned Course. Admittance to the course can only be purchased by a legal entity who appoints course participants