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Before choosing courseEA236X Degree Project in Electrical Engineering, specializing in Systems, Control and Robotics, Second Cycle 30.0 creditsAdministrate About course
The aim of the degree project is for the student to apply and deepen knowledge, understanding, abilities and approach within the context of the education. The degree project should be carried out at the end of the education and provide a specialized study and synthesis of earlier acquired knowledge. In the degree project is emphasized both the technical/scientific content and method knowledge.

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Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

Before the degree project course is started, the student should identify an appropriate degree project assignment and formulate a project proposal, so that this can be approved by the examiner. The assignment should be chosen so that it implies a natural progression of the knowledge and skills that have been acquired within the education and in a possible specialisation within the education.

  • The student writes an individual plan for the degree project, in which the problem description/assignment and the preconditions for the implementation of the work are specified.
  • The student carries out an in-depth pre-study including discussions of method choice and theoretical background with a literature study that is reported as part of a draft to a preliminary version of the written degree project report.
  • The student independently carries out a degree project, where knowledge and methods from the education are applied.
  • The student plans and carries out an oral presentation and defence of his or her degree project.
  • The student carries out an oral and written review of another first-cycle degree project.
  • The student writes and presents a written degree project report, where the student clearly accounts for and discusses own conclusions in the degree project and the knowledge and the arguments that underpin them.
  • The student carries out a self-evaluation of the degree project according to established model.

Intended learning outcomes

After passing the degree project course, the student should be able to:

  • show advanced knowledge within the main field of study/the specialisation for the education, including advanced insight into current research and development work,
  • show methodological knowledge within the main field of study/the specialisation for the education,
  • participate in research and development work and thereby contribute to the knowledge development,
  • with a holistic approach, critically, independently and creatively identify, formulate, analyse, assess and deal with complex phenomena and issues, even with limited information,
  • plan and with adequate methods carry out qualified assignments within given frames, and evaluate this work,
  • integrate knowledge critically and systematically and identify the need of additional knowledge
  • in Swedish or in English, in speech and writing clearly report and discuss their conclusions and the knowledge and arguments on which they are based,
  • within the frames of the degree project identify the role of the scholarship and the engineer in the society,
  • within the frame of the specific degree project identify which issues that need to be answered in order to observe relevant dimensions of sustainable development,
  • within the frames of the degree project assess and show awareness of ethical aspects of research and development work, with respect to methods, working methods and results of the degree project

in order to

  • be able to participate in research and development or work independently in other qualified activities according to the national aims for a Degree of Master of Science in Engineering and Degree of Master of Science in Higher Education Ordinance.

Course Disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

Passed courses at second cycle level of at least 60 credits, including courses that are relevant for the degree project including a course in theory of knowledge and research methodology.

If the student is registered on an engineering programme should all courses that are required for issuing of Degree of Bachelor be completed.

Recommended prerequisites

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Equipment

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Literature

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Examination and completion

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

Grading scale

P, F

Examination

  • PROA - Project, 30,0 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.

PROA includes

  • individual plan for the degree project
  • a pre-study, a discussion of choice of method, and a literature study.
  • a written report with an abstract in both Swedish and English.
  • an oral presentation
  • a self-assessment report.
  • a written and oral review (public discussion) of another student's second-cycle degree project

Other requirements for final grade

Active attendance at two oral presentations of degree projects for first-cycle studies.

All examination part should be approved within a year from the start of the degree project. Otherwise, the degree project will be ended with a failed grade, unless special circumstances apply.

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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Examiner

Profile picture John Folkesson

Profile picture Patric Jensfelt

Profile picture Christian Smith

Profile picture Hedvig Kjellström

Profile picture Petter Ögren

Profile picture Jonas Mårtensson

Profile picture Bo Wahlberg

Profile picture Lars Nordström

Profile picture Magnus Jansson

Profile picture Mikael Johansson

Profile picture Göran Stemme

Profile picture Elling W Jacobsen

Profile picture Danica Kragic Jensfelt

Profile picture Karl Henrik Johansson

Profile picture Håkan Hjalmarsson

Profile picture Wouter Metsola van der Wijngaart

Profile picture Gustav Henter

Profile picture Ragnar Thobaben

Profile picture Mehrdad Ghandhari Alavijh

Profile picture Niclas Roxhed

Profile picture Frank Niklaus

Profile picture Joakim Jaldén

Profile picture Josephine Sullivan

Profile picture Jonas Beskow

Profile picture Tobias Oechtering

Profile picture Joachim Oberhammer

Profile picture Viktoria Fodor

Profile picture Henrik Sandberg

Profile picture Gabriel Skantze

Profile picture Ming Xiao

Profile picture Joakim Gustafsson

Profile picture György Dán

Profile picture Mårten Björkman

Profile picture Saikat Chatterjee

Profile picture Cristian Rojas

Profile picture Kristinn Gylfason

Profile picture Pawel Herman

Profile picture Dimos Dimarogonas

Profile picture Alexandre Proutiere

Profile picture Hossein Azizpour

Profile picture Florian Pokorny

Profile picture Atsuto Maki

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Profile picture Jana Tumová

Profile picture Arvind Kumar

Profile picture Anna Herland

Profile picture Iolanda Dos Santos Carvalho Leite

Profile picture Jörg Conradt

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 EA236X

Offered by

EECS/Intelligent Systems

Main field of study

Electrical Engineering

Education cycle

Second cycle

Add-on studies

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Contact

Ragnar Thobaben ragnart@kth.se

Supplementary information

In this course, the EECS code of honor applies, see:

http://www.kth.se/en/eecs/utbildning/hederskodex.