HH1904 Career Development and Engineering 7.5 credits

Karriärutveckling och ingenjörskompetens

  • 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

The aim of the course is to prepare the student for different situations encountered in working life. This includes training the ability to reflect over career options as well as the development of industry contacts.

After completing the course the student will:                                                                          

  • Have increased knowledge concerning the professional role and working life.
  • Have developed the ability to reflect and draw conclusions about self and surroundings, including being conscious of the structures that permeate working life, and be able to problematise this using significant factors such as gender and ethnicity.
  • Understand the importance of personal and professional development in future occupational activity and be able to evaluate the personal need for this.
  • Have an increased ability to understand and engage with one’s own and other people’s needs and feelings, as a leader and colleague, and be able to analyse this in meetings with others.
  • Understand that the professional role of the engineer entails personal responsibility and accountability for the decisions one has actively made.
  • Write a group report and a personal reflection. The student will also hold an oral presentation.

Course main content

  • Educational choices and the role as a student.
  • The professional role and working life.
  • Communication and interaction.
  • Career development.
  • Communication and professional life.
  • Work experience.


The course encompasses 1 credit/semester from the first to the fifth semester. The student will also attend a period of work experience at a workplace with clear ties to the student’s technical area.

The learning format is experience-based and attendance is therefore obligatory. A large part of the course is formed around field trips and contacts with professionally active engineers.


Knowledge corresponding to the qualification requirements for admission to the bachelor’s programme in engineering.


Liljeqvist, Björn, Plugga smart och lär dig mer, Studentlitteratur ISBN 9789-1440-172-59

Nilsson Björn, Samspel i grupp, Studentlitteratur ISBN 9789-1440-435-48

Carlsson Torild, Äntligen måndag, Langenskiöld ISBN 9789-1975-718-38

Plus hand-outs.


  • PRA1 - Placement, 2.5, grading scale: P, F
  • ÖVN1 - Lecture, 1.0, grading scale: P, F
  • ÖVN2 - Exercises, 1.0, grading scale: P, F
  • ÖVN3 - Exercises, 1.0, grading scale: P, F
  • ÖVN4 - Exercises, 1.0, grading scale: P, F
  • ÖVN5 - Exercises, 1.0, grading scale: P, F

Requirements for final grade

Obligatory participation in field trips, seminars and other exercises. All sections of the course are normally completed in the order that they are given. The practical component of the course and the written report completed with a passing grade.

Offered by

CBH/Biomedical Engineering and Health Systems


Lena Salomonson; lena.salomonson@sth.kth.se


Tomas Lind <thlindh@kth.se>

Supplementary information

Obligatory theme meetings, seminars, field trips and work experience.


Course syllabus valid from: Spring 2011.
Examination information valid from: Spring 2019.