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HL2032 Medical Engineering, Project Course 9.0 credits

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Autumn 2024 Start 26 Aug 2024 programme students

Application code


Headings with content from the Course syllabus HL2032 (Autumn 2023–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

The project work will be to construct a prototype fulfilling certain requirements. The work will be performed in groups and presented orally and written

Intended learning outcomes


This course is offered at the end of the master programme in Medical Engineering

As an engineer you need to be able to integrate skills and knowledge from different courses within this programme. It is also expected from you to be able to construct a product or prototype from a given, not completely finished, specification of requirement, both as participant and as a project manager. To manage this you will also need to acquire new information and knowledge, which is a life-long process.

Main Objectives

The aim of this course is to give you skills to participate in and conduct a practical design project.

This means that you should be able to integrate and deepen your knowledge from earlier or parallel going courses in a complex problem.

Since the task will be chosen from the area of medical engineering you might need to apply your medical knowledge.

The result of this course will be a prototype which fulfils certain requirements and a correct report describing the product and the process of the project as well as an oral presentation.

Expected skills

After passing the course the student should be able to:

•Participate in and conduct project groups with similar problems

•Show an analytic ability by dividing a larger problem into smaller sub problems

•Show the ability to use relevant prerequisites to solve the task

•Show ability to independently search or ask for relevant information to solve the task

o Interpret data sheets and technical manuals

o Use resource persons to acquire searched


•Orally present a technical product and discuss the work

•Be able to produce a well disposed technical report with good linguistic and scientific quality

•Show the ability to review your own and others work

For higher grades it is also required that the student

•Can suggest several alternative solutions to a given problem and chose the best one from certain criteria

•Can make assumptions of performance or inaccuracy in the constructed prototype

•Can suggest  improvements of the presented construction that could be implemented in a later version

  • Have shown a large degree of independence

Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

Completed bachelor's degree in one of the following areas:



Digital technology

For those attending the degree programme in mechanical enginnering TIMEL, completed courses in:

HI1024 Computer Programming, basic course

HE1041 Microcomputer Engineering, Project Course

HE1030 Analog electronics

Recommended prerequisites

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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

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


  • PRO1 - Project, 9.0 credits, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, 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.

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 room in Canvas

Registered students find further information about the implementation of the course in the course room in Canvas. A link to the course room can be found under the tab Studies in the Personal menu at the start of the course.

Offered by

Main field of study

Medical Engineering

Education cycle

Second cycle

Add-on studies

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