HL2032 Medical Engineering, Project Course 9.0 credits

Medicinsk teknik, projektkurs

Please note

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

  • Education cycle

    Second cycle
  • Main field of study

    Medical Engineering
  • Grading scale

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

Course offerings

Autumn 19 for programme students

Autumn 18 for programme students

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

Course main content

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


The project can be done at KTH or at an exterrnal company or hospital.


Equivalent to the special admission requirements for the master program in Medical Engineering. The student should also have a general knwoledge about project management, oral and written presentation technique as well as anatomy and physiology.


No course book. Finding suitable literature is part of the project work


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

Offered by

CBH/Biomedical Engineering and Health Systems


Jonas Wåhslén <jwi@kth.se>


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