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Before choosing course

Course offering missing for current semester as well as for previous and coming semesters
* Retrieved from Course syllabus HM1024 (Spring 2015–)

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

  • Problem approach, goals, purpose and limitations.
  • Study of literature or information gathering which display present knowledge from this technical area.
  • Selection of methods and ways of solution.
  • Problem solving.
  • Report in which emphasis is placed on analysis, results, independent conclusions and recommendations

Intended learning outcomes

The comprehensive goal is that the student by his own should be capable to apply methods from his engineering training.

After completing the course the student should be able to:

  • apply knowledge and skills from the education on real problems.
  • analyze and treat individually a major problem issue from this technical area.
  • do documentation and presentation for given group of people with demands on structure, formalities and style.

Course Disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

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Recommended prerequisites

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Risker i tekniska system:  Grimvall,  Jacobsson och Thedéen. Studentlitteratur, LUND (2003)

Rapporter handböcker (finns digitalt alt delas ut):

Guide to safety analysis for accident prevention,  av Lars Harms-Ringdahl (gratis PDF)

Arbete och teknik på människans villkor:  Bohgard m.fl. 2008, PREVENT. Främst från sektionen Information och interaktion i tekniska system, kapitel 7 och 8, men även hänvisning till övriga sektioner.

Att bygga säkerhet: Törner, Pousette och Larsson. Göteborgs universitet, 2008,

Examination and completion

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

Grading scale

P, F


  • PRO1 - Project, 7,5 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.

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 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 HM1024

Offered by

ITM/Sustainable Production Development

Main field of study

Mechanical Engineering, Technology

Education cycle

First cycle

Add-on studies

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