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Before choosing courseHM204V Transportation System 7.5 creditsAdministrate About course
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* Retrieved from Course syllabus HM204V (Autumn 2012–)

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

This course gives theoretical knowledge about the role and the importance that transport of goods has for the logistic system in a producing company. That means a description of the requirements of the transports that the company has, such as range, structure, managed and technical solutions. The participants will also be given knowledge of how transport services are produced as well as how the market for these services looks like. The importance of the information technology in transport of goods will also be described. The transport policy of the state and its consequences for transport of goods is presented when it comes to economic and environmental issues.

Intended learning outcomes

This course will give the participants basic knowledge about transport of goods based on three perspectives:

  • Demand for transport of goods. What forces a continuously greater demand for these services?
  • Offer and production of goods. What does the market look like that offers these services?
  • The role of the state when it comes to the connection between transport of goods and the infrastructure.

Course Disposition

Lectures, seminars, study visits and project work.

6 occasions.

Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

University studies of at least 180 credits (Swedish hp) and documented proficiency in Swedish B and English A or equivalent. In addition knowledge in Basic logistics, 7.5hp.

Recommended prerequisites

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computer and internet access.


Lumsden K; Logistikens grunder, studentlitteratur 2006, Persson G.; Logistik för konkurrenskraft, Liber 2001.

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, 3,0 hp, betygsskala: P, F
  • TEN1 - Examination, 4,5 hp, betygsskala: 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.

Other requirements for final grade

Passed written exam and passed project.

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 HM204V

Offered by

ITM/Sustainable Production Development

Main field of study

Built Environment

Education cycle

Second cycle

Add-on studies

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