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KH1353 Organisational Development and Leadership for Engineers 7.5 credits

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Headings with content from the Course syllabus KH1353 (Spring 2020–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

  • Effectiveness in innovative compared to stagnating organisations
  • Work with changes, visions, aims, strategic planning
  • Systems and system theories – organisational development
  • Situational leadership, diffrent leader styles
  • To work in teams – methods for and insight in how groups develop
  • Increased self insight and understanding for how other people work
  • Methods for effective communikation, desicion making and cooperation
  • Produce your own CV and a presentation letter and to take part in an fictious interview for a job

Intended learning outcomes

To prepare the student to lead work with changes and improvements in companies and organisations.

When you have passed the course you will be able to:

  • identify differences in how organisational cultures affects the efficiiency in innovative compared to stagnated organisations
  • plan strategic changes
  • use systems and system theories in relation to practical organisational development
  • have increased self insight and understanding for how other people function
  • use methods and tools for effective communication, decision-making and collaboration
  • illustrate how situational leadership can be used to lead and develop individuals and groups
  • be well prepared to look for an empolyment as engineer

Course disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

Completed upper secondary education including documented proficiency in Swedish corresponding to Swedish B and English corresponding to English A.

Completion of upper-secondary school from 1 July 2011 and adult education at upper-secondary level from 1 July 2012 (Gy2011)
General entry requirements and specific entry requirements: Physics 2, Chemistry 1 and Mathematics 3c. A pass in each of the subjects is the lowest acceptable grade.

Completion of upper-secondary school before 1 July 2011 and adult education at upper-secondary level before 1 July 2012
General entry requirements and specific entry requirements: Mathematics D, Physics B and Chemistry A. The grade Passed or 3 in each of the subjects is required.

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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


  • INL2 - Assignment, 1.5 credits, grading scale: P, F
  • INLA - Examination, 6.0 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 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 KH1353

Offered by

CBH/Engineering Pedagogics

Main field of study


Education cycle

First cycle

Add-on studies

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Supplementary information

The course can only be read from study year 3.

The course is led by Sörby Gård Organisationskonsult (
The course will be on campus Valhallavägen. The course is offered in a number of full days and a half-day exam.
There is mandatory attendance at all course sessions.

The course is limited space. Students at the Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering programme study year 3 are priority.