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LS141V Professional Writing for Engineers 3.0 credits

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Headings with content from the Course syllabus LS141V (Autumn 2021–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

The course develops the skills of the engineer in professional writing and presentation of efficient texts with high readability. It therefore has a focus on text function and text types in work-related texts, where the contents must be adapted to different target groups. The course brings up themes such as text structure, tonality, cohesion and readability. The students are given the opportunity to use their own work-related texts for certain assignments.

Intended learning outcomes

After passing the course, the student should be able to:

-         identify the most common text functions in engineering texts and demonstrate an understanding of what makes a text clear and readable

-         write clear and professional engineering texts for different purposes adapted to target group and communicative aim, which also includes adaptation of the contents, structure and linguistic style of each text

-         work with writing as a process; give and receive constructive criticism and turn this into processing and improvement of own and others' texts.

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

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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

P, F


  • LEXA - Ongoing examination, 3.0 credits, grading scale: 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.

Other requirements for final grade

75% attendance

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

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Course web LS141V

Offered by

ITM/Learning in Engineering Sciences

Main field of study

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Education cycle

First cycle

Add-on studies

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