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LS141V Professional Writing for Engineers 3.0 credits

This course is intended for professional engineers who want to develop their writing skills in Swedish. The course focuses on practical assignments, and the participants are encouraged to base their work on experience from their own professional fields.

Looking for a similar course in English? Look no further than LS140V. 

About course offering

For course offering

Spring 2024 Start 16 Jan 2024 single courses students

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P3 (1.5 hp), P4 (1.5 hp)


16 Jan 2024
3 Jun 2024

Pace of study


Form of study

Normal Daytime

Language of instruction


Course location

KTH Campus

Number of places

30 - 40

Planned modular schedule


For course offering

Spring 2024 Start 16 Jan 2024 single courses students

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For course offering

Spring 2024 Start 16 Jan 2024 single courses students


Susanna Z Lyne (


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Headings with content from the Course syllabus LS141V (Autumn 2022–) 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:

1. identify the most common text functions in Swedish language engineering texts and demonstrate an understanding of what makes a text clear and readable.

2. In Swedish, 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.

3. Work with the writing as a process which includes giving and receiving constructive criticism and turn this into processing and improvement of own and others' texts.

Literature and preparations

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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 room in Canvas

Registered students find further information about the implementation of the course in the course room in Canvas. A link to the course room can be found under the tab Studies in the Personal menu at the start of the course.

Offered by

Main field of study

This course does not belong to any Main field of study.

Education cycle

First cycle

Add-on studies

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Susanna Z Lyne (