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ME1010 Organization and Knowledge-Intensive Work 6.0 credits

A clear trend is that industrial organizations are becoming more knowledge intensive. Reasons to this are the rapid development within the ICT (Information and Communication Technology) area, a heigthened work task specialisation and collaboration between different areas of knowledge.

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Headings with content from the Course syllabus ME1010 (Autumn 2023–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

Lectures on organization, industrial management, project management, sustainable work, group dynamics, teams, motivation theories, self-leadership, creativity a.s.o.

The course is based on a combination of lectures on theoretical models, guest lectures from knowledge-intensive companies and assignments individually and in groups.

Intended learning outcomes

The overall goal of the course is for the students to understand and acquire perspectives on knowledge-intensive work and to be prepared for future positions in knowledge-intensive industries. The course will also provide a theoretical basis for advanced courses in industrial management and leadership.

After completing the course, students shall be able to:

  1. Explain what characterizes knowledge-intensive work and demonstrate knowledge of different ways of organizing this type of businesses and relate to circumstances that makes these organizations useful.
  2. Map management challenges related to knowledge-intensive work from both an employee and management perspective.
  3. Explain the most important research-based theories and areas of knowledge for management and organization of knowledge-intensive work.
  4. Describe and critically discuss how knowledge-intensive activities can and should take social sustainability into account.
  5. Analyze management challenges related to knowledge-intensive work from both an employee and management perspective.

Course disposition

See the course syllabus.

Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

General entry requirements.

Recommended prerequisites

No information inserted




Course literature will be announced at the start of the course.

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


  • INL3 - Assignment, 1.0 credits, grading scale: P, F
  • KON1 - Partial exam, 1.0 credits, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
  • KON2 - Partial exam, 1.0 credits, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
  • PRO3 - Project, 2.0 credits, grading scale: P, F
  • PRO4 - Project, 1.0 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.

Other requirements for final grade

Compulsory attendance on certain course components.

Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination

See the course syllabus.

Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination

Decided by the examiner.


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 ME1010

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Main field of study


Education cycle

First cycle

Add-on studies

ME1003 Industrial economy and management basic course, ME2015 Project Management: Leadership and Control or ME2602 Human Resource Management.


Britta Nordin Forsberg (

Transitional regulations

Students who have not completed previous examination part TEN2 (written examination, 3.0 credits, grade scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F) will be offered one examination opportunity per academic year for a period of 3 years.

Supplementary information

Only for CDATE2.

Not for exchange students.

Replaces 4D1097