ME1010 Organization and Knowledge-Intensive Work 6.0 credits

Organisation och kunskapsintensivt arbete

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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Content and learning outcomes

Course contents *

Lectures around organisation, operation strategies, project management, sustainable work, group dynamics, team, motivation theories, self-leadership, creativity etc

The course is based on a combination of lectures on theories and models, guest lectures from knowledge intensive companies, group assignment and a minor interview project with a "knowledge" employee. The project presentation include both oral presentation and written reporting.

Intended learning outcomes *

The general aim of the course is that the student should understand and acquire perspective on knowledge intensive work as well as be prepared before future positions in knowledge intensive sectors. The course should also give a theoretical basis for advanced courses in organisation and leadership.

On completion of the course, the students should be able to:

To pass E show that you can...

1. Account for what characterises knowledge intensive work as well as demonstrate knowledge of different ways to organise this the activities of blow and relate to circumstances that make these more or less appropriate.

2. Survey management challenges related to knowledge intensive work based on co-worker and management perspective.

3. Account for the most important research-based theories and knowledge fields for management and organisation of knowledge intensive work.

4. Carry out a minor project with interview techniques and give an oral and written presentation.

5. Obtain knowledge of how man in knowledge intensive activities can and should take consideration to social sustainability.

For higher grades A-D
Furthermore show that you:

6. Analyse management challenges related to knowledge intensive work based on both co-worker and management perspective.

7. Describe and discuss critically how man in knowledge intensive activities can and should take consideration to social sustainability.

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites *

General entry requirements.

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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

Examination *

  • INL1 - Assignment, - credits, Grading scale: P, F
  • PRO2 - Project, 1.0 credits, Grading scale: P, F
  • TEN2 - Exam, 3.0 credits, Grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
  • ÖVN2 - Exercises, 2.0 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 *

OVN consists of three assignments and two classroom exercises. INL consists of an optional reflective assignment, as if it becomes passed can raise the grade one or two stages. Compulsory attendance on certain course components.

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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Anna Jerbrant

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 ME1010

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ITM/Industrial Economics and Management

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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.


Gisela Bäcklander ( eller Maria Lindhagen (

Supplementary information

Only for CDATE2.

Not for exchange students.

Replaces 4D1097