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Before choosing course

After the course, the student should be able to

- perform an independent investigation with a scientific approach

- analyze and judge investigations and scientific reports

Course offering missing for current semester as well as for previous and coming semesters
* Retrieved from Course syllabus ME202X (Autumn 2008–)

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

The main part of the course is to carry out the scientifically based investigation resulting in a written report, the master thesis. To secure relevant, interesting and valid results, the work must utilize established knowledge as well as generate new knowledge with the help of established theories and methods. The master thesis demands an interaction between theory, methods and empirical facts; thus the student has to be familiar with the academic world as well as with the world of the principal.

As a support the department offers tutoring and seminars during the work. The continuous discussion of the master thesis work with supervisors and in seminars is an important part of the course.

Intended learning outcomes

After the course, the student should be able to

- perform an individual investigation with a scientific approach

- analyze and judge investigations and scientific reports

Course Disposition

A series of seminars

Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

The student should have completed the main part of her/his degree, at least 210 ECTS, before starting to work on the master thesis field, at least 30 ECTS in the field of industrial management. Normally the master thesis work should be carried out during fall in the second year of studies.

Recommended prerequisites

At least 210 ECTS, with at least 30 ECTS industrial management


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Eriksson, L T & Wiedersheim-Paul, F, Att utreda, forska och rapportera. Malmö: Liber-Hermods. 1999 or later ed,. In Swedish.

Can be combined with or exchanged for other literature according to information from the seminar leader.

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


  • PRO1 - Project, - hp, betygsskala: P, F
  • XUP1 - Exam, 30,0 hp, betygsskala: 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.

Passed master thesis. Passed defence of own thesis. Passed examination of another thesis. Active participation in seminars of different kind. Passed methodological exercises (XUPP; 30hp).

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 ME202X

Offered by

ITM/Industrial Economics and Management

Main field of study

Industrial Management

Education cycle

Second cycle

Add-on studies

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