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The course deals with the interaction between theoretical knowledge and some of the aspects of knowledge that will meet the students in their employments in the future.  It prepares for the transmission from theoretical studies to an action-oriented working life, and gives an orientation in different dilemmas and possibilities inherent in different roles as an angineering consultant. With the means of tasks (both oral and written) at seminars, the course will also prepare for the thesis work to follow. 

The course also provides input from professional engineering consultants and recent case studies. It is often assumed that a single model of knowledge will cover the range of different fields of study. Working life practice in engineering companies highlights the deficiencies in this view. This course also explores different approaches to knowledge brought into the course by invited speakers. Reflections will take place in a structured seminar form based upon written contributions. 

Course offering missing for current semester as well as for previous and coming semesters
* Retrieved from Course syllabus ME2056 (Autumn 2008–)

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

The course deals with the interaction between theoretical knowledge and some of the aspects of knowledge that will meet the students in their employments in the future.  It prepares for the transmission from theoretical studies to an action-oriented working life, and gives an orientation in different dilemmas and possibilities inherent in different roles as a management consultant. With the means of tasks (both oral and written) at seminars, the course will also prepare for the thesis work to follow. The course also provides input from professional management consultants and recent case studies. It is often assumed that a single model of knowledge will cover the range of different fields of study. Working life practice highlights the deficiencies in this view. This course also explores different approaches to knowledge brought into the course by invited speakers. Reflections will take place in a structured seminar form based upon written contributions. 

Intended learning outcomes

After the course, the participants should:        

  • Be able to describe connections and differences between theory and practice, and how these connections and differences can be dealt with in practical work         
  • Understand management consultant’s view on their role, and how this practical knowledge is related to their theoretical knowledge. 
  • Have the ability to use different methods with the aim to reach practical as well as theoretical results
  • Understand how different situations in the role as a management consultant can lead to different results, depending on the way the effort is performed        
  • Be able to discuss and understand the work of a management consultant from different perspectives          
  • Be able to reflect on their own experiences and theoretical knowledge

Course Disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

30 hp or more in Industrial Management. 

Recommended prerequisites

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Equipment

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Literature

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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

  • LIT1 - Essay, 4,0 hp, betygsskala: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
  • NÄR1 - Attendance, 2,0 hp, betygsskala: 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

Literature studies (LIT1; 4hp), A-F and 75 % attendance (NÄR1; 2hp), P/F. 

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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Examiner

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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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Offered by

ITM/Industrial Economics and Management

Main field of study

Industrial Management

Education cycle

Second cycle

Add-on studies

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Contact

Maria Hammarén, maria.hammaren@indek.kth.se, +46 8 790 67 02

Supplementary information

Established 2008-02-13

Replaced by ME2060