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ME2063 Team Leadership and Human Resource Management 6.0 credits

The course prepares engineering students within Master in Science and Engineering programs for typical managerial and leadership tasks in technology-intensive activities such as: projects, production teams, service delivery, product development, and entrepreneurship. A special focus is on the leadership of teams and HR issues related to management of engineering work.

Course offering missing for current semester as well as for previous and coming semesters
Headings with content from the Course syllabus ME2063 (Spring 2020–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

The course covers how to lead groups and teams in different organisational environments relevant for engineering students. A special focus is put on knowledge and technology-intensive activities.
The course covers three fields/levels:

  • Individual level: Leadership models and theories - i.e. theories and models at individual level that defines and explains efficient and successful leadership difference between head and leadership, personal leadership, power, motivation and influence, leadership styles and classical and modern views on leadership
  • Group level: Group/team organisation and development models and theories - i.e. theories and models at group level that define group and  team, describe different types of groups, group/team roles, strengths and weaknesses with teams, group/team development process and leadership and organisational challenges in team-based environments
  • Organizational level: Personnel management models and theories (Human Resource Management, HRM) - i.e. theories and models that describe the staff management function in an organisation, which e.g.  include different views on HRM, challenges for the HRM function, HR configuration, flexibility, recruitment and organisation

Intended learning outcomes

The course covers concepts, models, theories, tools and processes in leadership, organisation and personnel management at three organisational levels: individual, group and organisation.

After passing the course, the students should:

for grade E be able to: give an account of and reflect on relevant concepts and basic models at all three levels; individual, group and organisation

for grade D furthermore be able to: explain the most important models and theories for one of the three levels individual, group and organisation

for grade C furthermore be able to describe and reflect on how individuals, groups and organisational processes interact, and apply relevant concepts, models and theories on typical situations

for grade B furthermore be able to analyse how models interact at individual, group and organizational level, choose and apply theory for practical problem situations and discuss limitations in existing theories and models

for grade A furthermore be able to: apply and critically review models at individual, group and organizational level and show how they interact, apply models and theories on complex situations and suggest fields for future research

Course disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

ME1003 Industrial Management, basic course

Recommended prerequisites

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Course litterature 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


  • TEN1 - Examination, 3.0 credits, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
  • ÖVN2 - Exercise, 3.0 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

Active participation at the exercises of at least 8o% is required for a pass mark on course.

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 ME2063

Offered by

Main field of study

Industrial Management

Education cycle

Second cycle

Add-on studies

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Claudia Manca,

Supplementary information

Overlapping course: ME2311

The course replaces ME1008 and ME2044