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MF1040 Design and Product Realization Methodology 9.0 credits

In the third years course block in Product Design, a larger scope of topics, than in previous courses, is applied. New methods and concepts are introduced and practiced. The emphasis of the course is on a product development project that is anchored in a real problem. In all projects, function, form and manufacturing are considered.

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Autumn 2024 Start 26 Aug 2024 programme students

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Headings with content from the Course syllabus MF1040 (Autumn 2020–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

Content and learning outcomes

Course disposition

The course includse teaching elements applying project planning, structured approach and support methods in product realization. This is then implemented in the product realization project.

The students are divided in groups of 5-6 persons. The groups are given a commitment for which the result is presented in the end of the course. Examination includes the project as well as a written exam.

Course contents

The emphasis in the course lies on a product realisation project and the teaching focus on methods and tools for the different tasks in such a project. The knowledge that is received in the course should together with previously acquired knowledge from the education be applied in the project. The project will be based in a real problem, and function, form and manufacturing aspects should be observed.

Intended learning outcomes

After passing the course, the student should be able to:

  • Describe, apply and give an account of application of methods, processes and theoretical concepts in product realisation
  • Suggest, give an account of and visualise function, configuration and form on a product 
  • Carry out and apply a simple project planning and be able to describe and apply a structured working method in product realisation
  • Apply previously acquired knowledge in design visualisation, CAD, dimensioning, choice of material and production.

Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

MF1061 Introduction to Design and Product Realisation,
MF1062 Design and Product Realization,
MF1063 Materials in Design and Product Realisation,
MF1064 Modelling and Simulation in Design and Product Realization,
MF1039 Design and Product Realization, Components,
MG1016 Manufacturing Technology

Recommended prerequisites

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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


  • PRO1 - Project, 6.0 credits, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
  • TEN1 - Written examination, 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.

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 room in Canvas

Registered students find further information about the implementation of the course in the course room in Canvas. A link to the course room can be found under the tab Studies in the Personal menu at the start of the course.

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Education cycle

First cycle

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Jenny Janhager Stier, 08-790 7479 ,