MF132X Degree Project in Industrial Design Engineering, First Cycle 15.0 credits

Examensarbete inom teknisk design, grundnivå

The Bachelor's work in Design and Product Development (C-level) will demonstrate independence and engineering skills. Proposals for projects will be presented in the introduction of the course. Briefings from the projects are held during the course. The project must hold a technical level and communicate through text and images. During the initiation of Bachelor course is a teaching moment given in visualization and communication. Here the student is trained in technical and visual skills in 3D graphics and presentation software. The visualization course gives an understanding how too choose apprpriate media and communications methods. Teaching is given in classes and in small groups and each student report individually. In connection with the completion of the study period 3 there is a presentation, where the student shows his or her skills in the visualization programs.

The Bachelor thesis work may be performed individually, but is performed advantageously in a group of two students, not more. In connection with the completion of project in the end of period 4 there is a presentation of the report with the opposition. In addition to presenting their own candidate's work, the student should opposite on the report to another candidate's work,  and perform a written opponent´s report. Each candidate's work are also rpresented in a separate poster presentation at the end of the semester.

  • Education cycle

    First cycle
  • Main field of study

  • Grading scale

    P, F

Course offerings

Spring 19 for programme students

Spring 20 for programme students

Intended learning outcomes

According to KTH's established criteria to pass a degree project for a Bachelor's degree, the student should be able to:

1. demonstrate knowledge of the scientific foundation of the chosen subject area, applicable methods and orientation in current research and development and show advanced knowledge within some part of the subject area

2. demonstrate the ability to search, collect and use relevant information critically and identify his/hers needs of additional knowledge

3. demonstrate the ability to formulate, assess and handle problems and critical discuss phenomena, issues and situations

4. demonstrate the ability to plan and with applicable methods carry out assignments within given time frames

5. demonstrate the ability to orally and in writing, account for and discuss information, problem and solutions in dialogue with different groups

6. demonstrate the ability to make assessments considering relevant scientific, social and ethical aspects

7. demonstrate such skills that are required to work independently within some part of the main field of study technology

Course main content

In the specialisation, the Bachelor's project is included in Design and product realisation (Bachelor's thesis). This project work should display independence and engineering aspects. Project proposals are presented in the introduction of the course. Project reviews are held during the course. The project should demonstrate technical height and in text and image communicate with the receiver. During the introduction of the degree project, visualisation and communication is taught. The student gets training in technical and visual skills in 3D graphics and in presentation programs. In the visualisation module, exercises are given in understanding the choice of medium and in communication. The teaching is divided into classes or small groups, with individual presentations. At the end of the third quarter (period 3), a presentation takes place, where the students demonstratetheir skills in using the visualization programs.


Requirements established by the engineering programme, for starting a degree project. These requirements are found in the programme syllabus.

Recommended prerequisites

The courses ME1001/ME1003, MF1040/MF1014, MH1005 shall be finished.

Course HM1025 is beneficial but not essential. 

One of the following courses SD1115/SD1116/SK2371 is beneficial but not essential



  • XUPP - Thesis Project, 15.0, grading scale: P, F

Requirements for final grade

KTH's established criteria to pass degree project for Bachelor's degree apply:

A literature study has been complete, including a description of applicable methods within the subject area and an orientation in current research and development. The selected method is explained and based on science or proven experience. Relevant knowledge from previous courses is adequately used.

The task of the degree project is largely handled autonomously. Relevant databases and search tools are used. Relevant literature and knowledge are incorporated in the degree project. The need for further knowledge is discussed.

The degree project contains a clear problem formulation and a progressive handling of it. Relevant phenomena, issues and situations connected to the work are critically discussed. Adequate judgements are made, regarding the research question(s) of the degree project.

The project plan was followed. The task is carried out within the agreed time and with the methodology agreed upon. Any changes to the plan or the have been agreed, between student and supervisor.

The report is well organized and well-written, in a coherent language. The citations are relevant, phrased in the student's own wording, and well integrated. The oral presentation and the review, as well as the communication during the work, demonstrate the ability to present and sensitively discuss the work and its conclusions with different parties, such as employers, supervisors, teachers, researchers and students.

The degree project demonstrates judgement abilities, for example to explain, justify, criticize and recommend. Relevant topic-specific assessments based on science or proven experience have been made in the degree project. The degree project reflects on social and ethical aspects, unless this is shown to be irrelevant.

The student familiarizes him/herself with the task and demonstrates the ability to be a part of the working environment where the study was performed. The student shows ability to test and evaluate information in discussions of the task. The student shows initiative and is open for supervision and criticism. The degree project is carried out largely independently.

Offered by

ITM/Machine Design


Stefan Ståhlgren (


Stefan Ståhlgren <>


Course syllabus valid from: Spring 2016.
Examination information valid from: Autumn 2015.