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MF2017 Combustion Engines, Project Course 9.0 credits

Development or investigation of engine or engine subsystem based on laboratory tests or simulation.

Course offering missing for current semester as well as for previous and coming semesters
Headings with content from the Course syllabus MF2017 (Autumn 2007–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

The project course enables to put into practice newly won knowledge in combustion engines or other relevant KTH courses

The focus of the project is chosen in discussions between the examiner and the students, who normally work in groups with different projects

The problem shall be relevant in such a way that it is stimulating for the students and preferably so interesting for the industry that the industry supply necessary extra test equipment and send representatives to listen to the compulsory official presentation.

The examiner, the department’s doctoral students and the employed laboratory personnel work as supervisors. The well equipped department workshop assists in manufacturing test equipment. In certain cases, also the industry assists with supervision and test equipment.

For projects based on simulation, licenses for modern software are supplied.

Intended learning outcomes

The aim of the course is to

  • practice on engine development or investigation with laboratory tests or simulation
  • apply knowledge gained in combustion engines or other relevant KTH courses
  • give a chance to contribute to development of the combustion engine, since all projects represent industrially relevant challenges
  • practice working in a project group

Course disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

Combustion Engines, advanced course MF2016 (4F1431).

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

P, F


  • PRO1 - Project, 6.0 credits, grading scale: P, F
  • PRO2 - Project, 3.0 credits, grading scale: 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

Written and oral report with theoretical background and detailed description of tests and simulations shall be presented. Results, conclusions and recommendations shall be included (ANN1; 6 cr). A requirement is that the report shall be easy to read and cover the most important points. An oral presentation for course participants, the department and invited interested shall be performed. Time for questions after the presentation is included (ANN2; 3 cr).

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 MF2017

Offered by

ITM/Machine Design

Main field of study

Mechanical Engineering

Education cycle

Second cycle

Add-on studies

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Hans-Erik Ångström, 08-790 85 74,

Supplementary information

Replaces 4F1460