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Before choosing course

The course gives an overview of scientific and industrial development trends within the areas of engineering design and industrial design. Scientific working methods, research and engineering ethics ethics and research methodologies are treated both on a general level and on the level of specific research domains. Focus is on how research may be used for the benefit of industry and society by promoting innovation. Scientific writing, reviewing and presentation to an international audience are trained.

Course offering missing for current semester as well as for previous and coming semesters
* Retrieved from Course syllabus MF2045 (Spring 2010–)

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

The course is given in the form of seminars presented by internal and external research staff and by industrial professionals, as well as of course by all the students. The seminars mirror the course goals as stated above. Each student writes and presents a scientific arcticle, reviews and gives constructive feedback on one or more of his/her colleague's articles.

Intended learning outcomes

The course gives an overview of contemporary scientific and industrial development trends within the areas of engineering design and industrial design. Scientific methods of working including both research ethics and research methodology are treated both on a general level and on the level of specific research directions. Scientific writing, reviewing and presentation are highlighted and trained. Making use of research for the benefit of industry and soceity, in particular innovation aspects and entrepreneurial activity are introduced.

After graduation from the course the student should be capable to:

1. Summarize and on an overview level discuss important issues and trends within the actual research area.

2. Write a scientific artcile within a limited topic but with a quality such that the article could be accepted for presentation on an engineering research workshop.

3. Review and give constructive critisism and feedback on a scientific article written by a fellow student.

4. Create a scientifically sound and from an egineering point of view reasonable and well documented plan for a Master thesis project of excellent quality. 

Course Disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites


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


    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

    1. 80% presence

    2. Written and presented scientific article

    3. Review and feedback on article(s) written by fellow 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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    Profile picture Martin Edin Grimheden

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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 MF2045

    Offered by

    ITM/Machine Design

    Main field of study

    Mechanical Engineering

    Education cycle

    Second cycle

    Add-on studies

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