MF2045 Engineering Research Methodology 9.0 credits

Ingenjörsvetenskaplig forskningsmetodik

Please note

This course has been cancelled.

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.

  • Education cycle

    Second cycle
  • Main field of study

    Mechanical Engineering
  • Grading scale

    P, F

Last planned examination: autumn 21.

At present this course is not scheduled to be offered.

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 main content

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.

Eligibility

CDEPR4, CFAST4, CFATE4, CDATE4, CINEK4, TIPUM, TIPDM, TAEEM

Literature

To be decided

Examination

  • PRO1 - Project Work 1, 3.0, grading scale: P, F
  • PRO2 - Project Work 2, 3.0, grading scale: P, F
  • PRO3 - Project Work 3, 3.0, grading scale: P, F

Requirements for final grade

1. 80% presence

2. Written and presented scientific article

3. Review and feedback on article(s) written by fellow students

Offered by

ITM/Machine Design

Contact

Termin1: Martin Edin Grimheden (mjg@kth.se), Fredrik Asplund (fasplund@kth.se) / Termin 2: Jens Hämphälä (hemphala@md.kth.se), Termin 3: Anders Berglund (andersb5@kth.se), Jenny Janhager Stier (janhager@kth.se)

Examiner

Jenny Janhager Stier <jennyj@md.kth.se>

Martin Edin Grimheden <mjg@kth.se>

Version

Course syllabus valid from: Spring 2010.
Examination information valid from: Autumn 2010.