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Before choosing course

The course strats with a series of seminars related to Product Innovation Management: IPR, Open Innovation, Ideation, Measuring Innovation are examples of topics. In the second part  an academic essay, a paper is written, based on the students own choice of subject in the field. The final part is to collaborate on a project where the students' paper are put together in an anthology.

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* Retrieved from Course syllabus MF2052 (Autumn 2016–)

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

The course has two important parts- one aiming at the students becoming familiar with the theory of Innovation Management and being capable of reading academic texts on their own, and one aiming at using the theory in relation to practice and to convert the theory into their own texts that are adapted to a certain target group.

Intended learning outcomes

The student should, on completion of the course, be able to

- critically analyse and evaluate literature in the field

- independently choose literature

- acquaint oneself with some themes within the literature field

- write scientific essays

- present scientific literature to a practically oriented audience and describe it in a suitable way

- use scientific literature to analyse problems in practice

- be active in a dialogue about scientific literature in groups.

Course Disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

Only students who are enrolled to the Master's (120 credits) programme in Integrated product design, track Innovation management and product development.

Exchange students can read the course, if they have the right prior knowledge, i.e. the courses MF2046 Product innovation and MF2084 Management of research and development, or the equivalent courses.

Recommended prerequisites

Only open for students taking the Product Innovation Management track within the Integrated Product Design Master programme.

Exchange studends can take the course if they have the right prerequisites - course MF2046 Product innovation and MF2051 R6D Strategy and Organisation or comparable courses 


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Is announced at the beginning of the course- scientific articles in the area are used.

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


  • LIT1 - Literature Task, 4,5 hp, betygsskala: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
  • PRO1 - Project, 1,5 hp, betygsskala: P, F
  • SEM1 - Seminar, 3,0 hp, betygsskala: 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.

In the seminar part, grading scale is P/F. P(ass) requires an active participation with good preparation. Another examination part is the writing of an article and individual contributions to a common course book. Article and book are graded with A-F.

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 MF2052

Offered by

ITM/Machine Design

Main field of study

Mechanical Engineering

Education cycle

Second cycle

Add-on studies

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