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MF2073 Research Methodology in Organisation and Management 9.0 credits

Course offering missing for current semester as well as for previous and coming semesters
Headings with content from the Course syllabus MF2073 (Autumn 2013–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

The course offers specialization into the subject area of organization and leadership, as well as knowledge regarding the methods and approaches required to begin a master thesis and post graduate studies. The knowledge that the course provides is also necessary in more practical activities in order to understand and make use of research in this area. Based on a practical engineering task, the participants will also reflect on the knowledge and study of organization and leadership.

Participants will engage in a scientific work: collect, describe and analyze current research, based on current research formulate one or more research questions or hypotheses, apply appropriate methods; collect data using the selected methods, describe and analyze the collected data using selected methods; discuss the results in relation to previous and future research, and to discuss weaknesses and strengths of their own and others' research.

The research will be presented verbally and in writing. The texts are to be peer reviewed as well as analyzed and discussed by the participants during seminars and in written form.

Intended learning outcomes

Conduct scientific work:

  •   Collect, describe and analyze current research
  •   Based on the current research formulate one or more research questions or hypotheses
  •   Apply appropriate research methods
  •   Collect data using the selected methods
  •   Describe and analyze the collected data with the selected methods
  •   Discuss the results in relation to previous and future research
  •   Discuss the weaknesses and strengths of your own and others' research
  •   Demonstrate analytical and critical thinking
  •   Apply KTH ethics for copying and citation of others' work

Course disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

BSc in Mechanical Engineering or similar.

Recommended prerequisites

BSc in Mechanical Engineering or similar.


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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

A, B, C, D, E, FX, F


  • INL1 - Assignment, 3,5 hp, betygsskala: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
  • LIT1 - Literature Task, 4,0 hp, betygsskala: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
  • SEM1 - Seminar, 1,5 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.

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 MF2073

Offered by

ITM/Machine Design

Main field of study

Mechanical Engineering

Education cycle

Second cycle

Add-on studies

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Supplementary information

Master programme TIPDM1 IPDB, IPDD