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MF2080 Challenges for the Emerging City, Interdiciplinary Project Course A:1 (OpenLab Project Course) 7.5 credits

About course offering

For course offering

Autumn 2024 Start 26 Aug 2024 programme students

Target group

Open to any Masters level student at KTH. 

Part of programme

Master's Programme, Innovative Technology for Healthy Living, åk 2, Optional


P1 (7.5 hp)


26 Aug 2024
27 Oct 2024

Pace of study


Form of study

Normal Daytime

Language of instruction


Course location

KTH Campus

Number of places

1 - 5

Planned modular schedule


For course offering

Autumn 2024 Start 26 Aug 2024 programme students

Application code



For course offering

Autumn 2024 Start 26 Aug 2024 programme students


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Course coordinator

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Headings with content from the Course syllabus MF2080 (Spring 2021–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

The course aims to give student possibility to design innovative and user adapted proposals vis-à-vis an external employer. Student should be given the opportunity to develop and evaluate new ideas for innovations that can be implemented to create lasting use and value for a specific target group. In projects, the students learn to identify, organise, design and evaluate innovation work. Through knowledge and practices from different knowledge fields and scientific perspectives, the students learn about idea and business development, user involvement, cooperation and operational planning. The students are also given tools to apply interactive and creative work and design methodology to be able to handle incomplete given problems while still making reasonable and independent assumptions.

Intended learning outcomes

On completion of the course, the student should be able to:

  • Identify, analyse and present context and target group
  • Relate scientific perspectives to different practices
  • Develop, plan and evaluate new innovation ideas
  • Apply interactive and creative work and design methodology
  • Visualise and shape early phase of innovation project through sketches and prototypes
  • Identify and analyse complex phenomena and present new innovation ideas that can be developed and implemented to be of lasting use and value for a specific target group
  • Design an organisation for multidisciplinary project co-operation
  • Handle problems that are incompletely specified by making reasonable assumptions
  • Be able to communicate orally and in writing:
  1. Different aspects of cooperation and innovation, reflections on your own behaviour in work groups and relate it to the work group's dynamics
  2. Problem definition, idea and the concept delivery vis-à-vis non-specialists outside the own subject
  3. Applied work process and implemented results to the project provider and other external interested parties

Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

Completed courses of 180 credits in the main area of the education or equivalent.

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, 7.5 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.

Examination of PRO1 implies:

  • written and oral presentation of innovation project,
  • participation in lectures and seminars related to development project,
  • individual written reflection.

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 room in Canvas

Registered students find further information about the implementation of the course in the course room in Canvas. A link to the course room can be found under the tab Studies in the Personal menu at the start of the course.

Offered by

Main field of study

Mechanical Engineering

Education cycle

Second cycle

Add-on studies

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Supplementary information

The course is given in English. The course requires at least 80% attendance.

Additional regulations

There are courses that have the same content: MF2065 is overlapping.
MF2080 and MF2081 together correspond to MF2065.