MF2088 Innovation and Product Development 22.5 credits

Innovation och produktutveckling

The course is focused around an existing innovation project, based upon an idea from a company or project partner. Within the project both development of technology and products is included, as well as a business connected to this technology/product.

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Content and learning outcomes

Course contents *

In the course, a real innovation and product development project is carried out in collaboration with an employer, or a student initiated development project. The work is carried out in groups, and in the course the work is supported through seminars on for example design thinking, Business Model Canvas and industrialisation. In the course, there are also seminars where the organisation and management of the projects are discussed and critically reviewed, as well as seminars about progress in innovation and product development.

Intended learning outcomes *

After passing the course, the students should be able to:

  • independently and actively lead, plan and work in innovative development projects that are carried out by a project group and critically develop and adapt working methods based on the nature of the assignment, and research
  • be able to tackle complex (vague, ambiguous) innovation related challenges in a technical and commercial context in a structured way
  • independently and critically be able to choose and apply research-based work procedures, tools, methods and analytical frameworks related to innovation and development work
  • clearly justify innovation solutions and the decisions that have led to the solutions, based on both a value creation and a technical perspective
  • write legitimate business plans and project plans based on the nature of a project
  • communicate his/her innovation work and its results in oral and written presentations for various types of target groups
  • be able to constructively criticize his/her own project group and the efforts of other groups (and individuals), to create a good innovative working environment, project organisation and planning and to critically review innovation solutions
  • reflect about and consider sustainable development in innovation/product development work
  • critically reflect and learn lessons from innovation work, based on research and his/her own experience

Course Disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites *

A Degree of Bachelor in mechanical engineering or the equivalent.

Recommended prerequisites

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Information about course literature will be announced in the course memo.

Information about course literature will be announced in the course memo.

Examination and completion

Grading scale *

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

Examination *

  • PRO2 - Project, 9.0 credits, Grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
  • PRO3 - Project, 9.0 credits, Grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
  • PRO4 - Project, 4.5 credits, Grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, 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.

Grading criteria are handed out at the beginning of the course.

The examiner decides, in consultation with KTH's coordinator for disabilities (Funka), about possible adapted examination for students with documented, permanent disabilities. The examiner may permit other examination format for re-examination of individual students.

Other requirements for final grade *

To be approved on the course, 80% participation in seminars and active participation in the project is required. It is also required that tasks that are expected within the various parts of the examination are carried out.

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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Gunilla Ölundh Sandström

Further information

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Offered by

ITM/Machine Design

Main field of study *

Mechanical Engineering

Education cycle *

Second cycle

Add-on studies

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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.