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Course offering missing for current semester as well as for previous and coming semesters
* Retrieved from Course syllabus MF211X (Spring 2014–)

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

The Masters programme is concluded by a master thesis in which the student is expected to demonstrate his/her ability to independently conduct research using a broad spectrum of skills. The topic of the master thesis may vary; however, it must relate to technology or development of technology and have a clear contribution to product development or innovation. Provided that the master thesis is in line with the requirements above and contingent upon the availability of authorised supervision during the work with master thesis, the student can choose to conduct the master thesis either in academia or in industry.

Intended learning outcomes

After the course the student will be able to:

- apply relevant knowledge and skills acquired in the main subject area to a given problem

- within a given framework, even with limited information, independently analyze and discuss complex issues, and dealing with major problems at an advanced level

- reflect on and critically review their own and others' scientific achievements

- be able to document and present their work, for a given target, with the highest standards of structural, formal and language processing

- be able to identify the need for further knowledge and continuously upgrade their skills

These KTH common goal should be the basis of course objectives for all theses. Additional or specific price target for the thesis may be developed by schools, for training or for individual graduate work topics


- ability to critically, autonomously, and creatively identify, formulate, and manage complex research questions withing the area of Product Innovation Management

- ability to plan and with appropriate mehtods conduct and evaluate the thesis work

- ability to acquire relevant scientific litterature

- ablility to place and evaluate the thesis in a broader scientific perspective

Course Disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

The thesis should be part of a specialization in chosen subject area and at an advanced level to meet the requirements for a degree. This means that the thesis will normally be carried out within the subject area for which students are prepared for. If students wish to perform their final thesis in an area outside the main field of study / training program it must be approved by the director of undergraduate studies (GA).

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

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


  • XUPP - Thesis Project, 30,0 hp, betygsskala: 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.

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 MF211X

Offered by

ITM/Machine Design

Main field of study

Mechanical Engineering

Education cycle

Second cycle

Add-on studies

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