The degree project consists of an independent work within a problem area as determined by the examiner. It should normally be part of a focus on basic level. The work shall be 10 weeks of full time study. The work is reported in a written report and presented orally at a public seminar
Intended learning outcomes *
After completing the degree project you will be able to
formulate problems and apply methodologies in the field of Production Engineering, and Industrial Economics and Organization
apply knowledge and skills gained during previous education on problems within the given area of specialization
plan your own work to achieve desired goal
analyze the need for scientific information and use information search tools to collect relevant information
present their work as a technical report, compliant with the requirements on contents, structure and language
specify references to sources, figures, tables and formulas in a standardized way
write a summary of the report in English, with correct use of relevant terminology
give an oral presentation paying attention to requirements on time frame, language, presentation, illustrations and contents
review and present point of views and answer corresponding viewpoints on a technical work
Initially, the course consists of a series of seminars in the area.
The work is carried out in groups of two students, supported by a supervisor
The work is presented on two occasions. at half-time with an opponent procedure, and at the final examination
Literature and preparations
Specific prerequisites *
Admitted to third year of studies in the Mechanical Engineering (M) programme
In general, the major portion of studies, at least 108 credits including 60 credits with increasingly in-depth at the first level in the main field should be completed before the thesis work may commence. It is for the examiner to ensure that the student has adequate depth and substance to the student done sufficient part of the studies exam before starting work. Waivers may be granted after review of undergraduate studies.
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Students are required to search for and collect relevant literature for the given problem area
Other course literature may be suggested by the responsible teachers
Examination and completion
Grading scale *
A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
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.
The work is reported in writing and orally in English or Swedish.
Participation in opposition to another degree required.
The work will be assessed according to the following criteria: Work process, Engineering and scientific content and Presentation.
The overall grade is determined by the supervisor, following a plagiarism review of the report. A passing grade can only be awarded if the work meet the requirements of all three criteria specified above.
Other requirements for final grade *
Project (PRO1; 15 cr)
Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination
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Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination