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MG101X Degree Project in Mechanical Engineering, First Cycle 15.0 credits

Project work in production engineering to fulfill the degree requirements

Course offering missing for current semester as well as for previous and coming semesters
Headings with content from the Course syllabus MG101X (Spring 2012–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

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

Course disposition

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


MG1001 Manufacturing
MG1024 Production
MG1025 Product realization - Manufacturing
ME1001 Industrial Management. basic course

or corresponding

Recommended prerequisites

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

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 - Examination Question, 15.0 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.

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

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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 MG101X

Offered by

ITM/Production Engineering

Main field of study


Education cycle

First cycle

Add-on studies

Courses within the area of Production Engineering or Industrial Engineering.


Anders Hansson,

Supplementary information

Choice of courses is November 1 to 15