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MG213X Degree Project in Production Engineering and Management, Second Cycle 30.0 credits

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Spring 2025 Start 14 Jan 2025 programme students

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Headings with content from the Course syllabus MG213X (Spring 2022–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

The degree project is an individual engineering work, including theoretical and/or experimental activities, and report writing.

It should include both application and refinement of knowledge and skills acquired during previous engineering education, with a focus on Production engineering and management.

The project task should require professional engineering or equivalent skills. The work should have a certain degree of novelty, and include elements of assessment, analysis and synthesis.

A literature and/or state-of-the-art study should always be carried out. Depending on the character of the work, the literature study could be more or less extensive.

Intended learning outcomes

After passing the degree project course, the student should be able to (based on the KTH approved ILOs for degree projects for the Degree of Master):

  • account for the disciplinary foundation and applicable methods within the subject area "Production engineering and management", and demonstrate advanced knowledge in its current research and development
  • with overall view, critically and systematically search, collect and integrate knowledge, and identify the need for additional knowledge
  • identify, analyse, assess and handle complex phenomena, issues and situations, even with limited information
  • plan and with adequate methods carry out qualified assignments within given time frames, and evaluate this work
  • develop and evaluate products, processes, systems, methods or technical solutions, considering the preconditions and needs of people, and the aim of the society for economically, socially and environmentally sustainable development
  • orally and in writing, in dialogue with different groups, clearly account for and discuss one's own conclusions, and the knowledge and the arguments that these are based on
  • make assessments considering relevant scientific, social and ethical aspects
  • participate in research and development, or independently work in other qualified activities

Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

Requirements for starting the degree project apply, as established for the Master programme. To start the degree project, it is required that the student:

  • has completed courses corresponding at least 60 credits of second-cycle studies, mainly within the subject area of Production Engineering and Management
  • have completed the course MG2100 Scientific Methodology for Production Engineering, or equivalent
  • is able to demonstrate sufficient specific knowledge for the chosen problem area of the degree project

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


  • XUPP - Examination Question, 30.0 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.

Other requirements for final grade

Documented attendance at at least two final presentations of other degree projects, and being the reviewer of and opponent at one further final presentation.

Approved examination question (XUPP; 30 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 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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