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Course offering missing for current semester as well as for previous and coming semesters
* Retrieved from Course syllabus MH100X (Spring 2011–)

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

The course consists of a larger project work, which should provide a specialization in materials science and process design, and provide training in general engineering skills.

Theprojects deal with different problems in materials science and process design.The aim of the project is to integrate the technical aspects with the demands made by society in regulations, ethics, economy and environment.

Course leader provides appropriate projects and each project is assigned a dedicated mentor. Opportunity to own proposed project is also possible, and a supervisor from KTH will also then be appointed.

Intended learning outcomes

After the course, the student should be able to:

  • apply the obtained knowledge and skills about metallic and ceramic materials on problems in materials science and process design
  • formulate a technical problem and apply methods in materials science and process design to search and evaluate solutions to the problem
  • use independent study forms in order to consolidate and deepen his/her expertise in materials science and process design
  • present the solution of an engineering problem in a written technical report with high requirements on content, structure, and language (corresponding to TNC's standards)
  • professionally present the own work and review others ' works
  • use basic concepts and tools for an active career start

In addition, the students if necessary should be able to:

  • make assumptions, and assess their validity by using sensitivity analysis

perform estimates to validate models and assess their reasonableness

Course Disposition

The course includes in addition to the project work also activities such as e.g. information search, lectures and a problem formulation workshop and a final seminar. At the end of the seminar, the students, besides presenting their own work orally, even oppose on another project.


The course includes a series of lectures/practicals connected to the different parts of the course:

* Presentation of the course

* Project Planning

* Information search

* Written presentation

* Oral presentation


Project meetings with instructor (ca. 1 h/week unless otherwise agreed with the instructor)

Projects are carried out individually or in groups of up to two students

Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

Students admitted to year three in the degree programe in Materials Design and Engineering  - CMATD3, or a student with similarprerequisites

Recommended prerequisites

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Individually, depending on the project


Individuellt beroende på projekt

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 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.

General rules and guidelines for degree thesis 15 ECTS-credits for Bachelor's degree:

Assessment criteria and criteria for diploma thesis:

Other requirements for final grade

The student has to perform:

  • an oral presentation in English at the end of the seminar
  • an oral opposition in English at the final seminar

and should submit:

  • a written problem formulating report including result from the literature survey in English
  • a written final report in English
  • a written opposition report in English

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 MH100X

Offered by

ITM/Materials Science and Engineering

Main field of study


Education cycle

First cycle

Add-on studies

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