MJ140X Degree Project in Mechanical Engineering, First Cycle 15.0 credits

Examensarbete inom maskinteknik, grundnivå

  • Education cycle

    First cycle
  • Main field of study

  • Grading scale

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

At present this course is not scheduled to be offered.

Intended learning outcomes

After completion of the course the student should be able to:

  • Formulate problems and apply methodology within the subjectarea of energy technology to search for and validate solutions
  • Apply knowledge and skills that have been achieved during the studies on problems within the field of energy techonolgy.
  • Plan his/her own work to achieve given partial objectives
  • Analyse the need of scientific information, perform literature survey and validate the found information
  • Present work in a written report with requirements on content, structure and language
  • Utilise references, figures, tables and equations at an acceptable level in a report
  • Write a summary in English with the correct use of the terminology within the subject area
  • Perform oral presentation with requirements on timeframe and clear language, perforamance and illustrations
  • Review and give comments on a technical work (opposition) and be able to meet corresponding viewpoints on his/her own work
  • Make assumptions and assess their validity through sensitivity analysis
  • Perform rought estimates to be able to validate models and assess their reasonableness

Course main content

The course starts with a series of lectures to give the students background and knowledge in the field of Energy Technology. In beginning of the course the students also choose project to work with during the semester (the project proposals are supplied by the course instructors); and the project is supported by compulsory seminars throughout the course. Before each seminar the students need to hand in a written report and also prepare a oral presentation. The course leaders work as coaches supporting and giving feedback to the students: on their projects, their reports and their presentations. For the final seminar the students should also prepare an opposition on another group's work.

In each project/projectpart, the students work in groups of two persons.


MJ1112 Applied THermodynamics, 9 hp or corresponding knowledge

MJ1401 Heat transfer, 6 hp, or corresponding knowledge



  • XUPP - Examination Question, 15.0, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

Requirements for final grade

Project work (15 hp)

 This includes: Compulsory participation in the common seminars

Submission of reports and partial reports according to given instructions

Oral presentations on assigned seminars

Opposition on final seminar

Offered by

ITM/Energy Technology


Catharina Erlich, erlich@energy.kth.se


Catharina Erlich <catharina.erlich@energy.kth.se>


Course syllabus valid from: Spring 2011.
Examination information valid from: Autumn 2007.