MJ1450 Management and Leadership in Systems Engineering 6.0 credits

Chefskurs i systemteknik tillämpat inom energiområdet

Offering and execution

Course offering missing for current semester as well as for previous and coming semesters

Course information

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents *

The course consists of 65 h of lectures, seminars, refletionhours and groupassignments. Some of these activities require that parts of the course literature have been prepared. The course starts with a block of lectures about system engineering and thereafter specialists and leaders from industry and authorities are invited as guest lectures to share their respective experiences. Project and quality leadership are included in the form of lectures, group work and discussions. It is expected that the student is well prepared for each groupsession.

Intended learning outcomes *

After completing the course the student should be able to:

  • With support from the concepts of system technology, describe the design and interaction between different parts within the system
  • Describe the processes within systems engineering according to the ISO standard 152 88 and explain their objectives and context
  • Describe the leadership in a processoriented work environment
  • Explain the role of the director in systemwork
  • Distinguish between different kinds of leadership and conclude which type of leadership that is applicable to different phases in the materialprocess
  • Desribe the roles of projectleader, project owner and the director's role as quality manager
  • Describe the quality concept and the tools used for quality leadership
  • Combine knowledge in systems engineering with his/her technical competence from earlier education and experiences
  • Assess the capacity of a system to meet the requirements within applications where the students have necessary technical competence (earlier education and experience)
  • Explain and motivate (orally) central questions and standpoints within systems engineering and leadership
  • Apply the principles of good leadership within the course

Course Disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites *

At least 120 hp at technical university or corresponding education.

The student does not need to study within the energy or environment field but should have experience from system studies within any technology area.

Recommended prerequisites

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(1)”Systems Engineering, coping with complexity”, Stevens, Brook, Jackson, Arnold, Pearson Education, ISBN 0-13-095085-8

(2)”Den femte disciplinen”, Peter M Senge

(3)”Projektledningsmetodik” T. Jansson, L. Ljung, Studentlitteratur, ISBN 91-44-03359-1

(4)”Kvalitetsstyrning med totalkvalitet”, L. Sandholm, Studentlitteratur

(5) Handouts

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

Examination *

  • TEN1 - Examination, 4.5 credits, Grading scale: P, F
  • ÖVN1 - Exercises, 1.5 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 *

Assignments (1.5 hp) grading P/F

Exam (4.5 hp) grading A-F

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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Torsten Fransson

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

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Offered by

ITM/Energy Technology

Main field of study *


Education cycle *

First cycle

Add-on studies

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Torsten Fransson (torsten.fransson@energy.kth.se)

Supplementary information

Replaces 4A1650

Language of instruction: Swedish only