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MJ232X Degree Project in Heat and Power Technology, Second Cycle 30.0 credits

About course offering

For course offering

Autumn 2024 Start 26 Aug 2024 programme students

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P1 (15.0 hp), P2 (15.0 hp)


26 Aug 2024
13 Jan 2025

Pace of study


Form of study

Normal Daytime

Language of instruction


Course location

KTH Campus

Number of places

Places are not limited

Planned modular schedule


For course offering

Autumn 2024 Start 26 Aug 2024 programme students

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For course offering

Autumn 2024 Start 26 Aug 2024 programme students


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Headings with content from the Course syllabus MJ232X (Spring 2022–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

The Master programme is concluded with a degree project in which the student is expected to demonstrate ability to independently solve an engineering problem by using a broad spectrum of skills. The subject for the degree project can vary but it must contain significant technical contents, have a clear application within chosen field and, if applicable, contribute to sustainable development. Provided that the degree project satisfies the requirements above, as decided by the course coordinator or examiner, and provided that qualified supervision is provided throughout the degree project, the student can choose to carry out the degree project either at an academic department, within an industrial company, or at a consulting firm, in Sweden or abroad.

Intended learning outcomes

  • demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the scientific foundation and best practices for the chosen subject, as well as an advanced understanding in current research and development, and in-depth knowledge of methodology
  • demonstrate the ability to search, gather and integrate knowledge and identify their need for additional knowledge, all with a holistic, critical and systematic work approach.
  • demonstrate the ability to identify, analyse, assess and handle complex phenomena, issues and situations also with limited information
  • demonstrate the ability to plan and with adequate methods carry out qualified assignments within given time frames and to evaluate this work
  • demonstrate the ability to orally and in writing in dialogue with different groups clear Account for and discuss his conclusions and the knowledge and the arguments that lie these
  • demonstrate the ability to make assessments considering relevant scientific, social and ethical aspects
  • show such skills that are required for participating in research and development or to work independently in other qualified activities

Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

To begin the thesis project, second cycle, requires:

  • completed courses corresponding to at least 60 credits at the second cycle
  • completed course in ”Scientific Research Methodology”
  • able to demonstrate sufficient specific subject knowledge in relation for the chosen area for the thesis 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 - Thesis Project, 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.

Besides the established KTH criteria for passing a second cycle degree project, the course specific criteria are:

Accomplished project work with agreed deliverables, attendance at compulsory seminars, presentation at these, public discussion and completion of final report.

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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