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ML1108 Decision Models and Impact Assessment 7.5 credits

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Autumn 2024 Start 26 Aug 2024 programme students

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Headings with content from the Course syllabus ML1108 (Autumn 2023–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

Content and learning outcomes

Course disposition

The students are expected to work actively and independently with the course material as well as to reflect on their own ethical positions and that of others.
Lectures and exercises support the students in their knowledge acquisition and development of skills.

Course contents

  • Decision models, among other QFD (Quality Function Deployment), Pugh, FMEA (Failure Mode and Effects Analysis) and Kesselring
  • Introduction to ethics/moral philosophy
  • Introduction to gender equality and equality of treatment, connected to design and product development
  • Current regulatory frameworks and control documents for sustainable development relevant for production and product development

Intended learning outcomes

After passing the course, the student should be able to:

  • Choose and use decision models for production and design from given preconditions
  • Produce relevant criteria and make consistent decisions for production and design of a product
  • Account for current regulatory frameworks and control documents for sustainable development relevant for production and product development
  • Illustrate and discuss current challenges connected to sustainable development in production and product development
  • Argue for an ethical position about sustainability and the engineering role from different perspectives
  • Discuss a product's/design's expression based on the societal norms regarding JML (gender equality, diversity and equality of treatment)

Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

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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

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


  • INL1 - Assignment, 1.0 credits, grading scale: P, F
  • KON1 - Test, 1.0 credits, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
  • TEN1 - Written examination, 4.0 credits, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, 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.

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.

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Education cycle

First cycle

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