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ML160X Degree Projekt in Industrial Technology and Production Maintenance, First Cycle 15.0 credits

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Headings with content from the Course syllabus ML160X (Spring 2021–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

  • Pilot study
  • Problem formulation, goal, aim and delimitations
  • Literature study or information retrieval that show current knowledge in technology
  • Choice of method, the problem-solving approach
  • Problem-solving
  • Report, where strong emphasis is placed on analyses, results, independent conclusions and recommendations

Intended learning outcomes

After completed degree project, the student should be able to:

  • demonstrate knowledge of the chosen topic's disciplinary foundation and proven experience, and some insight into current research and development
  • holistically, critically and systematically search, collect and integrate knowledge, and identify the need for further knowledge
  • formulate, assess and handle problems and critically discuss issues
  • plan and carry out tasks within given time frames with suitable methods, and evaluate this work
  • design and handle products, processes, methods, systems or technical solutions, taking into consideration people's abilities and needs, and society's aim for economically, socially and ecologically sustainable development
  • demonstrate the ability to account for and discuss information, problems and solutions, orally and in writing in dialogue with different groups
  • demonstrate the ability to make assessments considering relevant scientific, social and ethical aspects
  • work independently as an engineer

Course disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

Specific entry requirements: 135 credits from finished mandatory courses and within this credits this courses need to be passed: ML1000, ML1101, ML1611, ML1613 and ML1614 or the equivalent

Recommended prerequisites

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Självständig litteratursökning och litteraturstudier inom det givna problemområdet.

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, 15,0 hp, betygsskala: 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.

The examiner decides, in consultation with KTH's coordinator for disabilities (Funka), about possible adapted examination for students with documented, permanent disabilities. The examiner may permit other examination format for re-examination of individual students.

Other requirements for final grade

Attendance at specified compulsory course dates (or completed compensation assignment to these) are requirements for final grading.

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 ML160X

Offered by

ITM/Sustainable Production Development

Main field of study


Education cycle

First cycle

Add-on studies

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