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ML220X Degree Project in Product Realisation and Management, Second Cycle 15.0 credits

Course offering missing for current semester as well as for previous and coming semesters
Headings with content from the Course syllabus ML220X (Spring 2009–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

  • Feasibility Study
  • Problem definition, goals, purpose and extent
  • Literature or information search that displays the current knowledge and research within the current area
  • Choice of method or way of solution
  • Problem Solving
  • Write a report which include emphasis on analysis, results, arguments, independent conclusions and recommendations

Intended learning outcomes

The overall objective is to independently apply the engineering-related skills acquired during training.
After passing the course the student will:

  • Be able to apply the acquired knowledge and skills during education in the analysis of real problems
  • independently analyze and process a greater problem in the current area
  • demonstrate ability to reflect on, assess and critically examine their own and others’ results and argumentation as well as present and argue for the working methods of the thesis project
  • be able to document, present and discuss their work and argument, for a given target group, requiring structure, formalities and language processing
  • demonstrate ability to identify their need for further knowledge and to continuously develop their skills
  • demonstrate ability to compile results, so that it is possible to identify new opportunities and/or new knowledge

Course disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

30 credits including 15 credits at advanced level.

Recommended prerequisites

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Independent literature search and literature studies in the given problem domain.

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


  • XUP1 - Account, 11.0 credits, grading scale: P, F
  • XUP2 - Concluding Account, 4.0 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.

The thesis project shall include the different problems that gives in-depth studies/widening within the specific technology sector. The work is normally done within a workplace outside KTH. Students are supervised during the work by supervisors at KTH as well as by the principal. If there is no sponsor (a company or such) a qualified reference group should be the discussion partner during the work. The degree project is done individually or together with another student. Project will be presented in writing and orally in Swedish or English (in English, for international applications).
The master thesis will be assessed within the assessment areas:

  • Process
  • Engineering and scientific content
  • Presentation

In order for the thesis to be approved thesis any of the three assessment criteria may not be failed.

The examiner makes an overall assessment of the thesis work after the report has been controlled for plagiarism and is then graded.
See also instructions for thesis work at ITM/TMT-applied mechanical engineering.

Other requirements for final grade

Planning and execution of work according to the plan, written report and oral presentation.
Approved Part accounts and approved final account.
The final grade is based on all elements. A-F Grading Scale.

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 ML220X

Offered by

ITM/Sustainable Production Development

Main field of study

Mechanical Engineering

Education cycle

Second cycle

Add-on studies

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