SD220X Degree Project in Vehicle Engineering, Second Cycle 30.0 credits

Examensarbete inom fordonsteknik, avancerad nivå

  • Education cycle

    Second cycle
  • Main field of study

    Mechanical Engineering
  • Grading scale

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

Course offerings

Spring 19 for programme students

  • Periods

    Spring 19 P3 (15.0 credits), P4 (15.0 credits)

  • Application code

    60252

  • Start date

    15/01/2019

  • End date

    04/06/2019

  • Language of instruction

    English

  • Campus

    KTH Campus

  • Tutoring time

    Daytime

  • Form of study

    Normal

  • Number of places

    No limitation

  • Course responsible

    Lars Drugge <larsd@kth.se>

Spring 19 for programme students

  • Periods

    Spring 19 P4 (15.0 credits)

    Autumn 19 P1 (15.0 credits)

  • Application code

    60253

  • Start date

    18/03/2019

  • End date

    25/10/2019

  • Language of instruction

    English

  • Campus

    KTH Campus

  • Tutoring time

    Daytime

  • Form of study

    Normal

  • Number of places

    No limitation

  • Course responsible

    Lars Drugge <larsd@kth.se>

Autumn 19 for programme students

  • Periods

    Autumn 19 P1 (15.0 credits), P2 (15.0 credits)

  • Application code

    51059

  • Start date

    26/08/2019

  • End date

    14/01/2020

  • Language of instruction

    English

  • Campus

    KTH Campus

  • Tutoring time

    Daytime

  • Form of study

    Normal

  • Number of places

    No limitation

  • Course responsible

    Lars Drugge <larsd@kth.se>

Autumn 19 for programme students

  • Periods

    Autumn 19 P2 (15.0 credits)

    Spring 20 P3 (15.0 credits)

  • Application code

    50878

  • Start date

    28/10/2019

  • End date

    14/03/2020

  • Language of instruction

    English

  • Campus

    KTH Campus

  • Tutoring time

    Daytime

  • Form of study

    Normal

  • Number of places

    No limitation

  • Course responsible

    Lars Drugge <larsd@kth.se>

Spring 20 for programme students

  • Periods

    Spring 20 P3 (15.0 credits), P4 (15.0 credits)

  • Application code

    60749

  • Start date

    15/01/2020

  • End date

    01/06/2020

  • Language of instruction

    English

  • Campus

    KTH Campus

  • Tutoring time

    Daytime

  • Form of study

    Normal

  • Number of places

    No limitation

  • Course responsible

    Lars Drugge <larsd@kth.se>

Spring 20 for programme students

  • Periods

    Spring 20 P4 (15.0 credits)

    Autumn 20 P1 (15.0 credits)

  • Application code

    60750

  • Start date

    16/03/2020

  • End date

    23/10/2020

  • Language of instruction

    English

  • Campus

    KTH Campus

  • Tutoring time

    Daytime

  • Form of study

    Normal

  • Number of places

    No limitation

  • Course responsible

    Lars Drugge <larsd@kth.se>

Autumn 18 for programme students

  • Periods

    Autumn 18 P1 (15.0 credits), P2 (15.0 credits)

  • Application code

    50322

  • Start date

    27/08/2018

  • End date

    14/01/2019

  • Language of instruction

    English

  • Campus

    KTH Campus

  • Tutoring time

    Daytime

  • Form of study

    Normal

  • Number of places

    No limitation

  • Course responsible

    Lars Drugge <larsd@kth.se>

Autumn 18 for programme students

  • Periods

    Autumn 18 P2 (15.0 credits)

    Spring 19 P3 (15.0 credits)

  • Application code

    50323

  • Start date

    29/10/2018

  • End date

    15/03/2019

  • Language of instruction

    English

  • Campus

    KTH Campus

  • Tutoring time

    Daytime

  • Form of study

    Normal

  • Number of places

    No limitation

  • Course responsible

    Lars Drugge <larsd@kth.se>

Spring 18 for programme students

  • Periods

    Spring 18 P4 (15.0 credits)

    Autumn 18 P1 (15.0 credits)

  • Application code

    61070

  • Start date

    19/03/2018

  • End date

    26/10/2018

  • Language of instruction

    English

  • Campus

    KTH Campus

  • Tutoring time

    Daytime

  • Form of study

    Normal

  • Number of places

    No limitation

  • Course responsible

    Lars Drugge <larsd@kth.se>

Intended learning outcomes

The student is expected to demonstrate the ability to:

  • apply relevant knowledge and skills to a given problem within the engineering field of study,
  • independently plan and carry out a project in Vehicle Engineering
  • collect additional knowledge and information necessary for the completion of the task
  • present the results in a written report and orally including a  discussion of the prerequisites, methodology, approach and results of the work

Course main content

The degree project is an independent study within a subject defined by the examiner. It should normally be a specialization within the chosen engineering discipline and be on advanced level. The project work shall correspond to 20 weeks full time studies. The results must be reported in written form and orally at a public seminar

Eligibility

A major part of the courses, at least 240 university credits, must be finished before the start of the degree project. The examiner must ensure that the student has sufficient knowledge within the specialisation and has a sufficient number of university credits. Exemption from these requirements can be given by the Director of Undergraduate Studies. The degree project should normally be performed during the last term of the studies.

Literature

Självständig litteratursökning och litteraturstudier inom det givna problemområdet förväntas. Kurslitteratur kan även föreslås av examinator eller handledare.

Examination

  • XUPP - Examination Question, 30.0, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

XUPP - Examination Question, 30.0 credits, grade scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

Requirements for final grade

The degree project is performed individually or together with another student. In the latter case the examiner must ensure that the contribution of each student corresponds to the requirements for an individual degree project. The project is reported in writing and orally in english or swedish.

The evaluation criteria for the degree project are given below, divided into the categories: Process, Engineering-related and Scientific Content and Presentation. The final grade is given by the examiner based on an overall assessment.  To get a passing grade the student can not be insufficient in any of the three evaluation categories. The evaluation criteria should also be regarded as a guideline for the students aiming at higher grades.

A student who is not finished with the degree project within 8 months can be failed. This descision is taken by the examiner after consulting the programme director.

Process

Excellent
Independently plan and carry out the project within agreed time frames, show good initiative and be open to supervision and critique. Independently identify one’s own need for new knowledge and acquire this knowledge. Show a good ability to adopt the perspective of another’s work and formulate relevant and constructive critique.

Good
Plan and carry out the degree work within agreed time frames, show initiative and be open to supervision and critique. Show the ability to acquire new knowledge. Show the ability to adopt the perspective of another’s work and formulate relevant critique.

Sufficient
Carry out the project work within agreed time frames, show certain initiative and be open to supervision and critique. Show a sufficient ability to acquire new knowledge. Show a sufficient ability to adopt the perspective of another’s work and formulate critique.

Insufficient
Insufficient respect for agreements, severe lack of independence, or disregard for supervision. Lacks the ability or desire to acquire new knowledge.

Engineering-related and scientific content

Excellent
From problems/inquiries and methodology, show a very good ability to apply engineering-related and scientific skills like problem formulation, modelling, analysis, development and evaluation in a systematic way. Where this is relevant, show awareness of societal and ethical aspects, including economically, socially, and ecologically sustainable development.

Good
From problems/inquiries and methodology, show a good ability to apply engineering-related and scientific skills like problem formulation, modelling, analysis, development and evaluation in a systematic way. Where this is relevant, show awareness of societal and ethical aspects, including economically, socially, and ecologically sustainable development.

Sufficient
From problems/inquiries and methodology, show a sufficient ability to apply engineering-related and scientific skills like modelling, analysis, development, and evaluation. Where this is relevant, show a certain awareness of societal and ethical aspects, including economically.

Insufficient
Significant lack of engineering-related or scientific skills or lack of methodology despite the request.

Presentation

Excellent
Show a well disposed report, with clear accounts of the project and the results, clear analysis, and well founded argumentation, as well as good language usage, format and scientific accuracy. Show a good ability to orally present with clear argumentation and analysis, and also a good ability to discuss the work.

Good
Show a well disposed report with clear accounts of the project and the results, analysis and argumentation, as well as good language usage and format. Show a good ability to orally present and discuss the project.

Sufficient
Show a written report with acceptable structure, format and language usage. Show the ability to orally present the report.

Insufficient
Lacks important elements in the written report despite the request, or lack of the ability to orally present or discuss the project.

Offered by

SCI/Aeronautical and Vehicle Engineering

Examiner

Annika Stensson Trigell <annika@kth.se>

Jenny Jerrelind <jennyj@kth.se>

Lars Drugge <larsd@kth.se>

Mikael Nybacka <mnybacka@kth.se>

Version

Course syllabus valid from: Autumn 2007.
Examination information valid from: Autumn 2007.