SD2432 Lightweight Design 20.0 credits
A project based design course. A lightweight product is developed from idea to reality. The course covers design, analysis, manufacturing and verification.
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Content and learning outcomes
The course consists mainly of project-oriented teamwork such as planning, technical design, experimental investigations and manufacturing. In addition, regular informative and decisive project meetings are held, and frequent informal discussions with teachers. Opportunities to practice leading roles such as project manager, group leader and treasurer could occur. A number of relevant guest lectures in topics ranging from purely technical to project management and communication techniques are planned, normally after consultation with the course participants.
Intended learning outcomes
The technical aim is to develop an advanced lightweight application from specification to product, constrained by a given budget.
After completion of the course the participants should be able to
- work effectively in a project environment and understand mechanisms behind progress and difficulties in such a setting
- communicate in writing, orally and graphically
- to analyze technical problems from a systems (holistic) perspective
- choose and use adequate engineering methods and tools
- handle technical problems which might be incompletely stated and subject to multiple constraints
- pursue own ideas and realise them practically
- assess the quality of work, performed by themselves and others
Literature and preparations
The course is primarily intended for students in the specialisation program Lightweight Structures.
English B / English 6
Examination and completion
If the course is discontinued, students may request to be examined during the following two academic years.
- ÖVN1 - Exercises, 5.0 credits, grading scale: P, F
- ÖVN2 - Exercises, 5.0 credits, grading scale: P, F
- ÖVN3 - Exercises, 5.0 credits, grading scale: P, F
- ÖVN4 - Exercises, 5.0 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.
Other requirements for final grade
Course work (ÖVN1-5) and completed project.
Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination
Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination
- 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.
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Main field of study
The course starts in January 2013 and continues until December 2013.