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SD2702 Naval Design 20.0 credits

A project based design course. A naval system is developed from idea to working product. The course covers design, analysis, manufacturing and verification. To get a picture of what is created in the course, have a look at

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For course offering

Spring 2025 Start 14 Jan 2025 programme students

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Headings with content from the Course syllabus SD2702 (Spring 2022–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

The course consists mainly of project based 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 naval system from specification to product, constrained by a given budget. During the course the students learn

  • to work in a project environment
  • written and oral skills
  • to analyze technical problems from a systems perspective
  • to use modern engineering methods and tools
  • to treat and solve technical problems subject to multiple constraints
  • develop strategies for systematic use, and choice of available engineering methods

Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

Base programme T, M, P, F or equivalent.

English B / English 6

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


  • 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

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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.

Offered by

Main field of study

This course does not belong to any Main field of study.

Education cycle

Second cycle

Add-on studies

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Jakob Kuttenkeuler ,, tel. 070-346 4240

Supplementary information

Primarily aimed for students at Naval Architecture.