Programme objectives

Degree Programme in Industrial Engineering and Management (CINEK), Programme syllabus for studies starting in autumn 2019

Last edit: 14/12/2018
Approved: 14/12/2018

In addition to the objectives specified in the Swedish Higher Education Ordinance, a graduate within Master of Science in Engineering from Industrial Engineering and Management at KTH shall:

Knowledge and understanding

  • demonstrate deep knowledge within mathematics, natural science and technology within a selected technical specialisation.
  • demonstrate deep knowledge of industrial engineering and management and the relationship of technology-economy-society.
  • demonstrate knowledge of how economic activities and their legal and institutional framework can be described, measured, developed and managed.
  • demonstrate knowledge of how different types of established and new technology can support or further develop businesses.
  • demonstrate knowledge of established methods, models and theories within the field of management in order to initiate, plan, develop, monitor and manage different types of industrial and technology-based businesses.
  • demonstrate knowledge of the management and development of businesses on the basis of different stakeholder standpoints and different perspectives, and demonstrate an understanding of potential areas of conflict in relation to this.
  • demonstrate knowledge of scientific tools used to analyse, process and evaluate facts, and an awareness of how knowledge is developed within natural science, engineering and social science.

Skills and abilities

  • demonstrate the ability to, independently and in a group, apply knowledge and skills in practice while taking into account relevant scientific and professional assessments.
  • demonstrate the ability to analyse, formulate, apply and develop technical and economic problems from several different perspectives, including the systems perspective.
  • demonstrate the ability to set boundaries, determine resource consumption and manage processes for problem-solving and execution.
  • demonstrate the ability to assess whether technical systems and activities contribute to the development of a sustainable society.
  • possess the requisite personal and professional skills, such as in the area of leadership, project management, teamwork and communication, to work as an engineer in a management position or as a leader within a technology-intensive company.

Ability to make judgments and adopt a standpoint

  • employ a reflective approach to accountability and ethical issues within technical, organisational, economic, ecological and social systems.
  • demonstrate awareness of how personal values and attitudes influence the definition and assessments of technical, organisational and economic problems.
  • demonstrate a critical approach to methods and theories, and to how knowledge is developed within natural science, engineering and social science.

The KTH local Degree Ordinance can be found in the KTH regulatory framework, www.kth.se