Programme objectives

Master's Programme, Industrial Engineering and Management, 120 credits (TIEMM), Programme syllabus for studies starting in autumn 2010

Last edit: 15/03/2010
Approved: 15/03/2010

In addition to the aims specified in the Higher Education Ordinance, there are also specific objectives for this Master’s programme. After completing the Master’s programme the student shall…

Knowledge and understanding

  • demonstrate a broad knowledge of mathematics, natural sciences and technology within a chosen track (advanced level)
  • demonstrate a broad knowledge of industrial economics and management as well as of the relationship technology-economics-leadership
  • demonstrate knowledge of how financial operations and their legal and institutional frameworks can be described, measured, changed and administered and 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 management area to plan, follow up and lead as well as evaluate the results and quality of different types of industrial and technology-based activities
  • demonstrate knowledge of management and development on the basis of and with an understanding of different stakeholders – such as: shareholders, customers, employees, society and the environment, and demonstrate insight into possible areas of conflict.
  • demonstrate knowledge of academic tools in order to analyse, process and evaluate facts, and demonstrate an awareness of how knowledge can be developed within natural sciences, technology and social sciences

Skills and abilities

  • demonstrate the ability to independently as well as in groups, and able to transform knowledge and skills into practice with regard taken to relevant academic professional/profession-related and societal judgements and standpoints
  • demonstrate the ability to analyse, formulate and deal with technical problems, from a systems perspective, with an overall view of their lifecycle, from concept/need to specification, development, operation and completion as well as the ability to set boundaries, decide necessary consumption of resources and to manage processes for problem solving and realisation
  • demonstrate the ability to assess whether proposed technical systems and activities contribute to the development of a sustainable society.
  • demonstrate the ability to manage personnel and activities on different organisational levels, within different types of organisational lifecycle stages, within different types of operational logics
  • demonstrate the ability to sell and negotiate and act in an advisory capacity within the chosen technology area and within industrial economics and management as well as within the interface between

Ability to make judgments and adopt a standpoint

  • have a reflective approach to responsibility and to ethical issues within technical organisational, financial, ecological and societal systems
  • demonstrate awareness as to how one’s own personal judgements and standpoints affect definition and assessments of technical, organisational and financial problems
  • demonstrate a critical approach to established management methods, models and theories as well as how knowledge is developed within natural sciences, technology and social sciences
  • KTH’s local degree ordinance can be found in the KTH regulations,