Programme objectives

Master's Programme, Industrial Engineering and Management, 120 credits (TIEMM), Programme syllabus for studies starting in autumn 2013

Last edit: 14/03/2014
Approved: 14/03/2014

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

  • Display advanced skills in mathematics, natural sciences and technology within a chosen track (second cycle)
  • Display advances skills in industrial economics and management as well as of the relationship technology-economics-society
  • Display expertise 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
  • Display expertise  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
  • Display expertise in management and development on the basis of and with an understanding for different stakeholders – such as: shareholders, customers, employees, society and the environment, and demonstrate insight into possible areas of conflict.
  • Display expertise in scientific 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

  • Display the ability to independently as well as in groups, be able to transform knowledge and skills into practice with regard taken to relevant scientific professional/profession-related and societal views and standpoints
  • Display the ability to analyse, formulate and deal with technical problems, from a systems perspective, as well as the ability to set boundaries, decide necessary consumption of resources and to manage processes for problem solving and realisation
  • Display the ability to assess whether proposed technical systems and activities contribute to the development of a sustainable society.
  • Display the ability to manage personnel and activities on different organisational levels, within different types of organisational lifecycle stages, within different types of operational logics
  • Display the ability to sell negotiate and act in an advisory capacity within the chosen technical track/specialisation.

Ability to make judgments and adopt a standpoint

  • Possess a reflective approach to responsibility and to ethical issues within technical organisational, financial, ecological and societal systems
  • Display awareness as to how one’s own personal views and standpoints affect definition and assessments of technical, organisational and financial problems
  • Display 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, intra.kth.se/regelverk