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Degree project in industrial design engineering, production design, Bachelor of Science in Engineering 15 Credits

Examensarbete i teknisk design, produktionsdesign, högskoleingenjör
First cycle, A0014A
Course syllabus valid: Spring 2018 Sp 3 - Present
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Education level
First cycle
Grade scale
U G#
Industrial Work Environment
Subject group (SCB)
Work Science and Ergonomics

Entry requirements

In order to meet the general entry requirements for first cycle studies you must have successfully completed upper secondary education and documented skills in English language and At least 135 credits from completed courses required for the degree, of which at most 15 credits may be remaining from base and core courses. The examiner appointed decides if the student has the depth of knowledge required for the proposed degree project.

More information about English language requirements


The selection is based on 1-165 credits.

Course Aim
The overall goal of the course is that the student practices, develops and is able to apply theory and methods to solve problems in a scientific manner that are relevant to work as a Bachelor of Science in Industrial design Engineering  within the field of Production design.

This means that on completion of the course the student is able to:
  • Formulate a relevant problem for investigation from a chosen subject within the subject area of Production design
  • Apply knowledge and proficiency that has been acquired during the period of study to an investigation development smaller research project in an independent and systematic manner
  • Choose and justify the study method for an investigation
  • Analyse and defend the problem formulated in a correct manner with respect to engineering
  • Locate and critically review information and summarise this in a manner appropriate to engineering
  • Plan, structure and execute an investigation  or development project
  • Judge the relevance of the results obtained
  • Work to a timetable
  • Express themselves well in writing in a linguistically scientifically correct manner
  • Create and execute a presentation of the results of the project, defending the conclusions
  • Critically review the work of others in a constructive manner

The content of the degree project is designed in collaboration with the supervisor. The degree project always contains a theoretical foundation in the form of a literature survey that highlights the area of technology and the methodology, summarised in a scientific manner.

The student independently plans and executes the degree project; the supervisor is available for assistance. A timetable for the entire project is included in the degree project, which is continuously reviewed.

In the report the student shows the ability to:

  • Justify the chosen problem of study
  • Select and justify the study methods
  • Collect information relevant to the problem formulation with an explicit connection to the chosen theory/method
  • Present the information collected in writing in a a relevant manner
  • Analyse and defend the formulated problem from the chosen theory and methods
  • Critically review the relevance of the results obtained from a scientific and engineering point of view
  • Express themselves in writing in a correct linguistic and scientific manner
  • Oral presentation of own work
  • Public discussion of the work of others
  • Attendance at presentations of the degree project work of others

To pass the course the student shall participate in compulsery meetings and seminars as well as register the thesis according to LTUs rules.

The department provides active supervision for a period of one term from the start of the project. The degree project is performed individually; only in exceptional cases may at most two students carry out the degree project together. In cases in which the degree project is carried out by two students, this shall be clearly visible in the scope and depth of the report.

Lena Abrahamsson

Transition terms
The course A0014A is equal to A0010A

Literature. Valid from Spring 2013 Sp 3 (May change until 10 weeks before course start)
Literature will depend on the nature and focus of the thesis. Course literature will be selected by supervisor, examiner and participating students.

Course offered by
Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences

0001Start of degree project0.0U G#
0002Public discussion of others degree project0.0U G#
0003Oral presentation0.0U G#
0004Accepted report15.0U G#

Guidelines for degree project » 
Syllabus established
by Director of Undergraduate Studies Bo Jonsson Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences 21 Jun 2012

Last revised
by Director of Undergraduate Studies Daniel Örtqvist, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences 16 Jun 2017