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Degree project in industrial design engineering, producion design, Master of Science in Engineering 30 credits

Examensarbete i teknisk design, produktionsdesign, civilingenjör
Second cycle, A7009A
Course syllabus valid: Spring 2022 Sp 3 - Present
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Education level
Second cycle
Grade scale
U G#
Industrial Work Environment
Subject group (SCB)
Work Science and Ergonomics

Entry requirements

At least 240 credits completed courses as required for the degree. A maximum of two 7.5 credits courses (or one 15 credits course) may be unfinished from base and core courses. Of the completed courses at least 30 credits shall be of advanced level.

More information about English language requirements


The selection is based on 20-285 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 unstructured problems relevant to a profession as Master of Science in Industrial Design Engineering within the field of Manufacturing 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 Manufacturing design
  • Apply knowledge and proficiency that has been acquired during the period of study to a complex development project or a 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 science and engineering, without complete information
  • Locate and critically review information and summarise this in a scientific manner
  • Plan, structure and execute a project within research, development or investigation
  • Judge the scientific and practical relevance of the results obtained
  • Work to a timetable
  • Express themselves well in writing in a verbally and 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 and scientific manner
  • Develop and design production, processes and systems view of human conditions and needs and society's objectives for economically, socially and ecologically sustainable development

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.

Each course occasion´s language and form is stated and appear on the course page on Luleå University of Technology's website.
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.

If there is a decision on special educational support, in accordance with the Guideline Student's rights and obligations at Luleå University of Technology, an adapted or alternative form of examination can be provided.
  • Written presentation of individual work.
  • Oral presentation of own work
  • Public discussion of the work of others
  • Attendance at presentations of at least two degree project work of others.

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 in writing the information collected in 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.

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

The department provides active supervision for a period of two semesters 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 A7009A is equal to A7007A

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 Social Sciences, Technology and Arts

CodeDescriptionGrade scaleCrStatusFrom periodTitle
0001Start of degree projectU G#0.00MandatoryS13
0002Public discussion of others degree projectU G#0.00MandatoryS13
0003Oral presentationU G#0.00MandatoryS13
0004Accepted reportU G#30.00MandatoryS13Yes

Study guidance
Study guidance for the course is to be found in our learning platform Canvas before the course starts. Students applying for single subject courses get more information in the Welcome letter. You will find the learning platform via My LTU.

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 Social Sciences, Technology and Arts 17 Feb 2021