Scientific methods for Design Engineering 7.5 Credits

Vetenskapliga metoder för teknisk design
Second cycle, D7016A
Course syllabus valid: Autumn 2017 Sp 2 - Autumn 2017 Sp 2
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Syllabus established
by Director of Undergraduate Studies Bo Jonsson, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences 14 Feb 2014

Last revised
by Director of Undergraduate Studies Daniel Örtqvist, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences 18 Aug 2017

Education level
Second cycle
Grade scale
Industrial Design
Subject group (SCB)
Other Subjects within Technology

Entry requirements

More information about English language requirements


The selection is based on 20-285 credits

Course Aim
The overall purpose of the course is to develop the student’s knowledge, skills and experience in reading, analysing and writing different types of academic texts, with a focus on the area of industrial design engineering.

The aims are that students will demonstrate:
  • Understanding of the scientific basis for industrial design engineering
  • Insights into current research and development within the area of industrial design engineering
  • In-depth knowledge in a specific discipline within industrial design engineering
  • Ability to critically analyse, evaluate and reflect on contents in scientific texts
  • Ability to refer, relate, reflect and describe the relevance of scientific texts
  • Ability to verbally clearly describe knowledge in industrial design engineering
  • Ability to produce clear and consistent scientific industrial design engineering texts

The course covers knowledge and skills in academic writing within the area of industrial design engineering, different scientific representations, and working with systematic, critical reviews of academic texts.

Lectures, seminars and group work for understanding and analysing academic texts. The purpose of this is to develop ability to understand, describe and verbally represent academic texts. Individual assignment in academic writing: 1) PM that includes keywords and area for in-depth research and 2) An academic text within the area. Tutorials and seminars for feedback and critical review of own and others texts. Examination through oral presentation and written submission of the text.

A1 Crash course in design research   (group) 1.5 hp     
A2 Design research methods   (group)            2 hp
A3 Design theory immersion     (individual)      4 hp

Grade criteria further described in course study guide.

Students must register to the courses themselves or contact the ETS educational administration not later than three days after the quarter commences. Failure to do so can result in the place being lost. This also applies to the students with a place guarantee.

Åsa Wikberg Nilsson

Literature. Valid from Autumn 2014 Sp 2 (May change until 10 weeks before course start)
Material recommended by the Department

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

0007Crash course in design research1.5U G#
0008Design research methods2.0U G VG
0009Design theory immersion4.0U G VG