Degree project industrial engineering and management, innovation and strategic business development, MSc Engineering 30 credits

Examensarbete i industriell ekonomi, innovation och strategisk affärsutveckling, civilingenjör
Second cycle, E7007N
Course syllabus valid: Spring 2021 Sp 3 - Present
The version indicates the term and period for which this course syllabus is valid. The most recent version of the course syllabus is shown first.

Syllabus established
by Director of Undergraduate Studies Daniel Örtqvist, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences 15 Feb 2017

Last revised
by Director of Undergraduate Studies Daniel Örtqvist, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences 19 May 2020

Education level
Second cycle
Grade scale
U G#
Industrial Management
Subject group (SCB)
Industrial Engineering and Management

Entry requirements

At least 240 credits from completed courses required for the degree, of which at most 15 credits may be remaining 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 Engineering and
Management within the field of innovation and strategic business development.

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 innovation and strategic business development
  • 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

Topics within the subject area of innovation and strategic business development is treated. The Thesis work is
ment to incrase the understanding of the subject area and the ability to apply the knowledge gained within the
education. The content of the degree project is designed in collaboration with the supervisor.

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

  • Written presentation of individual work.
  • Oral presentation and defense of own work
  • Review the work of others

In the report the student shows the ability to:
  • Justify the chosen problem of study
  • Select and justify the study methods
  • Review literature in a scientific manner
  • 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 register 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 mainly performed in pairs.
Due to similar content, the course cannot be included in a degree together with the courses O7016N or O7005N or other courses with similar content.

Sara Thorgren

Transition terms
The course E7007N is equal to O7016N

Literature. Valid from Autumn 2017 Sp 1 (May change until 10 weeks before course start)
Literature will depend on the nature and focus of the thesis. Course literature will be selected based upon the supervisor´s advice.

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

CodeDescriptionGrade scaleHPStatusFrom periodTitle
0001Start of degree projectU G#0.00MandatoryA17
0002Public discussion of other degree projectU G#0.00MandatoryA17
0003Oral presentationU G#0.00MandatoryA17
0004Accepted reportU G#30.00MandatoryA17Yes

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.

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