Project in Mechanical Engineering C 7.5 credits

Projektkurs C
First cycle, M0024T
Course syllabus valid: Autumn 2020 Sp 1 - Present
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Syllabus established
The syllabus was established by the Department of Applied Physics and Mechanical Engineering 2007-02-28, and remains valid from autumn 2007.

Last revised
by HUL Niklas Letho 14 Feb 2020

Education level
First cycle
Grade scale
G U 3 4 5
Mechanical Engineering
Subject group (SCB)
Mechanical Engineering
Main field of study
Energy Engineering

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 Basic knowledge in mathematics, physics, chemistry, material science, solid mechanics, project work, calculus and electronics. It is also beneficial if the student has basic knowledge in e.g. hydro mechanics, thermodynamics, machine components, manufacturing, experimental techniques and computer aided design.

More information about English language requirements


The selection is based on 1-165 credits.

Course Aim

1. Knowledge and understanding

The student shall:

  • get experience from working in larger development projects including several collaborating projects
  • get experience from engineering reasoning and problem solving from idea to prototype testing with focus on sustainable development
  • show basic knowledge about sustainability considerations (including equality) in engineering

2. Skills and abilities

The student shall after passing the course be able to :

  • plan, develop, realise and   operate technical systems in a sustainable way
  • be familiar with, and be able to use, product development methods
  • show ability of working in a team
  • get experience in system thinking
  • get experience from collaboration between different competence areas
  • show ability in oral and written communication 
  • describe the Swedish national equality goals
  • give examples of prerequisites for equality in the professional life

3. Ability of assessment and attitude

The student shall:

  • apply their knowledge and experience to carry out sustainable technical development
  • be able to search for and survey any additional information required to enable technical development
  • show the ability to evaluate which sustainability aspects (including equality) that are necessary to consider for technical development


The students work with product development in teams. The work involves all stages from idea to operating the developed system. The teams are also required to collaborate to solve some common assignments. The work is presented in a technical report and through oral presentation.


Lectures and project work


The project work is evaluated in several stages to enable the student to (individually and in group) show the abilities in different parts of the work. Examples of stages that can be evaluated are idea generation, concept generation, detailed design, planning, project results and written and oral presentations.

Transition terms

Jens Hardell

Literature. Valid from Autumn 2020 Sp 1 (May change until 10 weeks before course start)
Literature and relevant information is published and made available via Canvas before as well as during the course.

Course offered by
Department of Engineering Sciences and Mathematics

CodeDescriptionGrade scaleHPStatusFrom periodTitle
0002Project workG U 3 4 57.00MandatoryA20
0003Sustainability moduleU G#0.50MandatoryA20

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.