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Mechanical Engineering MA, Development of Theory and Experiment, 15 Credits

General data

Code: MT027A
Subject/Main field: Maskinteknik
Cycle: Second cycle
Credits: 15
Progressive specialization: A1F - Second cycle, has second-cycle course/s as entry requirements
Answerable department: Department of Quality Technology and Management, Mechanical Engineering and Mathematics
Answerable faculty: Faculty of Science, Technology and Media
Date of change: 10/24/2017
Version valid from: 9/1/2017


The aim of the course is to deepen the student's knowledge about major theories, experimental methods and tools relevant to the thesis project.

Course objectives

Upon successful completion of the course, the student should be able to:
• independently carry out an in-depth literature study
• analyze and assess different theories and / or experimental methods relevant for the chosen scientific project area
• account for, motivate and argue for the choice of theory or experimental method and setup
• solve the formulated scientific problems
• demonstrate the ability to identify the need for further knowledge acquisition


The course encompasses in-depth and project-specific elements that include all or part of the following: theories, models, experimental methods, tools and instrumentation.
The content is defined according to the extent and depth of an individual course plan established by the supervisor.

Entry requirements

Mechanical Engineering MA, Thesis Project I, 15 credits.

Selection rules and procedures

The selectionprocess is in accordance with the Higher Education Ordinance and the local order of admission.

Teaching form

The course is started by the supervisor preparing an individual course plan that is project-specific and which in addition to the content defines the form of teaching and course literature. The course consists mainly of independent self-studies. Work per student is approximately 400 hours.

Examination form

15.0 hp, R101: Written Report

Rating criteria for the subject area can be found at

Grading system

The grades A, B, C, D, E, Fx and F are given on the course. On this scale the grades A through E represent pass levels, whereas Fx and F represent fail levels.

Kurslitteratur är projektspecifik.
Course literature is specific to the research project.