Third-Cycle Courses

Faculty of Engineering | Lund University

Details for the Course Syllabus for Course MMK005F valid from Spring 2014

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  • English
  • If sufficient demand
  • The course builds on the course on basic product development theory. Having obtained broad knowledge of and a critical approach to a selection of existing product development models and their theories on the previous course, the students must also probe the texts within their own areas of specialisation. Accordingly, the student will need both a broader and more specialised perspective on product development theory that is of relevance to the thesis project. The aim of the present course is for the students to acquire state-of-the-art knowledge within their field of interest, which will enable them to use this knowledge in the theory section of a PhD or licentiate thesis or a publication.
  • Each student is to individually select the required texts. On 2-3 occasions, the student will meet the course coordinator or another person appointed for the purpose to orally report on the work in progress. The oral reports are compulsory but not assessed. The results of the text study are to be compiled in a report or draft publication that is to be presented at a public seminar. The assessment will be based on the seminar and the report. The written report can usefully be included in the theory section of a PhD or licentiate thesis or a publication.
Knowledge and Understanding
  • For a passing grade the doctoral student must
  • knowledge and understanding of research findings in the area of direct bearing on the student’s thesis project
    sufficient insight into current research findings to be able to determine their role, significance and limitations for the student’s thesis project
Competences and Skills
  • For a passing grade the doctoral student must
  • determine what the different theories, models or conceptual frames are underlying the academic texts used by the student for his or her thesis project
    determine the most suitable theories, models or conceptual frames for his or her own thesis project
Judgement and Approach
  • For a passing grade the doctoral student must
  • critically reflect on and propose improvements to existing theories, models or conceptual frames within the subject
Types of Instruction
  • Self-study literature review
Examination Formats
  • Written report
  • Seminars given by participants
  • Failed, pass
Admission Requirements
Assumed Prior Knowledge
  • The course Basic Product Development Theory or the equivalent.
Selection Criteria
  • The student is to select the titles required to complete the assignment.
Further Information
  • Course coordinator: Robert Bjärnemo
Course code
  • MMK005F
Administrative Information
  •  -10-30
  • FN3/Per Tunestål

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