Course syllabus

Examensarbete för konstnärlig masterexamen i design
Degree Project for Master of Fine Arts in Design

IDEM05, 30 credits, A (Second Cycle)

Valid for: 2012/13
Decided by: The Faculty Board
Date of Decision: 2011-03-28

General Information

Main field: Industrial Design. Depth of study relative to the degree requirements: Second cycle, contains degree project for Master of Arts/Master of Science (120 credits).
Compulsory for: MID2


The aim of the degree project is for the student to develop and demonstrate the requisite knowledge and skills to work independently as an industrial designer.

Learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

Competences and skills
For a passing grade the student must

The degree project is to be an in-depth study and is to document the student's ability to apply the appropriate methodology of design and research.

Judgement and approach
For a passing grade the student must


The degree project comprises:

The degree project is an independent project. It is to be executed individually or in groups of two. If the degree project is carried out as a group, the contribution of each student must be clearly discernible.

The report is to be made available in a form suitable for examination at least two weeks before the seminar. The department is responsible for providing the requisite number of copies of the report. It is desirable, but not obligatory, that the report is critically examined by a student also presenting a degree project at the seminar. The same report can be critically examined by several fellow students. The seminar can be timetabled for a day that is not within semester periods if the student, supervisor and examiner are in agreement.

Examination details

Grading scale: UG
Assessment: Written and oral examination. The student must pass all parts of the degree project as specified in Content below for the degree project as a whole to pass. The degree project report is a public document and no part may be classified information. The examiner may not take into account any advance information when assessing the report.


Admission requirements:

Exemption from these requirements can only be granted by the Programmes Board and only in exceptional cases. Students must also have acquired sufficient knowledge of the field of the degree project. It is the responsibility of the examiner to assess whether this requirement has been satisfied before work on the degree project can be commenced.

Reading list

Contact and other information

Examiner: The Head of Department appoints one or more lecturers at Lund University to act as examiner(s). This means that all degree projects will be examined at Lund University. The examiner decides on the grade to be awarded.
Further information: Before the student begins work on the degree project the examiner has to approve the assignment and appoint a supervisor who will provide continuous supervision throughout the work on the project. Supervision is designed to ensure that, among other things, it is possible for the student to complete the degree project within the space of 20 weeks of full-time study. The student can only request supervision for a period of 15 months. A supervisor will be appointed from persons the examiner deems suitable. The supervisor need not be a member of the academic staff of the Faculty of Engineering. The examiner is not expected to provide the majority of the supervision.
Notification of the degree project is to be made to the Office of the Division of Industrial Design before work on the project commences. The office staff on duty checks that the student satisfies the requirements to commence work on the degree project. When the degree project has been passed by examiner and supervisor the notification is submitted to the Office for course registration. The department files the final report and ensures that a copy, including ISRN number, is delivered to the Library of Architecture and Design for cataloguing and filing.