Course syllabus

Examensarbete för högskoleexamen i livsmedelsteknik
Degree Project

YTHL01, 15 credits, G2 (First Cycle)

Valid for: 2020/21
Decided by: The Faculty Board
Date of Decision: 2016-03-29

General Information

Depth of study relative to the degree requirements: First cycle, contains specially designed degree project for Higher Education Diploma.
Compulsory for: YL2


The aim of the degree project is for the student to develop and demonstrate the requisite knowledge and skills required to work independently as a food technologist by acquiring new knowledge and by applying the knowledge previously acquired on the programme to a problem in engineering, resolving it independently and professionally.

Learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding
For a Pass on the course, the students shall

Competences and skills
For a Pass on the course, the students shall

Judgement and approach
For a Pass on the course, the students shall


The degree project is to include the following assessed components:

The document describing the goals of the degree project is to be written at an early stage and must be approved by all supervisors and the examiner. It is to include a description of the problem to solve. The document is also to include a general description of the approach, choice of method, resource requirements and time needed.

The written report is to be an independent project. It is to be produced jointly by two students or, in exceptional cases, individually. If two students have collaborated on the project, the contribution of each student must be clearly discernible.

The written report is to be made available in a form suitable for review at least one week before the seminar, which is to be timetabled at some point between 15 August and the Monday of Midsummer week, with the exception of the period 22 December-6 January. It is desirable but not a requirement that the report is reviewed by another student working on a degree project.

The critical review is to be based on a fellow student's written report when it is presented at a public seminar. The review is to be documented in writing before the seminar. One degree project can be reviewed by more than one student.

Examination details

Grading scale: UG
Assessment: Written and oral examination. For a pass on the degree project, the student must have passed all assessed components within 5 months, unless there are valid reasons. The report is a public document and the assessment may not be based on confidential information.

The examiner, in consultation with Disability Support Services, may deviate from the regular form of examination in order to provide a permanently disabled student with a form of examination equivalent to that of a student without a disability.


Admission requirements:
Students may commence work on the degree project when they have passed at least 80 credits which can count towards their degree.

Exemption from these requirements must be approved by the programmes board and will only be granted in exceptional circumstances. To be allowed to commence work on the degree project, students must also have demonstrated sufficient knowledge within the topic of the degree project.

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Contact and other information

Examiner: The examiner must be a member of the academic staff at Lund University who holds at least a degree of MSc in Engineering and be appointed by the head of department.
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Further information: One or several supervisors shall be appointed for each degree project. At least one of the supervisors (the principal supervisor) must be an employee of Lund University and hold at least a degree of MSc in Engineering or the equivalent. In addition to the principal supervisor, assistant supervisors may be appointed. The supervisors will provide continuous supervision throughout the work on the project and are to ensure that, among other things, it is possible for the student to complete the project within a period of 10 weeks of full-time study. The student can only request supervision for a period of no more than 5 months.

Notification of the degree project is to be made to Utbildningsservice before work on the project commences. Utbildningsservice will check that the student satisfies the requirements to commence work on the degree project. When the document describing the goals of the project is written and approved, the examiner is to check whether the student has sufficient knowledge of the topic.

The student is responsible for registering his or her passed degree project in LUP Student Papers. The degree project is then approved in LUP by the department. The department is responsible for filing the report.

More information on degree project support is available at