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: 2023/24
Faculty: Faculty of Engineering, LTH
Decided by: The Faculty Board
Date of Decision: 2015-04-07

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 to enable the student to develop the knowledge required for independent work as a graduate industrial designer.

Learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding
For a pass on the course, the student shall

Competences and skills
For a pass on the course, the student shall

Judgement and approach
For a pass on the course, the student shall


The degree project is an independent project. It is to be executed individually or in pairs.

The degree project is to include the following assessed components:

The project documentation is to describe the degree project and its result. If two students have collaborated on the project, the contribution of each student must be clearly discernible.

The project documentation is to be made available in a form suitable for review at least two weeks 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.

The oral critical review is to be based on a fellow student's project documentation 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 - (U,G) - (Fail, Pass)
Assessment: Written and oral examination. The assessed components are to demonstrate that the student has attained the learning outcomes. For a pass on the degree project, the student must have passed all assessed components within 15 months, unless there are valid reasons. The project documentation is public. The assessment may not be based on classified 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:

Exemption from the requirements listed above must be approved by the programmes board and will only be granted in exceptional circumstances.

Reading list

Contact and other information

Examiner: The examiner must have been appointed by the head of department.
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. 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 20 weeks of full-time study. The student can only request supervision for a period of no more than 15 months.

Notification of the degree project is to be made to the office of the School of Industrial Design before work on the project commences. An officer will check that the student satisfies the requirements to commence work on the degree project. When the examiner and supervisor have approved the project idea and the examiner has checked whether the student has sufficient knowledge of the topic, the notification is returned to the officer for registration.

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 project documentation and submitting a copy marked with an ISRN number for cataloguing and archiving at the Library of Architecture and Design.

More information on the degree project is available in a handbook at and at