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AF132X Degree Project in Building Materials, First Cycle 15.0 credits

Course offering missing for current semester as well as for previous and coming semesters
Headings with content from the Course syllabus AF132X (Autumn 2015–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

The degree project should constitute a specialisation within the field of technology/the main field of study for first-cycle studies. The course is designed as a limited research project within Building Materials.

Intended learning outcomes

After completed degree project, the student should be able to

Show knowledge of the disciplinary foundation of the chosen subject area, applicable methods and orientation in current research and development and show advanced knowledge within some part of the subject area

Demonstrate the ability to search, collect and use relevant information critically and identify his needs of additional knowledge

Demonstrate the ability to formulate, assess and handle problems and critical discuss phenomena, issues and situations

Demonstrate the ability to plan and with applicable methods carry out assignments within given time frames

Demonstrate the ability to orally and in writing in dialogue with different groups account for and discuss information, problem and solutions

Demonstrate the ability to make assessments considering relevant scientific, social and ethical aspects

Show such skills that is required to work independently within some part of the main field of study technology

Demonstrate understanding ofthe significance ofsustainabilitywithin the subject area

Course disposition

Course is carried out as a project and implemented individually or together with another student.The course is organized with the supervision and with reconciliation during the course period.

Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

A general condition is that a main part of the studies, at least 120 credits of which 60 credits with progressive specialisation for first-cycle studies within the main field of study, should be completed before the degree project may be started. It is the examiner that decide if the student has the specialisation that is intended and that the student completed the main part of the studies before degree project is started. Exemption can after assessment be granted by the director of first and second cycle education.

Recommended prerequisites

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Relevant literature to be able to carry out the degree project.

Examination and completion

If the course is discontinued, students may request to be examined during the following two academic years.

Grading scale

P, F


  • XUPP - Examination, 15.0 credits, grading scale: P, F

Based on recommendation from KTH’s coordinator for disabilities, the examiner will decide how to adapt an examination for students with documented disability.

The examiner may apply another examination format when re-examining individual students.

The degree project should normally be carried out during the last semester of the educational programme.

To pass the degree project, the performance must not be unsatisfactory in any of the expected learning outcomes of the course.

Other requirements for final grade

An approved degree project report that has been presented at a seminar.

Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination

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Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination

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Ethical approach

  • All members of a group are responsible for the group's work.
  • In any assessment, every student shall honestly disclose any help received and sources used.
  • In an oral assessment, every student shall be able to present and answer questions about the entire assignment and solution.

Further information

Course web

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Offered by

ABE/Building Materials

Main field of study


Education cycle

First cycle

Add-on studies

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