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AG242X Degree Project in Geoinformatics, Second Cycle 30.0 credits

Course offering missing for current semester as well as for previous and coming semesters
Headings with content from the Course syllabus AG242X (Spring 2011–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

Develop a project proposal where the thesis project's background, objectives, methodology, anticipated results and preliminary time schedule are described. Carry out the the planned research. Document the research project in a M.Sc. thesis including introduction,  literature review, objectives, methodology, results and discussion, and conclusion. Present and defend the research project and the thesis in a public seminar.

Intended learning outcomes

The thesis project is aimed to give students insights and experiences in scientific research. Through a research project, students will acquire skills to conduct literature review, analyze a new scientific problem, develop methodology, find a solution and evaluate the solution, and present the research project in oral and written form.

Course disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

In general the rule is that the main part of the studies should be completed before the thesis work is allowed to start. For students admitted to the Master of Science in Civil Engineering and Urban Management (CSAMH): at least 210 credits in completed program courses. For students admitted to a master program (of 120 credits): at least 60 credits in completed program courses.
The examiner decides whether the student has finished courses necessary for chosen topic of the thesis work.

Recommended prerequisites

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Examination and completion

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

Grading scale

A, B, C, D, E, FX, F


  • XUPP - Examination Question, 30.0 credits, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, 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.

Other requirements for final grade

Approved M.Sc. thesis, Presentation and defence of the M.Sc. thesis.

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

Further information about the course can be found on the Course web at the link below. Information on the Course web will later be moved to this site.

Course web AG242X

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Main field of study

Built Environment

Education cycle

Second cycle

Add-on studies

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