DN2295 Project Course in Scientific Computing 7.5 credits

Projektkurs i beräkningsteknik

An advanced course in Scientific Computing designed as a project for a group of students.

Offering and execution

Course offering missing for current semester as well as for previous and coming semesters

Course information

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents *

In the course students with special interest in scientific computing work with a task within a group of say 2-4 persons. The contents is designed for the whole group  and the work is partitioned between the group members so that everybody gets insight into and is able to present the whole project. The course is given if sufficient teacher resources are available for the supervision of the project

Some introductory lectures are given in the beginning of the course.

Intended learning outcomes *

This course gives an insight into some current research area, e.g. the finite element method with applications in a.o. wave propagation, solid mechanics, fluid mechanics and turbulence. The course is designed as a group project based on the prerequisites of the students
and those teachers who can supervise the project.

After the course the students should have

         * read the theory relevant for the
           project from e.g. text books and
           scientific reports,
         * performed numerical experiments for
           some numerical method obtained e.g.
           by coupling existing components
           from an advanced scientific
           computing program,
         * summarized the results in an oral
           and written examination.

Course Disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites *

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Recommended prerequisites

Depends on the contents of he project, but can be some of the courses DN2260 The Finite Element Method, DN2221 Applied Numerical Methods, part 1, DN2255 Numerical Treatment of Diff Eqns II, DN2275 Advanced Computation in Flow Mechanics, DN2264 Parallel Computation for Large Problems.


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Depends on the syllabus.

Examination and completion

Grading scale *

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

Examination *

  • PRO1 - Project, 7.5 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.

In this course all the regulations of the code of honor at the School of Computer science and Communication apply, see: http://www.kth.se/csc/student/hederskodex/1.17237?l=en_UK.

Other requirements for final grade *

Passed oral presentation in seminar form and a written

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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Michael Hanke

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 DN2295

Offered by


Main field of study *

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Education cycle *

Second cycle

Add-on studies

Please discuss with the instructor. This course can be a starting point for a Master's project.


Michael Hanke (hanke@kth.se)

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.