EF225X Degree Project in Plasma Physics, Second Cycle 30.0 credits

Examensarbete inom plasmafysik, avancerad nivå

  • Education cycle

    Second cycle
  • Main field of study

    Electrical Engineering
    Engineering Physics
  • Grading scale

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

At present this course is not scheduled to be offered.

Intended learning outcomes

The aim of the course is to develop the student’s ability to independently carry out and report a project work within the area of space and plasma physics.

After the course, the student is expected to be able to

  • formulate a scientific research idea associated with scientific theories and/or earlier research within the area.
  • make appropriate choices of scientific method, motivate them, and use the chosen methods in a systematic and competent way.
  • formulate relevant ad well-founded conclusions with reference to earlier research.
  • present the work in both written and oral form, in a form consistent with the practice of the scientific community.

Course main content

The thesis work should be about an interesting problem within the field of space and plasma physics. Examples of thesis works subjects can be found at the home page of the department. The student can also make her/his own suggestions, which will have to be approved by the tutor. For the thesis work subject to be approved, interesting problems within the research area must be defined. The focus of the work should be on investigation and analysis of the problem. The extent of the work should be such that it is clear that the student has performed at least five months worth of full-time work.

As an important part of the thesis work will be considered a careful specification and schedule for the task, and a search and study of relevant literature. The thesis work will be presented in both a written and an oral report.


The student should have at least 240 hp from the Master of Science in Engineering program or similar, and should further have knowledge of the main areas within the work in question.

Recommended prerequisites

The student should have at least 210 hp from the Master of Science in Engineering program or similar, and should further have knowledge of the main areas within the work in question.


The course literature is determined together with the tutor.


  • EX00 - Stage 1-4, 30.0, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

Requirements for final grade

Project, part 1, literature study (PRO 1; 6 hp)
Project, part 2, investigation and analysis (PRO 2; 16 hp)
Project, part 2, report (PRO 3; 8 hp)
The thesis work can be performed individually or together with another student. In the latter case the examiner should make sure that the work of each student fulfills the requirements for an individual thesis work.
The examiner determines the grading together with the tutor. The grade is determined by a weighting of several criteria, the time for completion of the work being one of them. The specific criteria used should be made known to the student at the start of the course.
In some of the programs the student may be obliged to take part in the opposition of another students thesis work.

Offered by

EECS/Electrical Energy Engineering


Tomas Karlsson


Anita Kullen <kullen@kth.se>

Tomas Karlsson <tomask@kth.se>

Supplementary information

If the student has not completed the thesis work within eight months, he/she may risk to fail the course. Decisions are taken jointly by and the examiner and the director of the program in question.


Course syllabus valid from: Spring 2009.
Examination information valid from: Spring 2019.