Intended learning outcomes
The goal of the course is to introduce the students to basics in research methods and means of communication. After taking the course the students shall:
- have knowledge about how to work in groups within a research environment even when there are several different research fields represented.
- have the basics knowledge of how to write and critically evaluate scientific articles; critically evaluate their own and others work in a constructive and positive way.
- have knowledge and experience in oral presentation of their research and experience in acting as opponent of other students who present their research either at master, licentiate or PhD seminars.
Course main content
The course contains several activities. These activities are to result in developing the research abilities and broaden the student's knowledge.
The course contains several activities. Some of the activities are mandatory where as several are electives. All students, at the start of the course, are to write a document that lists which of the elective activities they plan to carry out within the scope of the course and explain how these activities are expected to give them the knowledge needed to reach the goals of the course. This document is to be submitted and approved by the program advisory group; this should be done within the first half year after starting the course. This is of special importance for students who are not actively working daily at KTH; industry and sandwich students. It may be necessary to modify this document. If so the modified document is to be approved by the program advisory group.
Accepted into the PhD program for Land and Water Resources Engineering.
ExaminationExamination commentRequirements for final grade
The examination consists of an oral presentation by the student to the examiner; one to two hours oral presentation. The students are to present what they have done within the scope of the course and give an explanation of how the activities have strengthened and lead to reaching the goals of the course.
Articles in publishing methods and oral presentations.
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