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FAF3303 Research Seminars within Building Material Science and its Applications 2.5 credits

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Headings with content from the Course syllabus FAF3303 (Spring 2019–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

In agreement with the examiner and supervisor, the PhD student shall at an appropriate number of occasions present and discuss in seminar form within the Building material research group:

  • the outline and basic approaches of its research work
  • the latest findings in its field of research, in particular highlighting the area's latest scientific publication.

In agreement with the examiner and supervisor, the PhD student shall write a short summary of an appropriate number of other PhD students' presentations in the same seminar series within the research group.

A copy of the PhD student's presentations and summaries could as a suggestion be available for review on the division’s shared server.    

Intended learning outcomes

  • Demonstrate broad knowledge and systematic understanding of the research field as well as advanced and up-to-date specialized knowledge in a limited area of this field.
  • Demonstrate the ability to discuss the impact of the research findings on society as a whole, and in particular related to a sustainable development of our society.

Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

Entry requirements for PhD studies within Civil and Architectural Engineering.

Recommended prerequisites

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Scientific publications and articles in the field of research.

Examination and completion

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

Grading scale

P, F


  • SEM1 - Written and oral presentation, 2.5 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.

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 room in Canvas

Registered students find further information about the implementation of the course in the course room in Canvas. A link to the course room can be found under the tab Studies in the Personal menu at the start of the course.

Offered by

Main field of study

This course does not belong to any Main field of study.

Education cycle

Third cycle

Add-on studies

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Magnus Wålinder (

Supplementary information

Language of instruction: English only.

Postgraduate course

Postgraduate courses at ABE/Building Materials