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FAH3904 Introduction to Asphalt Chemistry 4.0 credits

Course offering missing for current semester as well as for previous and coming semesters
Headings with content from the Course syllabus FAH3904 (Spring 2019–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

  1. Origin of Crude Oil (Petroleum) - Ages and Variations in Formation
  2. General Chemistry
  3. Organic Chemistry
  4. Physical Properties
  5. Structures of Multi-Molecular Mixtures:  Non-Homogeneous Systems at the Molecular Level
  6. Analytical Chemistry Including Methods of Determining Macromolecular and Agglomerated Species
  7. Some Typical Analytical Values for Asphalts

Intended learning outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the doctoral student shall be familiar with basic chemistry of asphalt.

Course disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

Registered for PhD-studies.

Recommended prerequisites

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Course Compendium

Examination and completion

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

Grading scale

P, F


  • RAP1 - Report, 2.0 credits, grading scale: P, F
  • ÖVN1 - Exercises, 2.0 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 web

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Offered by

ABE/Building Materials

Main field of study

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Education cycle

Third cycle

Add-on studies

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Postgraduate course

Postgraduate courses at ABE/Building Materials