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FAL3511 Seminars in Planning and Decision Analysis 3.0 credits

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Headings with content from the Course syllabus FAL3511 (Spring 2019–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

The course is a seminar course and examines presentation and active participaton in the higher seminar series organized by the director of PhD studies responsible for the specalisations "Strategies for sustainability" and "environmental strategic analysis", and the director of PhD studies responsible for the specialisation Urban and regional studies (within the subject Planning and Decision Analysis). The purpose of the seminars is to discuss concrete written work (paper draft for a journal or conference, part of a PhD chapter or a 'kappa', etc.) presented by the PhD-students.

Intended learning outcomes

The aim of the course is to give deeper insights in topics of relevance for Planning and Decision analysis including the specialisations Urban and regional studies, Environmental strategic analysis/strategies for sustainability and Risk and safety. The aim is also to give students ability to present and discuss research methods and results.

Course disposition

In each seminar, the work of one PhD student is discussed. The written text should be approximately 2500-8500 words long and should be distributed no later than a week before the seminar. The texts will be discussed with one senior researcher and the seminar participants.

Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

Admitted as Ph D student in relevant subject.

Recommended prerequisites

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Doktorandernas texter/The PhD-students' draft essays/papers.

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 - Seminars, 3.0 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.

Other requirements for final grade

The students can participate in seminars both at SEED and URS.

Examination of the course is done through one presentation (1 cr) in a higher seminar in combination with prepared and active participation in 10 seminars (0.2 cr each).

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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Course web FAL3511

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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Loris Mazzaferro,

Postgraduate course

Postgraduate courses at ABE/Sustainability and Environmental Engineering