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FKD3090 Research Frontiers in Surface and Corrosion Science 4.0 credits

The course treats current topics within the area of surface and corrosion science. The course is given continuously with 1 lecture each week. The lectures are provided by PhD students as well as by senior scientists.

Course offerings are missing for current or upcoming semesters.
Headings with content from the Course syllabus FKD3090 (Autumn 2021–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

  • Presentation of own or related research area
  • Active participation at least 20 times
  • Opposition on one presentation

Intended learning outcomes

After completing the course, the student should be able to:

  • discuss current research areas in surface and corrosion science, including how they contribute to sustainable development as well as associated health- and environmental aspects
  • describe how modern research instruments are utilized in order to increase the understanding of surface and corrosion science
  • pedagogically present and discuss scientific papers in the area of surface and corrosion science

Course disposition

One seminar a week during the semesters

Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

Undergraduate exam in chemistry, physics, material science or similar eligible for studies at the third-cycle level in the area of surface and corrosion science.

Recommended prerequisites

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Examination and completion

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

Grading scale

P, F


  • DEL1 - Participation, 3.0 credits, grading scale: P, F
  • SEM1 - Seminars, 1.0 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

To pass the course it is required that the students actively participate at least 20 times. It is also required that each student gives at least one high quality Power Point presentation in English.

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

Further information about the course can be found on the Course web at the link below. Information on the Course web will later be moved to this site.

Course web FKD3090

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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Postgraduate course

Postgraduate courses at CBH/Chemistry