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FKF3260 Characterization Methods for Fibre and Polymer Science 7.5 credits

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Headings with content from the Course syllabus FKF3260 (Spring 2022–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

Content and learning outcomes

Course disposition

During the course the fundamentals of a variety of experimental methods for characterization and evaluation of polymers and fibre based materials will be presented. The course will give a brief background and explanation about the principals of the experimental methods, present typical and illustrative data obtained by each method and give basics of data interpretation.

Course contents

  • lectures (approximately 28 hours)
  • home assignments
  • seminar with oral presentations

Intended learning outcomes

After completion of the course the doctoral student should have the knowledge and ability to

  • explain the principles of common experimental methods, which were presented during the course, and how they can be applied for characterization of polymers and fiber-based materials
  • at the basic level analyze and interpret data obtained with the main methods presented during the course
  • orally and in writing present in principles for a selected characterization method and how it can be used in own research project

Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

Eligible for studies at the third-cycle level and basic knowledge in chemistry and polymer science.

Recommended prerequisites

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Lecture notes and other material that is referred to or distributed during lectures, such as scientific articles

Examination and completion

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

Grading scale

P, F


  • DEL2 - Participation, 1.0 credits, grading scale: P, F
  • INL1 - Hand in assignment, 4.5 credits, grading scale: P, F
  • SEM2 - Seminars, 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.

Examination of the course consists of 80% attendance at the lectures, one homeassignment connected to each lecture and an oral presentation and attendance at 1 out of 3 oral presentation seminars

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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Minna Hakkarainen

Transitional regulations

If the examination form is changed, the student will be examined according to the examination form that applied when the student was admitted to the course. If the course is completed, the student is given the opportunity to be examined on the course for another two academic years.

Postgraduate course

Postgraduate courses at CBH/Fibre and Polymer Technology