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Before choosing courseFKF3440 Advanced Experimental Techniques; Theory and Practise, I 7.5 creditsAdministrate About course
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* Retrieved from Course syllabus FKF3440 (Autumn 2019–)

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

At least one years of instrument responsibility for one or several instruments. However, the course can only be taken once. Writing of a manual.

Emphasis should be placed on the use of the instrument / technology in subject-relevant applications.

Intended learning outcomes

The student must after the course:
1. Have demonstrated sufficient skills on the instrument, both in theory and in practice, to keep the instrument in good shape.
2. Be able to communicate the technique on an advanced research level to fellow researchers.
3. Be able to coordinate/administrate the use of the technique/instrument in a research organization.

Course Disposition

Being responsible for an instrument/technique includes maintaining the instrument in good shape, teaching others to run the instrument and keeping the booking schedules up to date. In addition the student has to communicate services and service contracts with companies associated with the instrument and write a manual. It is important that this work is appreciated and documented. A course, incorporating these things, will highlight the knowledge the student has gained by being instrument-responsible and acknowledge the work by the student. In addition it will lead to the students' improved theoretical knowledge on the instrumental technique and that this knowledge is shared with the colleagues. 

Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

Accepted for doctoral studies at KTH-CBH.
The course is included as a possible choice within the subject-specific courses.

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


    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.

    Oral exam on the technique/instrument which is held by the main supervisor or by a person nominated by the main supervisor.

    Other requirements for final grade

    These parts must have been accomplished for the final examination of the course:

    1. Minimum 1 year of responsibility of an instrument. The main supervisor will decide whether the suggested instrumental duty is sufficient/suitable for the student to take the course.  
    2. Written instrument manual.
    3. Documentet teaching of colleagues on how to use the instrument.
    4. Passed oral exam on the technique/instrument (handled by the main supervisor).

    The course is counted as part of the research studies and not as an institutional service.

    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 FKF3440

    Offered by

    CBH/Fibre and Polymer Technology

    Main field of study

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    Education cycle

    Third cycle

    Add-on studies

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    Postgraduate course

    Postgraduate courses at CBH/Fibre and Polymer Technology