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FKF3450 Advanced Experimental Techniques; Theory and Practice 15.0 credits

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Headings with content from the Course syllabus FKF3450 (Spring 2020–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

At least two years of instrument responsibility for one or several instruments. However, the course can only be taken once. Writing a manual. Teaching colleagues have to use the technique (documented)

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 high skills in the technique, both in theory and in practice. Have documented knowledge on the state of the art of the technique (through a written report).
  2. Be able to communicate the technique both orally and in written text on advanced research level to fellow researchers.
  3. Be able to coordinate/administrate the use of the technique in a research organization.

Course disposition

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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


  • PRA1 - Practical training, 4.0 credits, grading scale: P, F
  • RAP1 - Report, 7.5 credits, grading scale: P, F
  • TEN1 - Examination, 3.5 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.

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

Writing a report on the state of the art of the instrumental technique. It should include recent advances in the instrumental technique, what the technique can be used for, and limitations.

Other requirements for final grade

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

  1. Minimum 2 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).
  5. Passed report on the instrumental technique including its state of the art.

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

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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/Fibre and Polymer Technology