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FMH3900 Research Planning and Supervision 6.0 credits

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Headings with content from the Course syllabus FMH3900 (Autumn 2020–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

Individual supervision of students in a degree project and to plan and carry out research work through supervision of a student.

Intended learning outcomes

After completing the course, the student will have acquired:

  • the practical knowledge of individually supervising students
  • the ability to plan and carry out a longer project through the supervision of a student
  • the above under the supervision of a student project
  • knowledge in how to individually supervise a student

Course disposition

Continuous meetings with the supervisor to discuss supervision, including a self-reflection regarding the supervision work.

Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

Admitted to doctoral studies, in the subject area of materials science and engineering.

Recommended prerequisites

At least one year of doctoral studies is recommended before the course begins, to have sufficient knowledge and experience to supervise.


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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


  • PRO1 - Project, 6.0 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.

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 FMH3900

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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Lyuba Belova

Supplementary information

The course FMH3900 replaces the course F4H5900 Research Planning and Supervision, from Autumn 2020.

Postgraduate course

Postgraduate courses at ITM/Materials Science and Engineering