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FSD3203 Vehicle Engineering Research Training 7.5 credits

The PhD students are trained to formulate clear problem descriptions and research objetives. Thehy are trained to present relevant theory. They will propose a structure for the study and receives feedback from the course leader. They evaluate the structure through a simulation study. If relevant, the structure of the study will be revised. The study is planned and performed by the doctoral student in, for example, a vehicle simulator or in a scaled-down, prororype or real vehicle. The results are analyzed and summarized in a scientific report. The result is also communicated orally.

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For course offering

Autumn 2023 Start 28 Aug 2023 programme students

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Headings with content from the Course syllabus FSD3203 (Autumn 2018–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

  • Choose a hypothesis relevant to vehicle technology.
  • Explain the theory that describes the chosen problem area.
  • Suggest a way to perform a study.
  • Evaluate the idea through a simulation study.
  • Plan the experiment.
  • Perform the study in, for example, a vehicle simulator, in a scaled-down, prototype or real vehicle.
  • Summarize the work in a scientific report.
  • Communicate the result orally.

Intended learning outcomes

After completing the course, the student have learned how to plan, perform and report a research study in vehicle technology.

Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

PhD student in the doctoral program Vehicle and Maritime Engineering.

Recommended prerequisites

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Different for different projects. Planned in the beginning of the course.


Material handed out during course.

Course literature will include slides from the lectures as well as scientific articles related to the subject of the lectures.

Examination and completion

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

Grading scale

P, F


  • INL1 - Assignments, 7.5 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.

Other requirements for final grade

- Perform one individual project

- Present the project both orally and in a written report

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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Postgraduate course

Postgraduate courses at SCI/Aeronautical and Vehicle Engineering