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IL2231 Research Methodology and Scientific Writing for Nanotechnology 7.5 credits

The course aims to provide the students with general theory, knowledge and practical skills that are needed to conduct typical research tasks in the fields of nanotechnology. In particular, research ethics, sustainability, and their relevance to nanotechnology are included.

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For course offering

Autumn 2024 TNTEM programme students

Application code


Headings with content from the Course syllabus IL2231 (Autumn 2020–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

Research methodology, scientific writing, sustainable development, research ethics.

Intended learning outcomes

Having passed the course, the student shall be able to

  • propose feasible and sustainable research projects related to nanotechnology
  • identify the novelty and significance of a research project 
  • make feasible, time- and resource-efficient plan to carry out a research project
  • apply research methodology and scientific writing techniques to formulate a scientific report
  • summarise and present research results to the general public
  • review and evaluate nanotechnology-related scientific reports and publications, and provide critical comments
  • realize nanotechnology-related sustainable development goals of United Nations
  • identify, explain and evaluate the social and ethical aspects and the sustainability in nanotechnology-related research projects

in order to obtain knowledge of underlying theories, understanding and practical proficiencies that are required to carry out typical research assignments in the area of nanotechnology.

Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

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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

A, B, C, D, E, FX, F


  • PRO1 - Project assignments, 6.0 credits, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
  • SEM1 - Seminars, 1.5 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

It is necessary to participate in all seminars and at least 80% of the lectures.

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

Electrical Engineering

Education cycle

Second cycle

Add-on studies

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Supplementary information

In this course, the EECS code of honor applies, see: