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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Content and learning outcomes
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
Examination and completion
If the course is discontinued, students may request to be examined during the following two academic years.
- 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
Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination
- 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 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 IL2231
Main field of study
In this course, the EECS code of honor applies, see: http://www.kth.se/en/eecs/utbildning/hederskodex.