IL2231 Research Methodology and Scientific Writing for Nanotechnology 7.5 credits

Forskningsmetodik och vetenskapligt språk för nanoteknik

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.

Offering and execution

Course offering missing for current semester as well as for previous and coming semesters

Course information

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.

Course Disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites *

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Recommended prerequisites

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Literature

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Examination and completion

Grading scale *

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

Examination *

  • 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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Further information

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Offered by

EECS/Electronics and Embedded Systems

Main field of study *

Electrical Engineering

Education cycle *

Second cycle

Add-on studies

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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.