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Before choosing courseKA2010 Academic Transition at Master Level 1.0 creditsAdministrate About course

The goal of this course is to help students adjust to the academic environment at Master Level at KTH, and specifically at the School of Chemical Science and Engineering.

Course offering missing for current semester as well as for previous and coming semesters
* Retrieved from Course syllabus KA2010 (Autumn 2010–)

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

  • Intercultural Communication
  • Academic Transition
  • How to avoid plagiarism
  • Study techniques
  • Safety in a laboratory environment
  • Technical writing

Intended learning outcomes

The goal of this course is to help students adjust to the academic environment at Master Level at KTH, and specifically at the School of Chemical Science and Engineering.

After this course the student should be able to:

  • reflect on the differences in academic environments at different universities, and discuss how to adjust to the current environment
  • identify safety hazards in a laboratory environment and discuss how to minimize the risks
  • reflect on the challenges in intercultural communication
  • work in a group project
  • critically extracting information from various sources and formulate a written conclusion from them, arguing your own opinion by referring to the different sources
  • know how to avoid plagiarism at KTH
  • be able to use different study techniques

Course Disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

At least 150 credits from grades 1, 2 and 3 of which at least 110 credits from years 1 and 2, and bachelor's work must be completed, within a programme that includes:
75 university credits (hp) in chemistry or chemical engineering, 20 university credits (hp) in mathematics and 6 university credits (hp) in computer science or corresponding.

The course is only avaible for Master students at the School of Chemical Science and Engineering.

Recommended prerequisites

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Course compendium

Examination and completion

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

Grading scale

P, F


  • TEN1 - Examination, 1,0 hp, betygsskala: 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

Written examination (TEN1; 1 credit)

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 KA2010

Offered by

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Main field of study

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Education cycle

Second cycle

Add-on studies

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Minna Hakkarainen,, tel. 790 82 71

Supplementary information

For students admitted to the following programme: TMVTM, TKEMM, TMMMM or TMSSM

The course is not open for exchange students.