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* Retrieved from Course syllabus KF1165 (Autumn 2019–)

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

The course has as general aim to give a broad and basic knowledge of materials chemistry including polymers, fiber-based materials, composites, hybrid materials, optical and electronic materials.

The course provides advanced knowledge in creating, developing and analysing the structure and properties of the materials, and includes both practical and theoretical parts.

Intended learning outcomes

After completing the course the student should be able to

  1. Define and describe materials with regard to (TEN1)
    Fabrication processes
  2. Explain relationships between material structure and properties 
  3. Suggest and defend a material selection for a given application 
  4. Develop and design materials and material products with regard to sustainable development. 
  5. Practically perform, and present in writing, laboratory work in materials chemistry and material production processes.
  6. Summarize and evaluate knowledge from material related industry and independently reflect on typical roles and duties of a civil engineer in material related industry 

Course Disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

KE1140 Engineering Chemistry
KD1230 Organic Chemistry, Basic Concepts and Practice

Recommended prerequisites

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Granted no later than four weeks before the start of the course in the course webpages.

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


  • LAB1 - Laboratory Work, 1,0 hp, betygsskala: P, F
  • OVN1 - Study Visits, 1,0 hp, betygsskala: P, F
  • TEN1 - Written exam, 7,0 hp, betygsskala: A, B, C, D, E, FX, 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

Pass in all parts of the course

TEN1: Pass examination

OVN1: Compulsory attendance for study visits

LAB1: Compulsory attendance for laboratory sessions

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 KF1165

Offered by

CBH/Fibre and Polymer Technology

Main field of study


Education cycle

First cycle

Add-on studies

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Supplementary information

Overlaps with the courses KF1010 and KD1130