MJ2475 Theory and Methodology of Science for Energy Research 6.0 credits

Vetenskapsteori och -metodik för energiforskning

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Content and learning outcomes

Course contents *

The course introduces the Master students to theory and methods in the science and prepares them to develop their Master thesis in accordance with KTH requirements. The course introduces basic concepts and understanding of philosophic and methodological problems that arise in research and encourages reflection over research subjects and procedures in the student's own study field. The course functions as a scientific initiation for applied research in energy-related subjects in particular. The course also introduces critical assessment of methods and results of research that can help students to evaluate and analyse research material.

Intended learning outcomes *

After passing the course, the students should be able to:

1. Discuss theories and methods for research design critically
2. Describe and analyse the choice of research methods in relation to research goals and interpret result.
3. Design, justify and communicate the complete research proposal according to scientific principles
4. Demonstrate ability to identify methods, technologies and tools to carry out robust energy research
5. Identify and discuss how one should handle sustainability and ethical dimensions when designing and developing research projects in energy research

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites *

Degree of Bachelor or at least three years of first-cycle courses on course relevant subjects.

Documented knowledge in English B or the equivalent.

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Literature

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Examination and completion

Grading scale *

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

Examination *

  • INL1 - Written Analysis, 1.0 credits, Grading scale: P, F
  • INL2 - Problem and Method Formulation, 1.5 credits, Grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
  • SEM1 - Participation in literature seminar, 0.5 credits, Grading scale: P, F
  • SEM2 - Participation in literature seminar, 0.5 credits, Grading scale: P, F
  • SEM3 - Participation in literature seminar, 0.5 credits, Grading scale: P, F
  • TEN1 - Exam, 2.0 credits, Grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

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To pass the course, it is required that student is present in all seminars and carry out all course components (INL1, INL2, SEM1, SEM2, SEM3 and TEN1).

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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Examiner

Semida Silveira

Dilip Khatiwada

Further information

Course web

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Course web MJ2475

Offered by

ITM/Energy Technology

Main field of study *

Mechanical 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.