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SD2620 Advanced Topics in Aeronautics 6.0 credits

The course will treat state-of-the-art practices in some topic in aeronautics. Current problems and methods in aeronautics, both of industrial and research character, respectively, will be treated. The topic of the course varies from year to year.

About course offering

For course offering

Spring 2024 Start 16 Jan 2024 programme students

Target group

Course registration only possible through the examiner.

Part of programme

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P3 (6.0 hp)


16 Jan 2024
15 Mar 2024

Pace of study


Form of study

Normal Daytime

Language of instruction


Course location

KTH Campus

Number of places

Places are not limited

Planned modular schedule


For course offering

Spring 2024 Start 16 Jan 2024 programme students

Application code



For course offering

Spring 2024 Start 16 Jan 2024 programme students


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Course coordinator

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Headings with content from the Course syllabus SD2620 (Spring 2022–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

The course will give you opportunity to deepen or broaden your knowledge beyond what is treated in the compulsory courses in the aeronautical program. The choise of topic will mainly depend on what the teachers consider to be relevant, but also depends on your requests. Some year the course can treat a topic that is not covered in the other courses, such as aeroacoustics. Another year, an advanced course in aeroelasticity can be given. The method of working will also vary. Some year a project is launched, another year a course based on lectures is given.

Intended learning outcomes

Since the content of the course varies, no specific learning objectives are stated. The topic and more detailed objectives will be presented in due time.

The overall objectives with the course are that you should:

  • have deepened your knowledge in a state-of-the-art topic in aeronautics or alternatively, have broadened your knowledge in aeronautics.
  • be able to describe current problems and methods in an aeronautical topic that is close to industrial application and/or the research frontier.

Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

The compulsory courses in the aeronautical program or permission from the coordinator.

English B / English 6

Recommended prerequisites

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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


  • PRO1 - Project, 6.0 credits, grading scale: 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

Project assignment (PRO1; 6 university credits)

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 room in Canvas

Registered students find further information about the implementation of the course in the course room in Canvas. A link to the course room can be found under the tab Studies in the Personal menu at the start of the course.

Offered by

Main field of study

This course does not belong to any Main field of study.

Education cycle

Second cycle

Add-on studies

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Supplementary information

SD2620 Advanced Topics in Aeronautics is a "project course" not a lecture course.

The course will be given after agreement with the examiner.