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SE201X Degree Project in Solid Mechanics, Second Cycle 30.0 credits

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Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

The Master’s thesis work contains independent work within one problem area that is determined by the examiner. It should in the normal case be part of the specialization within the selected engineering topic and be on the advanced level. The Master’s thesis work shall correspond to 20 weeks of full time studies. The work shall be accounted for in written report and at an oral presentation in a seminar open to the public.

Intended learning outcomes

After the course the student will be able to:

  • apply the solid mechanical knowledge and skills on a specific application within the area, also with limited information;
  • independently analyze and discuss complex issues; handle larger problems on the advanced level within solid mechanics;
  • reflect on, asses and critically review own results and the scientific results by others;
  • document and present the work for a target group with high standard with regards to structure, formalities and language;
  • identify the own need for further knowledge and continuously develop the own skills.

Course disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

A basic solid mechanics course: SE1010, SE1012, SE1020 or SE1055 and SE1025 FEM for engineering applications or courses with corresponding content. KTH general rules for course credits are required. The examiner ensures that the student has sufficient background knowledge for the specific work.

Recommended prerequisites

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Independent literature search within the area. The examiner may also suggest suitable literature.

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


  • XUPP - Examination Question, 30.0 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

The work can be done independently or with another student. In the latter case the examiner will examine the students independently based on their contribution to the final result. The work is reported in written form as well as orally in Swedish or in English. The evaluation criteria follow those of KTH.

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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Profile picture Per-Lennart Larsson

Profile picture Mårten Olsson

Profile picture Jonas Faleskog

Profile picture Jonas Neumeister

Profile picture Peter Gudmundson

Profile picture Sören Östlund

Profile picture Christian Gasser

Profile picture Pål Efsing

Profile picture Artem Kulachenko

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 SE201X

Offered by

SCI/Solid Mechanics

Main field of study

Mechanical Engineering

Education cycle

Second cycle

Add-on studies

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Bo Alfredsson