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SF2566 Advanced Individual Course in Scientific Computing 6.0 credits

Advanced course in scientific computing individually formed to suit the interests of the students.

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Headings with content from the Course syllabus SF2566 (Spring 2022–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

Through this course students with a special interest area within the field of scientific computing can perform studies that have been individually defined for the specific student to fit his/her interests. Course contents and examination will be individually defined for each student. Students interested in taking the course are asked to contact first the person in charge of the corresponding specialization or some other teacher at Nada and then the person in charge of this course. The course can only be offered if Nada has sufficient resources and competence within the special interest area.

No instruction is given on this course.

Intended learning outcomes

This course gives an insight into some current research area or some practical activity where numerical methods have an important function. The course is designed individually depending on the prerequisites of the student and the teachers who are available at the school.

After the course the student should have

  • studied the theory in the area, both in textbooks and in scientific articles
  • if demanded performed numerical experiments, preferably on some real world problem
  • summarized the experiences orally and written.

Course disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

English B / English 6
Depends on the contents of the project.

Recommended prerequisites

Depends on the contents of the project, but can be some of the courses SF2520 The Finite Element Method, SF2520/DN2221 Applied Numerical Methods, SF2521/DN2255 Numerical Treatment of Diff Eqns, SF2568/DN2264 Parallel Computation for Large Problems.


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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.

In this course all the regulations of the code of honor, see:

Other requirements for final grade

Since this is an individually formed course the examination will vary. The course is reported as exercises (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 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 SF2566

Offered by

Main field of study

Mathematics, Technology

Education cycle

Second cycle

Add-on studies

Please discuss with the instructor. This course can be a starting point for a Master's project.

Supplementary information

You can start the course whenever you like during the terms. Can be taken in Swedish or English.