SF2567 Project Course in Scientific Computing 7.5 credits

Projektkurs i beräkningsteknik

An advanced course in Scientific Computing designed as a project for a group of students.

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Content and learning outcomes

Course contents *

In the course students with special interest in scientific computing work with a task within a group of say 2-4 persons. The contents is designed for the whole group and the work is partitioned between the group members so that everybody gets insight into and is able to present the whole project. The course is given if sufficient teacher resources are available for the supervision of the project

Intended learning outcomes *

This course gives an insight into some current research area, e.g. the finite element method with applications in a.o. wave propagation, solid mechanics, fluid mechanics and turbulence. The course is designed as a group project based on the prerequisites of the students
and those teachers who can supervise the project.

After the course the students should have

  • read the theory relevant for the project from e.g. text books and scientific reports,
  • performed numerical experiments for some numerical method obtained e.g. by coupling existing components from an advanced scientific computing program,
  • summarized the results in an oral and written examination.

Course Disposition

There are no scheduled lectures.

Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites *

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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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Depends on the project.

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

Examination *

  • PRO1 - Project, 7.5 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 *

Passed oral presentation in seminar form and a written report.

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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Michael Hanke

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 SF2567

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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.


Michael Hanke, hanke@kth.se

Supplementary information

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