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SF2567 Project Course in Scientific Computing 7.5 credits

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

About course offering

For course offering

Autumn 2024 Start 26 Aug 2024 programme students

Target group

Available for all master programs as long as it can be included in your programme.

Part of programme

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P1 (3.7 hp), P2 (3.8 hp)


26 Aug 2024
13 Jan 2025

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

Autumn 2024 Start 26 Aug 2024 programme students

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For course offering

Autumn 2024 Start 26 Aug 2024 programme students


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Headings with content from the Course syllabus SF2567 (Spring 2022–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

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.

Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

English B / English 6

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, 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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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

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.