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Continuation course in optimization whose topic varies from year to year. Its purpose is to give the students an introduction to modern research within the optimization field.

Course offering missing for current semester as well as for previous and coming semesters
* Retrieved from Course syllabus SF2827 (Autumn 2007–)

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

The contents of the course is given by a theme within optimization, which is determined by the student and the coordinator jointly. The theme may be individual for each student or common.

The student will acquire special competence within the field of his/her theme, and present the results in talking as well as in writing. The course is build on individual work of the students. The coordinator will give support and act as advisor.

Big emphasis is put on in-depth study of the field of the theme, as well as the presentations in talking and in writing.

Intended learning outcomes

To give the student special competence within a subfield of optimization.

To make the student familiar with reading research literature in optimization.

To give the student the ability to summarize and present scientific articles in talking as well as writing.

Course Disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

SF2812 and SF2822.

Recommended prerequisites

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To be announced at the start of the course. In general scientific articles and excerpts from books will be used.

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 hp, betygsskala: 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

Projects (PRO1; 7,5 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 SF2827

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Education cycle

Second cycle

Add-on studies

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