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SK2005 Project course in Optics and Photonics 7.5 credits

Welcome to our project course in Optics and Photonics 7.5 hp. For more information about the course and how to get registered, please have a look at the course memo (in the menu on the right, choose a semester and course offering, link to course memo will appear futher down).

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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 SK2005 (Spring 2023–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

The project work consists of independent work in optical physics. The subject of the project is determined in consultation between student and examiner and must constitute an in-depth study in the field of optics and photonics. The project can take different forms, e.g. self-study and simulations or practical work in a research lab. The project work must be at advanced level and correspond to 5 weeks of full-time studies.

Intended learning outcomes

After passing the course, the student must be able to:

  • Apply relevant knowledge and skills previously acquired in the subject area to an in-depth problem in optical physics.
  • Within given frameworks, even with limited information, independently analyze and discuss issues in optical physics

Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

Completed course SK2303 Optical physics 7.5 credits and at least two additional courses in the field of optics.

Recommended prerequisites

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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

P, F


  • PRO1 - Project work, 7.5 credits, grading scale: P, 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.

The examination will be adapted to the design of the project and may consist of, e.g. assignments, oral presentation and report writing. This is determined at the beginning of the course in consultation between examiner and student.

Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination

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Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination



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

Engineering Physics

Education cycle

Second cycle

Add-on studies

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Ulrich Vogt (