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Senior Design Project in Chemistry 7.5 credits

Projektkurs i Kemi
Second cycle, K7004K
Course syllabus valid: Autumn 2021 Sp 1 - Present
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Education level
Second cycle
Grade scale
G U 3 4 5
Subject group (SCB)
Main field of study
Chemical Engineering

Entry requirements

The internship course K7005K should have been started. For exchange students, decided by the examiner depending on type of project.

More information about English language requirements


The selection is based on 20-285 credits

Course Aim
The student shall independently design, carry out and report a project within the subject of chemistry.

This means that on completion of the course the student is able to:

1. Formulate a relevant problem for investigation from a chosen subject within the subject of Chemistry.
2. Apply knowledge and proficiency that has been acquired during the period of study to a smaller research project in an independent and systematic way.
3. Choose and justify the study method in research.
4. Analyse and defend the chemical problem and plausible hypotheses formulated without a complete set of information and experimental data.
5. Locate and critically review information and summarise this in a scientific manner.
6. Plan, structure and execute a research project.
7. Judge the scientific and practical relevance of the results obtained.
8. Work to a timetable following the identified milestones and validating the working hypotheses.
9. Express themselves well in writing in a verbally and scientifically correct manner.
10. Create and execute an oral presentation of the results of the project, properly arguing and defending the conclusions achieved. 

The project content is related to frontiers in research and unsolved problems in chemical sciences and to be chosen in cooperation with the examiner.

Each course occasion´s language and form is stated and appear on the course page on Luleå University of Technology's website.
The student will work independently under guidance from the examiner of the course in collaboration with other researchers involved in this (or related) projects. Laboratory facilities, access to selected scientific instruments will be provided after appropriate tutorials and safety instructions. Study visits can be planned if the project is performed in collaboration with the R&D of a company involved in collaboration with LTU in the project. Regular project meetings and seminar presentations will ensure the progress in the project and the necessary assistance and amendments of original plans will be coordinated to achieve the targeted goals.

If there is a decision on special educational support, in accordance with the Guideline Student's rights and obligations at Luleå University of Technology, an adapted or alternative form of examination can be provided.
The course is assessed through a written final report and a compulsory oral seminar presentation in front of the research group at the end of the project work. Both written and presentation skills and the ability to respond to questions during the research seminar will be assessed and will equally contribute to the final grades.

Transition terms

Oleg Antzutkin

Literature. Valid from Autumn 2021 Sp 1 (May change until 10 weeks before course start)
To be selected depending on the project.

Course offered by
Department of Civil, Environmental and Natural Resources Engineering

CodeDescriptionGrade scaleCrStatusFrom periodTitle
0001Passed oral and written presentationG U 3 4 57.50MandatoryA07Yes

Study guidance
Study guidance for the course is to be found in our learning platform Canvas before the course starts. Students applying for single subject courses get more information in the Welcome letter. You will find the learning platform via My LTU.

Syllabus established
Course plan approved by the Department of Chemical Engineering and Geosciences 2007-05-28.

Last revised
by Assistant Director of Undergraduate Studies Eva Gunneriusson, Department of Civil, Environmental and Natural Resources Engineering 17 Feb 2021