School of
Engineering sciences

Master Thesis Project

Scientific Computing (SF259X/SF250X)

How to get about it

Study the instructions for the work and the report.

Detailed guidlines applicable at CSC can be found here. The principles apply to master thesis projects here, too.

Goal, contents and plan


The goal of the master's project is to give the student experience in carrying through herself/himself a large project in scientific computing and to give deeper knowledge and understanding in the subject.


A first course (SF1544/5/6 or similar) and a continuation course (SF2520 similar) in Numerical Methods must be finished and approved before the project work can start. Moreover, additional courses may be required before starting the work depending on the subject of the assigned project.

Additonally, at least 60 credits on the advanced level must be earned before being able to get accepted.


The Master's project contains

  • A literature search, where adequate text books, articles and reports are studied.
  • Taking part in some seminar activities in Scientific Computing at KTH, in particulat at the NA department.
  • Investigation of a problem in Scientific Computing, to be presented in a thesis, a scientific report.
  • Oral presentation of the thesis.
  • Opposition, i.e. to give constructive critizism of another person's master's thesis.


The master's project is a 30 ECTS credit course, i.e. approximately five months of full time work

Available projects

Suggested projects for Master Thesis are available here


Ordinary examiner is Michael Hanke.


The grading will be done according to the criteria defined by a decision of the president of KTH. An explanation can be found here. In particular, Master's thesis project will be graded according to the P/F scale (SF250X). Under special circumstances, the candidate can choose (or is obligued to) the A-F scale (SF259X).

Course administrator

Michael Hanke
Telephone: 08-790 6278

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Updated 2019-09-23