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Graduate courses

Departments' graduate courses for PhD-students.


Syllabus for

Academic year
The course has been discontinued 
FKA150 - Technical communication  
Syllabus adopted 2011-02-22 by Head of Programme (or corresponding)
Owner: TKTEM
1,5 Credits
Grading: UG - Fail, pass
Education cycle: First-cycle
Major subject: Engineering Physics

Teaching language: Swedish

Course module   Credit distribution   Examination dates
Sp1 Sp2 Sp3 Sp4 Summer course No Sp
0199 Examples class 1,5c Grading: UG   1,5c    

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Docent  Magnus Gustafsson


In order to be eligible for a first cycle course the applicant needs to fulfil the general and specific entry requirements of the programme(s) that has the course included in the study programme.

Course specific prerequisites

Equivalent to the tools for communication skills which are introduced in the course Fysiken omkring oss, TIF010.


The main purpose is training in oral presentation. Through process oriented methods involving collaborative learning the students are made aware of some of the foundations of oral presentation (structure, language, style, delivery, and audience orientation). Exposure to the oral presentation context is a key feature.

Learning outcomes (after completion of the course the student should be able to)

Structure and plan a short oral presentation characterized by rhetorical and presentational skill

Use some of the more common rhetorical figures in an oral presentation

Give constructive feedback on the oral presentation of another individual

Use constructive feedback from another individual to improve his/her own oral presentation


The course provides an insight into the foundations of rhetoric and knowledge of basic oral presentational skills to be used in academic and professional oral presentations. The students prepare and deliver a number of audience-oriented and effectively structured oral presentations where the choice of topics must deal with physics/mathematics and is restricted to what is relevant for the program. Feedback is given in different steps and in different ways.


Opening lectures are followed by homework and in-class activities focusing on presentations with comments and feedback from teachers and other students on presentations delivered. Faculty may also be involved in the formative and final assessment of the students' presentations.


Announced in connection with the start of the course.


Continuous assessment during the course and a final formal presentation. Grades are awarded as Pass or Fail.

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