KJ8205 - Advanced Molecular Modelling


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Aggregate score
Grade: Passed / Not Passed

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Assignment 33/100
Litterature studies 67/100

Course content

The course gives the theoretical basis for molecular mechanics, intermolecular forces, solvation as well as molecular electromagnetism. Furthermore, theoretical models are discussed for reactivity and reaction dynamics (catalysis), and optical electronic properties of molecular materials (nanostructures). Themes are also selected based on the stundents' background and interests.

Learning outcome

After the course, the student is expected to be able to:

  • Explain on a detailed level the theoretical models that the student uses in his/her daily computations.


  • Carry out and present literature studies on selected themes at the research forefront in molecular modeling.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures, obligatory exercises and literature studies.

Expected work load in the course is 200-225 hours.

Further on evaluation

The final graded is based on Obligatory exercises (1/3) and literature studies (2/3). Grading scale: Passed/Failed.

Course materials

  • Åstrand P.-O. Atomistic Models: Concepts in Computational Chemistry,, 2016;
  • Lecture notes and selected journal papers.

More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Doctoral degree level


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2023

Language of instruction: English

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Molecular Medicine
  • Materials Science and Solid State Physics
  • Physical Chemistry
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry
Contact information
Course coordinator:

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Chemistry


Examination arrangement: Aggregate score

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD Assignment 33/100 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
Autumn ORD Litterature studies 67/100 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date. If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.

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