TKJ4205 - Molecular Modelling


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Home examination
Grade: Passed/Failed

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
Home examination 100/100 4 hours

Course content

Computational methods based on molecular quantum mechanics, statistical mechanics and informatics are introduced with the focus on molecular systems. The methodologies include Hartree-Fock and density-functional theory, force fields, molecular dynamics and Monte Carlo simulations, energy minimisations and conformational analysis, solvation models and free energy calculations, periodic systems, and chemoinformatics.

Learning outcome

After the course, the student is expected to be able to:
- Explain on a general level the various computational methods presented in the course
- Carry out simple model calculations
- Suggest a suitable computational method for a given problem

Learning methods and activities

Lectures and mandatory exercises.

Compulsory assignments

  • Exercises

Further on evaluation

If there is a re-sit examination only the written exam is repeated.
If there is a re-sit examination, the examination may be changed from written to oral.

Specific conditions

Exam registration requires that class registration is approved in the same semester. Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.

Course materials

A. R. Leach: Molecular modelling: Principles and applications, 2nd ed, Prentice Hall, Harlow, 2001.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
SIK3088 7.5
KJ8902 7.5 01.09.2009
More on the course



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


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2020

No.of lecture hours: 4
Lab hours: 4
No.of specialization hours: 4

Language of instruction: English

Location: Trondheim

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

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Chemistry



Examination arrangement: Home examination

Term Status code Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Digital exam Room *
Autumn ORD Home examination 100/100

Release 2020-12-05

Submission 2020-12-05

Release 09:00

Submission 13:00

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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