Implementation of the education
Degree Progr. in Computer Engineering (TIDAA), Study programme for batch Autumn 07
Last edit: 19/02/2009
Structure of the education
Most of the courses in the programme comprise 7.5 higher education credits, which are graded on a scale of A-E, F and Fx. The study year is normally divided into 4 study periods and, normally, two courses are taken in parallel every study period. The lectures, as well as the examination form vary from course to course. Normally, a portion of the course is constituted of lectures, which give first contact with concepts and theories. Exercises and labs strengthen the understanding of the theoretical connections. In accordance with the model from industry, project work plays an essential role in the education. Training is given to be able to, in a group, work with reality-related assignments in an engineering-related manner.
The programme consists of obligatory courses during the first two years. In order to create a wholeness in the programme, the collaboration between courses within every study year as well as between study courses is emphasized.
During the third year, the student chooses optional courses within the programme. In addition, the possibility exists to freely choose courses comprising 15 higher education credits under the conditions that these courses are relevant to the programme’s learning objectives.
The programme is concluded during the last term with a degree project which is often carried out at an employer outside of the school.
Study year 1
The study start with an introduction courses in Information technology and engineering methodology, which gives the fundamental engineering tools such as computer knowledge, presentation techniques, and information searching as well as project work methodology. This provides the foundation for the degree project which is an essential portion of the education and, at the same time, provides the students with a chance to get to know each other. Fundamental programming, mathematics, digital microcomputer technology, data communication and a technical project, are courses that will be taken during the first year.
Study year 2
In study year 2, the specialisations are started. These are described extensively in appendix 3. Three courses are common for the specialisations in stud year 2. These are environmental and work science, object-oriented programming, and economy and organisation. The year is concluded with a technical project.
Study year 3
In study year 3, the obligatory course Competence and development is taken which aims to prepare the students for their future professional roles. The course focuses on non-subject specific areas such as personal and professional development and reflection over future professional roles.
In addition, optional courses are taken (optional within the specialisation) and the possibility exists to freely choose other courses comprising 15 higher education credits under the condition that these are relevant to the programme’s learning objectives. This choice provides the opportunity to create an education with an individual profile.
The programme is concluded with a degree project within the specialisation’s educational area. It is carried out independently or together with another student. The aim with the degree project is that you will have the chance to show the knowledge and abilities which you have acquired during the programme.
The programme is course-based. Lists of courses are included in Appendix 1: Course list
Courses in the first and the second cycle are graded on a scale from A to F. A-E are passing grades, A is the highest grade. The grades pass (P) and fail (F) are used for courses under certain circumstances.
Conditions for participation in the programme
For studies in study year 2, at least 37.5 higher education credits from study year 1 must be completed before study year 2 starts. For students which have not fulfilled this requirement, an individual study plan must be created with the study guidance.
For studies in study year 3, at least 90 higher education credits from study years 1 and 2 must be completed before study year 3. For students who have not fulfilled this requirement, an individual study plan must be created with the study guidance.
Term enrolment and selection of courses.
The student must complete term enrolment prior to each term, via Mina Sidor, at the latest November 15th, and May 15th, respectively. The term enrolment lays the foundation for term registration. This makes it possibility to register grades and provide student aide from CSN. The student who does not fulfil the conditions for being promoted to the next level must contact the study leadership.Before the fall and spring terms in study year 3, a course selection may be carried out.
Every student must, at the first scheduled lecture, sign a course registration’s list. A student who has registered themselves in a course and has thereafter decided not to continue with the courses, must contact the course responsible teacher as soon as possible.
It is the student’s responsibility to ensure that possible course prerequisites are fulfilled before the start of a new course. Information about prerequisites can be found in the respective course plans.
Temporary postponement means that the student does not participate in lectures during at least one term.
Granted temporary postponement gives the student the right to return to the studies at a predetermined point in time. During the temporary postponement, the student may complement incomplete courses, or participate in examinations from earlier started courses.
The application for temporary postponement is submitted to the study guidance, which approves or rejects the application. When the student decides to return to the studies, a new application must be submitted according to the above.
If the student, after the temporary postponement period, does not enrol in the term or submit an application for continued temporary postponement, a cancellation of studies is registered.
Recognition of previous academic studies
The student has the right to receive credit for education from another higher education institution/university within Sweden or abroad. The condition is that the course(s) are of such a nature and have such content that they correspond to the learning outcome goals which apply for the programme. Recognition of an entire course is approved by the GA. Elements of a course can be approved by the examiner.
Student as the School of Technology and Health (STH) have the possibility to allocate one study year to studies abroad at a foreign institute with which KTH collaborates without having to pay the normal study fee which is possibly required by native students. Exchange studies can be done during the third study year. It is also possible to carry out the degree project abroad.
Studies abroad can, after evaluation, be counted as a portion of the Bachelor of Science in Engineering programme. The student must, together with the school, build a so-called “Learning Agreement” which entails approval of the exchange studies in advance. The studies are normally instructed in the language which is spoken in the region or country. There are possibilities for one whom is accepted to the exchange programme in German, French, Spanish, and Italian speaking countries to take a prepared language course before the regular term starts.
Information about studies abroad is provided by supervisor for internationalisation who also informs about application deadlines. Application forms can be found at the study guidance office.
In the programme, a degree project comprising 15 higher education credits is included. This corresponds to about 10 weeks of full-time studies. See more, Guidelines for the degree project, The School for Technology and Health.
For the degree project, the following apply:
- It may be started at the earliest after 120 higher education credits are completed, including all courses relevant to the degree project’s content.
- It may be started after the assignment is approved by the examiner.
- It is based in the knowledge which has been acquired during the time of study and must normally be carried out during term 6.
- It must show proof of an independent work comprising theoretical and/or experimental work, including a relevant written report and oral presentation.
- The instructor is appointed by the specialisation leader.
In order to complete the Degree of Bachelor of Science in Engineering, Degree Programme, in Computer Engineering successfully, passing grades in all courses which are in the student’s study plan must be achieved. The study plan consists of the obligatory courses, the optional courses the student has chosen and the degree project work. The study plan must comprise at least 180 higher education credits.
Courses which, content-wise, overlap other courses in the programme may not be counted towards the 180 higher education credits which comprise the degree.
In order to receive the degree, the student must apply for it on a special form and attach the receipt for the paid student union fee.