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2I1020 Master's Project in Computer and Systems Sciences 30.0 credits

Course offering missing for current semester as well as for previous and coming semesters
Headings with content from the Course syllabus 2I1020 (Autumn 2012–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

The degree project should deal with an interesting problem within the subject area. In
order for a task to be accepted as degree project, there has to be interesting problems
within the subject area to investigate. The work should rest on scientific methodology and
should encompass elements of investigations and analysis. The work may include
elements of implementation but this should be of subordinate importance and the aim of
it should mainly be to verify developed models and theories and be an application of
chosen methodology. There are no requirements that the degree project should result in a
finished product. The extent of the project should be such that it is clear that the student
has performed at least five effective working months.
It is included in the project work to make a careful specification and time plan for the
task and to seek and digest relevant literature for the degree project to be accounted for in
a prestudy. The work is presented in a written report and in a public oral presentation.
The degree project if normally carried out individually. It may also be done in pair with
another student. If the degree project is done in pair with another student it is important
that, if possible, each student’s contribution clearly can be separated in order to be able to
make a fair grading.

Intended learning outcomes

The student should:
- be able to apply the relevant knowledge and skills, which are acquired within the
technical/main area, to a given problem
- within given constraints, even with limited information, be able to independently
analyze and discuss complex inquiries/problems and handle larger problems on
the advanced level within the technical/main area
- be able to reflect on, evaluate, and critically assess one’s own and others’
scientific results
- be able to document and present one’s own work, for a given target group, with
strict requirements on structure, format, and language usage.
- be able to identify one’s need for further knowledge and continuously develop
one’s own competencies

Course disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

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Recommended prerequisites

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Examination and completion

If the course is discontinued, students may request to be examined during the following two academic years.

Grading scale

G, D, U


  • XUP1 - Pre-study, 7.5 credits, grading scale: G, D, U
  • XUP2 - Accomplishment, 15.0 credits, grading scale: G, D, U
  • XUP3 - Revision and Defence, 6.0 credits, grading scale: G, D, U
  • XUP4 - Seminars, 1.5 credits, grading scale: G, D, U

Based on recommendation from KTH’s coordinator for disabilities, the examiner will decide how to adapt an examination for students with documented disability.

The examiner may apply another examination format when re-examining individual students.

Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination

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Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination

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Ethical approach

  • All members of a group are responsible for the group's work.
  • In any assessment, every student shall honestly disclose any help received and sources used.
  • In an oral assessment, every student shall be able to present and answer questions about the entire assignment and solution.

Further information

Course web

Further information about the course can be found on the Course web at the link below. Information on the Course web will later be moved to this site.

Course web 2I1020

Offered by

ICT/Information and Communication Technology

Main field of study

Information Technology

Education cycle

Second cycle

Add-on studies

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