DA150X Degree Project in Computer Science and Engineering, First Cycle 15.0 credits

Examensarbete inom datateknik, grundnivå

The students perform an independent study, where they are responsible for formulating a question under study, which can be addressed with methods from computer science. They make their own choice of method and are responsible for the progress of the project. Results are reported both in writing and at an oral presentation.

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Content and learning outcomes

Course contents *

The students carry out an independent project where they independently should formulate an issue that can be studied with methods from computer science. They should independently choose method and carry out the study.

The results are reported both in a written report and at an oral presentation.

Intended learning outcomes *

After passing the degree project course, the student should be able to:

  • apply skills and knowledge acquired within the computer science and engineering programme on a given problem
  • independently identify, formulate and analyse larger problems in computer science
  • identify own information needs and independently acquire the knowledge and skills that are needed to solve the problem
  • justify his or her choice of method based on the question of issue and expected results
  • reflect on, evaluate and critically discuss own and others' results
  • document and present the work orally and in writing, with requirements on structure, contents, presentation, formal contents, style and writing
  • plan the work considering requirements of time and other resources.

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites *

At least 102 higher education credits from courses in the programme syllabus up to period 1 in year 3 must be completed, latest at the start of period 2, in order for the student to be allowed to start the degree project.
Furthermore, courses in each of the following fields must be completed:
•    Programming equivalent to DD1337/DD1310/DD1311/DD1312/DD1314/DD1315/DD1316/DD1318/DD1331/DD100N/ID1018.
•    Algorithms and data structures equivalent to DD1338/DD1320/DD1321/DD1325/DD1327/ID1020.
•    Writing in the engineering profession equivalent to DA1600.
•    Sustainable development equivalent to AL1504.
•    Larger project work in groups equivalent to DD1369/DD1393.
Active participation in a course offering where the final examination is not yet reported in LADOK is considered equivalent to completion of the course. This applies only to students who are first-time registered for the prerequisite course offering or have both that and the applied-for course offering in their individual study plan.

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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 *

P, F

Examination *

  • PRO1 - Project, 15.0 credits, Grading scale: P, F

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

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EECS/Computer Science

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Education cycle *

First cycle

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Transitional regulations *

From the spring semester 2021, new specific prerequisites apply, which are evident from this official course syllabus. Students who have started their studies before 01/07/2018 should, during a transitional period until the expiration of the autumn semester 2022, be considered to be qualified for admission if they meet the requirements for specific prerequisites that were set before the spring semester 2021 (that is, at least 101 credits of the compulsory courses in year 1, year 2 and period 1 in year 3 should be completed by November 1). For course offerings starting from the spring semester 2023, only the specific prerequisites of the current official course syllabus will apply.

Supplementary information

In this course, the EECS code of honor applies, see: