DD1301 Computer Introduction 1.5 credits


The course gives an introduction to the education computers at CSC and frequently occurring tools at the programs in Computer Science and Engineering, and Engineering Physics. The course is intended for new students that wishes to get an introduction to the new computer environment.

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Course information

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents *

Operating systems and especially Unix, CSC's computer system, the hardware of a computer, a text editor, basic HTML, LaTeX.

Intended learning outcomes *

After course fulfillment the student should be able to

- log in on the computers at the school,

- use the command interpreter to manage files and programs,

- use the module system for programs,

- use common administrative applications available on the computers at the school,

- learn more about Unix by using the command interpreter for information gathering,

- create and edit text files,

- build a web page and make it accessible on the Internet using the Unix system at the school,

- create, compile, show and print a LaTeX document.

Course Disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites *

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Recommended prerequisites

High school mathematics (scientific program) or equivalent.


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Examination and completion

Grading scale *

P, F

Examination *

  • LAB1 - Laboratory Work, 1.5 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.

Other requirements for final grade *

Laboratory assignments (LAB1; 1,5 university credits).

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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Richard James Glassey

Further information

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EECS/Computer Science

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Education cycle *

First cycle

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Richard James Glassey (glassey@kth.se)

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.

Supplementary information

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