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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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Headings with content from the Course syllabus DD1301 (Autumn 2020–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

The course gives the students a general introduction to the KTH computer environment with a special focus on control of a computer from the command line (Bash), version control of the course work (Git and GitHub) and production of technical reports (LaTeX).

Intended learning outcomes

After passing the course, the student should be able to

  • obtain access to the computational environment on KTH Royal Institute of Technology
  • control the computer environment via the command line
  • handle submissions of program code with version control tools
  • create and compile technical reports

in order to be able to successfully work in the computer environment on KTH during their higher education studies.

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

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

Grading scale

P, F


  • 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.

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

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Course web DD1301

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Education cycle

First cycle

Add-on studies

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Supplementary information

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

The course is given during the first 2-3 weeks of the semester.