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DD1371 Decision Support Systems 7.5 credits

The course is an intermediate course in computer science giving the students basic knowledge about decision support systems.

Course offering missing for current semester as well as for previous and coming semesters
Headings with content from the Course syllabus DD1371 (Spring 2011–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

The basics  of decision theory,  data mining, neural networks, artificial intelligence, and data warehousing.  

Intended learning outcomes

The students shall after taking this course:

  • be able to describe different kinds of decision support systems and explain their function
  • be able to describe and explain how decision support systems can be used in different kinds of organisations
  • be able to analyse a typical decision situation in the finance marketor estate management, and to apply relevant theory in order to evaluate different alternatives
  • be able to evaluate the impact decision support systems have on organisations and their operation.

Course disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

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Recommended prerequisites

DD1370, Database Technology and Information Systems or similar course.


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The textbook "Business Intelligence -- A managerial approach" by Turban, Sharda, Delen and King (Pearson ISBN 978-0-13-247882-3) broadly covers the material in lectures 5--10.

Lectures 1--4 treat basic decision theory and game theory, and will be covered by handouts which will be downloadable from the course home page. The book "Introduction to Game Theory in Business and Economy" by Webster (M.E. Sharpe, ISBN 978-0-7656-2237-2) is recommended for those interested in a deepended understanding of these topics.

Examination and completion

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

Grading scale

A, B, C, D, E, FX, F


  • LAB1 - laboratory Work, 3,0 hp, betygsskala: P, F
  • TEN1 - Examination, 4,5 hp, betygsskala: A, B, C, D, E, FX, 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.

In this course all the regulations of the code of honor at the School of Computer science and Communication apply, see:

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 DD1371

Offered by

CSC/Computer Science

Main field of study


Education cycle

First cycle

Add-on studies

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