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DD1395 In-depth Essay in Computer Science 3.0 credits

This course is a continuation of another course. The material is assessed with an essay.

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For course offering

Autumn 2024 dupp24-p1 programme students

Application code


Headings with content from the Course syllabus DD1395 (Autumn 2021–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

Specialisation in some subject area within computer science.

Literature study and essay writing that results in a well designed, clear and proper text on 2000-3000 words with good language.

Intended learning outcomes

After passing the course, the student should be able to write a scientific text that explains a theoretical subject or complex technical system in a simple and intelligible way.

Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

At least 28 higher education credits in mathematics.

at least 30 higher education credits in computer science, including programming, computer engineering and human computer interaction.

Recommended prerequisites

Experience of engineering scientific writing, for example from ED1100 or DA1600.


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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


  • UPP1 - Essay, 3.0 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

Course room in Canvas

Registered students find further information about the implementation of the course in the course room in Canvas. A link to the course room can be found under the tab Studies in the Personal menu at the start of the course.

Offered by

Main field of study


Education cycle

First cycle

Add-on studies

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Linda Kann, e-post:

Supplementary information

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