DD143X Degree Project in Computer Science, First Cycle 15.0 credits

Examensarbete inom datalogi, grundnivå

An independent analysis of a problem within computer science.

Offering and execution

Course offering missing for current semester as well as for previous and coming semesters

Course information

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents *

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.

Intended learning outcomes *

- apply skills and knowledge acquired as part of the computer science engineering program on a selected problem

- independently indentify, formulate, and analyze substantial problems in computer science

- identify own need of further information and independently acquire the knowledge and skills needed to solve the problem

- motivate the choice of method based on the question asked and expected results

- reflect on, evaluate, and critically examine own and others results

- document and present the work, orally and in writing, with demands on structure, content, presentation, formal content, style, and writing

- plan the work in light of available time and resources.

Course Disposition

Students work in groups of two and are assigned a supervisor who has the role of a mentor during the course.

All student grups of each supervisor meet at regular intervals, where the students report on the progress.

The course ends with a joint conference where all student groups present their results.

Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites *

At least 101 credits from the compulsory courses year 1, year 2 and period 1 from year three must be completed at latest 1/11.

Recommended prerequisites

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Material is made available during the course.

Students are expected to find additional literature via the library.

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

Examination *

  • XUP1 - Examination, 15.0 credits, Grading scale: 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: http://www.kth.se/csc/student/hederskodex/1.17237?l=en_UK.

Other requirements for final grade *

XUP1, 15hp, Exam project

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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Örjan Ekeberg

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 DD143X

Offered by

EECS/Computer Science

Main field of study *


Education cycle *

First cycle

Add-on studies

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Örjan Ekeberg, e-post: ekeberg@kth.se

Supplementary information

This course can be read either in Swedish or English.