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DD2485 Programmable Society 7.5 credits

The course will prepare you to become an active member of the future programmable society that is being realized. This will enable Sweden and Stockholm’s software industry to be at the forefront of digital transformation through distributed ledger technology. The course follows a flipped classroom pedagogy.

About course offering

For course offering

Autumn 2023 prosoc23 programme students

Target group

Open to students in master's programmes as long as it can be included in your programme.

Part of programme

Master's Programme, Computer Science, åk 2, CSST, Conditionally Elective


P2 (7.5 hp)


30 Oct 2023
15 Jan 2024

Pace of study


Form of study

Normal Daytime

Language of instruction


Course location

KTH Campus

Number of places

Places are not limited

Planned modular schedule


For course offering

Autumn 2023 prosoc23 programme students

Application code



For course offering

Autumn 2023 prosoc23 programme students


Martin Monperrus (


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Course coordinator

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Headings with content from the Course syllabus DD2485 (Autumn 2023–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

  • distributed ledger technology (DLT), especially block chains
  • programming with smart contracts
  • software development for the programmable society
  • current research about distributed ledger technology and smart contracts

Intended learning outcomes

After passing the course, the student shall be able to

  • design, develop and run blockchain protocols and nodes
  • use modern programming languages for smart contracts
  • use and improve software engineering for smart contracts (testing, deployment, continuous integration/delivery)
  • explain technology for distributed ledgers (DLT) and smart contracts in different implementation domains (decentralised finance, reporting, law, control with distributed autonomous organisations, digital art)

in order to

  • obtain the necessary skills of a blockchain engineer, smart contract engineer, web3 engineer or digital artist
  • be able to exercise lifelong learning in fast changeable technology.

Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

Knowledge in software engineering, 7.5 higher education credits, equivalent to completed course DD2480.

Active participation in a course offering where the final examination is not yet reported in LADOK is considered equivalent to completion of the course. Being registered for a course counts as active participation. The term 'final examination' encompasses both the regular examination and the first re-examination.

Recommended prerequisites

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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

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


  • ÖVN1 - Oral and written exercises, 7.5 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.

Project-based examination with several graded projects.

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

Computer Science and Engineering

Education cycle

Second cycle

Add-on studies

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Martin Monperrus (