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DH1600 Communication in Engineering Sciences 7.5 credits

The course DH1600 gives an introduction to communication between people as theory and method. It aims primarily at giving practical training in the design, construction and concrete representation of technical and scientific forms of expression, including workshop assignments in oral presentation. At large the course is targeted towards the technical and scientific forms of representation.

Course offering missing for current semester as well as for previous and coming semesters
Headings with content from the Course syllabus DH1600 (Autumn 2009–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

The contents of the course consists of a joint introduction and a continuous instruction in design, construction and concrete representation of technical and scientific forms of expression. The joint introduction includes library information, search practices and systems of reference. The course primarily supports the development of technical and scientific representations through hand on events and concrete contextualizations. 

Intended learning outcomes

After the completed course the student will be able to:

  • to apply general rules and principles of design for rhetoric and oral presentation
  • to use written language as documentation and problem solving processes
  • to understand the basic outline of a technical report and the principles of design, construction and representation of written texts
  • to construct and contextualize a scientific text with specific regard to audience adaptation
  • to apply the basic insights in technical and scientific representation in a report.

Course disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

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Recommended prerequisites

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Will be announced at course web page at least 4 weeks before course start.

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, 4.5 credits, grading scale: P, F
  • RAP1 - Report, 3.0 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:

Other requirements for final grade

There are elements in the course where attendance is mandatory.

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 DH1600

Offered by

CSC/Media Technology and Interaction Design

Main field of study


Education cycle

First cycle

Add-on studies

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Supplementary information

The course has been replaced by DA1600.