DH1609 Communication and information 7.5 credits

Kommunikation och information

The course covers theoretical and practical aspects of communication, media technology and communicative systems, as well as the relation between social and technical factors for use of media technology and communication systems.

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Content and learning outcomes

Course contents *

The course gives an introduction to the interdisciplinary field communication, media technology and theory. The course covers practical and theoretical aspects of communication, media technology and communicative systems, as well as the relation between social and technical factors for the use of media technology and communicative systems. The course contains practical and laborative parts where students use and learn to master different communication and media technologies.

The course also contains parts dealing with identifcation of problem, which is central to their future professional life as civil engineers in media technology.

Intended learning outcomes *

After completed course the student shall

* be well prepared to understand and competently master communicative situations and different media technologies in future education and professional life

* be able to describe questions within the field communication, media technology and theory in a reflective and methodical way

* be better to communicate.

In order that the student shall have

* basic understanding of the interdisciplinary field communication, media technology and theory

* basic understanding of institutional, social and technical conditions for media production and media use

* basic understanding of modern theory on mediated communication and other technical, communicative and socio-cultural processes.

Course Disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites *

For single course students: completed upper secondary education including documented proficiency in Swedish corresponding to Swedish B, English corresponding to English A. Furthermore: 7,5 hp in mathematics and 6 hp in computer science or programming techniques.

Recommended prerequisites

Equivalent to the course 2D1571/DM1571 Introduction to media technology.


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Meddelas senast 4 veckor innan kursstart på kursens hemsida.

Examination and completion

Grading scale *

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

Examination *

  • SEM1 - Seminars, 1.5 credits, Grading scale: P, F
  • TEN1 - Examination, 3.0 credits, Grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
  • ÖVN1 - Exercise, 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: http://www.kth.se/csc/student/hederskodex/1.17237?l=en_UK.

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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Leif Dahlberg

Rob Comber

Further information

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Course web DH1609

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EECS/Human Centered Technology

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Education cycle *

First cycle

Add-on studies

The possibility for extension courses exists within the Media Technology programme.


Leif Dahlberg, e-post: dahlberg@kth.se

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.

Supplementary information

This course has replaced DH1608

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