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DM1572 Introduction to Media Technology 7.5 credits

The course gives an introduction to the studies in Media technology.

Course offering missing for current semester as well as for previous and coming semesters
Headings with content from the Course syllabus DM1572 (Autumn 2016–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

The course is meant to give an introduction to many things:

  • relevant subjects
  • the media industry
  • professional roles
  • use of sensor platforms
  • KTH
  • higher studies
  • the rest of the education programme.

Intended learning outcomes

The goal of the course is to give the students

  • reflect on, compare, and create their own definitions of "Media technology", "Media industry", and "Media technology industry"
  • get an overview and discuss both the topic and the education area of Media technology
  • explain what it takes to mediated communication to work, both in technical and non-technical aspects
  • describe typical roles and tasks for an engineer in Media technology, both in and outside the Media industry
  • describe the key actors, structures, organizations, development and history of the Media industry
  • reflect, discuss, and argue about consumers (individuals, companies, and organizations) needs, choices and preferences for Media consumption and Mediated communication
  • reflect, discuss and argue about your role as a student, your study and responsibility for the learning process
  • program a simple sensor platform
  • search and evaluate information
  • assimilate content in simpler research reports
  • write a simple structured scientific report
  • account for KTH and university history and their role in society development
  • use the KTH education environment with computers, study administration system mm.
  • understand and use basic Media technology terminology
  • discuss what constitutes research in Media technology today
  • reflect on the sustainable development of sensor-based systems

so that they will

  • have a basis for the following education
  • gain insight into skills needed in future carrier opportunities

Course disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

The course is available only for students studying Master of Science in Engineering, Media Technology (CMETE).

Recommended prerequisites

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It will be notified during the course on the course website.

Material produced at the department.

Links to tutorials.

Examination and completion

If the course is discontinued, students may request to be examined during the following two academic years.

Grading scale

P, F


  • INL1 - Assignment, 1.5 credits, grading scale: P, F
  • PRO1 - Project, 2.0 credits, grading scale: P, F
  • ÖVR1 - Other, 4.0 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.

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

The grade Passed (P) it requires Passed (P) grades on all parts of the course.

More information and details are available on the course website.

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 DM1572

Offered by

EECS/Human Centered Technology

Main field of study


Education cycle

First cycle

Add-on studies

Media technology courses within the program.


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