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DM1581 Introduction to Media Technology 6.0 credits

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Headings with content from the Course syllabus DM1581 (Spring 2019–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

The course is intended to, within both the area of media and communication technology and the engineering programme in media technology give introduction to:

  • the subject/subjects
  • the sector (market, professional roles, users and development trends)
  • programming and the use of sensor platforms
  • KTH, higher studies and engineering work
  • the degree programme in media technology and adjacent fields

Intended learning outcomes

On completion of the course the student should be able to:

  • use, discuss and problematise the in the course introduced perspectives within the subject area media technology
  • reflect on, compare and create own definitions of basic terminology in media technology
  • reflect, discuss and argue about the student role, studies and the responsibility for the learning process
  • program a simple sensor platform and present it in both a popular format and in a scientific report
  • search and evaluate information as well as utilise contents of simpler research reports
  • identify important commercial agents in the media technology sector as well as carry out and present relevant study visits

in order to …

  • become better prepared for the remainder of the education
  • get an insight in the competence needs of future professional possibilities
  • receive an introduction to basic skills such as report writing, programming, study planning, group work, and to use the learning management system

Course disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

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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

P, F


  • INL1 - Assignment, 1.0 credits, grading scale: P, F
  • INL2 - Assignment, 1.0 credits, grading scale: P, F
  • INL3 - Assignment, 1.0 credits, grading scale: P, F
  • LAB1 - Laboration, 0.5 credits, grading scale: P, F
  • PRO1 - Project, 2.5 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.

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 DM1581

Offered by

Main field of study

Information Technology, Technology

Education cycle

First cycle

Add-on studies

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Supplementary information

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