DM1581 Introduction to Media Technology 6.0 credits

Introduktion till medieteknik

  • Education cycle

    First cycle
  • Main field of study

    Information Technology
  • Grading scale

    P, F

Course offerings

Autumn 19 intromedia for programme students

Autumn 18 intromedia for programme students

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 main content

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


Lectures (with different guest lecturers)


Laboratory exercises

Project work in groups/hackathon

Study visits




Will be announced 10 weeks before the start of the course on the course web.


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

Offered by

EECS/Human Centered Technology


Leif Handberg <>

Roberto Bresin <>


Course syllabus valid from: Spring 2019.
Examination information valid from: Spring 2019.