DM1581 Introduction to Media Technology 6.0 credits

Introduktion till medieteknik

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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

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Literature and preparations

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Examination and completion

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P, F

Examination *

  • 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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Leif Handberg

Roberto Bresin

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EECS/Human Centered Technology

Main field of study *

Information Technology, Technology

Education cycle *

First cycle

Add-on studies

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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.

Supplementary information

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