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DM2720 Sustainable Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in Practice 7.5 credits

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Headings with content from the Course syllabus DM2720 (Spring 2020–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

  • Sustainable human computer interaction (S-HCI)
  • Sustainable Interaction Design
  • ICT for sustainable development (ICT4S)
  • Sustainable Media production
  • Service Design
  • Life-cycle analysis (LCA)
  • Systems thinking (and modelling)
  • Environmental psychology
  • How one communicates sustainability

Intended learning outcomes

After passing the course, students should be able to:

  • orient themselves among the concrete analytical tools and theories that the industry and other organisations request from the sustainable ICT/Media engineer.
  • explain at a general level how one can apply selected tools in the industry and other organisations
  • describe how data and media technology related organisations work with sustainability issues today
  • critically value/evaluate projects in terms of ecological, social and economic sustainability
  • relate this practical knowledge to the knowledge and research frontier within ICT and sustainability.

Course disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

Completed course in sustainable development equivalent to DM2573/AG1814/AG1815.

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

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


  • INL1 - Assignment, 7.5 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.

There is compulsory attendance in the course.

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

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Main field of study

Computer Science and Engineering

Education cycle

Second cycle

Add-on studies

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Elina Eriksson (

Supplementary information

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