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Before choosing course

The overall aim of Active Career Start is to prepare students for a step into the world of work.

Course offering missing for current semester as well as for previous and coming semesters
* Retrieved from Course syllabus EH1021 (Spring 2014–)

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

You will conduct an interview with a professional engineer and then reflect on the engineer's professional role. You will also work with individual exercises and reflections about your characteristics, motivations, interests, experience and skills. The course trains you also to write CVs and cover letters, and preparing for a job interview. This part also presents information on the professional role, including from KTH Alumni Network and from the career follow-ups performed. The purpose is to show you what career paths that are available, which companies are former students are employed at and what positions they have.

Intended learning outcomes

After Active career start you should be able to:
• Describe your characteristics, motivations, interests, experience and skills .
• Specify any alternative areas / professional roles that you are interested in.
• Have a CV and a covering letter .
• Present yourself at job interviews.

Course Disposition

Four sessions with 2 hours each at the beginning of period 4

Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

Swedish level C1, students in CELTE year 3-5, TELPM, TTLSM, TSCRM, TNSSM, TELFM

Recommended prerequisites

No information inserted




Kurshäfte (course booklet)

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 - Homework, 1,5 hp, betygsskala: 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.

3 homework assignments and an assignment

Other requirements for final grade

3 homework assignments and an assignment gives a G

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 EH1021

Offered by

EES/Network and Systems Engineering

Main field of study


Education cycle

First cycle

Add-on studies

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