EI130X Degree Project in Electrical Engineering, First Cycle 15.0 credits

Examensarbete inom elektroteknik, grundnivå

  • Education cycle

    First cycle
  • Main field of study

  • Grading scale

    P, F

Course offerings

Spring 19 for programme students

Intended learning outcomes

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

1. describe basic concepts in at least one application field of electrical engineering

2. identify where there is a need for additional knowledge; take responsibility for own development of knowledge; independently plan and carry out simple projects which require interaction with others to achieve an agreed-upon goal

3. Solve larger problems at first cycle level within one application field of electrical engineering, as well as independently analyse and discuss questíons and issues involved

4. show awareness of social and ethical aspects including economic, social and ecologically sustainable development

5. reflect on, evaluate and critically review own and others' technical and scientific results

6. document and present, orally as well as in writing, one's project work, using acceptable structure, formalities and language

Course main content

  • Individual supervised work involving solution of a technical or scientific problem, oral and written communication of the work, as well as evaluation and critical review of own and others' results
  • Seminar series addressing set-up of a work plan, information retrieval and source evaluation, reference management, written and oral presentation, as well as written and oral review of others' reports.
  • Group assignment with focus on putting the results of project in a larger context, including a summary, a written reflection over the ethical importance of the project for a sustainable society and a popular description.


The main content is work on a supervised project with solution of a technical or scientific problem related to a larger context which is common to several project groups; oral and written communication, as well as evaluation and critical review of own and others' results in the same context. As support for this process, there is a seminar series addressing project organisation, information retrieval, reference management, oral and written presentation, as well as a written analysis of the importance of the context for a sustainable society and the engineer's ethical responsibility.


Eligibility for the course Degree Project in Electrical Engineering, first cycle 15.0 credits: eligibility for studies in school year 3 in the Engineering Programme in Electrical Engineering or completion of 120 credits compulsory courses according to the programme syllabus before the beginning of this course.


Course syllabus and hand-out material from the seminar series, as well as independently obtained technical or scientific information in each context.


  • XUPP - Degree project, 15.0, grading scale: P, F

Examination takes place continuously during the course through a number of different course components. All course components give credit. To pass the course at least 1 credit must be obtained for each course component and the total sum of all credits must be at least 12 of 20 possible credits.

Should 0 credits be earned on any course component and/or the sum of credit is between 9 and 11 credits, it is possible to submit supplementary make-up work. The supplementary make-up work will always be significantly more extensive than the regular assignment. All supplementary make-up work must be submitted no later than 3 weeks after the project presentation. The next opportunity to submit compementary work will be when the course is given the following year.

Requirements for final grade

1. Attendance at seminars

2. Work plan

3. Passed session in reference management

4. Implementation of the project

5. Summary of context

6. Report- contents

7. Report- language & structure

8. Report- layout

9. Written and oral feedback

10. Oral presentation

Offered by

EECS/Electrical Energy Engineering


Martin Norgren <mnorgren@kth.se>


Course syllabus valid from: Spring 2017.
Examination information valid from: Spring 2019.