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Content and learning outcomes
The course extends over a year i.e. four periods. Each period includes different subjects. Main themes for the course are: the role of engineers and the technology in society, social and ethical aspects, the responsibility of people for how the technology is used, the international labour market, culture and communication.
Intended learning outcomes
After passing the course, the student should be able to
- discuss key issues of the role of engineers in the society
- discuss and analyse impact of systems-, control- and robotics engineering in society, and its role in achieving economically, socially and ecologically sustainable development
- discuss and analyse social and ethical aspects of research and development
- discuss and analyse our responsibility for how technology is used, including social and economic aspects as well as environmental and safety aspects
- discuss and analyse ethical and cultural issues and differences in an international environment
- discuss on a high level considering the aggregation of the topics above
- present arguments based on scientific results
- meet deadlines
- write brief, clear, analyses including own reflections.
Four discussion based seminars as well as home assignments with self-reflection.
Literature and preparations
Completed Degree of Bachelor (180 credits) or the equivalent academic qualifications. Documented skill in English equivalent English B.
Examination and completion
If the course is discontinued, students may request to be examined during the following two academic years.
- UPP1 - Assignment, 1.5 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.
Other requirements for final grade
Participation in all seminars, submitted and passed assignments. The grading is based on the student's active participation in the discussions and on the quality of the submitted reports.
Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination
Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination
- 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 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 EL2221
Main field of study
In this course, the EECS code of honor applies, see: