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EP2800 Individual Project in Networked Systems 7.5 credits

This course aims at introducing the students to research  in the field of networked services and systems, and builds on previous courses for example on networking, network management, network security, distributed systems and stochastic modeling.

The course is planned primarily for students in their fourth or fifth year, preferably the beginning of their second year in their MSc programs. To register, students need to contact one of the examiners first.

Choose semester and course offering to see current information and more about the course, such as course syllabus, study period, and application information.

Headings with content from the Course syllabus EP2800 (Autumn 2020–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

The course content is individual and relates to one of the following fields: 

  • wired and wireless network protocol design
  • design of networked services
  • network algorithms
  • network security and privacy
  • distributed systems.

Intended learning outcomes

After passing the course, the student should be able to

  • address small research problems, including parts of literature study, system design, modeling and evaluation
  • write short project report according to the standards of scientific publishing

in order to be introduced to research in the field of network services and systems.

Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

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Recommended prerequisites

The student should have at least 210 credits from the Master of Science in Engineering program or similar, or at least 60 credits from a Master Program related to the subject area.

Eligible students should be already prepared by basic courses in the area of the individual project.  Preparation on most of, or all if possible, among data networks, operating systems, wireless networks, Internet-working, is presumed.


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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


  • PRO1 - Project, 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.

Students that have not completed the project in three months after the regular end of the course offering can obtain a fail grade on the project.

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 room in Canvas

Registered students find further information about the implementation of the course in the course room in Canvas. A link to the course room can be found under the tab Studies in the Personal menu at the start of the course.

Offered by

Main field of study

Electrical Engineering

Education cycle

Second cycle

Add-on studies

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Viktoria Fodor

Supplementary information

Contact the responsible teacher if you would like to take this course.

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