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EQ2460 Seminars in Wireless Systems 3.0 credits

Have you ever thought about how your theoretical course-work relates to real applications? Are you curious about what different companies consider to be important problems right now? Would you like to know more about state-of-the-art and cutting-edge research? If so, then the seminar series would definitely interest you. Speakers from various companies and research organizations will be invited to give their view on different areas. Several of our more advanced courses are based on a common foundation, something that will be illustrated by the various speakers. Furthermore, a good knowledge of state-of-the-art in different areas will result from this course. The course is an excellent complement to our project courses and is a good opportunity to find interesting thesis projects.

Course offering missing for current semester as well as for previous and coming semesters
Headings with content from the Course syllabus EQ2460 (Autumn 2007–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

Speakers from universities and industry will be invited to present their current work. The contents are defined by the speakers. The course wants to reflect the current interest in research and development in industry in at least some areas with a focus towards signals, sensors, and systems. Since the activity in these fields is high, the contents of the course will naturally change from year to year.

Both more research and more product oriented talks will be given and the seminar series provide a good opportunity to increase the general knowledge in some of the more active areas of current interest. It also provides valuable contacts with different companies and some insight into potential tasks after completing the degree. The speakers may also say something about thesis projects opportunities. The course is being an excellent complementary to other courses in the area..

A mandatory individual essay assignment is part of the examination. The assignment consists of writing a short (3-4 pages) popular scientific survey of one or several of the topics related to communications that have been covered in the seminars. The text should be on a difficulty level such that it could be easily understood by other students taking similar specializations.

Intended learning outcomes

The course wants to highlight the applications and research problems which currently are of high interest in industry. Invited speakers from industry and universities present their work and give personal views on the different areas.

Learning objectives:

After completing the course, the student should be able to:

  • Show a good knowledge about the state of the art in research and development in the respective field.
  • Show the ability to survey information in a specific technical area within communications, critically assess and make personal reflections and judgments.

Course disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

For single course students: 180 credits and documented proficiency in English B or equivalent

Recommended prerequisites

One or more courses in the signal processing and communications area.


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No mandatory reading.

Examination and completion

If the course is discontinued, students may request to be examined during the following two academic years.

Grading scale

P, F


  • ANNA - Assignment, 1.5 credits, grading scale: P, F
  • NÄR1 - Attendance, 1.5 credits, grading scale: 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.

Other requirements for final grade

Active participation in at least 12 seminars (NÄR1, 1.5 ECTS credits, grading P/F).
A written essay in the communications area (ANNA, 1.5 ECTS credits, grading P/F)

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 EQ2460

Offered by

EES/Information Science and Engineering

Main field of study

Electrical Engineering

Education cycle

Second cycle

Add-on studies

EQ2430/EQ2440 Project course in Signal Processing and Digital Communications 12,0 hp

Supplementary information

The course is examined by attendance at the seminars and a writing assignment.  

This is joint with EQ2450. Students in the Wireless systems or the I-program take EQ2460 and others take EQ2450.