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EQ2855 Emerging Information Technologies for Industrial Digitalization 7.5 credits

This course aims to train students on systematic and vertical-application oriented knowledge for information technologies for industry digitalization. The main content of the course includes industry communications (extremely low-latency and high-reliability), global coverage, Industry AI (heterogeneous and high security and reliability), digital twin, industry transformation related computing, industry fog and cloud computing, industry positioning, high-accuracy indoor positioning, industry security. In addition to related theories, the course will also educate students by practical use cases. The course format includes lectures, small project and presentation by students, and survey reports.

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Headings with content from the Course syllabus EQ2855 (Autumn 2024–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

The course contains both theoretical results and practical use cases on important information technologies for industry digitalization. The course also contains first hand knowledge about application of related technologies. In the main content of the course is included:

  1. Highly performing wireless networks and internet of things (IoT) on enabling technologies, theories, vertical applications and experiments.
  2. Sector security and function security.
  3. Industrial AI and calculations: Algorithms, vertical applications and experiments and digital twin.
  4. Global coverage, satellite based communication and use of computers for industry transformation.
  5. Industrial positioning with high precision.
  6. Reflection about information technology for sustainable industry.
  7. Industrial robots etc (optional).

Intended learning outcomes

After passing the course, the student shall be able to

  1. reflect on the most important information technologies for sustainable industries
  2. discuss key requirements and enabling technologies for information technology (both theories and practical methods) for industry digitalization, including e.g. wireless networks, AI, security, digital twin and global coverage
  3. apply the information technology in chosen vertical use cases for industry digitalization
  4. reflect on the latest development and existing challenges for information technology for the digitalization of the industry

in order to

  • educate the students in the most important information technologies for the digital transformation of the industry
  • inspire the students to potential new research subjects.

Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

Knowledge in communications, 7.5 higher education credits, equivalent EQ2310 or IK2507.

Knowledge in English corresponding to the upper secondary course English B/English 6. 

Recommended prerequisites

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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


  • DEL1 - Active participation, 2.0 credits, grading scale: P, F
  • PRO1 - Project work, 2.5 credits, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
  • RAP1 - Report, 3.0 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.

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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