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FDM3506 ICT and Sustainability 7.5 credits

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Headings with content from the Course syllabus FDM3506 (Spring 2019–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

Sustainability basics

ICT and direct effects

ICT and indirect effects

Sustainability through ICT

Sustainable Software Engineering

Sustainable Human-Computer Interaction

Computing within Limits

Intended learning outcomes

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

· orientate oneself among different ideas around what constitutes sustainability and sustainable development

· elaborate on the role of ICT in relation to the aim of society for economic, social and environmental sustainability

· reflect on the possibilities and limitations of ICT in relation to development of a sustainable society 

· formulate how sustainability relates to his or her own thesis project.

Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

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Recommended prerequisites

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Primarily a collection of research articles or other relevant texts.

Examination and completion

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

Grading scale

P, F


  • EXA1 - Examination, 7.5 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

A passing grade (P) is obtained through completing these criteria:

1)    Active participation in 75% of the seminars, which includes reading and discussing the course literature

2)    Approved presentation of individual course essay,

3)    Approved completed course essay covering adequate amount of course topic and literature

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

This course does not belong to any Main field of study.

Education cycle

Third cycle

Add-on studies

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Postgraduate course

Postgraduate courses at EECS/Media Technology and Interaction Design