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HI1031 Distributed Information Systems 7.5 credits

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Headings with content from the Course syllabus HI1031 (Autumn 2019–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

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Intended learning outcomes

The aim of the course is to provide knowledge to be able to develop systems that communicate between several different computers. Examples of this can be Business Critical Systems for Internet.

On completion of the course, the students should:

  • Build, structure and program distributed systems with a multilayer architecture

  • Describe and explain theories and expressions that are used within Business Critical Systems and in distributed systems

  • Describe how one develops simple systems with embedded communication in various ways

  • Be able to create web-based solutions

  • Be versed in and describe safety aspects around distributed applications

  • Be able to analyse critically, discuss and compare different distributed methods and models

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Literature and preparations

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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


  • LABA - Lab Work, 4.5 credits, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
  • RED1 - Examination and Assignments, 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.

Written examination (RED1; 3 credits), the grading scale A-F Passed laboratory sessions (LABA; 4.5 credits), the grading scale A-F.

Final school grades are based on all components. The grading scale A-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

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CBH/Biomedical Engineering and Health Systems

Main field of study


Education cycle

First cycle

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