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II2211 Research Methodology and Scientific Writing for Embedded Systems 7.5 credits

The course aims to provide the students with knowledge, insight, and practical skills that are needed to conduct a typical research project in the field of embedded systems. Also, the course prepares the students to present their project and results in public and criticizes other project work orally and in written form. Equality, equal opportunities, research ethics, sustainability, and their relevance to embedded systems are also included.

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Autumn 2024 Start 28 Oct 2024 programme students

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Headings with content from the Course syllabus II2211 (Autumn 2023–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

  • Research methodology
  • Scientific writing
  • Sustainable development:
  • Research ethics
  • Equality

Intended learning outcomes

After passing the course, the student should be able to

  • use research methodology and scientific writing to formulate a scientific report or research article in the area of embedded systems
  • identify, explain and evaluate the societal and ethical aspects of the research project and how the project contributes toward the UN sustainable development goals
  • present research results and comment on the strength and the weakness of other projects' presentations
  • read and evaluate scientific articles related to embedded systems and write constructive comments and give feedback to other project reports
  • reflect on equality and equal opportunities in a project work
  • suggest research projects related to embedded systems that are scientifically valuable and feasible to carry out within the given time and resources

in order to gain sufficient knowledge of the underlying theories, insights, and practical skills required to perform a typical research project and write a scientific report in the field of embedded systems.

Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

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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


  • ANN1 - Hand-in assignment and Seminars, 2.5 credits, grading scale: P, F
  • ANN2 - Project assignments and Seminars, 5.0 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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