IK2200 Communication System Design 15.0 credits


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The information on this page is based on a course syllabus that is not yet valid.

The objective of the course is to offer students an opportunity to learn about advanced emerging technologies and the associated market and business development by working in teams together with other students from different programs and a few from different universities, an interdisciplinary teaching team and representatives from industry in projects where specialist knowledge from different disciplines is blended.
We will create an advanced, demanding, fast-paced, comprehensive, and inspiring learning environment. The course is for anyone who likes to work in a context where the rule is: Teach others and learn from others, fellow participants in the course as well as those that have done similar work previously in similar or other contexts. This course is not for those who like stability, predictability and pre-scheduled courses where the teachers have all the right answers.

Pedagogical model
The course implements problem based learning driven by projects. By solving "real-world" problems in project teams, the students will learn advanced technology issues and at the same time become aware of many other aspects than technical which are relevant to problem solving, design, teamwork, project management and to taking technology to the market.
Besides the problem based, project driven approach, the course includes a set of methods facilitating learning, including peer learning, to learn from other team members, vicarious learning, to exploit experiences from earlier offerings of the course and bench learning, to learn from the best existing solutions to similar problems and the problem solvers behind them.

This is a 15 hp (credits) version of the Communication System Design family of courses.

  • Education cycle

    Second cycle
  • Main field of study

    Information Technology
    Information and Communication Technology
  • Grading scale

    A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

Course offerings

Autumn 19 TCOMM TIVNM for programme students

Autumn 18 for programme students

Intended learning outcomes

Having passed the course, the student should be able to:

  • solve a realistic problem
  • lead projects efficiently
  • communicate with all stakeholders during the implementation of a project
  • communicate the result of the project
  • work in teams and interact in groups with different composition
  • design, build and run communication applications, services and networks in innovative ways (wired and wireless, data, voice, video)

in order to

  • carry out a project successfully in preparation for a degree project.

Course main content

The course implements problem-based learning and is carried out in project form By solving real problems in project groups will the students learn to solve advanced technical problems and at the same time become aware of other aspects than technical, which are relevant for problem-solving, design, teamwork and project management.



Recommended prerequisites

  • Grundläggande programmeringskurs
  • Data communication and Computer Networks
  • Internetworking (IK1550)
  • Computer Hardware Basics
  • Operating Systems


Required equipment


  • PRO1 - Project, 15.0, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

In agreement with KTH´s coordinator for disabilities, it is the examiner who decides to adapt an examination for students in possess of a valid medical certificate.. The examiner may permit other examination forms at the re-examination of few students

Requirements for final grade

Compulsory attendance in seminars, workshops and certain lectures.

Offered by



Dejan Kostic <dmk@kth.se>


Dejan Kostic <dmk@kth.se>


Course syllabus valid from: Autumn 2019.
Examination information valid from: Autumn 2019.