The main part of the degree project course consists of independently carrying out a scientifically based investigation assignment, resulting in a written thesis. To ensure relevant, interesting and well-founded results, the work is based on knowledge of the topic and it develops new knowledge by means of scientific theories and methods. A good degree project requires an interplay between theory, method and empiricism, requiring the student to move metaphorically and literally between the employer's world and the academic world.
As a support, the department offers continuous supervision and a series of seminars throughout the degree project. The continuous discussions of the degree project, in individual talks with supervisors and in seminars, is a very important part of the course.
Intended learning outcomes *
After passing the degree project course, the student should be able to:
demonstrate the ability to develop and explain knowledge of the scientific basis, a deep understanding of current research and development and deep method knowledge of the chosen subject area
search, collect and integrate knowledge systematically and identify needs of additional knowledge
identify, analyse, assess and handle complex phenomena, issues and situations, even with limited information
plan and with adequate methods carry out qualified assignments within given time frames, and evaluate this work
account clearly too and discuss his conclusions, knowledge and arguments orally and in writing in dialogue with different groups
make assessments in the field of media technology informed by relevant disciplinary, social and ethical issues
show such skill that is required to participate in research and development or to work independently in other qualified activities
See the course syllabus.
Literature and preparations
Specific prerequisites *
Requirements established by the Master's programme, for starting a degree project. These requirements are found in the programme syllabus.
None in addition to the specific prerequisites.
Course literature will be announced at the start of the course.
Examination and completion
If the course is discontinued, students may request to be examined during the following two academic years.
Grading scale *
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 *
KTH's established criteria to pass degree projects apply.
Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination
See the course syllabus.
Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination