Programme objectives

Degree Programme in Media Technology (CMETE), Programme syllabus for studies starting in autumn 2007

Last edit: 14/02/2011
Approved: 14/02/2011

The educational programme has a technical, scientific base with a foundation in mathematics and natural sciences. Media Technology focuses on services and products aimed primarily at the consumer market. Therefore, the programme also offers relevant knowledge from social and behavioural sciences and insights into the contents and design of media.  Specialized knowledge is given about technology for static media forms (text, image, print), dynamic media forms (audio, video) and interactive media forms (internet, games, dialogue systems, etc.). Each student must, in addition, acquire deeper knowledge within at least two of the following areas of media technology: interactive media technology, image and video technology, audio technology, human-computer interaction, printed communication or an individually specified area approved by the program coordinator.

Knowledge and understanding

The Master of Science in Engineering in Media Technology will give the student:

  • Fundamental knowledge and abilities needed to successfully work with and from an engineering perspective solve technical, organisational, methodological, design-related, and user-related problems within the media field. The program gives knowledge about  the technical as well as multi-disciplinary foundation that media and their technology for production, distribution, and consumption rely upon.
  • Knowledge about the broad technologigal and multidisciplinary  foundation which the media and their technology for production, distribution, and consumption rely upon as well as understanding for the historical development, especially professional and industry related experiences in order to be able to participate in research work.

Skills and abilities

The Master of Science in Engineering in Media Technology will give the student: 

  • Conditions to critically, independently and creatively identify, formulate and handle complex issues, situations and phenomena, using a holistic view.
  • A foundation for further education on the research level and an ability to participate in research and development work and within that, support for knowledge development within the area.
  • The ability to critically and systematically integrate knowledge from different disciplines and fields of experience and the ability to model, plan and evaluate products, services, systems and processes.
  • The ability to plan and, with adequate methods, implement qualified assignments within given constraints and the ability to develop and design products, services, processes and systems with regards to human conditions and needs and society’s goals for economic, social and ecologically sustainable development.
  • The ability in national as well as international environments, orally and in writing, clearly and in audience-appropriate rhetoric, present and discuss his/her conclusions, and the knowledge and arguments which support these, in dialog with different audiences.

Ability to make judgments and adopt a standpoint

The Master of Science in Engineering in Media Technology will give the student: 

  • Conditions to make judgments with regards to relevant scientific, societal, ethical, and aesthetic aspects and in order to create awareness of ethical aspects in research and development work.
  • Insight into the possibilities and limitations of technology, its role in society and human responsibility for how it is used, including social, economical, environment-related and work environment-related aspects.
  • Insight into the media’s important role in society, opinion building and democratic processes as well as in the ethical and legal aspects of media and their contents, and the relationship between technology, contents and usage of media.
  • The possibility to develop his/her insight into and ability to work as a team and in groups with different compositions and the ability to identify own need for further knowledge and to continuously develop own skills and abilities.

Complete information regarding degree requirements for the Master’s degree and Bachelor’s degree can be found in KTHs local degree regulation.