Programme objectives

Degree Programme in Computer Engineering (TIDAB), Programme syllabus for studies starting in autumn 2020

Last edit: 28/01/2020
Approved: 28/01/2020

The purpose of the Degree program in engineering at KTH is to train students for computer engineering of high international standard to meet society's needs for competence for the use and development of technology. Training must be balanced so that the engineer students are well prepared to begin practice in their profession, but also have a good basis for continuing self-development and learning.

For engineering programs, in particular, it is necessary to provide knowledge and skills in applied mathematics, basic and applied technical subjects, computer systems and its use and the knowledge and understanding of technology and engineering work, general conditions.

Especially for this Degree program is the focusing on information technology that realizes the modern Internet. This is done in several aspects which are matched by education specialisations, see appendix 2.

The purpose of the different orientations is to meet society's need for complementary areas of expertise in these areas with sufficient skills and knowledge depth.

Knowledge and understanding

For degree of Bachelor of Science in Engineering, the student shall 

  • demonstrate knowledge of the scientific basis for computer technology and its proven experience and knowledge of current research and development work
  • demonstrate broad knowledge in the chosen technology and relevant skills in mathematics and science.

Skills and abilities

For degree of Bachelor of Science in engineering, the student shall 

  • demonstrate ability to holistic independently and creatively identify, formulate and manage issues and analyze and evaluate various technologies related to information technology
  • demonstrate an ability to plan and using appropriate methods carry out tasks within a given framework
  • demonstrate an ability to critically and systematically use knowledge and to model, simulate, predict and evaluate events based on relevant information
  • demonstrate an ability to design and manage products, processes and systems with regard to human conditions and needs and society's objectives for economically, socially and ecologically sustainable development
  • demonstrate ability for teamwork and collaboration in groups with different composition
  • demonstrate ability to verbally and in writing, explain and discuss information, problems and solutions in dialogue with different groups.

Added to this there are specific tags for different approaches, see appendix 2.

Ability to make judgments and adopt a standpoint

For degree of Bachelor of Science in Engineering, the student shall

  • demonstrate an ability to make judgments in the light of relevant scientific, social and ethical aspects
  • demonstrate an understanding of technology capabilities and limitations, its role in society and people's responsibility for its use, including social and economic aspects, environmental and safety aspects
  • demonstrate an ability to identify their needs for additional knowledge and to continuously develop their skills.