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Diploma Thesis in Computer Science and Engineering 15 credits

Examensarbete i datateknik
First cycle, X0001E
Course syllabus valid: Autumn 2021 Sp 1 - Present
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Education level
First cycle
Grade scale
U G#
Computer Science and Engineering
Subject group (SCB)
Computer Technology

Entry requirements

In order to meet the general entry requirements for first cycle studies you must have successfully completed upper secondary education and documented skills in English language and at least 135 credits completed courses as required for the degree. A maximum of two 7.5 credits courses (or one 15 credits course) may be unfinished from base and core courses. In addition to the above, the examiner decides whether the proposed degree project is within the subject area and student has the depth of knowledge required.

More information about English language requirements


The selection is based on 1-165 credits.

Course Aim

The overall goal of the course is that the student practices, develops and is able to apply theory and methods to solve problems in a scientific manner that are relevant to work as a Bachelor of Science in Engineering within the area  Computer Science and Engineering .

  • Formulate a relevant problem for investigation from a chosen subject within the subject area  Computer Science and Engineering .  
  • Apply knowledge and proficiency that has been acquired during the period of study to an investigation, development or smaller research project in an independent and systematic manner.  
  • Choose and justify the study methods for an investigation.
  • Analyse and defend the problem formulated in a correct manner with respect to engineering.
  • Locate and critically review information and summarise this in a manner appropriate to engineering.
  • Plan, structure and execute an investigation or development project.
  • Judge the relevance of the results obtained.
  • Work according to a timetable.
  • Express oneself well in writing in a linguistically and scientifically correct manner.
  • Create and execute a presentation of the results of the project, defending the conclusions.


The content of the degree project is designed in collaboration with the supervisor.   The degree project always contains a theoretical foundation in the form of a literature survey that highlights the area of technology and the methodology, summarized in a scientific manner.

Each course occasion´s language and form is stated and appear on the course page on Luleå University of Technology's website.

The student independently plans and executes the degree project; the supervisor is available for assistance. A timetable for the entire project is included in the degree project, which is continuously reviewed.

If there is a decision on special educational support, in accordance with the Guideline Student's rights and obligations at Luleå University of Technology, an adapted or alternative form of examination can be provided.

- Written presentation of individual work

In the report the student shows the ability to:

  • Justify the chosen problem of study
  • Select and justify the study methods
  • Collect information relevant to the problem formulation with an explicit connection to the chosen theory/methods
  • Present the information collected in writing in a relevant manner
  • Analyse and defend the formulated problem from the chosen theory and methods
  • Critically review the relevance of the results obtained from a scientific and engineering point of view
  • Express oneself in writing in a correct linguistic and scientific manner.

- Oral presentation of own work

- Public discussion of the work of others

- Attendance at presentations of the degree project work of others.


The department provides active supervision for a period of one term from the start of the project.
The degree project is performed individually; only in exceptional cases may at most two students carry out the degree project together.  In cases in which the degree project is carried out by two students, this shall be clearly visible in the scope and depth of the report.

Individual examiner appointed

Transition terms
The course X0001E is equal to SMD047

Literature. Valid from Autumn 2007 Sp 1
To be decided at the course start.

Course offered by
Department of Computer Science, Electrical and Space Engineering

CodeDescriptionGrade scaleCrStatusFrom periodTitle
0001Degree project commencedU G#0.00MandatoryA07
0002Oral presentation and degree thesisU G#15.00MandatoryA07Yes

Study guidance
Study guidance for the course is to be found in our learning platform Canvas before the course starts. Students applying for single subject courses get more information in the Welcome letter. You will find the learning platform via My LTU.

Guidelines for degree project » 
Syllabus established
by the Department of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering 28 Feb 2007

Last revised
by Jonny Johansson, HUL SRT 17 Feb 2021