About the course

The purpose of the course is that the student creates an overview and develops knowledge about, and experiences of, emerging digital technologies. The student also develops the ability to assess how these can be used as tools to solve complex challenges in a digitalised society.

Course content

The course provides a theoretical overview of various emerging digital technologies. The student examines different applications of each technology and provides suggestions for solutions with the aid of one or more of these technologies. Relevant technologies in this area include:

- Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML)
- Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR)
- Internet of Things (IoT)
- Application Programming Interface (API)
- Interaction beyond screens (e.g. voice, gestures)

The student studies these techniques and the technologies behind them, as well as how they have been applied or can be applied in, for example, healthcare, school, logistics, transport and structuring society.

Syllabus and course literature

You can find a list of literature in the syllabus, along with other details about the course.

Entry requirements and selection

Entry requirements

Bachelor's degree or equivalent of at least 180 credits in the subject of computer science or related and relevant subjects. Examples of such subjects include informatics, computer and information science, information systems, interaction design, human-computer interaction and media technology.

At least 15 credits in programming, system development or equivalent.

Knowledge equivalent to English 6 at the Swedish upper secondary level


University credits completed 100%

Course evaluation

The university provides all students who are participating in, or have completed, a course to express their experiences and views on the course through a course evaluation which is organized at the end of the course. The university will collate the course evaluations and provide information about their results and any actions prompted by them. The results shall be made available to the students. (HF 1:14).


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