Master's programme in Engineering Design

The Master’s programme in Engineering Design educates engineers by promoting excellent technical and organisational skills in product development, engineering and design of complex and innovative products. Students of the programme will choose one of three specialisations: Machine Design, Mechatronics or Internal Combustion Engines.

15 January 2016: Application deadline
1 February 2016: Deadline for supporting academic documents (all applicants) and documentation of fee exempt status (if required) or receipt of application fee (if required)
29 March 2016: First notification of selection results
14 April 2016: Last date to reply to your offer

Non-EU/EEA/Swiss citizens: The full programme tuition fee is SEK 290 000
Non-EU/EEA/Swiss citizens are generally required to pay an application fee of SEK 900.

EU/EEA/Swiss citizens: There are no tuition fees for EU/EEA/Swiss citizens
EU/EEA/Swiss citizens are not required to pay an application fee.

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Degree awarded: Master of Science
Duration: Two years (120 ECTS credits)
Location: KTH Campus, Stockholm
Programme start: Late August
Language of instruction: English

Engineering Design at KTH

The programme is structured to enhance technical skills, as well as to give an introduction to various aspects of engineering design. The specialisations include a set of advanced courses which are compulsory and constitute two-thirds of the total course work.

The first semester consists of basic courses in engineering design, modelling, programming (Mechatronics track), robustification (Machine Design track) and internal combustion engines (Internal Combustion Engines  track). The second semester consists of advanced courses within your specialisation, and voluntary courses. During the third semester a large industrial project is the basis for an advanced course within your selected field. The programme concludes with a thesis project that can be performed in either an industrial setting or in an academic environment. Each student is encouraged to actively search for a suitable thesis project in industry, and KTH will provide information on helpful points of contact.


Engineering Design professionals educated at KTH work in a wide range of fields: as technology specialists at large industrial companies, product developers of consumer products, or with research in academia. Some key industries and sectors involve vehicles (road, rail, air, off-road), industrial automation (robotics, processes, electronics, tools), and medical engineering (aids for the disabled, life-support systems, simulators).

The Engineering Design programme provides the student with the technical competence and abilities to identify complex engineering problems, and to solve these using modern methods and tools.


Find out what students from the programme think about their time at KTH.

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Meet the students


For questions regarding programme content and specific admission requirements, feel free to
contact the programme coordinater or programme director.

Programme director: Dr. Jad El-Khoury, Phone +46-8-790 6877

Programme coordinator: Ms. Vicki Derbyshire, Phone +46-8-790 8505

Changes in the programme may occur. 

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