General course information
Courses at KTH consist of lectures, seminars, laboratory work and individual studies. Hands-on experience is regarded as an important element of learning and therefore laboratory sessions constitute an essential part of the courses.
Course descriptions are found in the online database "Programmes and Courses". All course descriptions are translated into English and include information on the number of credits/ECTS, language of instruction, grading, etc. You can search for "Courses part of a programme" or "Courses by department" in the menu or via a key word or course code.
Academic Calendar and Schedule
There is a schedule database for courses given at KTH Campus and KTH Kista. Use it to search for your individual schedule.
Credits and Grades
KTH uses a system of credits where one week of full time study (40 hours including lectures, individual studies, etc.) is equivalent to 1,5 credit. One academic year equals 60 credits. Swedish credits may be compared to European ECTS credits, in which 60 ECTS credits correspond to the workload of one full-time academic year, normally 1500-1800 hours.
The grading scale ranges from A (excellent) to F/FX (fail).
A = excellent
B = very good
C = good
D = satisfactory
E = sufficent
A distinction is made between the grades FX and F that are used for unsuccessful examinations. FX means: “fail- some more work required to pass” and F means: “fail – considerable further work required”.
If you need more information about the credit system, please read more in the "National qualification framework for higher education in Sweden".
In the former grade system with Swedish credits (until July 2007), one week of full time study was equivalent to one credit ("poäng") and one academic year of full time study equals 40 credits. If you need more information about the former system, please contact KTH.
Courses include written and/or oral examinations. Exercises and laboratory work may also form part of an examination.
Examinations are taken at the end of each study period. If you fail at this time, there will be a second chance at the end of the semester, in January or August.
Cheating on exams is strictly forbidden at Swedish universities. Any student, whether Swedish or international, who is caught cheating or disrupting academic activities, will be suspended from lectures and exams for a period of up to six months. Note that cheating is not socially accepted among Swedish students.
Final Record and Degree Certificate
After completion of a Master's programme at KTH, the student should fill out an application in order to receive a Degree Certificate.
As a student at KTH you automatically recive a Diploma Supplement with your degree.