Master's programme in Engineering Design
The Master’s Programme in Engineering Design at KTH educates engineers with excellent technical and organizational skills in product development, engineering and design of complex and innovative products. As a student of the engineering design program you will choose one of three specializations; Machine Design, Mechatronics or Combustion Engines.
Engineering Designers educated at KTH work in a wide range of fields: as technology specialists at large industrial companies, as product developers of consumer products, with research in academia etc. The Engineering Design program gives you technical competence and abilities to identify complex engineering and technical problems, and to solve these using modern methods and tools.
The three specializations involve product development, engineering design or research within leading companies. 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 program is structured to enhance your basic skills as well as to give an introduction to various aspects of engineering design. The specializations include a set of core courses which are compulsory and constitute about two thirds of the total course work.
The first semester consists of basic courses in engineering design, modeling, programming (mechatronics track), robustification (machine design track) and combustion technology (for the combustion engineering track). The second semester consists of advanced courses within your track and voluntary courses. During the third semester a large industrial project is the basis for an advanced course within your selected field. The program 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 some information on suitable points of contact.
The thesis project is supervised by an experienced researcher and can be performed in 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 some information on suitable points of contact. If you are an exchange student, we recommend that you find a thesis project in your country of permanent residence or in the country where you intend to start your professional career.