Implementation of the education
Degree Progr. in Information and Communication Technology (CINTE), Study programme for batch Autumn 12
Last edit: 14/05/2013
Structure of the education
The academic year division in semesters, periods etc are described in KTH's regulatory framework http://intra.kth.se/regelverk/utbildning-forskning/allmant/1.27175
The first two the years consists of compulsory courses. These are scheduled so that primarily two courses are read and completed in the same period.
School year three has three compulsory courses of which one is an advanced study project that also can be used as degree project for a Bachelor of Science degree.
The courses in school year 1-3 should help the student to acquire a solid foundation of: mathematics/natural sciences, basic technological sciences and professional skills. In school year three the first elective courses are chosen and the choice of specialization for the second cycle is made.
The guiding principle for specializations on the IT-programme is to make use of KTH's Master's programmes in the following way as far as possible:
The courses of the Master's programme are read in school year 4 and 5
Possible pre-requisites for respective Master's programmes are read in school year 3, compulsory courses on the Master's programme become general compulsory courses for students on the IT-programme
Some courses can be excluded if they overlap with compulsory courses on the IT-programme.
Apart from degree project should at least 60 HE credits courses for second-cycle studies within the field of technology come from the Master (or its pre-requisites .)
To study the IT-programme with a an international specialization implies that one reads language courses in parallel with other courses and that the student study abroad for one year exchange period in a country where the language in question is spoken and is used as language of instruction at the receiving university.
For the European languages specializations 24 HE credits courses in language and culture are read in addition to the regular courses. The language courses are distributed as 7,5 + 7.5 + 9 HE credits over the first three years of the education. Year 4 of the education is studied abroad with 15 HE credits language and 45 HE credits courses within the chosen specialization (Master). In August, the summer between the third and fourth year of the education, a compulsory 4,5 HE culture course is read. The degree project is normally performed in Sweden.
For the Asian languages the following apply. In addition to the regular courses of the program there are a total of 30 HE credits courses in language and culture distributed as 6 + 6 + 9 + 9 HE credits over the first four years of the education. School year 5 is studied abroad divided into 30 HE credits of language and culture courses, and 30 HE credits degree project.
Since the courses in language and culture exceed the amount of optional courses, an individual study plan is made for these students.
The programme is course-based. Lists of courses are included in Appendix 1: Course list
For students studying the international specializations, there is no space for completely optional courses. Students on other specializations can take about 22.5 HE credits optional courses. For these, it is recommended to choose courses that prepare primarily for the selected specialization/Master's programme. It is also recommended to take one or more of the courses ME1003, ME2063, ME1506 or ME1507.
Courses in the first and the second cycle are graded on a scale from A to F. A-E are passing grades, A is the highest grade. The grades pass (P) and fail (F) are used for courses under certain circumstances.
Conditions for participation in the programme
Registration for studies (Studieanmälan) should be made by all the students that intend to study the following semester. This application constitutes a basis for semester registration and basis for decision about promotion to the following semester. The registration for studies for the autumn semester is made no later than May 15 and for the spring semester no later than November 15. Course choice is made normally in connection with the registration for studies.
The rules for promotion to the next school year for the IT-programe are:
From school year 1 to school year 2 - 45 HE credits passed from school year 1.
From school year 2 to school year 3 - 90 HE credits passed from school year 1 and 2, of which at least 50 HE credits from school year 1.
From school year 3 to school year - 150 HE credits passed from school year 1, 2 and 3, of which at least 110 HE credits from school year 1 and 2. The advanced study project course of 15 HE credits (course code not established) must be completed.
Choice of Master's programme takes place before school year 4. The registration for individual courses is made before the third week in the course for students that have declared that they intend to follow the course.
Recognition of previous academic studies
Student that has read some/some courses at another university or higher education institution can apply to transfer the credits the IT-programme. The transferred courses may not overlap with any course already read at KTH.
To exchange a compulsory course, documented knowledge for the equivalent subject must be demonstrated.
Application documents for transfer or change of courses should be delivered to the study adviser for assessment and decision by the programme co-ordinator of the IT-programme. To the application should be enclosed attested copies of academic transcripts for invoked courses and course descriptions (course syllabus). Decisions for such applications are normally available within a couple of weeks from the date of the application. A copy of the decision is always mailed to the applicant. Reference to the policy that is in KTHs regulatory framework http://intra.kth.se/regelverk/utbildning-forskning/grundutbildning
To be qualified for exchange studies within the scope of the agreements that have with select foreign universities the following apply:
Students in school year 2 may not have more than two courses unfinished
Students in school year 3 may not have more than three courses unfinished
The KTH student selection criteria apply. Reference to the selection criteria in KTH's regulatory framework http://intra.kth.se/regelverk/utbildning-forskning/grundutbildning.
For engineering degree, a degree project of 30 HE credits within the field of technology should be carried out. The degree project is normally carried out at the end of the education and can not be started, until the student has achieved at least 240 HE credits within the education. The degree project should be carried out within the chosen Master's programme.
The selction of a suitable of degree project is made in consultation with the examiner. The degree project is graded from A-F where the grades A-E are passing grades. To pass, the work should be assessed to pass all three grading criteria: process, technically/scientific content and presentation. Reference to KTHs regulatory framework http://intra.kth.se/regelverk/utbildning-forskning/grundutbildning
The conditions for higher education qualification are satisfied, in that the course requirements in the program are satisfied. The description of the higher education qualification is Engineering degree. In the degree certificate, the study programme that the student has gone through is stated. The application for higher education qualification is delivered to the school administration office at the school for Information - and Communication Technology. Reference to KTHs regulatory framework http://intra.kth.se/regelverk/utbildning-forskning/grundutbildning