Implementation of the education
Degree Progr. in Materials Design and Engineering (CMATD), Study programme for batch Autumn 07
Last edit: 02/05/2012
Structure of the education
Academic year, terms, and study periods can be found in the KTH Regulations intra.kth.se/regelverk
Study years 1-3, studies in the first-cycle
The study programme consists of the mandatory courses in years 1-3 in the first-cycle (G), and a Master Programme in the second-cycle (A) in years 4 and 5, which concludes with 30 credits degree project.
The programme is organised around courses in the mathematical, technically scientific and technical application subjects. The education in and usage of professional skills and abilities of significant importance for a Master of Science in Engineering, for example: communication, ethics, entrepreneurship, sustainable development, company- and societal aspects, are integrated into the courses.
In order to make the programme comprehensive, collaboration is emphasized between the different subjects and throughout the entire programme. The courses are scheduled and coordinated such a way that this is done through common project work and hand-in assignments, etc.
The students study together throughout year 1 and 2 and parts of year 3. Before the conclusion of the first cycle, the student must choose a Master programme. Within the chosen Master programme, the student will study a limited area of applied Materials Engineering.
The programme is structured in such a way that a student can choose to get a Degree of Bachelor of Science in Engineering after three years or study. This makes it possible for students to continue their studies abroad or at other universities in Sweden.
Mathematically natural science courses
Most of the courses in basic mathematical and natural science are in the first year. The remainder is in the second year.
Throughout years 1-3, the student will study basic technical scientific courses in Materials sciences such as strength of materials and solid mechanics, thermodynamics, material’s science and manufacturing processes for metals, ceramics, polymers, and fiber-based materials.
The first three years conclude with 15 credits of degree project work for the Degree of Bachelor of Science in Engineering in the chosen technical area. After completing 180 credits, the student can get a Degree of Bachelor of Science in Engineering if the degree requirements are fulfilled.
Study years 4-5, studies in the second cycle
The Master programme consists mainly of advanced courses and degree project work within one specific technical scientific area. Students in the program can choose between different Master programmes with set study plans. The student is guaranteed a place in any Master programme they choose.
The Graduated Engineer's knowledge about the environment and sustainable development is deepened and solidified due to the integration of these subjects in the programme’s courses with special aspects: for example, life-cycle analysis, environmental effects and choice of material, which is respective for the chosen technical .
A reason for the specialization is that the student has the possibility of making many contacts with the department and a research group where the degree project work will be done.
Except for the previously mentioned work-related skills and abilities, knowledge about entrepreneurship is integrated into the courses during years 4 and 5.
Master's program leading to Master of Science degree:
- Aerospace Engineering (Track Lightweight Structures
- Engineering Material Sience
- Sustainable Energy Engineering
- Metal Forming (given at Högskolan Dalarna)
- Macromolecular Materials
- Sustainable Technology
- Engineering Mechanics (Track Solid Mechanics)
The programme is course-based. Lists of courses are included in Appendix 1: Course list
The first course selection is made in the spring of year 2. Thereafter, course selections are made before every term. The selection is made through “Mina sidor” on KTH’s website in the same way as verification of enrolment.
The conditionally eligible courses in year 3 are related to the different specialisation which are offered within the programme and are, in most cases, prerequisites for the specialisation.
The following restrictions apply for elective courses:
- elective courses cannot be taken in year one
- only under certain circumstances can an optional course be taken in year 2
- not more than one language course can be taken simultaneously
- a maximum of 40 credits per term
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
A condition to be accepted is that the student verifies enrolment for the coming term every spring and fall.
This is done through “My pages” on KTHs website or through applying for courses at www.studera.nu, between the 1st and 15th of November and the 1st and 15th of May.
By verifying his/her enrolment, the student has submitted his/her intention to continue studying and participating in the programme. Only after that is it possible for the student to do the following:
- registers for courses
- have results reported
- have the possibility to receive financial support from CSN
The application is made through www.studera.nu
Conditions for participation in each year of the programme
For studying in year 2:
At least 45 credits from year 1 must be completed by the end of the exam period in August. Students who don’t fulfill this requirement must design an individual study plan with a guidance officer.
For studying in year 3:
At least 90 credits from years 1 and 2 must be completed by the end of the exam period in August. Students who don’t fulfill this requirement must design an individual study plan with a guidance officer.
For studying in year 4:
At least 150 credits from years 1-3 must be completed by the end of the exam period in August. Students who don’t fulfill this requirement must design an individual study plan with a guidance officer.
For studying in year 5:
At least 195 credits from years 1, 2, 3 and 4 of which at least 45 credits from year 4 must be completed by the end of the exam period in August. Students who don’t fulfill this requirement must design an individual study plan with a guidance officer.
Selection of Master programmes
The selection of Master programme is done simultaneously with course selection in the fall term of year 3 at ”My pages” on KTH’s website.
Recognition of previous academic studies
The student has the possibility to apply to receive credit for results from previous studies at another university within the country or abroad. The form is available on KTH’s website.
KTH’s policy for receiving credit from previous academic studies is available in its entirety in the KTH Regulations intra.kth.se/regelverk
Students in the Master of Science in Materials Engineering have the possibility to study abroad through the contracts KTH has with universities within EU and outside. Exchange studies can not be done in the first or second year. It is also possible to do the degree project work abroad.
The application deadline for studies abroad is around January 15th.
The degree project consists of 30 credits.
KTH’s rules for the degree project are available in the KTH Regulations intra.kth.se/regelverk
In order to graduate as a Master of Science in Materials Engineering, one must be approved in every course that is included in the student’s study plan. The study plan must consist of 300 credits including 30 credits of degree project work.
Reference to the local degree policy is available in the KTH Regulations intra.kth.se/regelverk