Implementation of the education
Degree Progr. in Materials Design and Engineering (CMATD), Study programme for batch Autumn 10
Last edit: 17/04/2013
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 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 Master 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
- Industrial Management
- 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
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
Term Enrolment and Course Application
A prerequisite to be allowed to participate in the studies is that the student verfies enrollment for courses the coming term every spring and fall. This is done viawww.antagning.sebetween the 1st and 15th of November and the 1st and 15th of May.
Requirements for participation in each year of the program:
For studying in year 2:
A minimum of 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 devise an individual study plan with a guidance counselor.
For studying in year 3:
A minimum of 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 devise an individual study plan with a guidance counselor.
For studying in year 4:
A minimum of 150 credits from years 1-3 must be completed by the end of the exam period in August. Within these 150 credits, a degree project worth 15 credits and a minimum of 110 credits from compulsory courses from years 1 and 2 must be completed. Students who don’t fulfill this requirement must devise an individual study plan with a guidance counselor.
For studying in year 5:
A minimum of 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 devise an individual study plan with a guidance counselor.
Prior to year 4 (Master’s level), students choose a Masters program within the context of their Master of Science in Engineering program. This is done during May 1-15. Selection of master is directed by the admissions office within the department of student services at KTH. In addition to the general requirements for studies in year 4, specific admission requirements apply for every Master’s program. Judgments of these requirements are reviewed by the department of Student Services at KTH.
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 Regulationsintra.kth.se/regelverk
Students in the program 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 Engineering, Degree program in Materials Design and Engineering, the student 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.