Implementation of the education
Master (Two Years), Electric Power Engineering (TELPM), Study programme for batch Autumn 12
Last edit: 28/09/2012
Structure of the education
Structure of the education
The programme lasts for two academic years. At KTH, the academic year is divided into two terms. The autumn term starts in late August and runs until the middle of January. The spring term begins in the middle of January and runs until the end of May/the beginning of June. The Christmas break is two weeks and the Easter break one week.
Each term consists of two study periods. Each study period comprises seven weeks of scheduled tuition such as lectures, laboratory lessons, etc., followed by one week of examinations free from scheduled tuition. There are also re-examination periods in January/February, June and August. The programme offers five compulsory courses (37,5 ECTS), four of which will be given in the first year, and the remaining one in the second year. The conditional elective and elective courses may be selected in both first and second year.
The programme is course-based. Lists of courses are included in Appendix 1: Course list
The programme is course-based. Lists of courses are included in appendix 1. Only the conditional elective courses from the list in this appendix can be selected.
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.
All courses are graded on a scale from A to F. A-E are passing grades, A is the highest grade.
Conditions for participation in the programme
For promotion to Study Year Two, the student must have received at least 45 ECTS in Study Year One.
No later than November 15 and May 15 each academic year, respectively, the students are required to select the conditional elective and elective courses.
Recognition of previous academic studies
Under certain circumstances, and in agreement with the programme director, credits for previous studies can be received according to the local policy of KTH.
The Degree project (Master’s Thesis project) can be performed abroad providing the student has a supervisor at KTH, and the project is examined by one of the examiners involved in the programme.
The aim of the Degree project is to develop the student’s ability to independently carry out and report a work effort within the area of Electric Power Engineering.
The final degree project is worth 30 ECTS, and corresponds to five months of full-time study. It may be carried out either at KTH or in industry. The project is summarised in a written report, and orally presented at a seminar. The project work can begin if
· the student has an agreement withone of the examiners involved in the programme,
· the student has obtained 67,5 ECTS at least 30 of which are from completed compulsory courses, and at least 22,5 ECTS from completed conditional elective courses (1),
· the student has completed the courses relevant to the project subject.
The student may found an appropriate Degree project as follows:
· the Labs involved in the programme put available projects on their web pages,
· the student contacts a company or an authority within the field of Electric Power Engineering,
· the student formulates her/his own project.
In the two latter alternatives, the project proposal must be approved by an examiner. Only projects where the student applies relevant knowledge within the field of Electric Power Engineering are accepted.
Students who have successfully completed a two-year Master's programme (120 ECTS) will be awarded a "Teknologie masterexamen", translated into English as "Master of Science (120 credits)".
To be awarded the above Master’s degree, students must obtain 120 ECTS and meet the following degree requirements:
· all compulsory courses (37,5 ECTS) have been successfully completed,
· conditional elective courses (1) corresponding to at least 30 ECTS have been successfully completed,
· conditional elective courses (2) corresponding to at least 7,5 ECTS have been successfully completed,
· the final degree project (30 ECTS) has been successfully completed.