Implementation of the education
Master (Two Years), Nuclear Energy Engineering (TNEEM), Study programme for batch Autumn 08
Last edit: 04/02/2009
Structure of the education
The academic year at KTH is divided into four periods. Each period lasts approximately seven weeks, with at least 33 days of study. Each period is followed by an exam period, consisting of two supplementary days and at least five exam days. In addition to the four regular exam periods, there are three additional re-examination periods; after Christmas, after May, and immediately preceding the first study period of the academic year. The academic year lasts for a duration of 40 weeks. Teaching activities may, if necessary, be scheduled outside of the academic year. The master programme in Nuclear Energy Engineering is built around a selection of compulsory courses scheduled the first six periods of the programme. The compulsory courses are intended to give the students a strong foundation in the various science and engineering fields of nuclear energy. In addition, the students are required to select a number of more specialised courses (from the list in appendix I) of elective courses. The last two periods of the second year are dedicated for the degree project.
The programme is course-based. Lists of courses are included in Appendix 1: Course list
Lists of compulsory courses and elective courses are included in appendix 1. The total number of compulsory courses corresponds to approximately 48 university credits. The degree project corresponds to 30 university credits. The remaining credits (to reach the full 120 credits) should consist of the elective courses, as specified in the list of appendix I. If less than five students register for an elective course, the programme director reserves the right to remove the course from that year's curriculum.
Every student is required to make an individual study plan, in agreement with the programme director of the master programme. The study plan should define which courses are selected from the course list. The study plan should be written at the start of the first period, and should then be updated once per term.
In agreement with the programme director of the master programme, a student may replace one or a few courses in the list of elective courses with other courses from the KTH curriculum, if the external course lies within the general field of the master programme.
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
The students are required to make a study registration and course selection, in agreement with the programme director, for the coming term. This should be done no later than November 15, and May 15, respectively, each academic year. In order to be promoted to the second year of the master programme, at least 40 university credits have to be completed during the first academic year, including the re-examination period in August.
Recognition of previous academic studies
Under certain circumstances, in accordance to the policy of the Royal Institute of Technology and in agreement with the programme director, credits for previous studies can be received within the frame of the master programme.
Students admitted to the programme are required to perform an independent study, in the form of a thesis project, corresponding to 30 university credits. The purpose of the degree project is that the student should demonstrate the ability to perform independent project work, using and developing the skills obtained from the courses in the programme. The thesis project can either be performed at a university or at a company/agency that has activities within the general field of the master programme. The student must actively search for a suitable degree project, but KTH will give some assistance with information and contacts. To be allowed to enrol for the degree project, the student must have finished at least 65 university credits within the master programme in total. In addition, all the compulsory courses must be finished. The student must also agree with the programme director that the selected degree project is suitable.
Students who have completed all the requirements of the master programme, i.e. whohave reached the 120 university credits within the framework of the master programme, will be rewarded with the degree named:
Degree of Master of Science (Two Years)
After fulfilling the requirements, students must apply for the degree, and at the same time show proof of the basic degree (Bachelor or equivalent degree or higher). They must also show proof that they have paid the student union fees.
More information is given by the local degree policy of KTH:http://www.kth.se/info/kth-handboken/II/19/1.html