Implementation of the education
Master (Two Years), Systems Biology (TSYBM), Study programme for batch Autumn 11
Last edit: 14/03/2012
Structure of the education
The education comprises not only studies at the home and host universities but also a horizontal integration between students in the same study year but different universities and a vertical integration between students in the first year and students in the second year of studies.
The program administers an annual winter school paid for by the consortium. A number of teachers from the partner universities and international lecturers are invited.
Horizontal integration for study year one is achieved by interchange (visits) between Stockholm and Helsinki, by participation in the winter school and by a joint oral examination of all students from KTH and TKK. Horizontal integration for study year two is achieved by participation in the winter school.
Vertical integration is achieved by participation in the winter school and by joint examination of the degree project (home university and host university).
The duration of the academic year at KTH is 40 weeks, divided into four periods. If necessary education may occur outside of the academic year.
More information can be found at http://www.kth.se/student/schema/1.1007
The programme is course-based. Lists of courses are included in Appendix 1: Course list
Courses are examined in many ways, for example by home assignments that are presented either using oral presentations or written reports, computer assignments, project work or traditional written exams.
After each course a student evaluation is performed and then analyzed by the course leader in the course analysis document, which is normally published on the web, see the KTH regulations of course analyses: http://intra.kth.se/regelverk/utbildning-forskning/grundutbildning/kursanalys
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.
Students will be given grades both according to the system of the home/host university and according to ECTS user's guide.
Conditions for participation in the programme
Students must follow the rules that apply for the university where they are studying. The consortium requires the students to pass a joint oral examination by KTH and TKK to be promoted to study year 2.
Recognition of previous academic studies
Credits for studies at another university can be received. An application form can be found on the KTH Student pages.
The application form is submitted to the CSC Program Office.
For in-depth information about the KTH policy for crediting previous studies, see http://intra.kth.se/regelverk/utbildning-forskning/grundutbildning/prestationer/1.27200
Study year one is taken at the home university in one country and study year two is taken at the host university in a different country.
Students on the euSYSBIO program perform an individual degree project.
After completion of the degree project the student shall have the ability to independently carry out a project using the knowledge and skills acquired through the courses. The degree project is carried out at the host university and is supervised by teachers both from the home university and the host university. The project task may be theoretical or practical focusing on research, implementation or applications. The origin of the project task may be industry or academia.
The consortium will strive for a harmonization between the partner universities as to grading of the degree projects and the supervisors from the home and host university will confer. Grading of the degree project for the two degrees that the student receives (home and host university) will be done according to the rules of the university giving the degree but considering the consultation between the supervisors.
It is the responsibility of the student to find a suitable project task.
More information about the rules for degree projects at KTH can be found at http://intra.kth.se/regelverk/utbildning-forskning/grundutbildning/examensarbete/1.27212
Students with KTH as home or host university can apply for a Degree of Master of Science (two years).
Information on the application process can be found on the KTH Student pages.