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Degree Project

The degree project is carried out in the final phase of the studies. The project work, which is formally a course, will give you training in working independently, namely to plan, implement, document, and report your research or development project, as well as presenting scientific criticism in the form of opposition to another degree project. The scope corresponds to 20 weeks of full-time work. The start date is determined in consultation with the examiner.

It is the examiner's responsibility to decide which code to use and not which master's programme you are enrolled in. If the degree project is to be carried out at another department at KTH than those mentioned above, or outside KTH, the responsible programme director for the student must be contacted before the application process can begin.

General guidelines for Degree Projects at KTH

Application and registration

Part 1 and part 2 of the application for degree project (se below) should be approved. In order to be admitted, the student need to apply early enough, at least a couple of weeks before the project starts.

 Apply for a degree project. The application is made in two steps on the form "Application for degree project"

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The student fills in part 1 of the form and hands it in to the education office (Teknikringen 50, KTH Campus or Hälsovägen 11 c, floor 7 in Flemingsberg). The Education Office checks if the student is eligible to be admitted to the course, signs part 1 and returns it.

När examensarbetet är godkänt att påbörjas av examinator skriver denne under del 2 i ansökningsblanketten , student eller examinator lämnar/skickar den åter till utbildningskansliet.

When the degree project is approved and ready, the examiner fills in and signs part 2 of the application form abd sends it to the education office. Along with Part 2, a brief summary of the proposed thesis work should also be submitted. It is important that part 1 is attached to part 2 so that we can see that the form is complete. After that, the form is approved by the program director and the course is registered in Ladok. 

Important to remember

KTH is a government agency and is governed by the principle of public access. This means that reports are public. In exceptional cases, sensitive information for clients can be omitted from the report for confidentiality reasons (for example due to a patent application or publication of the work in a scientific journal). In these cases, a discussion with the program director/examiner must be held before part 2 of the application form is completed and the start of the degree project is approved. In cases where the work is done in collaboration with a company, it is important to inform the company that KTH complies with the principle of publicity. It is possible to delay the registration of work up to 6 months. This should then be stated in writing in the grading protocol.

During and after the project

At least one start up meeting and a half-time meeting with the examiner should be held during the degree project, but more meetings are strongly recommended. For example, if the thesis work is performed outside KTH, a continuous e-mail contact can be kept, but a start up meeting and a half-time meeting are always necessary.

All approved degree projects must be registered in DiVA, KTH's publication database, in accordance with a decision by KTH's President. The Course Office is responsible for the registration, which must take place as soon as the thesis work is approved by the examiner and no later than 6 months from the date of approval. See the discussion above about preventing possible conflicts of confidentiality.

On approval, the following documents should be handed in by the examiner:

  1. Thesis, with front cover should be e-mailed to
  2. Grading protocol Grading degree projekt 30hp (docx 47 kB)  attached to the same e-mail
  3. A print-out hard copy for the archives.