We shape the future
One precondition for innovation and enterprise is the study and application of basic physical and chemical phenomena as well as the integration of new, often multidisciplinary technologies, methods and tools.
Our activities cover the engineering, technological and economic knowledge necessary to be able to develop new products, material and production processes in a sustainable fashion as concerns technical management, financial profitability and the environment. The school has a strong faculty with about 50 professors.
At the school's departments, research is carried out in a number of different areas. The focus is on industrial design and innovation, product and production development, sustainable energy technology, energy system analysis, climate system and policy studies, materials development, micro and nano technology, industrial economics, organisation and management as well as learning.
Research at the Competence Centres addresses newer subject areas. These efforts are often conducted in joint projects with business life and various societal bodies. The majority of our Centres maintain close connections with industry. Some of them also act as liaison offices between KTH and other universities.
The school offers eight master's programmes (120 credits) taught in English. Two of them are Erasmus Mundus Programmes. They are open to students with a Bachelor's degree or equivalent academic qualifications. The school also offers two Master's programmes, 60 credits (one year) given in English.