Examination

At least as important as good education and teaching is the examination. In this section the regulations for examination are described.

A description of what the examination process is and the rules that apply to examinations follow. What, for example, is an examiner, and what does accreditation mean?


The examination is an activity which checks how well you have fulfilled the examination objectives relating to the educational programme. The educational programme is divided up into courses, and these courses each have separate examinations. In turn, the courses are often divided up into examination parts. Everything you learn during your education will be subject to an examination. The examination will be designed so that all of the intended learning outcomes are covered. You will find the course’s intended learning outcomes in the Course Part of Programme .

There are many types of examination, so-called examination formats. For example, this may be a work assignment, laboratory work, oral presentation, a project or an exam. At KTH, the most common form of examination is the written examination, but KTH is endeavouring to replace the written examination with an examination format which best tests each part of a course.

Regulations regarding written exams at KTH