Bachelor's programme in Information and Communication Technology
Today’s society is highly dependent on Information and Communication Technology (ICT). This programme aims to meet society’s demands for ICT solutions and prepare a generation of highly skilled specialists in the field. The developments in this area create opportunities for you to utilise the knowledge gained in the programme for either an international career, or further master's level studies.
Information and Communication Technology at KTH
ICT is the basis for digitalising human communication and affects everyone's lives, most industries, sectors, government agencies and NGOs. New IT systems and services are constantly evolving, and people and products are becoming increasingly connected. While technology can improve people's quality of life and help reduce emissions from heavy industries, development requires constantly improved security. ICT experts are needed to improve protection against industrial espionage, fake news and cyber warfare, or to develop AI, e-health and digital design. As a student on this programme, you find yourself in the midst of the development of phenomena such as machine learning, robotics and the Internet of Things.
The programme gives you a combination of knowledge about electronics, software, computer science and communications technology. The programme integrates technology with economics, leadership and sustainable development – giving you a broad perspective on technological development. The programme has a large proportion of elective courses that give you the opportunity to tailor your education.
All teaching is conducted in English in a combination of lectures, laboratory work and practice. You will benefit from the extensive group work you are able to do both at future employers and in research environments. The programme is based on the latest research that KTH conducts in collaboration with companies and your teachers are prominent professors from all over the world. Through guest lectures and projects you will be able to meet companies, which gives you a better understanding of your future profession.
At KTH Kista campus in Stockholm, you are close to more than 1,000 companies in the IT field. Your fellow students come from both Sweden and other countries: many from Germany, France, Spain, England and South Korea. Collaborating in intercultural groups is a valuable experience that can lay the foundations for your own international network.
This is a three year programme (180 ECTS credits) given in English. Graduates are awarded the degree of Bachelor of Science. The programme is given by the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (at KTH).
After graduation, creative jobs await in a labour market that exists both in Sweden and internationally. The programme opens up opportunities in global and regional IT companies, consultancy firms, in most companies’ IT departments and in international institutions. There is also a great need for ICT skills in the automotive industry and medical technology.
You can evolve into a software engineer, consultant, systems specialist and much more. You might have a new idea during the programme and go on to become an entrepreneur, or apply to the many startup companies in the field. Even though more and more people are training in ICT around the world, the need for ICT competence is expected to be high for a long time to come. The prospect of finding exciting tasks and occupations is very good.
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Graduates from KTH have the knowledge and tools for moving society in a more sustainable direction, as sustainable development is an integral part of all programmes. The three key sustainable development goals addressed by the bachelor's programme in Information and Communication Technology are:
The programme teaches you to understand and develop sustainable solutions for the global sustainability goals Energy for All and Sustainable Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure. ICT's main contribution to sustainability is to be an enabler for other industries to become more energy efficient and reduce their carbon footprint. Emissions from the transport and industry sectors can be greatly reduced if new energy-efficient technology can be used.
The IT industry also has a major impact on personal integrity, digital monitoring and democracy. There are major issues to engage in here for those who want to become involved and influence development. Another important aspect is that the technology that enables us to be connected is dependent on electricity. In order for the digital services we use to be environmentally friendly, it is important to create an energy-efficient infrastructure.