Master's programme in Civil and Architectural Engineering
The programme starts with fundamental courses before moving into advanced-level courses that are often related to real-life projects and the use of state of the art tools for design and modelling. The programme offers two tracks, Civil Engineering and Architectural Engineering.
Civil and Architectural Engineering at KTH
The programme offers the student a wide and attractive selection of courses in civil and architectural engineering with the possibility to acquire in-depth knowledge in a field of choice.The programme starts with fundamental, compulsory courses before moving into elective and more advanced-level courses.The Civil Engineering track is devoted to techniques for designing, constructing and maintaining roads, streets, railway track, bridges and tunnels. The Architectural Engineering track is concerned with the engineering design and analysis of buildings with emphasis on system-level performance and in a life cycle perspective.
The programme ends with a degree project which should relate to an issue within the field, focusing on the investigation and analysis of a problem. The assignment may deal with problems from the industry or issues that are relevant to current research. The student should show their awareness of societal and ethical aspects, including economical and social issues and ecologically sustainable development.
The building sector has a long-term impact on the built environment and the Civil and Architectural Engineering programme meets a well-recognised need for engineers with the knowledge and ability to design and construct infrastructure, residential housing and workplaces with an optimal technology in terms of economy and environmental impact. This master’s programme will provide its graduates with an internationally required competence, and excellent future value in both research and industry.
The student will be prepared for a professional career as a consultant in the construction industry, as well as in public authorities, such as the road or rail administrations. Furthermore, the students will be able to pursue an academic research career and continue towards a PhD.
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Faculty and research
The Department of Civil and Architectural Engineering delivers engineering research and education focused on buildings and infrastructure engineering. The vision for the department is to enable greener, smarter, and more economical buildings and transportation infrastructure through education and the development and application of innovative new scientific knowledge with a systems perspective. All the courses in the master’s programme are given by highly qualified teachers and researchers involved in different research projects.
Changes in the programme may occur.