Master's programme in Engineering Design

We aim for all students to graduate from the Engineering Design programme with excellent technical and organisational skills in the development and engineering of complex and heterogeneous technical products. Each student follows one track: either Machine Design, Mechatronics or Internal Combustion Engineering.

16 October 2017: Application opens
15 January 2018: Application deadline
1 February 2018: Deadline for supporting academic documents (all applicants) and documentation of fee exempt status (if required) or receipt of application fee (if required)
6 April 2018: Notification of selection results

Non-EU/EEA/Swiss citizens: The tuition fee for the full programme is SEK 310,000
Non-EU/EEA/Swiss citizens are generally required to pay an application fee of SEK 900.

EU/EEA/Swiss citizens: There are no tuition fees for EU/EEA/Swiss citizens
EU/EEA/Swiss citizens are not required to pay an application fee.

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Degree awarded: Master of Science
Language of instruction: English
Duration: Two years (120 ECTS credits)
Programme start: Late August
Location: KTH Campus, Stockholm
School: School of Industrial Engineering and Management (at KTH)

For questions regarding programme content and specific admission requirements, feel free to contact the programme coordinator or programme director.

Programme director: Anders Söderberg
Programme coordinator: Vicki Derbyshire

Engineering Design at KTH

The first year starts with a set of courses intended to give an introduction to various aspects of engineering design and to enhance basic skills within your track (Machine Design, Mechatronics or Internal Combustion Engineering). Thereafter, the courses deepen your specialisation, culminating in the advanced project courses, tackling real-life industrial and/or research problems. Your degree will conclude with an individual thesis project, on which you work closely with local industry or a KTH research group.

Topics Covered

Machine design, systems engineering, machine elements, mechatronics, embedded systems, internal combustion engines.


The Engineering Design programme gives you the competence and ability to identify complex engineering and technical problems, and to solve them using modern methods and tools. You will be well prepared to work in product development, engineering design or research within leading companies or academia. Some key industries and sectors involve vehicles (road, rail, air, off-road), industrial automation (robotics, processes, electronics, tools), and medical engineering (aids for the disabled, life-support systems, simulators).

After graduation

Product developer, design engineer, technical consultant, researcher.


Find out what students from the programme think about their time at KTH.

Junjie Lei, China

"Innovation happens when different ideas gather together. Don’t be afraid to talk to people!"

Meet the students

Faculty and research

The KTH Department of Machine Design coordinates the programme and contributes with a majority of the courses. For information about our faculty and research, please visit the department website:

KTH Department of Machine Design

Changes in the programme may occur.

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