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Engineering Sciences in Chemistry, Biotechnology and Health

KTH offers 11 master's programmes within the subject area that focus on various theoretical and applied aspects of Engineering Sciences in Chemistry, Biotechnology and Health. They are all essential in tackling several global challenges facing humanity, such as the need for sustainable energy, health and ageing population, climate change, sustainable production and clean water.

Chemical Engineering for Energy and Environment

The programme delivers extensive knowledge in the diverse field of Chemical Engineering with a focus on sustainability. Students acquire modern tools to analyse various processes, from the production of biofuels to the purification of drinking water. Graduates have the engineering skills needed to meet the societal challenge of how best to use our available energy and finite natural resources.

Industrial and Environmental Biotechnology

The programme provides a deep understanding of how to design and operate state-of-the-art life science-based processes, with respect to product quality, sustainability and finance. Graduates have the competencies and skills to use cells, cell components and biomolecules to produce commodities such as food, biofuel and biomaterials, for the development of a sustainable society.

Innovative Technology for Healthy Living (Joint EIT Health)

The programme focuses on technical solutions for wellness and active lifestyles. Big data obtained by sensors and wearables from regular citizens and professional athletes is translated into contributions to healthy living, boosting public health initiatives and wellness innovations. Graduates are R&D specialists with vital entrepreneurial skills, able to bridge human science, technology and health.

Macromolecular Materials

The programme equips students with comprehensive tools needed to understand the relationships between molecular structure and macromolecular and material properties. Students gain skills to develop future materials in areas such as advanced health care, energy production, green packaging and surface coatings. Graduates work in industry, start-up companies, consultant companies and research institutes.

Medical Biotechnology

The programme provides a solid foundation for the development of sustainable biotechnological solutions and their use in health care. Students acquire knowledge about state-of-the-art techniques, experience in operating technological platforms and analyzing big data in the context of human health. Graduates have the competence necessary to research and develop diagnostics, disease prevention tools and therapies.

Medical Engineering

The programme covers the broad and interdisciplinary field of Medical Engineering, exploring the advantages and limitations of the technology used in clinical and preclinical applications. Students choose a specialisation in Computer Science, Electronics or Physics, and further specialise in Biomechanics, Health Systems or Imaging. Professionals with experience in both technology and medicine face vast career opportunities.

Molecular Science and Engineering

The programme provides in-depth knowledge of molecular systems and advanced tools for careers in industry, academia, and society. An emphasis is placed on molecules: their design, characterisation, and applications both as individual entities and as part of materials. The programme also relates to sustainability with an emphasis on energy and environment, safety, and innovation.

Molecular Techniques in Life Science (Joint)

The programme fosters graduates for a professional research career in life science. It has a strong focus on molecular techniques for disease therapies and diagnostic tools, coupled with substantial training in data analysis (bioinformatics and programming). The programme is a collaboration between Karolinska Institutet, KTH and Stockholm University at the Science for Life Laboratory in Stockholm.

Polymer Technology (Joint Nordic Five Tech)

The programme equips students with comprehensive tools needed to develop future materials in, for example, advanced health care, energy production, green packaging and surface coatings. Students study at two Nordic universities and graduate with two degrees. The programme takes full advantage of the strengths and research specialisations of each university.

Sports Technology

The programme is an interdisciplinary collaboration between KTH and the Swedish School of Sport and Health Sciences (GIH), Sweden's two leading actors in their respective fields of science. The programme provides a unique understanding of the areas of sports science and engineering. Graduates gain the skills to develop new technologies for measuring sports performance and advanced healthcare.

Technology, Work and Health

Human Factors and Ergonomics enable functional and well-designed work systems, organisations and environments. Professionals who apply proactive occupational safety and health management make vital contributions to a healthy and productive working life. In this programme, students learn how to plan, design and analyse work environments, from the perspectives of sustainable work and organisational performance.

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