Master's programmes in Industrial Engineering and Management
KTH offers 12 master's programmes within the subject area covering aspects of manufacturing, energy and management. They focus on the development of societal services, products, materials and production processes in ways that are technically cutting-edge, economically profitable and sustainable. KTH is a highly ranked university in this area, for example, top 40 in the world within the topic Materials Science.
Decentralized Smart Energy Systems (Joint Erasmus+)
Decentralized smart energy systems play a vital part in the transition towards a low carbon society by integrating renewable energy sources in the energy system. Students acquire skills to design, size, optimize and operate these energy systems. Graduates have a holistic overview of decentralized energy systems, specialized competencies in energy engineering and a strong international network.
The programme covers product development and its growing complexity driven by rising demands for functionality, sustainability and innovation. Students in the programme acquire essential technical and organisational skills for the successful development and engineering of a wide range of technical products. The programme consists of two tracks offering specialised expertise in key areas of engineering design: Machine Design and Mechatronics.
The programme has a cross-functional approach, focusing on the understanding of existing materials, processes and applications, as well as the development of new ones. Students can specialise in Industrial Materials, Materials and Process Design, or Sustainable Materials. Graduates have valuable expertise in materials science needed in many industries and sectors, for example, manufacturing, automotive and energy.
Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management (One year)
The programme explores the nature of innovation and entrepreneurship and how to harness its inherent potential. It combines theoretical aspects of the field with a self-defined master's degree project. Students acquire necessary skills to start and manage projects, including business model innovation, leadership and communication. Graduates have the tools to lead new business ventures and start-ups.
Environomical Pathways for Sustainable Energy Systems (Joint EIT InnoEnergy)
The programme equips students with skills to minimise the environmental impact of current and future energy systems. Students gain a broad knowledge of energy systems and follow a specialisation in, for example, Energy Efficiency, Solar Systems or Offshore Energy. Students also acquire skills in innovation and commerce. Eight universities offer the programme through EIT InnoEnergy.
The programme targets students with a profound engineering background who aim to take leadership positions in industrial and technology-based organisations. Students acquire an understanding of value creation and specialise in areas such as management, leadership, supply chain, industrial transformation, managing research and innovation, strategy and industrial marketing. The programme has extensive industry interaction throughout.
Innovative Sustainable Energy Engineering (Joint Nordic Five Tech)
The programme focuses on energy systems designs with economically and environmentally sustainable technologies. Students are awarded degrees from two leading Nordic universities and explore the unique energy engineering expertise of these universities through a specialisation track. Graduates know practices, policies and technologies to supply energy at the least financial, environmental and social cost.
The programme teaches students to create sustainable products, services, systems and business models. In one of two distinct specialisations, students explore either design and functionality aspects of products in relation to users and markets, or the management of innovation and product development processes. Graduates have the expertise for careers in a wide range of industrial and business sectors.
The programme handles the engineering and management aspects of production and how they interact. The engineering side includes manufacturing technologies, automation, maintenance, and production development tools and methods. The management side includes operations strategy, planning and management of resources for a sustainable production environment. Graduates work in various production fields worldwide.
The programme provides advanced education in solar energy, power generation, energy utilisation and transformation of energy systems. Students gain a multidisciplinary foundation in energy engineering and skills to manage complex energy related problems with a lifecycle perspective. Graduates lead the development in the energy sector with skills and insights in industrial challenges, leadership, innovation and entrepreneurship.
The programme focuses on the sustainable design and development of production systems. Students acquire skills to create new advanced production systems and transition existing systems focusing on circular material flow, increased digitalisation and automation, energy usage, and new manufacturing technologies. Graduates shape the future development of sustainable production with influential roles in industry and consultancy or through PhD studies.
Society faces significant challenges; today's changing industries require people with entrepreneurial capacity, individuals who can seize opportunities and solve problems creatively. The programme shapes future leaders who can tackle companies' or clients' problems by value-creating innovative initiatives.