Master's programme in ICT Innovation KTH

ICT Innovation is a master’s programme which combines technical competences with skills in innovation and entrepreneurship. The programme has a strong focus on integrating education, research and business modules in its curriculum, and with active industry involvement.

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 Kista, Stockholm
School: School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (at KTH)

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

Programme director: Konrad Tollmar, +46-8-790 4303
Programme coordinator:

ICT Innovation at KTH

There are six tracks offered through the programme.

Autonomous Systems KTH (AUSY)
The programme Autonomous Systems is a combination of computer science and mechatronic engineering. The programme is well aligned with market demand in automobile industry, manufacturing, logistics, shipping, mining, and recycling industries. Autonomous software systems are also widely spreading in application areas, such as media, finance, customer service, and healthcare.

Data Science KTH (DASE)
The track Data Science focuses on a broad range of applications like electronic commerce, mobile services, online social networks, peer-to-peer systems and Web services. What is common to all of these applications is that information sources and control are decentralised over the network and multiple data centres and their underlying systems become distributed, reconfigurable and adaptive.

Visual Computing and Communication (VCC)
The track Visual Computing and Communication combines computer science and information technology in the areas of image processing and communication, image analysis, computer vision, computer graphics, augmented reality, visualisation, visual analytics, as well as web-based and network applications. Note: Previous years this track was labelled Digital Media Technology.

Embedded Systems (INSM)
The track Embedded Systems focuses on enabling technologies and design methodologies for computing systems which are embedded as integral part of larger systems, designed for specific control functions of devices with various electronic and mechanical components. This is particular useful in the cyber-physical systems and internet-of-things domains.

Human Computer Interaction and Design (HCIN)
The track Human Computer Interaction and Design takes an interdisciplinary User-Centred Design approach by placing the users at the centre of the design process. The track combines human aspects (both at a cognitive, aesthetic and sensory-motor levels) with technological and business aspects, to create new products and services with great usability and user experience, and a solid customer demand.

Internet Technology and Architecture (ITAR)
The track Internet Technology and Architecture is focused on advanced networking technologies and architectures to the design and management of modern distributed computer systems and networks. This track is in line with the challenging field of computing communication and networking technologies that has lately received considerable attention and is today considered as a major topic for most curriculum studies in IT.

A key component in all specialisations of ICT Innovation is the integrated combination of a master’s degree project (30 ECTS), an “internship” (which should be included in the degree project credits) and an I&E project (6 ECTS). The industry based degree project (typically integrated with the "internship") is together with the I&E minor well integrated with the technical majors.

The programme covers two years of study at KTH in Stockholm. However, students who would like to attend the second year of the programme abroad can do so under the EIT Digital scheme to which this programme is attached. This creates flexibility for students who would like to continue their second year on the programme by either staying at KTH or decides to do the second year abroad at one of the other EIT Digital university members.

For details about the joint EIT Digital program please see EIT Digital Master School.



A wide range of first-class businesses are partnered with the programme to prepare students for their future careers. You will be working closely with business partners throughout the whole programme. You will also get the chance to prepare your master’s thesis with our partners on real-life projects. In addition to improving students’ cultural and language skills, this experience will give students expertise in their chosen technological field, as well as provide them with excellent qualifications for managerial posts in global markets.

Changes in the programme may occur.

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