Master's programme in Sports Technology

The programme is an interdisciplinary collaboration between KTH and GIH (The Swedish School of Sport and Health Sciences), Sweden's two leading actors in their respective fields of science. Sports Technology will provide a deep knowledge in the sport and technology field. The aim is to communicating skills for understanding and developing new technologies, both in measuring sports performance and in health care.

16 October 2018: Application opens
15 January 2019: Application deadline
1 February 2019: Deadline for supporting academic documents (all applicants) and documentation of fee exempt status (if required) or receipt of application fee (if required)
4 April 2019: Notification of selection results

Late application open

Late applications will be processed subject to time and available places in the programme. Application through University Admissions in Sweden.

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, KTH Flemingsberg, Stockholm
Partner universities: The Swedish School of Sport and Health Science
School: School of Engineering Sciences in Chemistry, Biotechnology and Health (at KTH)

For questions regarding programme content and specific entry requirements, feel free to contact the programme.

Programme director: Jonas Wåhslén
Student counselor: Frida Nilsson

Sports Technology at KTH

The two-year master’s programme in sports technology provides an interdisciplinary background in sport science and engineering. This provides the best conditions for asking the right questions and finding the most exciting answers regarding measurement, simulation, and analysis of sport performance, health and medical care.

Technically, Sports Technology focuses on measurement, simulation, and motion and performance analysis. The programme also includes a block focusing on entrepreneurship, innovation and design. These blocks are complemented by a block of Sports Science, which is read at GIH. The programme consists of traditional engineering courses in electrical engineering, and mechanics to provide technical skills. A course in physiology to provide the medical/scientific breadth is included. The interdisciplinary nature of the programme ensures skills in cooperation and dialogue with different groups as well as the ability to handle social, economic and environmental issues.

Sports Technology involves choosing from an extensive selection of available courses followed by a degree project. Through project work, opportunities are offered to develop knowledge in formulating objectives and questions, seeking scientific literature and training presenting work both orally and in writing. These project works are often done in close collaboration with research and companies within the field.

Upon completion of the programme, the student should be able to influence and conduct improvement and development work in the field of sports technology. The labour market largely consists of small enterprises, specialised in specific products, and the expanding field also offers good possibilities to start one’s own business.

The education provides a good foundation for research studies in the field of technology and health.

Topics covered

Sports technology, sport science, biomechanics, electrical engineering, mechanics, health and sport instrumentation, project management, entrepreneurship, innovation and design.

Courses

Career

A clever way of using advanced technology in a way that can prevent injury and improve athletes' performance was named the winner of KTH Innovation's challenge "Tech for Better Health".

The labour market and society's needs of engineers with knowledge about how to measure, simulate and analyse human movements and achievements are enormous. Such knowledge gives the prerequisites for creating a sustainable society, where everyone can live a healthy and valuable life regardless of age and with different physical and mental conditions. Engineers with these skills will be required in several social sectors in sports, health care, rehabilitation and in several different types of technology companies.

The examples of technology companies that have a clear sports profile are extended and are becoming even longer. Some of the most famous companies are Suunto, Precor, Sports Tracker, Garmin, Silva, Adidas and Nike. Wearables in the form of training clocks, activity meters, cameras, etc. are a clear product range in which engineers from our master's programme will be able to provide essential and necessary knowledge.

In Sweden, there is a growing array of companies that operate in this area. For example, Race Fox makes sports analytics apps for skiers and runners, Qinematic who develops video analysis of human motor skills, and Challenge, which uses performance measurements to create challenges to inspire and motivate a healthier everyday life.

The knowledge students get through this programme will also be attractive in many other contexts. Other natural roads after a degree may include work assignments in ergonomics, design of disability aid, public health, healthcare, computer games industry, VR/AR, vehicle safety, etc.

After graduation

Research and Development Engineer, Project Manager, Analytical in Health and Sports, Consultant, PhD student.

Changes in the programme may occur.