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Engineering Sciences

KTH offers ten master's programmes within the fields of mathematics, physics and applied mechanics, combining strong science fundamentals with cutting-edge engineering.

Aerospace Engineering

The programme fosters skilled engineers for careers in the international aerospace sector and related fields. The programme offers specialisation in Aeronautics, Space, Lightweight Structures and Systems Engineering. Graduates have a solid theoretical foundation in aerospace modelling, analysis and design, as well as teamworking skills and a general ability to approach and solve complex engineering tasks.

Applied and Computational Mathematics

The programme fosters skilled applied mathematicians, well-prepared for advanced industrial positions or PhD studies. The programme offers four tracks: Computational Mathematics, Financial Mathematics, Optimisation and Systems Theory, and Mathematics of Data Science. Graduates acquire skills in advanced mathematics and computer simulation that are in demand in several important fields.

Computer Simulations for Science and Engineering (Joint)

The programme focuses on the multidisciplinary field of Computational Science and Engineering, an enabling technology for scientific discovery and engineering design. It involves mathematical modelling, numerical analysis, computer science, high-performance computing and visualisation. The programme is highly research-oriented, and two-thirds of graduates go on to PhD studies at leading universities world-wide.

Engineering Mechanics

The programme provides a solid and up-to-date knowledge base for analysis and design of products and processes. Students learn to use advanced simulation and experimental methods for analysis of mechanical phenomena ranging from lightweight gases to solid materials. Graduates work in numerous branches with design, testing, computation and research, as managers, engineers, consultants or researchers.

Engineering Physics

The programme bridges the gap between theoretical physics and practical engineering, seeking to develop future technology. Solving complex problems is an integral part of the education, demanding in-depth knowledge of physics, as well as analytical and computational tools. Through specialisations, students become domain experts in one field of physics and go on to advanced industrial R&D positions or PhD studies.

Mathematics (Joint)

The programme is hosted by world-leading experts and research groups at KTH and Stockholm University. Students specialise in their desired areas of mathematics while acquiring essential skills in problem-solving and logical reasoning. Graduates become industrial mathematicians, often data analysts, financial analysts or within software engineering, or go on to PhD studies at prominent institutions.

Naval Architecture

The programme provides a strong foundation in Naval Architecture while delivering in-depth skills through specialisations in Lightweight Structures, Fluid Mechanics and Management. Students gain knowledge in the complete processes of designing, modelling, constructing and operating boats, ships, marine installations and systems. Graduates face careers in the maritime sector, related fields or in academia.

Nuclear Energy Engineering

The programme covers all aspects of nuclear engineering, including nuclear reactor physics and technology, nuclear power safety and radiation protection. Students choose from numerous unique elective courses covering, for example, generation IV reactors and small reactors. Graduates design, operate, manage and develop nuclear facilities, usually as nuclear engineers, consultants, researchers and managers.

Railway Engineering

The programme covers all aspects of railways from a systems perspective, integrating elements from both mechanical, civil and electrical engineering. It is given together with the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Students learn how to design vehicles, infrastructure and control systems that perform optimally together. The importance of the railway in the transition to sustainable transport drives the demand for skilled railway engineers.

Vehicle Engineering

The programme covers all aspects from vehicle design, functions and dynamic properties, to systems for safety and comfort, and vehicles as part of the transport systems. Students can specialise in Automotive or Rail vehicles. Graduates have global career opportunities and the skills to contribute to innovative and sustainable solutions that minimise the vehicle industry's environmental impact.

Other subjects

Master's programmes in Architecture and the Built Environment

Master's programmes in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Master's programmes in Engineering Sciences in Chemistry, Biotechnology and Health

Master's programmes in Industrial Engineering and Management