Choosing courses

The programme consists of mandatory courses, conditionally elective courses and elective courses. To obtain a degree from the Engineering Physics programme, it is required that you choose your courses in accordance with the general rules stated below.


Mandatory courses

There are two mandatory courses in research methodology for all students in the programme (irrespectively of track) and these two courses are usually taken during year 2 of the programme:

AK2030 Theory and methodology of science (Natural and Technological Sciences)

SH2007 Research methodology in physics

The course SH2007 is only given in P2 (period 2), while the course AK2030 is given in any period. AK2030 is normally taken in P1 (period 1) during Year 2 of the programme, but can be taken in any other period if that suits better into your study plan. 

Conditionally elective courses

You must have at least 40 credits of courses within your track. Please note that a few (maximum two) courses within a track are listed as mandatory course. The remaining courses to reach the minimum of 40 credits, you must take from the list of conditionally elective courses within your track. The list of these courses is found in the Programme syllabus of the programme. When looking into this syllabus, you should look at the syllabus for the year that you were admitted to the programme.

Elective courses

Finally, you have the freedom to chose 42.5 credits of elective courses. Among these credits, you are allowed to take maximum 15 credits of elective courses in fields not directly related to the programme, but with some relevance to an engineer.

Master degree project

At the end of the programme, it is mandatory to perform an independent master thesis project. Please note that only a few master thesis courses are allowed within the programme.

Studies abroad

Up to one year of the studies can be carried out abroad, i.e. you must take at least 60 credits from courses at KTH.

Feel free to contact your programme director or track guide if there is something you want to discuss.

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