ED222X Degree Project in Electrical Engineering, Second Cycle 15.0 credits

Examensarbete inom elektroteknik, avancerad nivå

  • Education cycle

    Second cycle
  • Main field of study

    Electrical Engineering
  • Grading scale

    A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

At present this course is not scheduled to be offered.

Intended learning outcomes

The aim of the course is to develop the student’s ability to independently carry out and report a project work within the area of fusion physics.

After the course, the student is expected to be able to

  • apply relevant knowledge and skills on specific problems within electrical engineering,
  • within given constraints, also using limited information, independently analyse and discuss complex problems on an advanced level,
  • reflect on, evaluate, and critically study personal and other scientific results,
  • document and present his/her work for a given target group, satisfying high
    demands on structure, formality and language,
  • identify his/her need for acquiring further knowledge and continually develop his/her competence

Course main content

The thesis work should focus on an interesting problem within the field of fusion physics. Examples of thesis works subjects can be found at the home page of the department. The student can also make her/his own suggestions, which will have to be approved by the tutor. For the thesis work subject to be approved, interesting problems within the research area must be defined. The focus of the work should be on investigation and analysis of the problem.

The extent of the work should be such that it is clear that the student has performed at least ten weeks worth of full-time work.

An important part of the thesis work is a careful specification and schedule for the task, as well as a search and study of relevant literature. The thesis work will be presented both in writing and orally.


Generally, the main part of the master studies should have been carried out. Specifically, at least 30 course credits should have been taken, out of which at least 15 should be within the major field at the advanced level.


Decided individually together with the advisor.

Language is Swedish or English.


  • XUPP - Examination Question, 15.0, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

Grades: A-F.

Students registrered at KTH before 1/7-07 have the right to request grades P/F.

Requirements for final grade

The thesis work can be performed individually or together with another student. In the latter case the examiner should make sure that the work of each student fulfills the requirements for an individual thesis work. The examiner determines the grading together with the tutor. The grade is determined by a weighting of several criteria, of which the student should be informed at the beginning of the course:

1. Process, including understanding of the project and its relevance for later professional activity, as well as independency and ability to keep the the schedule that was agreed for the work.

2. Scientific content, as well as knowledge of the theoretical background.

3. Presentation, both written and oral, inclusive interpretation and analysis of results, as well as possible opposition on fellow student master thesis presentation.

For reaching the pass grade for the course, the student must pass all three criteria given above. A document, where the specific grade criteria for the course are made explicit "Evaluation criteria - ED222X Degree Project in Electrical Engineering", is handed to the student at course start.

Depending on the student's education program, opposition at the oral presentation may be required; also participation by the student in opposition at another oral degree project presentation may be required. 

Offered by

EECS/Electrical Energy Engineering


Torbjörn Hellsten


Torbjörn Hellsten <thel@kth.se>


Course syllabus valid from: Spring 2011.
Examination information valid from: Spring 2019.