Based on recommendation from KTH’s coordinator for disabilities, the examiner will decide how to adapt an examination for students with documented disability.
The examiner may apply another examination format when re-examining individual students.
The KTH established criteria for passing the Master's Degree include:
That literature is well implemented, and current research and development relating to the thesis topic is presented. The chosen methods are well justified, based on science and evaluated against other methods. Relevant knowledge from courses is used adequately.
The thesis task is handled independently and systematically, based on critical analysis and synthesis of relevant literature. Well-chosen databases and search tools are used. The need for additional knowledge is discussed.
Relevant complex phenomena, issues and situations are identified in the thesis. The work clearly shows that these are well managed and analyzed even when available information is limited. The results of the thesis work can be implemented and the conclusions reached are well connected to the thesis work.
The work plan developed during the early part of the thesis has been followed. Skilled work is carried out within the agreed time frame and using the agreed methodology. Any change in the planning or the work has been pre-agreed between the student and supervisor. The successes and limitations of the work are clearly reported.
The report is well-organized, well-phrased and coherent. The argument for the conclusions are well implemented. All references and other sources are relevant, independently formulated and well integrated. Communication skills are demonstrated by both oral presentation of the work, and opposition to another student’s thesis, indicating the ability to present and sensitively discuss the work and the conclusions of various parties (e.g. employer, supervisor, teacher, researcher and other students).
The thesis work should reflect the student’s capability to explain, justify, criticize and recommend. Assessment of the scientific background of the topic has been made in the thesis or new experience proven. The work includes reflections on social and ethical issues, unless this is justified as irrelevant.
The student applies themselves well to the thesis work, and demonstrates the ability to participate in the work environment / culture where the work is performed. The student demonstrates the ability to test, evaluate, and also to reject ideas and solutions during the discussions of the task. The student shows initiative and is open to coaching and criticism. The student works independently.