Last edit: 07/11/2019
Approved: 13/12/2019

Structure of the education

Academic year
The KTH academic year is 40 weeks, divided into four periods.  The study periods correspond to about seven weeks. Each study period is followed by an examination period. For details about the structure of the academic year see; "student at kth/timetables" at www.kth.se.

First cycle
The first three years consists of compulsory courses in natural sciences to provide fundamental konwledge an skills. The Study programme contains courses in Biotechnology, Chemistry, Mathematics and Engineering skills but it also inlcudes two conditionally elective courses. The cycle also contains two independent projects and a diploma at the level of Bachelor of Science,in Biotechnology.

The course curriculum is presented in appendix 1.

Second cycle
During the second cycle, study year 4 and 5, one of the following master programmes are studied;

Industrial and Environmental Biotechnology, Medical Biotechnology, Macromolecular Materials, Molecular Science and Engineering.

The Master selection is done 1-15 May.

Courses

The programme is course-based. Lists of courses are included in Appendix 1: Course list

Grading system

Courses in the first and the second cycle are graded on a scale from A to F. A-E are passing grades, A is the highest grade. The grades pass (P) and fail (F) are used for courses under certain circumstances.

Conditions for participation in the programme

Participation requires admission to courses within the programme and course registration. Course registration is done via the personal menu at www.kth.se

If a student registers for a course and then decides to not continue, the student must report this as soon as possible.

For students starting their education from the autumn semester 2018, previous promotion requirements have been replaced with special admission requirements to each course. Admission requirements are specified in the course syllabus.

Application for admission to courses will be made at:

  • 1th-15th of May for the fall term.
  • 1th-15th of November for the spring term.

In order to be eligible for advanced level studies within the integrated Master of Science programmes at KTH, you are required to complete 150 ECTS credits from year one through three. Of these, 110 ECTS credits must be from the year 1 and 2 curriculum. In addition to these credits, the bachelor thesis needs to be completed before Master’s level studies commence.

Selecting a masters programme

Industrial and Environmental Biotechnology
You should study the conditionally elective courses BB1070 Genetics and KD1270 Organic Chemistry, Basic Concepts and Practice 2.

Medical Biotechnology
You should study the conditionally elective course BB1070 Genetics.

Macromolecular Materials
You should study the conditionally elective KD1070 Molecular Structure.

Molecular Science and Engineering
You should study the conditionally elective course D1070 Molecular Structure and KD1270 Organic Chemistry, Basic Concepts and Practice 2.

 

Recognition of previous academic studies

Students have the opportunity to apply for recognition of their results from the course or courses at another college / university within or outside the country. The form is available on the KTH website.
The application for accreditation submitted to the study advisor at the BIO student office.  

The complete KTH policy for recognition of previous academic studies is found in the KTH regulations at www.kth.se.

Studies abroad

Students at the Degree programme, in Biotechnology have the opportunity to study one or two semesters abroad through agreements KTH has with universities within and outside the EU. Exchange studies shall prefentially be conducted durig the second cycle. It is also possible to make the final degree project abroad.

For more information see; "student at kth/during a program/study abroad" at www.kth.se or contact the international coordinator at students office.

Degree project

Degree project, first level
The diploma work done in grade 3 is a thesis for a Degree of Bachelor of Science conducted in a course of 15 credits.

The degree project is the final part of the first level education. The project work may begin when special admission requirements for the course are fulfilled.

Degree project, advanced level
In the programme a final diploma work is done, i.e. a thesis for the Degree of Master of Science in Engineering/Master of Science (120 credits) corresponding to 30 credits.

The degree project is the final part of the second level education. The project work may begin when special admission requirements for the course are fulfilled.

For further information see KTH comprehensive rules and guidelines for thesis 30 credits at www.kth.se

Degree

Degree Name
Civilingenjörsexamen
Degree of Master of Science in Engineering, Degree Programme in Biotechnology

Conditions for the Degree of Master of Science in Engineering 300 credits 
The Master of Science in Engineering degree is received after completing all the courses at the first and second cycles of education at the degree programme in biotechnology according to the programme specifications.

Students taking the master programs Macromolecular Materials or Molecular Science and Engineering, should have at least 15 credits of biotechnology courses at advanced level.

Application for graduation Students are requested to apply for the degree through the web service by logging into Personal menu/Application for degrees. For further information see www.kth.se

It is possible to apply for the following degrees: Degree of Master of Science in Engineering; Degree Programme in Biotechnology, Degree of Bachelor of Science and Degree of Master of Science.

For further information see; "Local regulation for qualifications at first and second cycle" at www.kth.se