Last edit: 12/11/2020
Approved: 12/11/2020

The Master of science in engineering in Biotechnology includes 300 higher education credits, which is equivalent to 5 years of full-time studies (10 semesters). During the first three years (180 higher education credits), basic courses in the major field of study in biotechnology, as well as other technical fields of study such as chemistry, mathematics, physics and engineering skills are read. Year 3 concludes with a thesis for the Bachelor of science in engineering degree. Prior to year 4 and 5, one of four master programmes (120 higher education credits) is selected and courses are taken at the advanced level, according to the respective program. The program concludes with an independent degree project. After completed studies, a Master of science in engineering degree is obtained.

The master programmes offered are:

  • Industrial & environmental biotechnology
  • Medical biotechnology
  • Macromolecular Materials *
  • Molecular science and technology **

* To obtain a Master of science in engineering degree in Biotechnology, you must choose 2 of the following courses; BB2460 Biocatalysis, 7.5 credits, BB2020 Molecular Enzymology, 7.5 credits, BB2425 Glycobiotics, 7.5 credits

** To obtain a Master of science in engineering degree in Biotechnology, the following courses should be taken BB2460 Biocatalysis, 7.5 credits and BB2020 Molecular Enzymology, 7.5 credits

The offered master programmes may be revised. An updated list of master programmes can be found on KTH's student web site for each academic year.


The language of instruction for the first three years of education is mainly Swedish, but English literature is common. The final two-year courses are given in English. The language of a course is in the syllabus on KTH's student web site.