Programme objectives

Degree Programme in Electrical Engineering (CELTE), Programme syllabus for studies starting in autumn 2011

Last edit: 04/04/2013
Approved: 04/04/2013

For a Master's Degree in Electrical Engineering, a student must fulfill the goals that are specified in the Swedish Higher Education degree ordinance for a Master of Science degree in engineering (civilingenjör).

The programme’s aim

Electrical Engineering education is comprised of basic mathematics, natural science and their technical applications.  The study programme offers a broad knowledge base which can be applied within widely varying fields.

Knowledge and understanding

An engineer graduating from the Degree Programme in Electrical Engineering must

1. have knowledge of the scientific foundation of electrical engineering and proven experience

2. be able to apply a creative and critical work approach in order to, within a given framework, formulate and solve problems with adequate methods and tools

3. be able to analyse electrical engineering problems through a systems perspective, with a holistic viewpoint of technical systems and their lifecycles; from the idea and needs to specifications, development, manufacturing, operation and decommissioning processes

4. exhibit the insight that problem-solving takes its point  of departure in needs and functionality, with consideration to business conditions, environment and society

Skills and abilities

An engineer graduating from the Degree Programme in Electrical Engineering must

5. have the ability to independently apply mathematics and science within the discipline of electrical engineering

6. have mastered and be able to independently apply significant relationships within electrical engineering as well as to be able to formulate, analyse and solve complex electrical engineering problems

7. be able to analyse technical problems from a systems perspective from the idea/need through its specification, development, manufacturing and operation

8. exhibit ample ability in engineering-related contexts to be able to communicate verbally and in writing with different target groups in Swedish and English, and to be able to discuss the conclusions as well as the knowledge and argumentation that form the basis for such

9. exhibit the ability to co-operate, plan, lead and organise

10. be able to follow and utilise developments in knowledge within electrical engineering and to be aware of the primary features of current research and development in the field of technology

Ability to make judgments and adopt a standpoint

An engineer graduating from the Degree Programme in Electrical Engineering must

11. exhibit insight into the possibilities and limitations of the technology, its role in society, and the responsibility of mankind for how it is used nationally and internationally

12. exhibit an understanding of and respect for the significance of how electrical engineering affects people, society in general, and the environment with respect to limited natural resources

13. exhibit an awareness of the ethical aspects of research and development work


KTH's local degree ordinance

The goal of the Master of Science of Engineering Degree is to create and develop the engineering competency that is needed in order to effectively and efficiently exploit technology in the service of both the individual as well as society in general. A Master of Science in Engineering Degree is awarded after the educational programme has been completed. Programmes must be designed such that students, upon receiving the degree, have fulfilled the national requirements for the degree and completed courses totalling 300 credits.

All information about the degree requirements for the Master of Science in Engineering degree, student Bachelor’s Degree, and respective masters degrees can be found in KTHs local degree ordinance.