Last edit: 25/05/2016
Approved: 25/05/2016

Structure of the education

The study year for KTH’s education is divided into four periods. Every study period is followed by an exam period. For details about the structure of the academic year, see KTH-handboken.

The program for Electrical Engineering during the first three years consists mainly of obligatory courses in mathematics, electrical systems and physics. The fourth year, the student chooses from several available specialisations in conjunction with a Master’s program. By following one of these programs, the student will be eligible for both a degree in Electrical Engineering and also a Master’s degree in the chosen specialty.

The study programme is designed so that after 3 years, the student will have the possibility to acquire a Bachelor degree in order to, if desired, continue his/her studies in another program at KTH (other than the suggested specializations) or another University in Sweden, abroad, or pursue a career.


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

The programme is composed of compulsory, conditionally elective and elective courses. The compulsory, conditionally elective and recommended elective courses are defined for every study year and specialization in the teaching and time schedule.  The  goals, prerequisites, contents and examination requirements for each course can be found in the Course and Program Directory on the KTH student web.

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.

Since the grading systems differ very much between different countries, the grades from studies abroad will not be transferred to the KTH grading system.

Conditions for participation in the programme

Semester enrollment

A precondition for being admitted to participate in studies at KTH is that the student enroll for the semester. Registration on the ”Mina sidor” at KTH's Web site, is only possible at beginning of the term.

Registration at the program

Registration for the program shows that you intend to study the program during the specified semester. It is essential for you to register for courses belonging to the program.

Students who are not promoted to next level can not make registration for the program , therefore they have to make an individual study plan with their counselors. 

Conditions for being promoted to the next level

The following promotion requirements apply in order to participate in the next level of the education.

From study year 1 to study year 2:A total of at least 45 ECTS credits from study year 1  must be completed.

From study year 2 to study year 3:
A total of at least 90 ECTS credits from study years 1 and 2.

From study year 3 to study year 4:
A total of at least 150 ECTS credits from study years  1-3.

Selection of masterprogram

Selection of masterprogram will be done in the spring year 3.

Course registration

Registration of a course assumes course selection in Ladok.  The course selection process can be done on the web or through the student’s programme office.  Registration of a course is done by the laboratory giving the course.  Registration must be finished by around three weeks after the course’s start.  If the student decides to withdraw from a course, the student must notify the laboratory of this.

Recognition of previous academic studies

According to the Swedish Higher Education Ordinance, a student who has gone through certain first-cycle study courses and study programmes with a passing result has the right to have such credit recognised for a corresponding course of education at another institution of higher education. The Director of Undergraduate Studies (Grundutbildningsansvarig) at the School of Electrical Engineering will make the decisions concerning recognition of entire courses. Awards of credits for parts of courses may be decided upon by an examiner.

The application for recognition should be submitted to the programme office using the form intended for that purpose.

For further information on recognition of previous academic studies, see the KTH:s regelverk

Studies abroad

KTH has agreements with over 250 universities around the entire world, providing possible opportunities to study abroad. Exchange studies involve a student exchanging part of their time at KTH for time at another university abroad, with this normally being done during the third or fourth academic years. The last day to apply is around the middle of January and the selections are based upon the results of the earlier studies at KTH.

Degree project

The degree project consists of 30 credits. A major part of the studies, at least 240 credits, must have been completed, with a maximum of two foundation courses remaining uncompleted before the degree project is commenced. The degree project may be performed individually or together with another student and the subject must normally be an in-depth study within the area of technology for which the degree is being prepared. The degree project is graded according to the A-F scale, using the three bases for assessment common to all grading at KTH: the engineering and scientific content, the process, and the presentation.


A Master of Engineering Degree is awarded after the educational programme has been completed.

Titel of Degree

1) "Degree of Bachelor of Science"

2) "Master of Engineering – Degree Programme in Electrical Engineering".

3) "Masters degree of Science"

KTH's local degree ordinance can be found in its entirety in the KTH:s regelverk: