Last edit: 21/02/2020
Structure of the education
The study year for KTH's undergraduate education is divided into two semesters, each with two study periods (four study periods in total over the year). Each study period is followed by an exam period . For detailed information about the academic year please see the KTH student web
The program in Electrical Engineering during the first three years consists mainly of compulsory 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, it is possible to accquire a Bachelor degree in order to, if desired, continue studies in another program at KTH (other than the suggested specializations) at another University in Sweden, abroad, or else to pursue a career.
Students in the Electrical engineering program have a guaranteed place in the following KTH´s master´s programs:
•Electric Power Engineering
•Systems, Control and Robotics
•Information and Network Engineering
Students can also apply for International Programs, but admission is not guaranteed. These programs are:
•Energy Innovation: Track SENS
•ICT Innovation: Track Visual Computing and Communication, Track Embedded Systems
All these master’s programme will lead to a degree in Electrical Engineering.
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.
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.
The grades pass (P) and fail (F) are also used for the degree project.
Since the grading systems differ between different countries, the grades from studies abroad will not be transferred to the KTH grading system.
Conditions for participation in the programme
Registration for the term
All students accepted to a programme must register for each term they intend to actively pursue studies. All students enters the registration for the term via their Personal Menu at www.kth.se for every term. The registration is possible during a limited time period. This registration is necessary for reporting of results and required so that student’s stipend (studiemedel) can be disbursed by CSN.
The student selects courses for the first time during their third semester. The selection of courses for the coming term must then be done:
- May 1-15th for the fall term
- November 1-15th for the spring term
Each student must before every study period register for all courses they are admitted. The course registration is either done via the Personal Menu at www.kth.se or according to instructions from the course coordinator or the department giving the course. If the student decides not to take a course, then the student should notify the course administrator.
Conditions for being promoted to the next level
For studies in study year 2:
At least 45 credits from study year 1 must be completed by August before beginning study year 2.
For studies in study year 3:
At least 90 credits from years 1-2 must be completed by August before beginnig study year 3 (of which at least 50 credits from year 1).
For studies in study year 4 (master’s progam):
Total 150 credits from year 1, year 2 and year 3 of which 110 in year 1 and 2 and a completed Bachelor's degree project.
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 Program Director for the Degree Programme in 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 KTH Regulations.
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 study time at KTH for study time at another university abroad, with this normally being done during the third or fourth academic year. The last day to apply occurs in the middle of January and the selections are based upon the results of earlier studies at KTH.
More information on studies abroad can be found on the student web.
The degree project consists of 30 credits. A major part of the programme studies, at least 240 credits, must have been completed, with a maximum of two first cykle courses remaining uncompleted before the degree project is commenced. The degree project should be performed individually 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 P-F scale, using the three bases for assessment common to all grading at KTH: the engineering and scientific content, the process, and the presentation.
The education program is structured in such a way that the student after three school years should have the opportunity to apply for a technical bachelor to, if desired, to continue their studies in another program at KTH (than the proposed master's programs) or another university in Sweden or abroad, or start a working career.
After the educational programme has been completed the student can apply for three degrees if the qualification requirements are fulfilled:
1) Degree of Bachelor of Science
2) Master of Engineering – Degree Programme in Electrical Engineering
3) Masters degree of Science
The student applies for their degree via the Personal Menu at www.kth.se.
KTH's local degree ordinance can be found in its entirety in KTH Regulations.