Last edit: 21/02/2020
Approved: 21/02/2020

Structure of the education

Each academicyear consists of two semesterswhich are 20 weeks each,and each semester is further divided into two study periods.

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.


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.

For further studies, special admission requirements for the course are to be fulfilled. Special admission requirements are listed in the respective course syllabus.

In order to be eligible for advanced level studies within the integrated Master of Science programmes at KTH, you are required to complete 150 credits from year one through three. Of these, 110 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.

Additional specific eligibility requirements may exist for certain programs. These can be found in the programme syllabuses of the respective program.

Degree project

Within the education there are requirements for the implementation of two degree project courses. The degree project in the first cycle comprises 15 higher education credits and the degree project in the second cycle comprises 30 higher education credits.

The project work may begin when special admission requirements for the course are fulfilled.

The degree project should be performed individually and the subject should normally be an in-depth study within the area of technology for which the degree is being prepared. Additional specific requirements may exist for certain degree project. These can be found in the course syllabuses of the respective degree project.


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, 180 credits

2) Degree of Master of Science in Engineering, 300 credits

3) Degree of Master of Science, 120 credits

The main field of the degree (Electrical Engineering) is indicated in the text of the diploma.