Last edit: 09/03/2017
Approved: 09/03/2017

The Master of Science in Engineering programme in Vehicle Engineering consists of 300 credits, which at normal study speed corresponds to five years of full time study.  The programme’s first three years are in the first cycle and can be concluded with a technology Bachelor’s Degree, if the student applies to do so.  The last two years are concluded in the second cycle. 

The programme provides a stable technical foundation as well as knowledge and abilities to further the development of all possible vehicles.  Mathematics, mechanics, and solid mechanics are studied during the first three years.  Years 4-5 focus on the specialisation areas.  The programme gives students the ability to optimize the following factors: stability, solidity, security, environmentally friendly and comfort.  This demands a combination of creative thinking and advanced calculation.

The first three years in the programme are mainly in Swedish; although, some English literature and occasional elements where English is used are present.  The final two years of courses are mainly in English.

Study year 1, 2 and 3 – First cycle

Mandatory courses Study year 1
Vehicle Engineering – a first year introductory engineering course
Mathematical (one and multi variable calculus) and Numerical Analysis and Applied Linear Algebra
Physics I
Mechanics I

Mandatory courses Study year 2
Mechanics II
Solid Mechanics, Basic course with Project
Product Realization
Fluid Mechanics, Basic course
Differential Equations
Noise and Vibration Control

Mandatory courses Study year 3
Basic Electrical Engineering
Probability Theory and Statistics
Automatic Control, General course
Signals and Mechanical Systems
FEM for Engineering Applications

Conditionally Elective Course, Study year 3 – a chosen Degree Project in Vehicle and Mechanical Engineering: Degree Project, First cycle, 15 credits.

Study year 4 and 5 – Second cycle

The last two years of the program – study year 4 and 5 - are completed within the context of a master’s program. 
Master´s programmes leading to a five-year MSc degree in Vehicle Engineering:

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Vehicle Engineering
  • Sustainable Energy Engineering
  • Industrial Management
  • Engineering Design
  • Integrated Product Design - track Innovation Management and Product Development
  • Nuclear Energy Engineering
  • Naval Architecture
  • Applied and Computational Mathematics.

For information about curriculum in year 4-5 see master´s programmes above.

For master's programmes leading to a five-year MSc degree in Vehicle Engineeringthere are no space limitations. An exception to this rule applies for the master’s programmes in collaboration with other universities. These programmes may have space limitations and other eligibility requirements, and must be applied to during the application period specified by each programme.

The School of Engineering Sciences has decided that a master's programme, offered in cooperation with other universities, can lead a five-year MSc degree if the following conditions are fulfilled:

• At least 30 ECTS of the master programme’s courses must be completed at KTH (in addition to the degree project)

• The degree project (30 ECTS) must meet the objectives of the five-year MSc degree.

Master´s programmes with space limitations and other eligibility requirements:

Computer Simulation for Science and Engineering

Maritime Engineering

Energy Innovation: only track Nuclear Energy (NUEY)

Dual Master in Aerospace Engineering (KTH/Bologna)

Railway Engineering, starts Autumn semester 2017 (HT17)