Last edit: 20/10/2021
Approved: 20/10/2021

The students should during the first three years of the education obtain basic understanding and skills in the core areas of information and communication technology: mathematics, electronics, computer engineering, communication and software engineering. During the final two years of the education, knowledge and skills are deepened within an area corresponding to a master's education at KTH or an Erasmus Mundus programme where KTH participates.

Knowledge and understanding

For the degree of Master of Science in Engineering from the programme Information and Communication Technology the student shall

  • apply mathematics and basic natural sciences within information and communication technology
  • analyse technical problems from a systems perspective with an overall view on technical systems and their life cycle from conceptualisation, design, implementation, production, operation, maintenance and decommissioning
  • follow and benefit from the advancement of knowledge within the area of information and communication technology.

Skills and abilities

For the degree of Master of Science in Engineering from the programme Information and Communication Technology the student shall

  • within the area of information and communication technology, be able to apply creative and critical working methods to formulate and explore problems with modern methods and tools
  • be able to analyse technical problems from a systems perspective with an overall view on technical systems and their life cycle, including conceptualisation, design, implementation, production, operation, maintenance and decomissioning
  • be able to work with problem-solving that takes its starting point in demand and functionality, considering the needs of individual's using the product and the technology interplay in the society
  • have skills of efficient oral and written communication, in Swedish and English, for different target groups, corresponding to what is required for an international career.

Ability to make judgments and adopt a standpoint

For the degree of Master of Science in Engineering from the programme Information and Communication Technology the student shall

  • be able to appreciate that engineering problems are complex, often not well-defined, and sometimes contradictory
  • by practice and reflection have developed the ability to work efficient in groups of different compositions
  • exhibit an awareness of the ethical aspects of research and development work
  • independently analyse and adopt a standpoint on economical, societal, environment-related and ethical consequences of information and communication technology applications, and to design systems concerning this.