Implementation of the education

Degree Programme in Industrial Technology and Sustainability (CITEH), Programme syllabus for studies starting in autumn 2018

Last edit: 13/08/2019
Approved: 13/08/2019

Structure of the education

Structure of the education

Academic year

The academic year comprises 40 weeks and is divided into four periods. If necessary, instruction may be provided outside the parameters of the academic year.

The division of the academic year is presented on the KTH student web, http://www.kth.se

The graduate Master of Science in Engineering in Industrial Technology and Sustainability has KTH Södertälje as its main Campus. Some courses are given by other departments than Sustainable Production Development and are hence given at Campus Valhallavägen in Stockholm.

Years 1-3, studies at first cycle

The programme is organised around courses in applied subjects relating to mathematics, engineering science and technology. The teaching and use of professional skills and abilities of great importance to a certified engineer, for example, corporate and societal aspects, communication and sustainable development, are integrated into the courses.

To create a unified whole, the programme emphasises cooperation between different subjects, both within a specific year and between years. This is achieved through courses being coordinated on the schedule, via joint degree projects and written assignments.

The first 3 years conclude with a degree project for a Degree of Bachelor worth 15 credits within a chosen technical field. After successfully completing 180 credits, the student can apply for a technical Degree of Bachelor. If the qualification requirements are met, a Degree of Bachelor of Science is obtained.

Mathematical natural science courses

This block contains basic courses in mathematics and natural science and is mainly located in year 1 and year 2.

Technology courses

For the Master of Science in Engineering in Industrial Technology and Sustainability this is a block of core and basic technology courses for production, logistics, maintenance and ergonomics as well as systems engineering applied to production systems. These courses are given from year 1, through year 3.
Years 4-5 Studies at second cycle

Year 4 through year 5 in the Master of Science in Engineering in Industrial Technology and Sustainability is given as a masters programme and consists of specialised studies within  a particular technology subject area at advanced level.

The education ends with a master thesis project work at advanced level for 30 ECTS, equivalent of 20 weeks of full time studies. There are certain requirements specified for when a master thesis project, at second cycle, may start. More information is found in the course plan for the thesis project course.

Courses

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

The programme consists of compulsory, conditionally elective, recommended and optional courses. The compulsory courses are defined for each year in course lists. The goals, entrance qualifications, content and course requirements for each course can be found in the official course syllabuses.

The forms of teaching and examination vary between courses. These are indicated in each official course syllabus.

The optional courses can be chosen from KTH's range of offered courses. Credits from courses at other universities/higher education institutions can also be transferred.

 The following limitations apply to optional courses:

  •  Optional courses may not be taken in year 1.
  • The number of credits that may be chosen per semester is limited to 35.
  • An optional course may not correspond to a significant extent to an existing programme course or an already credited course.
  • Higher education preparatory courses may not be counted as optional courses.
  • Optional courses may be chosen but should be relevant to the professional role of engineer.

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.

Courses in the first and the second cycle are graded on a scale from A to E, Fx, F as a finishing grade in courses in the first and second cycle. A-E are passing grades, A is the highest grade. The grades pass (P) and fail (F) are used for courses under certain circumstances.

Grades from international studies are not translated to KTH grading system in those instances when the grading system differ significantly from ours.

Conditions for participation in the programme

Participation requires admission to courses within the programme and course registration. Course registration is done via the personal menu at www.kth.se

For studies at a higher study year there are specific admission requirements for the courses. Admission requirements are specified in the course syllabus.

Application for courses on the programme

Prior to each semester, the student must apply for all courses the student intends to take.
Course applications are made via www.antagning.se

  • 1 - 15 May for autumn semesters
  • 1 - 15 November for spring semesters

If the student does not apply via www.antagning.se, the application is only considered subject to availability.
The student can obtain information on how to apply from the school's office of student affairs.

Course registration

Course registration requires that the student is admitted to the course. At course start, the student must register on the course to which they have been admitted. Course registration must be done individually, either via the student's personal login at www.kth.se or according to instructions from the school offering the course.

A person who has registered on a course, but has subsequently decided not to proceed with the course, must inform the school offering the course as soon as possible or, within three weeks, remove the course registration via the personal login at www.kth.se

Requirements for studies at second cycle, Master of Science in Engineering

Prior to year 4/ Master's programme year 1, second cycle, the student chooses a Master's programme within the framework of their Degree Programme.

Choice of Master's programme is made during the period 1-15 May.

Choice of Master's programme is made by the students within the Degree Programme according to instructions from the KTH admissions office.

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. In addition to the general requirements, special admission requirements apply to each master program

Recognition of previous academic studies

Students have the opportunity to apply to be given credit for results from a course or courses at another higher education institution/university within or outside the country.

As the grading systems differ between countries and universities, grades are not translated to the KTH grading scale during credit transfer.

An application is made by submitting a form to the school's office of student affairs.

The entire KTH policy for credit transfer is included in the KTH regulatory framework.www.kth.se

Studies abroad

Students in the Program have the possibility to study abroad through the contracts KTH has with universities within EU and outside. Exchange studies can normally not be done in the first or second year. It is also possible to do the degree project work abroad.

The application deadline for studies abroad is around December 15th for the next coming academic year.

Degree project

Degree Project, First Cycle
The Degree Programme in Industrial Technology and Sustainability includes a degree project for a Degree of Bachelor of Science which comprises 15 credits.

The degree project is the final part of the education. The project work may begin when special admission requirements for the course are fulfilled.

In order to fulfill specific admission requirements for a Degree Project, first cycle, courses corresponding to at least 135 credits within the study programme, study year 1-3, first cycle, must be completed.

KTH's General Regulations for Degree Projects, first cycle, 15 credits for a Degree of Bachelor of Science 180 credits, are in KTH's regulations. www.kth.se

Degree project, Second Cycle
The Degree Programme in Industrial Technology and Sustainability includes a degree project for a Degree in Master of Science in Engineering, which comprises 30 credits.

The degree project is the final part of the education. The project work may begin when special admission requirements for the course are fulfilled.

In order to fulfill specific admission requirements  for a Degree Project, second cycle, 30 credits, all courses in study year 1-3, first cycle, or courses required for the award of a Bachelors’s degree, and courses corresponding to at least 60 credits, second cycle, must be completed. The courses at the second cycle, shall include courses in the programme relevant to the degree project, as well as courses in science theory and research methodology.

KTH's General Regulations for Degree Projects, second cycle, 30 credits for a Degree in Master of Science in Engineering 300 credits, are in KTH's regulations. www.kth.se

Degree

In order to complete a Degree in Master of Science in Engineering, Degree Program in Industrial Technology and Sustainability, requires an approved grade in all courses included in the students study plan based on the degree programme. The study plan shall comprise 300 credits, which includes a degree project, first cycle comprising 15 credits and a degree project, second cycle comprising 30 credits.

Optional introductory courses and preparatory courses cannot be included as part of the degree.

Courses whose content is similar to one or more other courses within the programme cannot be counted as part of the 300 credits that form the basis for the degree.

Optional courses will contribute to the degree programme Industrial Technology and Sustainability objectives of mechanical engineering and the professional role.

Application for a degree certificate
The student must personally apply for a certificate.Applications are made via a personal login at www.kth.se.

The student has the possibility of applying for the following three degree:

  • Title of general qualification at first cycle

Bachelor of Science (180 credits)

Teknologie kandidatexamen

  • Title of professional qualifications at second cycle

Master of Science in Engineering

Civiliingenjörsexamen

  • Title of general qualification at second cycle

Master of Science (120 credits

Teknologie masterexaman

Refer to the KTH guidelines (KTH regulatory framework), local directions for higher education qualifications at first and second cycle, the local Degree Ordinance http://intra.kth.se/regelverk