Last edit: 12/12/2019
Structure of the education
Every academic year comprises two semesters of 20 weeks each. Every semester in divided into two periods.
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.
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.
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.
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 continued studies there are specific admission requirements for the courses. Admission requirements are specified in the course syllabus.
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 project work may begin when special admission requirements for the course are fulfilled.
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 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.
- Title of general qualification at first cycle
Bachelor of Science (180 credits)
- Title of professional qualifications at second cycle
Master of Science in Engineering
- Title of general qualification at second cycle
Master of Science (120 credits