Programme objectives

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

Last edit: 12/12/2019
Approved: 12/12/2019

In addition to the objectives specified in the Swedish Higher Education Ordinance, a graduate Master of Science in Engineering in Industrial Technology and Sustainability at KTH shall have the following knowledge, skills and judgement abilities:

Knowledge and understanding

  • demonstrate broad knowledge within the chosen technical field, including knowledge in mathematics and natural science, and substantial specialised knowledge within certain parts of the field
  • possess good knowledge and expertise in the issues and areas of sustainable development, gender equality, equal opportunities and diversity
  • have a broad scientific foundation that enables them to work within a chosen technical field
  • possess extensive technical and mathematical knowledge applied to engineering of production systems, logistics and maintenance
  • have substantial applicable scientific knowledge about human factors and ergonomics relevant for work within production, logistics and maintenance
  • demonstrate in-depth knowledge in production development for sustainable environment, work and business with a production system perspective

Skills and abilities

  • demonstrate a good ability to, independently and in a group, apply knowledge and skills in practice while taking into account relevant scientific, professional/profession-related and societal assessments and standpoints
  • demonstrate proficiency in being able to formulate, analyse, evaluate and manage technical problems and issues from a systems perspective, with a holistic view of their life cycle, from concept/requirements to specification, development, operation and decommissioning, and an ability to set boundaries, minimise necessary resource consumption and manage processes for problem-solving/realisation
  • show some ability to lead operations at different organisational levels, in different types of organisational life-cycle stages, within different types of logical frameworks
  • possess the requisite personal and professional skills, such as in the area of language, leadership, project management, sustainable systems analysis, gender equality, equal opportunities and communication, to work as an engineer in a management position or as a leader within a technology-intensive company
  • demonstrate proficiency in applying mathematically-based methods for analysing, modelling, optimising and evaluating industrial technology, processes and flows in the areas of production, logistics and maintenance with respect to sustainability
  • demonstrate an ability to integrate technical and human aspects within socio-technical systems, for overall system performance and sustainability

Ability to make judgments and adopt a standpoint

  • have a particularly good understanding of the fact that engineering problems are often complex, can be incompletely defined and sometimes involve conflicting conditions
  • adopt a reflective approach
  • demonstrate accountability with regard to issues within technical, organisational, economic, ecological and societal systems