Implementation of the education

Degree Programme in Mechanical Engineering (CMAST), Programme syllabus for studies starting in autumn 2009

Last edit: 09/03/2014
Approved: 09/03/2014

Structure of the education

Structure of the Programme

Academic year, terms, and study periods can be found in the KTH-Regulations
intra.kth.se

Study years 1-3, studies in the first-cycle

The study programme consists of the mandatory courses in years 1-3 in the first-cycle (G), and a Master's Programme in the second-cycle (A) in years 4 and 5, which concludes with a 30 credits degree project.

The programme is organised around courses in the mathematical, technically scientific and technical applied subjects. The education in and usage of professional skills and abilities of significant importance for a Master of Science in Engineering, for example: communication, ethics, entrepreneurship, sustainable development, company- and societal aspects, are integrated into the courses.

In order to make the programme comprehensive, collaboration is emphasized between the different subjects and throughout the entire programme. The courses are scheduled and coordinated in such a way that this is reached through common project work and hand-in assignments, etc.

The programme is structured in such a way that a student can choose to get a Degree of Bachelor of Science in Engineering after three years of study. This makes it possible for students to continue their studies abroad or at other universities in Sweden.

Mathematically natural science courses

Most of the courses in basic mathematical and natural science are in the first year. The remainder is placed in the second year.

Technical courses

Throughout years 1-3, the student will study basic technical scientific courses in Mechanical Engineering such as strength of materials and solid mechanics, thermodynamics, construction, and production.

The first three years conclude with a 15 credits of degree project  for the Degree of Bachelor of Science in Engineering in the chosen technical area. After completing 180 credits, the students can apply for the Degree of Bachelor of Science in Engineering if the degree requirements are fulfilled.

Study years 4-5, studies in the second cycle

The Master programme consists mainly of advanced courses and ends with a degree project work within one specific technical scientific area. Students in the Mechanical Engineering programme can choose between a wide range of Masters with set study plans. The student is guaranteed a place on their chosen master.

The knowledge about the environment and sustainable development is deepened and solidified by being integrated into the programme’s courses with special focus on for example: life-cycle analysis, environmental effects and choice of material, which is associated with the chosen Master programme.

Master's programmes leading to Master of Science in Engineering degree:

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Vehicle Engineering
  • Sustainable Energy Engineering
  • Industrial Management
  • Integrated Product Design
  • Production Engineering Management
  • Engineering Design
  • Nuclear Energy Engineering
  • Mathematics (Track Mathematical statistics and financial mathematics, Track Computational mathematics and Track Optimization and systems theor)
  • Naval Architecture
  • Sustainable Technology
  • Engineering Mechanics

Courses

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

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.

Conditions for participation in the programme

Term Enrolment and Course Application

A prerequisite to be allowed to participate in the studies is that the student verfies enrollment for courses the coming term every spring and fall. This is done via www.antagning.se between the 1st and 15th of November and the 1st and 15th of May.

By verifying his/her enrolment, the student has submitted his/her intention to continue studying and participating in the programme. After that it is possible for the student to:

  • registered for courses
  • have results reported
  • have the possibility to receive financial support from CSN

Conditions for participation in each year of the programme

For studying in year 2:

At least 45 credits from year 1 must be completed by the end of the exam period in August. Students who don’t fulfill this requirement must design an individual study plan with a guidance officer.

For studying in year 3:

At least 90 credits from years 1 and 2 must be completed by the end of the exam period in August. Students who don’t fulfill this requirement must design an individual study plan with a guidance officer.

For studying in year 4:

At least 150 credits from years 1-3, including a degree project, 15 credits, must be completed by the end of the exam period in August. Students who don’t fulfill this requirement must design an individual study plan with a guidance officer.

For studying in year 5:

At least 195 credits from years 1, 2, 3 and 4 of which at least 45 credits from year 4 must be completed by the end of the exam period in August. Students who don’t fulfill this requirement must design an individual study plan with a guidance officer.

Selection of Master programmes

In preperation for year 4, second cycle, the student choses a master programme within their Master of Science in Engineering degree programme. This is done between the 1st and 15th of May. The choice of master programme within their Master of Science in Engineering degree programme for the fall 2012 is done according to the instruction provided by the Students Office within the Univeristy administration at KTH. Apart from the basic elegibity requirements for study in the second cycle (year 4) each master has specific requirements. The evaluation of the basic and specific requirements is made by the Students office within the University administration at KTH.

Recognition of previous academic studies

The student has the possibility to apply to receive credit for results from previous studies at another university within the country or abroad.

KTH’s policy for receiving credit from previous academic studies is available in its entirety in the KTHs Regulations. intra.kth.se/regelverk

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 January 15th.

Degree project

The degree project consists of 30 credits.

Students are required to have a minimum of 240 credits within the programme before beginning the degree project.

KTH’s rules for the degree project are available in the KTH-Regulations intra.kth.se/regelverk

Degree

In order to graduate as a Master of Science in  Engineering, Degree Programme in Mechanical Engineering the student must be approved in every course that is included in the student’s study plan. The study plan must consist of 300 credits including 30 credits of degree project work.

Reference to the local degree policy is available in the KTH-Regulations.