Programme objectives

Degree Programme in Mechanical Engineering (CMAST), Programme syllabus for studies starting in autumn 2017

Last edit: 18/11/2019
Approved: 18/11/2019

In addition to the objectives specified in the Swedish Higher Education Ordinance, a graduate Master of Science in Engineering from Mechanical Engineering at KTH shall:

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

Specific objectives for the Mechanical Engineering Degree Programme:

  • have a broad scientific foundation that enables them to work within a number of technical fields with product development, production and manufacturing technology and energy issues. This may include material selection, energy sources, production methods of the assessment of economic and environmental impact, etc.

Specific objectives for the Industrial Technology and Sustainability Degree Programme:

  • have a broad scientific foundation that enables them to work within a chosen technical field
  • possess extensive technical and mathematical knowledge within production, logistics and maintenance
  • have substantial applicable scientific knowledge for the management of work within production, logistics and maintenance
  • have substantial knowledge of what promotes sustainability for work and productivity within production, logistics and maintenance.

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

Specific objectives for the Industrial Technology and Sustainability Degree Programme:

  • 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.
  • demonstrate an ability to integrate technical and human aspects within socio-technical systems, for increased productivity 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 condidtions
  • adopt a reflective approach
  • demonstrate accountability with regard to issues within technical, organisational, economic, ecological and societal systems.

The KTH local Degree Ordinance can be found in the KTH regulatory framework