Extent and content of the programme

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

Last edit: 09/07/2019
Approved: 09/07/2019

The Degree Programme in Mechanical Engineering comprises 300 credits, which corresponds to 5 years of full-time studies at a normal study pace (10 semesters).

The programme's first three years (180 credits) are primarily first cycle.

During the two final years (120 credits), the student undertakes a Master's programme.

Master's programme courses are conducted primarily in the second cycle.

International profile

The Degree Programme in Mechanical Engineering contains an international study profile. This profile is chosen during the spring semester of year 1. Year 2 offers language studies in German, French or Spanish with subsequent exchange studies in year 3 at one of the European universities involved in the cooperation. The course package offered during the stay abroad is integrated in the Degree Programme in Mechanical Engineering and corresponds to courses normally taken in year 3 at KTH.

The academic year 2018/2019 offers the following Master's programmes for a Degree of Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering*:

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Vehicle Engineering
  • Sustainable Energy Engineering
  • Industrial Management
  • Production Engineering Management
  • Engineering Design
  • Integrated Product Design
    Track, Innovation Management and Product Development
  • Nuclear Energy Engineering
  • Naval Architecture
  • Applied and Computational Mathematics
  • Engineering Mechanics
  • Sustainable Technology

*The range of offered Master's programmes may be revised. An updated list of elective Master's programmes can be found on the KTH student web for each respective academic year.

For students undertaking any of the following Master's programmes:

Industrial Management, Applied and Computational Mathematics or Sustainable Technology, a supplementary engineering profile is required to obtain a Degree of Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering
The following international Master's programmes also leads to a Degree of Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering, but the student applies in an admissions round in competition with all other applicants.

There is no guarantee of places for these programmes:

·        Environomical Pathways for Sustainable Energy Systems (SELECT)

·        Turbomachinery Aeromechanic University Training (THRUST)

·        Management and Engineering of Environment and Energy (ME3)

Language of instruction
The language of instruction for the first three years of first cycle is mainly Swedish, but English literature is common. The courses in the final two years are mostly conducted in English.

The following applies to the Industrial Technology and Sustainability Degree Programme:

Master's programmes that lead to a Degree of Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering within the Industrial Technology and Sustainability Degree Programme are:

Sustainable Production Development

Sustainable Energy Engineering

Industrial Engineering and Management

Production Engineering and Management

Applied and Computational Mathematics

The range of offered Master's programmes may be revised. An updated list of elective Master's programmes can be found on the KTH student web for each respective academic year.

Language of instruction
The language of instruction for the first three years of first cycle is mainly Swedish, but English literature is common. The courses in the final two years are mostly conducted in English.