Last edit: 07/10/2020
Approved: 07/10/2020

Structure of the education

Each academic year consists of two semesters which are 20 weeks each, and each semester is further divided into two study periods.

The syllabus for the programme (300 ECTS) consists of:

- mandatory courses in study year 1–3 (180 ECTS), and year 3 ends with a degree project in first cycle,

- courses in study year 4-5 within the chosen master's programme (120 ECTS), shall include at least 60 credits of advanced courses in media technology, and finally a degree project in second cycle.


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

Courses at KTH can be either mandatory, conditionally elective or elective.

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.

The grading scale is found in the course syllabus.

Conditions for participation in the programme

Participation requires both admission to course and a course registration, for courses given within the programme.

For further studies, special admission requirements for the course are to be fulfilled. Special admission requirements are listed in the respective course syllabus. 

Conditions for further studies
The student must apply in year 3 for a master's programme in study years 4–5. In order to be eligible for advanced level studies within the integrated Master of Science programmes at KTH, you are required to complete 150 credits from year 1-3. Of these, 110 credits must be from the year 1-2 curriculum. In addition to these credits, the bachelor thesis needs to be completed before Master’s level studies commence. Additional specific eligibility requirements may apply to certain programmes and appear in the respective Education Plan.

Degree project

Within the programme there are requirements for two degree work courses; one in the first cycle in year 3 (15 credits) and one in year 5 within the second cycle (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.

Special conditions
If a student does a degree project examined by another school than EECS, shall the specification and the final report be reviewed, due to certify the relevance of the degree project in relation to the programme.


The degree is entitled Degree of Master of Science in Engineering (civilingenjörsexamen). The text on the degree certificate states the educational programme Media Technology, that has been completed by the student.