Programme objectives

Degree Programme in Microelectronics (CMIEL), Programme syllabus for studies starting in autumn 2008

Last edit: 11/05/2011
Approved: 11/05/2011

In addition to the Higher Education Ordinance requirements for the Civil Engineering degree, the following specific objectives apply for the Civil Engineering Programme in Microelectronics (ME)

Knowledge and understanding

• to provide thorough knowledge of mathematics and science, as required in applied physics. This is ensured by means of a large scientific and technological base.

• to provide knowledge to be able to model, predict and evaluate events, mathematically, by using a computer or experimentally. This is ensured by means of courses in numerical analysis and several experimental courses.

• to provide good knowledge of the technological sciences and in-depth research that are offered within the programme. This is ensured through a varied range of courses and proximity to KTH's strong research in the field.

For international specialization, a civil engineer who has attended the programme can:

• follow and utilize knowledge development in the field of technology in the respective languages (Spanish, German, French).

• comprehensively follow and utilize knowledge development in the field of technology in the respective languages (Chinese and Japanese).

Skills and abilities

• to be able to realize products, systems, processes, products or services throughout their entire life cycle. This is ensured by the courses providing practical examples.

• to provide the ability to analyze and critically evaluate different technological solutions with a holistic approach, i.e., with an understanding of the context in which they operate. This is ensured through various stages of the course and through specific courses that discuss the engineering methods and the engineer's role in a larger context.

• provides education and ability to lead and collaborate on projects, with groups of different composition. This is ensured through specific project management courses, as well as work on projects in various courses.

• provides the ability to communicate with other individuals, using different media and languages, has the

ability to use the skills in other countries and cultures. This is ensured by internationalization, both domestically and internationally, for example, by the study environment in the higher academic years being very international (Masters international recruitment programme), and through the option to spend part of their education abroad and/or study with international specialization.

For international specialization, a civil engineer who has attended the programme can:

• communicate effectively with colleagues in the language in question (Spanish, German, French)

• operate professionally in countries where the language is spoken (all languages)

Ability to make judgments and adopt a standpoint

Ability to make judgments and adopt a standpoint

• to educate Civil Engineers with knowledge of economic, social and environmental conditions and needs of employees, customers and society. This is ensured by the subjects or more specific courses being related to the needs of the group.

• are prepared for lifelong learning to adapt to the changing conditions of work. This is ensured by means of a large fundamental scientific and technological base.

• is provided the capacity to assume responsibility for the consequences of the operations which an engineer may have for the environment as well as health and safety. This is ensured by the different courses highlighting the engineer's professional role.