Programme objectives

Degree Programme Open Entrance (COPEN), Programme syllabus for studies starting in autumn 2013

Last edit: 05/02/2013
Approved: 05/02/2013

Open Entrance is a different way to begin a Master of Science in Engineering programme at KTH.  Through the open entrance programme, the student can wait one year before choosing a specific programme to study.

Open Entrance is the beginning of the Master of Science in Engineering studies, comprised of one year, which is then followed up by one of the Master of Science in Engineering programmes at KTH.  During the year in Open Entrance, fundamental engineering subjects are taken which are common for many of KTH’s Master of Science in Engineering programmes.  During this year, the possibility to become more familiar with the different Master of Science in Engineering programmes which are given at KTH, is provided.  The selection procedure is done at the end of the spring term in the first year.

One who has been admitted to open entrance is guaranteed a place in one of KTH’s Master of Science in Engineering programmes.  The number of available places in the respective Master of Science in Engineering programmes is, however, limited; and, in the case that the number of applicants to a certain programme is more than the number of places, a selection is made based on the study results during the first year at Open Entrance.

Studies in Open Entrance are followed by studies at one of KTH’s Master of Science in Engineering programmes which leads to a Master of Science in Engineering degree comprising 300 higher education credits.  All higher education credits from the year in Open Entrance may be counted towards the degree.

Open Entrance is designed to give a good start for continued studies in one of KTH’s Master of Science in Engineering programmes and supports the fulfilment of goals which apply to KTH’s Master of Science in Engineering programmes.  See http://intra.kth.se/en/regelverk/utbildning-forskning/grundutbildning/examina/lokala-foreskrifter-for-examina-pa-grundniva-och-avancerad-niva-lokal-examensordning-1.27227

Knowledge and understanding

After studies in Open Entrance, the student should be able to:                    

  • carry out mathematical reasoning and calculations within one- and multiple variable analysis, linear algebra and numerical methods, important for the engineering profession and the continued studies.                   
  • show understanding for programming technology’s bases and independently be able to carry out simpler programming assignments.                    
  • carry outs simple measurements and experiments.                    
  • explain basic chemical and physical concepts.                    
  • apply and explain fundamental principles within mechanics.                    
  • explain and have a good command of certain important engineering complementary competencies, such as, for example communication skills.                    
  • describe KTH’s different Master of Science in Engineering programmes and the professional roles which are associated with these.

Skills and abilities

Ability to make judgments and adopt a standpoint