Programme objectives

Degree Programme Open Entrance (COPEN), Programme syllabus for studies starting in autumn 2017

Last edit: 13/09/2016
Approved: 15/09/2016

Open Entrance is one 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.

Everyone 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 www.kth.se

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.

* explain basic chemical and physical concepts.                   

* apply and explain fundamental principles within mechanics.                   

* carry outs simple measurements and experiments.                   

* 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