Implementation of the education

Degree Programme in Civil Engineering and Urban Management (CSAMH), Programme syllabus for studies starting in autumn 2017

Last edit: 01/11/2019
Approved: 01/11/2019

Structure of the education

The academic year covers 40 weeks and is divided into two terms, the autumn and spring term. Each term covers two study periods.

For information about the academic year's scope, examination and re-examination periods, refer to http://www.kth.se/student/schema.

Years 1-3 Studies at first cycle

Courses in year 1 are a mix of mathematics-natural science subjects and subjects specific to civil engineering and urban management, with a focus on the former. Courses in year 2 focus more on civil engineering and urban management and application. The courses in years 1-2 together cover 120 credits.  The choice of specialisation for year 3 is made at the end of the spring term in year 2.   In year 3, the students take compulsory courses within the chosen specialisation and conditionally elective courses. Together with the degree project, the courses in year 3 cover 60 credits.

The studies in years 1-3 end with a degree project at first cycle of 15 credits within the  technological area of Civil Engineering and Urban Management.

Years 4-5 Studies at second cycle

In years 4 and 5, the students study courses within chosen Master's programmes. Compulsory courses, conditionally elective courses and optional courses cover 120 credits together with the degree project.

The studies in years 4 and 5 end with a degree project at second cycle of 30 credits within the technological area of Civil Engineering and Urban Management.

Courses

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

Course lists for years 1-3 are contained in appendix 1. For course lists for years 4-5, see the syllabus of each Master's programme.

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.

Information regarding the scale found in the curriculum.

Conditions for participation in the programme

It is necessary for students to register for courses and the term for participation in studies at KTH prior to each new term.

Registration is necessary for reporting of the results and is a prerequisite for granted student aid to be paid by CSN.

Registration for the term is conducted by the students themselves in the Personal menu online.

All programme students register for courses on www.antagning.se

Terms and conditions for moving up

For studies in year 2 (first cycle):

At least 45 credits from year 1 must be achieved by the examination period in August.

For studies in year 3 (first cycle):

At least 100 credits from years 1 and 2 must be achieved by the examination period in August. At least 50 credits must be from year 1.

For studies in year 4 (second cycle, year 1 within a Master's programme):

At least 150 credits from years 1, 2 and 3 must be achieved by the examination period in August, of which at least 110 credits from years 1-2.   In addition, the degree project at first cycle of 15 credits should be completed.

For studies in year 5 (second cycle, year 2 within a Master's programme):

In addition to that which applies for moving up to year 4, at least 45 credits from year 4 should be completed.  Courses corresponding to 240 credits should be completed before the degree project is started.

Individual syllabuses should be prepared for students who do not fulfil the afore-mentioned requirements for moving up prior to studies in years 2-5.

Recognition of previous academic studies

Students have the opportunity to apply for credit transfer of results from courses at another higher education institution/university within or outside the country.  The entire KTH policy for credit transfer is included in KTH's regulatory framework, www.kth.se.

For more information, refer to the Programme's study advisory service.

Studies abroad

There is the option of student exchange during the Programme within the framework of existing agreements.

For more information and recommendations of appropriate term for studies abroad, refer to the Programme's international administrator.

Degree project

Degree project at first cycle

Degree project at first cycle within the technological area of Civil Engineering and Urban Management covers 15 credits. At least 120 credits should be earned in the Programme before the work can start, of which 60 credits with successive advanced study at first cycle within the technological area of Civil Engineering and Urban Management. It is up to the examiner to determine and verify that the student has the in-depth studies required and that the student has completed the main part of the studies before the degree project starts.

Degree project at second cycle

Degree project at second cycle covers 30 credits and is conducted within the chosen Master's programme.  It should normally be conducted during the last term of the Programme.  In general, a major part of the studies, at least 240 credits, should be earned before the degree project may start.  It is up to the examiner to determine and verify that the student has the in-depth studies required and that the student has completed the main part of the studies before the degree project starts.

The thesis work is graded pass (P) or fail (F).

Degree

In order to be awarded the Degree Programme in Civil Engineering and Urban Management, a pass mark in courses covering 300 credits is required, of which 120 credits may have been taken within one of the five Master's programmes Real Estate and Construction Management, Civil and Architectural Engineering, Sustainable Urban Planning and Design, Environmental Engineering and Sustainable Infrastructure as well as Transport and Geoinformation Technology.

the 300 credits should include:

  • 180 credits from first cycle at the Degree Programme in Civil Engineering and Urban Management or equivalent, of which the degree project at first cycle of 15 credits;
  • at least 90 credits at second cycle (including the compulsory courses of the Master's programme and 30 credits degree project) within the different courses of the Master's programme;

in addition:

  • maximum 30 credits completely optional courses may be included

In the afore-mentioned degree of 300 credits, mathematics-natural science subjects of at least 45 credits should be included.

After the first three years, students have the opportunity to apply for the award of a Bachelor of Science of 180 credits in accordance with the completed academic year syllabus for the years 1, 2 and 3, also refer to KTH's degree regulations http://intra.kth.se/regelverk/utbildning-forskning/grundutbildning/examina.

After completed studies of 300 credits, students also have the opportunity to apply for the award of a Master's degree of 120 credits alongside the civil engineering degree.

Application for the degree

Application for the degree is made through the online service in the personal menu on KTH's website.