Last edit: 20/02/2021
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.
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.
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
Participation requires admission to courses within the programme and course registration.
Course registration is done via the personal menu at www.kth.se
For students starting education from the autumn semester 2018, previous promotion requirements have been replaced with special admission requirements to course. Admission requirements are specified in the course syllabus.
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 one through three. Of these, 110 credits must be from the year 1 and 2 curriculum. In addition to these credits, the bachelor thesis needs to be completed before Master’s level studies commence. In addition to the general requirements, special admission requirements apply to each master program.
Recognition of previous academic studies
Students are able to apply for credit transfer for courses taken at another university, in Sweden or abroad.
For more information please refer to KTH's regulations on KTH.se and the Education office.
Students have the opportunity to spend one semester at one of KTH’s partner universities abroad.
For more information and recommendation on the appropriate semester for exchange studies refer to the International coordinators.
The degree project is the final part of the education. The project work may start when special admission requirements for the course are met.
Degree project at first cycle
Degree project at first cycle within the technological area of Civil Engineering and Urban Management covers 15 credits. 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 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 degree project is graded pass (P) or fail (F).
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 60 credits at second cycle (including the compulsory courses of the Master's programme
- 30 credits degree project within the different courses of the Master's programme;
- maximum 30 credits completely optional courses
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 regulation.
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
The application for degree certificate is done through the personal menu on KTH.se.