Programme objectives

Master's Programme, Aerospace Engineering, 120 credits (TAEEM), Programme syllabus for studies starting in autumn 2008

Last edit: 03/02/2009
Approved: 10/03/2009

The main objective of this programme is to educate skilled engineers for the European aerospace industry and research institutions. The programme is mainly intended for (but not exclusive to) Swedish students and students from European universities with which KTH has exchange agreements. It is a joint effort by several different KTH departments, providing leading expertise in their respective areas of research. The Department of Aeronautical and Vehicle Engineering coordinates the programme and contributes about half of the courses.

Knowledge and understanding

A  Master of Science in Aerospace Engineering will:

  • have a good ability to independently apply mathematics and basic engineering science in the field of aerospace engineering,
  • be able to formulate and approach new problem settings in a scientific manner, by having a creative, critical and systematic attitude to engineering practice.

Skills and abilities

A Master of Science in Aerospace Engineering will be able to:

  • work out solution strategies to real engineering problems, knowing the capabilities and limitations of different methods and tools,
  • plan, perform and evaluate basic experimental testing in order to investigate the validity of a theoretical model,
  • work efficiently in a teamwork environment in groups with different compositions,
  • work efficiently in an international environment, in particular where English is the professional language,
  • communicate results and conclusions in a competent and intelligible manner, both orally and in writing,
  • follow and participate in aerospace research and development.

Ability to make judgments and adopt a standpoint

A Master of Science in Aerospace Engineering will be able to:

  • critically judge a situation and in an independent manner acquire the information and knowledge that is necessary to establish a qualified standpoint,
  • have the ability to identify the need for further knowledge in the field and take responsibility for keeping their personal knowledge up to date.

Complete information on the degree requirements can found at the local degree policy of KTH, see http://www.kth.se/info/kth-handboken/II/19/1.html