Last edit: 15/09/2018
Approved: 15/09/2018

Structure of the education

The academic year is divided in terms and periods and is described in the KTH Handbook

The program consists of mandatory basic courses in mathematics, physics and chemistry.

This program does not have any elective or optional courses.


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

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.

Conditions for participation in the programme

In connection with the compulsory enrollment, the student must register for courses via the "Personal Menu" at

Even for the next semester, students will register for courses via the "Personal Menu" at

Recognition of previous academic studies

Students who read the corresponding course in another qualifying education at KTH can be eligibility of the course in the program with the same ratings by “change of course”. Otherwise there is no possibility of crediting.

Degree project

Degree Project is not included in the technical preparatory year.


The program gives eligibility for engineering programmes and will not lead to a degree.