Implementation of the education

Technical Preparatory Year (TBASD), Programme syllabus for studies starting in autumn 2013

Last edit: 15/10/2012
Approved: 14/11/2012

Structure of the education

The academic yearis divided in terms, periods, etc. andis described in the KTH Handbook 2,  4.2

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

This program do 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

Enrolment notification and term registration
Before every term, a term enrolment must be submitted between

  • 1th-15th of May for the fall term
  • 1th-15th of November for the spring term.

Your enrolment notification constitutes the foundation for the office’s planning and that you are registered for the programme. 

Term registration is required in order for you study results to be registered and for CSN to distribute student aid.

Course registrationis done before the third week of the course for the notified students who declared their intention to follow the course.

Recognition of previous academic studies

Students who have read the equivalent course at another university or college can transfer credits from the course in to the program with a grade of E.

The complete KTH policy for recognition of previous academic studies is found in the KTH-handbook.

Degree project

Degree Projectis not includedin the technical preparatory year.


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