Implementation of the education

Technical Preparatory Year (TBASD), Programme syllabus for studies starting in autumn 2014

Last edit: 07/02/2014
Approved: 07/02/2014

Structure of the education

The academic year is divided in terms, periods, etc. and is described in the KTH: regulations

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 registration is 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 has read the corresponding cours in another school at KTH can count on that course in the program with the same ratings by"change of course".Otherwise there is no possibility of credit transfer.

Degree project

Degree Project is not included in the technical preparatory year.


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