Last edit: 12/06/2018
Approved: 12/06/2018

Structure of the education

The KTH academic year is 40 weeks, divided into four periods. 

For details about the structure of the academic year see


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

When the mandatory registration takes place, the student shall do course registration through the "personal menu" on

Also when the next semester starts the student has to do course registration through the "personal menu" on


Recognition of previous academic studies

Students who read the corresponding course in another qualifying education at KTH may include the 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.