Last edit: 06/05/2014
Approved: 06/05/2014

Structure of the education

The academic year is divided in terms and periods and is described in the regulations of KTH,

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


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

This program does not have any elective or optional courses.

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

Term enrolment is made on registration day. Course registration is made according to instructions from KTH.

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