Implementation of the education
Bachelor's Programme in Information and Communication Technology (TCOMK), Programme syllabus for studies starting in autumn 2018
Last edit: 22/01/2020
Structure of the education
The academic year division in semesters, periods etc. are described in KTH's regulatory framework https://intra.kth.se/styrning/regelverk/utbildning-pa-grund-och-avancerad-niva-1.660818.
The courses in school years 1-3 should help the student to acquire a solid foundation of mathematics/natural sciences, basic technological sciences and professional skills.
The programme is course-based. Lists of courses are included in Appendix 1: Course list
Courses are either compulsory or elective. These are scheduled so that primarily two courses are read and completed in the same period.
In school year 3 a number of elective courses can be chosen. The space for elective courses within the programme can be used to study pre-requisite courses for different master programmes in case there are such requirements.
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
Participation requires admission to courses within the programme and course registration. Course registration is done via the personal menu at www.kth.se
For students starting their education from the autumn semester 2018, previous promotion requirements have been replaced with special admission requirements to each course. Admission requirements are specified in the course syllabus.
Recognition of previous academic studies
Student that has read some courses at another university or higher education institution can apply to transfer the credits to the Bachelor's Programme in Information and Communication Technology. The transferred courses may not overlap with any course already read at KTH.
For recognition of a compulsory course, documented knowledge of at least the same extent for the equivalent subject must be demonstrated.
Application documents for transfer or change of courses should be delivered to the study adviser for assessment and decision by the programme co-ordinator of the Bachelor's Programme in Information and Communication Technology. The application should include attested copies of academic transcripts for invoked courses and course descriptions (course syllabus). Decisions for such applications are normally available within a couple of weeks from the date of the application. A copy of the decision is always mailed to the applicant.
Reference to the policy that is in KTH's regulatory framework http://intra.kth.se/regelverk/utbildning-forskning/grundutbildning.
To qualifiy for exchange studies within the scope of the agreements established with selected foreign universities the following applies:
Students in school year 2 may not have more than two courses unfinished.
The KTH student selection criteria apply. Reference to the selection criteria in KTH's regulatory framework https://intra.kth.se/styrning/regelverk/utbildning-pa-grund-och-avancerad-niva-1.660818.
The degree project is a first cycle course that comprises 15 higher education credits and is the final part of the education.
The project work may begin when special admission requirements for the course are fulfilled.
The selection of a suitable degree project is made in consultation with the examiner.
The degree project is graded P/F (Pass/Fail). In order to pass, the degree project must show high quality as tested against the relevant examination objectives, often all national examination objectives. Directives and criteria for passing and grading are available at:
Specific directives and criteria for grading is available in the official course syllabus.
The conditions for higher education qualification are satisfied when the course requirements in the program are satisfied. The study programme that the student has finished is stated in the degree certificate.
The application for degree is made via the Personal menu at www.kth.se.
Reference to KTHs regulatory framework https://intra.kth.se/styrning/regelverk/utbildning-pa-grund-och-avancerad-niva-1.660818.