Utbildningens genomförande

Masterprogram, hållbar miljöteknik och infrastruktur (TEESM), Utbildningsplan för kull HT2010

Senast ändrad: 2011-01-13
Godkänd: 2011-01-13

Utbildningens upplägg

The academic year covers 40 weeks, starting in September divided into two terms, which each consists of two study periods (KTH-Handbook 2, Flap 4.2). Each study period concludes with a regular examination period of at least one week.

The first term starts with a common introduction for both specialization tracks, consisting of two courses, Environment Impact Assessment and Political Economy for Planners. These courses should provide the fundamental understanding and concepts of the societal need and demand for an integrated and sustainable approach to environmental problems.

In the second period primary courses are offered which provide basic knowledge for the specializations.  The third and fourth period the first year comprise courses that provide students with deeper know­ledge and skills in the specialization tracks. Some of the courses are elective for both specializations. 

The second year two compulsory project courses are offered, one for the student with the specialisation in Environmental Engineering and one with for the specialisation in Sustainable Infrastructure. These courses will synthesize and apply the knowledge achieved in the two first semesters by studying a selected problem complex in project form. The project courses will be supported by a compulsory course in Philosophy of Science and Methodology and courses associated to each project theme.

The final term is devoted to the writing of a compulsory Degree Project. A maximum of two conditionally elective courses may be selected from other relevant master’s programme courses available at KTH after application to the vice dean of education.


Utbildningen sker i kursform. Kurslistor finns i Bilaga 1: Kurslista

The programme is course-based, and multitude pedagogic forms are applied, ranging from lectures, seminars, individual assignments, group works to integrated projects. Within the programme three courses (22,5 hp) are offered that are mandatory for all students and that provide a common expertise for students in both specializa­tions. In addition, a sequence of core courses (60hp) is offered which allows students to acquire professional skills in their specialization.


För kurser på KTH används en sjugradig målrelaterad betygsskala A-F som slutbetyg för kurser på grundnivå och avancerad nivå. A-E är godkända betyg med A som högsta betyg. Betygen godkänd (P) och underkänd (F) används som slutbetyg då särskilda skäl föreligger.

Villkor för deltagande i utbildningen

Students who have been admitted to the programme have to attend the registration meeting in order to enroll for the programme. If a student is not able to attend the registration meeting for reasons beyond his/her control he/she should register not later than two weeks after the start of the courses.  The second period in year 1 offer (conditionally) elective courses and the course selection lead to one of the two specialisations due to prerequisites in later courses. Information will be supplied during period 1 about the contents of the courses. Students should inform the Master administrator on their choice before a defined date.   After registration in the programme students will be registered for term 1 and 2.

For registration in term 3 students should have completed at least 45hp. For registration in term 4 students should have completed at least 67,5 hp of the compulsory courses.  

Through signing the attendance list during the first week of the course, students will be registered for the course. If a student for reasons beyond his/her control is not able to attend during the first week he/she has to contact the course administrator.


The Royal Institute of Technology has a policy for recognising previous academic studies. The decision on recognising documented results from similar education at other universities is taken by the vice dean of education at the School of Architecture and the Built Environment upon application by the student.


The programme offers no opportunities for studies abroad except for the Master’s Degree project where the student can choose to carry out a study at an organization outside Sweden. However, the School of Architecture and the Built Environment has no resources to pro­vide support so the student should make such arrangements.


The Degree project comprises 30hp and provides students with the opportunity to in­vesti­gate a problem in depth under the supervision of experienced practitioners and researchers.

For registration of the degree project students should have com­pleted at least 67,5 hp of the compulsory courses.

If a student intends to carry out a Degree project within another field of studies, he/she should apply for exemption from the vice dean of education. The Degree project is graded on a scale A-F, where A-E are passing grades with A as the highest grade. The prerequisite for starting the degree project is completed courses corresponding to 60 credits.


Students who have fulfilled all course requirements in the Master's programme (120 ECTS) will be awarded a "Teknologie masterexamen", translated into English as "Degree of Master of Science (two years)". An application for the degree certificate should be submitted to the Master administrator, together with a copy of a student union card, copy of receipts or a certificate from the student union office, and an attested photocopy of the previous university degree (B.Sc. or a B. Eng, or equivalent). The degree certifi­cate will be mailed to the student’s permanent address by registered mail.

Please note that this degree do not correspond to the Swedish degree "Civilingenjör".