Last edit: 13/11/2016
Approved: 13/11/2016

Structure of the education

Programme arrangement

The academic year comprises 40 weeks and is divided into four periods. If necessary, instruction may be provided outside the parameters of the academic year.

Academic years, semesters, study periods are found in the KTH regulatory framework,

Structure of the programme
The programme is an extension of a higher education qualification within engineering or natural science. It has the following structure.

The programme consists of compulsory courses that together comprise 45 credits.
These courses introduce and develop skills within innovation and entrepreneurship.
The programme concludes with a second cycle degree project of 15 credits where proficiency is further developed.


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

Course application and semester registration

Prior to each semester, the student must apply for all courses the student intends to take.

Course application is done at or

  •  1 - 15 May for autumn semester
  • 1 - 15 November for spring semester

If the student does not apply via or, the application is only considered subject to availability.

The student can obtain information on how to apply from the school's office of student affairs.

Conditions for participation in the instruction

Requirements for semester 1 to semester 2:
A total of at least 10 credits from semester 1 should be completed.

Individual study plan

A student who does not fulfil the above requirements must, in consultation with the programme study advisor, establish an individual study plan for the continuing studies.

There are no guaranties for full-time studies for students with an individual study plan

Recognition of previous academic studies

 Credit transfer

Students have the opportunity to apply to be given credit for results from a course or courses at another higher education institution/university within or outside the country.

As the grading systems differ widely between countries, grades from exchange studies are not translated to the KTH grading scale. An application is made by submitting a form to the school's office of student affairs.

The entire KTH policy for credit transfer is included in the KTH regulatory framework,

Studies abroad

Students on the programme do not have the possibility of doing parts of their education abroad.

Degree project

Degree project, second cycle

The programme includes a degree project for a Degree of Master (60 credits) that comprises a course of 15 credits which is usually carried out in the spring semester. Commencement of the degree project requires that the majority of the studies in the Master's Programme are completed, i.e.,

  • that 30 credits have been obtained, of which 15 credits relate to specialised studies within the main field of study.      

The KTH rules for degree projects can be found in the KTH regulatory framework,


Application for a certificate
The student must apply for a certificate. Applications are made by logging on to the KTH website where “Applications for degrees” is found under the heading “Programme”.

 Conditions for a Degree of Master, 60 credits
A Degree of Master of Science is obtained after completing the degree programme. The programme is designed so that the student, when they graduate, has fulfilled the national qualification requirements with a passing grade in all courses included in the student's study plan of 60 credits, of which

  • at least 45 credits are attained in the second cycle, which includes at least 30 credits (including a 15 credit degree project) of specialised studies within the programme's main field of study.

Title of general qualification at second cycle
Degree of Master of Science (60 credits)
Teknologie Magisterexamen

Refer to the KTH guidelines (KTH regulatory framework), local directions for higher education qualifications at first and second cycle, the local Degree Ordinance