Implementation of the education

Master's Programme, Electrophysics, 120 credits (TELFM), Programme syllabus for studies starting in autumn 2012

Last edit: 22/03/2013
Approved: 22/03/2013

Structure of the education

The education in laid out in two academic years.The study year for KTH’s undergraduate programme is divided into four periods.  The study periods correspond to about seven weeks of studies with at least 33 study days.  Every study period is followed by an exam period consisting of two dispensable days and at least five exam days. Partitioning of the academic year is described in the KTH-handbook and student web page.

Courses

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

No later than November 15 and May 15 each academic year, respectively, the students are required to make a study registration. In order to be registered for elective courses in Term 3, you must have completed at least 45 ECTS of course work.

Recognition of previous academic studies

Under certain circumstances, and in agreement with the programme director, credits for previous studies can be received according to the local policy of KTH.

Studies abroad

Exchange studies for course work abroad is not available. The Degree project (Master’s Thesis project) can be performed abroad providing the student has an advisor at KTH and one at the receiving institution and that the work follows the KTH regulations for a Thesis project.

Degree project

Degree project corresponds to 30 credit units. In general, the obligatory courses must be completed before the degree project can be started. The degree project is normally carried out individually, and the subject is in normal cases a specialization in the field a student studies for. The programme coordinator can in some cases agree for the degree project to be carried our by two students, in which case individual work by each student should be clearly defined. The degree project is graded on the A-F scale, based on the KTH evaluation criteria: content, process and presentation.More details and conditions applicable to the degree project are found in the KTH-handbook.

Degree

Students who have successfully completed a two-year Master's programme (120 ECTS) will be awarded a "Teknologie masterexamen", translated into English as "Degree of Master of Science (two years)".The programme has following conditions for the degree:

  1. a total of 90 credits of completed courses from the course list
  2. courses in the obligatory block must have been successfully completed
  3. at least three specialisation courses must be included
  4. a degree project of 30 higher education credits.

 The local degree policy at KTH is described in detail in the KTH-handbook.www.kth.se/info/kth-handboken/II/19/1.html