Implementation of the education

Master's Programme, Electrophysics, 120 credits (TELFM), Programme syllabus for studies starting in autumn 2017

Last edit: 13/12/2016
Approved: 10/01/2017

Structure of the education

The study year for KTH's undergraduate education is divided into two semesters, each with two study periods (four study periods in total over the year). Each study period is followed by an exam period. For detailed information about the academic year please see the KTH student web.

The programme comprises 2 years of full-time studies (120 higher education credits) including a half-year degree project (30 higher education credits). The programme includes 31.5 higher education credits of compulsary courses and specific credits for the chosen track.


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

The course lists for each track can also be found in appendix 1.

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.

The grades pass (P) and fail (F) are also used for the degree project.

Since the grading systems differ between different countries, the grades from studies abroad will not be transferred to the KTH grading system.

Conditions for participation in the programme

Registration for the term

All students accepted to a programme must register for each term they intend to actively pursue studies.  For newly admitted students this is done in connection with the compulsory registration meeting at beginning of term.  For all following terms of the program, the student enters the registration for the term via their Personal Menu at The registration is possible during a limited time period. This registration is necessary for reporting of results and required so that student’s stipend (studiemedel) can be disbursed by CSN.

Course Selection

The selection of courses for the coming term must be done by the student via the with the students KTH-account:

  • May 1-15th for the fall term
  • November 1-15th for the spring term

Course registration

Each student must before every study period register for all courses they are admitted to. The course registration is either done via the Personal Menu at or according to instructions from the course coordinator or the department giving the course. If the student decides not to take a course, then the student should notify the course administrator.

Conditions for being promoted to the next level

For promotion to study year two, the student must have received at least 45 higher education credits from the first year. In order to receive the degree, the student must fulfil the criteria for at least one of the specializations.

Recognition of previous academic studies

According to the Swedish Higher Education Ordinance, a student who has gone through certain first-cycle study courses and study programmes with a passing result has the right to have such credit recognised for a corresponding course of education at another institution of higher education. The Program Director for the master's program in electrophysics will make the decisions concerning recognition of entire courses. Awards of credits for parts of courses may be decided upon by an examiner.

For further information on recognition of previous academic studies, see the KTH:s regelverk

Studies abroad

Exchange studies are available through a number of agreements between KTH and other universities. The Degree project (Master’s Thesis project) can be performed abroad providing the student has an advisor and examiner at KTH and an advisor at the receiving institution or company, and that the work follows the KTH regulations for a degree projects.

Degree project

The degree project comprises 30 higher education credits corresponding to 20 weeks of full time studies. . In order to start the degree project, the student must have passed at least 60 higher education credits of completed courses at least 30 higher education credits should be in depth studies on the second cycle level within the area of technology for which the degree is being prepared.

The degree project should be performed within the area of technology for which the degree is being prepared. The degree project is carried out individually and must be within an area corresponding to the courses which the student has taken. Before the degree project is started, it must be approved both by the KTH examiner and the program director.

General rules and guidelines for the thesis and grading of the thesis are described in the KTH regulations.

The degree project is graded according to the P-F scale, using the three bases for assessment common to all grading at KTH: the engineering and scientific content, the process, and the presentation.


Students who have successfully completed the two-year Master's programme in Electrophysics (120 ECTS) can apply for a "Teknologie masterexamen", translated into English as "Degree of Master of Science (two years)".

To be able to apply for the degree the student has to fulfill the national qualification requirements and have completed courses correponding to 120 higher education credits including:

  • At least 90 higher education credits
  • All compulsary courses and conditions for the track
  • Passed Degree Project of 30 higher education credits

The student applies for their degree via the ”Personal Menu” at

KTH's local degree ordinance is available in their entirety in the KTH regulatory framework that can be found on the intranet. The main subject for the degree will be stated in the degree certificate .