Last edit: 12/03/2009
Structure of the education
The programme lasts for two academic years. At KTH, the academic year is divided into two terms. The autumn term starts in late August and runs until the middle of January. The spring term begins in the middle of January and runs until the end of May/the beginning of June. The Christmas break is two weeks and the Easter break one week. Specific dates may be found at http://www.kth.se/studies/calendar?l=en. Each term consists of two study periods. Each study period comprises seven weeks of scheduled tuition such as lectures, laboratory lessons, etc., followed by one week of examinations free from scheduled tuition. There are also re-examination periods in January, June and in August.The programme offers five compulsory courses (37,5 higher education credits), four of which will be given in the first year, and the remaining one in the second year. The conditional elective and elective courses may be selected in both first and second year.
The programme is course-based. Lists of courses are included in Appendix 1: Course list
The programme is course-based. Lists of courses are included in appendix 1.
The number of credits of conditional elective and elective courses must be at least 52,5 higher education credits. Only the conditional elective courses from the list in appendix 1 can be selected
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.
All courses are graded on a scale from A to F. A-E are passing grades, A is the highest grade.
Conditions for participation in the programme
For promotion to study year two, the student must have received at least 45 higher education credits from the first year.No later than November 15 and May 15 each academic year, respectively, the students are required to select the conditional elective and elective courses. The conditional elective and elective courses given in· Term 1 must be selected no later than October 1,· Term 2 must be selected no later than November 15,· Term 3 must be selected no later than May 15.
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, see http://www.kth.se/info/kth-handboken/II/13/3.html
The final degree project is worth 30 higher education credits, and corresponds to five months of full-time study. It may be carried out either at KTH or in industry. The project is summarised in a written report, and finally presented at a seminar.The project work can begin if· the student has an agreement with an examiner, · the student has obtained 67,5 higher education credits at least 30 of which are from completed compulsory courses, and at least 22,5 higher education credits from completed conditional elective courses (1), · the student has completed the courses relevant to the project subject. More information on the KTH policy on the degree project can be found athttp://www.kth.se/info/kth-handboken/II/15/5.html
To graduate with a master’s degree, a master’s degree student must obtain 120 higher education credits and meet the following degree requirements:§ all compulsory courses (37,5 higher education credits) have been successfully completed,§ conditional elective courses (1) corresponding to at least 30 higher education credits have been successfully completed,§ conditional elective courses (2) corresponding to at least 7,5 higher education credits have been successfully completed,§ the final degree project (30 higher education credits) has been successfully completed. In addition to the requirements stated above, a master’s degree student must submit§ the original certificate from previous education (Bachelor’s or similar),§ a proof that all financial obligations (student union fee) to KTH have been met. Degree namesStudents who have successfully completed a two-year Master's programme (120 higher education credits) will be awarded a "Teknologie masterexamen", translated into English as "Degree of Master of Science (two years)".More information on the degree requirements can be found in the local admission policy of KTH at http://www.kth.se/info/kth-handboken/II/19/1x.html