Last edit: 23/01/2015
Structure of the education
The Academic year starts at the end of August/beginning of September and ends at the end of May/ beginning of June. The year is divided into two semesters, one in the autumn and one in the spring. Each of the semesters has two study periods. The study periods are about 7 weeks long and end in an exam period. In addition to the four exam periods at the end of the study periods there are three more exam periods, one after Christmas, one after May and one before the start of the Academic year.
The Program consists of one block with mandatory courses, three blocks of different conditionally elective courses, one block of completely freely elective courses, and the Master thesis project. More information about the course blocks is found under Appendix 1.
The programme is course-based. Lists of courses are included in Appendix 1: Course list
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
Each student is responsible for registering for the term at the beginning of each term. This is done via the ”personal menu” on KTH’s website. There is a limited time window for doing this. Term registration indicates that the student is active and opens the system so that results may also be reported.
Signing up for courses is done via https://www.universityadmissions.se . The system there for choosing courses is open from 1-15 November and 1-15 May, unless other information is posted.
Conditions for being promoted to the next level.
In order to be registered for elective courses in Term 3, you must have completed at least 45 higher education credits 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.
The Degree project (Master’s Thesis project) can be performed abroad providing the student has a supervisor at KTH, and the project is examined by one of the examiners involved in the programme.
The aim of the Degree project is to develop the student’s ability to independently carry out and report a work effort within the area of Electric Power Engineering.
The final degree project is worth 30 ECTS, 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 orally presented at a seminar. The project work can begin if
· the student has an agreement withone of the examiners involved in the programme,
· the student has obtained 60 ECTS at least 24 ECTS of which are from "Basic courses in electric power engineering" and at least 15 ECTS from completed "Advanced courses in electric power engineering",
· the student has completed the courses relevant to the project subject.
The student may found an appropriate Degree project as follows:
· the Labs involved in the programme put available projects on their web pages,
· the student contacts a company or an authority within the field of Electric Power Engineering,
· the student formulates her/his own project.
In the two latter alternatives, the project proposal must be approved by an examiner. Only projects where the student applies relevant knowledge within the field of Electric Power Engineering are accepted.
Students who have successfully completed a two-year Master's programme (120 ECTS) will be awarded a "Teknologie masterexamen", translated into English as "Master of Science (120 credits)".
To be awarded the above Master’s degree, students must obtain 120 ECTS and meet the following degree requirements:
- "Basic courses in electric power engineering" corresponding to at least 24 ECTS have been successfully completed,
- "Advanced courses in electric power engineering" corresponding to at least 22,5 ECTS have been successfully completed,
- "Project courses in electric power engineering" corresponding to exactly 9 ECTS have been successfully completed,
- "Complementary courses in electric power engineering" corresponding to exactly 10,5 ECTS have been successfully completed, and
- the final degree project (30 ECTS) has been successfully completed.