Last edit: 26/08/2020
Approved: 15/09/2020

Structure of the education

The academic year consists of one autumn and one spring term. Each term consists of two study periods. Students are expected to take two courses per period. The curriculum covers four terms of full time studies.

The programme is structured so that all students read the joint mandatory courses in periods 1 to 2 of year 1 and the mandatory course Theory of Science and Research Methods in period 2 of year 2. The programme also contains a number of proposed course sequences that provide a level of progression within different profiles in the programme that are oriented towards construction project management, building and real estate economics or real estate development and land law.

Courses

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

Appendix 1 includes the courses in the programme. A typical course will consist of a series of lectures combined with a project or a set of exercises, some of them resulting in term papers, project reports or oral presentations.

The courses in the course sequences are conditionally elective and conditions are also imposed by the entry requirements between courses that are built on each other to achieve a level of progression in the programme.

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.

Information regarding the scale found in the curriculum.

Conditions for participation in the programme

Participation requires admission to courses within the programme and course registration. Course registrations are done via Ladok for students (Current education)

 

Degree project

The completion of a degree project (30 ECTS credits) is required to fulfil the requirements of the Master of Science Degree (MSc).

The degree project is the final part of the education. The project work may begin when special admission requirements for the course are fulfilled.

If a student intends to undertake a degree in another subject area, it must be approved by the Director of undergraduate and Master studies.

Each student’s proposed degree project has to be approved by the senior course supervisor for the degree project. Current supervisory capacity at the department will determine which subjects are covered in the degree projects.

The degree project is graded pass (P) or fail (F).

Degree

Title: Master of Science with a Major in the Built Environment specialized in Real Estate and Construction Management, 120 credits.

Degree in the programme described above is obtained after completion of courses comprising 120 ECTS credits of which

  • at least 60 ECTS credits at advanced level including mandatory and conditionally elective courses
  • 30 ECTS degree project within the master programme
  • a maximum of 30 ECTS credits of entirely elective courses.

When the Master’s programme is the final part of the degree programme in Civil engineering and urban management, there are additional degree requirements according to the study programme for Civil engineering and urban management, for example courses in mathematics and natural science subjects for a minimum of 45 ECTS credits.

The application for degree certificate is done through the personal menu at www.KTH.se.