Last edit: 03/04/2020
Approved: 03/04/2020

Structure of the education

Structure of the education

The study year at KTH is 40 weeks, divided into four periods. The periods are each ten weeks. Every period is followed by a week for examinations. For a detailed overview of the calendar see KTH website. The programme consists of mandatory courses in years 1-3, and a number of voluntary courses at year 3. The program is concluded by a bachelors’ thesis at the end of year 3, encompassing a total of ten weeks.


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.

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 registration is done via the personal menu at

For students starting education from the autumn semester 2018, previous promotion requirements have been replaced with special admission requirements to course. Admission requirements are specified in the course syllabus.

Recognition of previous academic studies

Students are able to apply to receive credit for the results of the course/courses at another college/ university within the country or abroad.

For more information please refer to KTH's regulations and program's student guidance counselling.

Studies abroad

There are opportunities within the program for student exchange under existing agreements.

For more information and recommendation on the appropriate semester for exchange refer to the program's international administrators.

Degree project

The training includes a degree equivalent to a 15-credit course.This means 10 weeks of full time studies.

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

For the thesis, special rules applys:
• The work may not begin before the task approved by the examiner and notification of special application form. Examiner is responsible for ensuring the student has sufficient knowledge for the selected task.
• The supervisor is appointed by the examiner.
• For information regarding the grading scale on the degree project refer to the syllabus.

More information on the current degree bachelor programs see KTH regulations.


Students who have full filled all the requirements in the Bachelor's programme (180 ECTS) will be awarded the "Degree of Bachelor of Science (180 credits)". In order to gain a degree at least 25 credits need to concern mathematical or bioscience subjects (naturvetenskapliga ämnen), and at least 90 credits including a completed bachelor’s thesis within the main subject. An application for the degree certificate should be submitted to the Student Counselors Office.

For more information, please refer to the KTH regulations.

To obtain the degree, students will apply for a diploma through web service in personal menu.

There is more information about the degree on KTH´s regulations.