Last edit: 22/11/2019
Approved: 22/11/2019

Structure of the education

The primary field of technology and health is interdisciplinary, combining knowledge and practitioners from different fields of science. The teaching in the program is based on the ability to convey knowledge of the understanding and development of new technologies that can be used both in measuring sports performance, in health and medical care. Due to the cross-disciplinary nature of the program, several schools contribute; Industrial Engineering and Management, Technology Science, and Chemistry, Biotechnology and Health at KTH, as well as the School of Gymnastics and Sport.

The program will be given in the form of full-time studies during the daytime. Admission must take place every autumn term. The majority of the courses will be given by and on KTH, but some courses will be combined with students from GIH, and the courses will be given there. The students from GIH are reading master programs there and enrolled in this program course code,

Through the project work and finally the degree project, the student will be able to integrate the acquired knowledge and experience from the main courses.

Courses

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

Year 1:  

Semester 1:

MF2043 Robust mechatronics, 6 hp (p1)

SG2804 Biomechanics of Human Movement, 7 hp (p2)

HL2041 Sports Technology, 9 hp (p1 och p2) ***

XXxxxx Measurement technology for health and sports applications. 8 hp (p1 och p2) **

Semester 2

GiH Sport and Health science, 15 hp (p3 och p4) *

MF2103 Embedded Systems for Mechatronics, 9hp (p3)

XXxxxx Mobile applications and data analysis for sports, 6 hp (p4)

Year 2

Semester 3

XXxxxx Entrepreneurship in Technology and Helath, 7,5 hp (p1) ***

XXxxxx Performance analysis with machine learning, 7,5 hp (p1) **

XXxxxx Product design of sports technology, 7,5 hp (p2) ***

AK2036 Theory and Methodology of Science with, 7,5 hp (p2) ***

Semester 4

The spring term year two consists of a thesis of 30 credits. It can be done individually or in groups of two students.

HL207X Degree Project, 30 credits ***

* The course is given by GIH. KTH students study with GIH students.

** Completed to some extent with GIH students

*** Collaborated with GIH students

Conditional Choices:

2 of the following courses should be read:

MF2043 (Robust Mechatronics)
Mobile applications and data analysis for sports
Performance analysis with machine learning

And 1 of the courses:
Entrepreneurship in Technology and Health
Product design of sports technology

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.

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 www.kth.se

Some of the elective courses might have a limit in the number of participants. Selection will be based primarily by number of credits obtained within the programme, secondly by grades.

Special admission requirements to each course are specified in the course syllabus.

Between 1 and 15 of May the students apply for admission to courses for the upcoming autumn term, and between 1 and 15 of november for the upcoming spring term.

Recognition of previous academic studies

The student has the possibility to apply to receive credits from courses taken at another university/higher education institution both in Sweden and from abroad. The application form can be found on KTH’s website.

Studies abroad

After approval by the programme director, part of the studies may be carried out abroad (including the Master’s degree project). The condition is that the parts of the programme carried out abroad should fit in with the educational programme.

Degree project

A 30-credit Master’s degree project is carried out at the end of the educational programme and is the final part of the education. The project work may begin when special admission requirements for the course are fulfilled.

The purpose of the project is to let the student study a problem in more depth than is possible in the courses. The degree project can be carried out at an industrial company, a hospital or at an academic institution in Sweden or abroad.

Degree

In order to graduate with the Degree of Master of Science (Two Years) within the main area Technology and Health, a passing grade must be achieved in all courses which are in the student’s study plan. The study plan must comprise 120 higher education credits including a degree project consisting of 30 higher education credits.

To receive the MSc degree, students must fill in an online application form.