Last edit: 03/12/2021
Approved: 03/12/2021

The program is an interdisciplinary collaboration between KTH and GiH (The Swedish School of Sport and Health Science). Sweden's two leading actors in their respective fields of science with the aim of communicating skills for understanding and developing new technologies, both in measuring sports performance, health and medical care.

Technically, the program focuses on measurement, simulation, and motion and performance analysis. The program also includes a block focusing on entrepreneurship, innovation and design. These blocks are complemented by a block of Sports Science, which is read at GiH.

The program includes both "traditional" engineering courses in electrical engineering and mechanics to provide technical skills and a course in physiology to provide the medical/scientific breadth. The interdisciplinary nature of the program ensures skills in cooperation and dialogue with different groups as well as the ability to handle social, economic and environmental issues.

Through project work, opportunities are offered to develop knowledge in formulating objectives and questions, seeking scientific literature and training presenting their work both verbally and in writing.

Upon completion of the program, the student should be able to influence and conduct improvement and development work in the field of sports technology. The education provides a good foundation for research studies in the field of technology and health.

Knowledge and understanding

Upon completion of program studies, students should have:

  • deep knowledge in the health and technology field.
  • knowledge of anatomy, physiology and medicine terminology as well as understanding of the different needs for technical solutions in sport
  • knowledge about scientific tools for analysing, working on and valuing facts as well as understanding how knowledge evolves in natural science, technology and social science

Skills and abilities

Upon completion of program studies, students will acquire skills and abilities on an individual basis to:

  • independently and in a group, put knowledge and abilities into practical action, with consideration to relevant scientific, professional and sociological judgments and opinions
  • ability to identify, formulate, analyse and solve problems with regards to current circumstances (scientific, engineer-related, and social) based on ethical and professional standpoints
  • skills in presentation and communication, especially regarding sports technology, such that good prerequisites for efficient work are achieved individually as well as in a multinational group

Ability to make judgments and adopt a standpoint

Upon completion of program studies, students should have:

  • professional and ethical responsibility in scientific, technical, ecological and social activities.
  • understanding that engineering-related problems, considered from a system perspective are often complex, can be incompletely defined and sometimes contain conflicting conditions
  • awareness of how personal values and positions affect the definition and assessment of technical and medical problems
  • a will to follow and use the development of knowledge in the field of sports technology

In addition to the above, the goals set out in the Higher Education Degree Ordinance regulations apply to general degrees at the master's and master's level.