Last edit: 18/12/2019
Approved: 18/12/2019

Structure of the education

Academic year, semesters and other study periods are described at KTH student web site 

Common basic courses. The basic courses common for all engineering programmes at ICT School consists of courses in mathematics, computer programming, computer networks, digital design and computer hardware engineering. These courses will give the students basic knowledge in mathematics and information technology. This basic unit of courses is 75 credit units.

Programme specific courses. The courses specific for this programme starts at the end of the first year with electrical circuits and continues the second and third year with analog electronics, embedded systems, control engineering, signal processing and electronic product development. Programme specific courses is 45 credit units. In the third year there is a thesis work of 15 credit units, 15 units elective course and 30 credit units mandatory courses.

Elective courses can be KTH-courses or courses from other universities. Such courses could after request from program responsible teacher be counted in as elective course. The elective courses shall be taken after the student has been adopted to the study programme.


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.

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

Recognition of previous academic studies

A Student who has taken courses at another University can receive credit for the courses in the degree. The courses that shall be accepted cannot overlap a course already studied at KTH. To replace any compulsory course, documented knowledge to the same extent as for the compulsory course must be presented.

KTH policy for recognition of previous academic studies is available at KTH student web.

Studies abroad

To be qualified as a student for exchange studies within an exchange agreement with foreign universities the student have to

  • have maximally two unfinished courses as a second year student
  • have maximally three unfinished courses as a third year student.

For the selection of programme specific exchange positions the KTH selection rules is valid.

Degree project

The study programme ends with a 15 credit units degree project. The project can be carried out at a department within KTH, in industry or at another university in Sweden or abroad. In all cases there shall be an examinator at KTH. The degree project has to be accepted and registered at the school before the student starts the project and the special admission requirements must be fulfilled. The degree project shall be done within the main topic of the programme and be an extension and/or a deepening regarding academic preference or engineering wise preferences.

The degree project is graded P/F (Pass/Fail). In order to pass, the degree project must show high quality as tested against the relevant examination objectives, often all national examination objectives.

Directives and criteria for passing and grading are available at:

Specific directives and criteria for grading is available in the official course syllabus.


Requirements for exam is fulfilled when the student have passed all required courses in the programme. The degree is “Bachelor of Science in Engineering”. It is written in the text part of the degree diploma that the study programme is Electronics and Computer Engineering. The application to receive the degree diploma is sent to the student administration office at the School of Information and Communication Technology.

Reference to KTH regulations