Last edit: 10/12/2019
Structure of the education
Each academic year consists of two semesters which are 20 weeks each. Each semester is divided into two study periods.
Structure of the programme
Admitted students may initiate studies at a partner university in accordance with the Consortium Agreement. Mobility is conducted in a one year + one year format. Selection of study location for the first semester is made by the applicant at the time of admission. Students in the program must spend at least one full academic year at each of two participating universities. The studies are ended with a fourth semester where the student performs a degree project during 5-6 months. Options for research preparatory courses exist.
The programme is course-based. Lists of courses are included in Appendix 1: Course list
The type of instruction and examination format vary between the courses and these are indicated in each official course syllabus.
The student must register for the individual courses the way each one of the partner universities decides.
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.
As the programme is a result of a cooperation agreement between KTH and five other Nordic universities other types of grading might also be used.
Grading scale is found in the course syllabus.
Conditions for participation in the programme
Participation requires admission to courses within the programme and course registration.
For studies at a higher study year there are specific admission requirements for the courses. Admission requirements are specified in the course syllabus.
In order to be allowed to pass from Semester 1 to Semester 2:
the students must have achieved at least 22 credits by the end of the exam period in January and must have attempted to pass all the compulsory assignments (calculations, simulations, laboratory,) present in all courses. At least 80% of these compulsory assignments should have been passed.
To pass from Semester 2 to Semester 3:
at least 50 credits should have been achieved by the end of the exam period in August, all compulsory assignments should have been attempted and at least 80% of theses assignments should have been passed.
To pass from Semester 3 to Semester 4:
at least 80 credits, should have been achieved by the end of the exam period in January, all compulsory assignments should have been attempted and at least 90% of theses assignments should have been passed.
Degree project, second cycle
The programme includes a degree project for a Degree of Master that comprises 30 credits.
In order to fulfill specific admission requirements for a Degree Project, Second Cycle, 30 credits, courses corresponding to at least 60 credits, second cycle, must be completed. The courses at the second cycle shall include courses in the programme relevant to the degree project, as well as courses in science theory and research methodology
To start the degree project at least 80 ECTS course credits should have been achieved, all compulsory assignments should have been attempted and at least 90% of theses assignments should have been passed (as described under "Conditions to participate in the educational program" above).
In order to fulfil requirements for obtaining a master degree the project must be part of the required in-depth studies at second level in the main field of study for the programme. The topic of the project must be accepted by the Programme Committee.
The project can be performed either at an industry, community, agency or at one of the partner universities.
The partner universities might have special requirements for the degree project.
Conditions for a Degree of Master, 120 credits
A Degree of Master of Science is obtained after completing the degree programme. The programme is designed so that the student, when they graduate, has fulfilled the national qualification requirements with a passing grade in all courses included in the student's study plan of 120 credits, of which
- at least 90 credits are attained in the second cycle, which includes at least 60 credits (including a 30 credit degree project) of specialised studies within the programme's main field of study.
Title of general qualification at second cycle
Degree of Master of Science (120 credits), Teknologie masterexamen