Last edit: 20/12/2017
Approved: 24/01/2018

Structure of the education

The academic year is typically divided into 4 periods of study, usually entailing the simultaneous study of two courses in each period.

The tutelage and examination format vary from course to course. The programme commonly contains a number of lectures, which provide an introduction to conceptions and theories. Practical exercises and lab sessions strengthen understanding of the theoretical connections.

Project work in line with a realistic economic model plays an essential role in the study programme. This is an exercise in applying engineering skills and knowledge in group work, where the tasks relate to real-world activity.

The study programme comprises non-optional courses during the first two years. To maintain a sense of coherence within the study programme, emphasis is placed on coordination between courses and continuity from one academic year to the next. During the third year, the student chooses alternative courses within the programme; it is possible to choose courses to a value of 15 credits, provided that these are relevant to the study programme.

At the end of the study programme, the student will undertake a degree project. This is often carried out with an employer; outside of the University.

For detailed information of the timetable for the academic year, visit the Student web:

During the study programme, the opportunity is given to participate in optional courses carrying a value of around 15 credits, provided that these are relevant to the programme.


During the third year of study, one of three different specializations is chosen.

·         Embedded Systems

  • Telecommunications and Computer Networking
  • Electrical Power

The specialization Embedded Systems and Electronics comprises non-optional courses in Embedded Systems and Real-time Systems, and optional courses in areas such as Signals and Systems, Wireless Networking and Mobile Communication, Control Systems and Wireless Sensor Systems.

The specialization Telecommunication and Computer Networking comprises non-optional courses in Communication Systems, and Wireless Networking and Mobile Communication, as well as optional courses in Network Security, Routing in IP Networks , Development of Web-based Services, Wireless Sensor Systems, Queueing Theory and Programming of Mobile Services.

The specialization Electrical Power comprises non-optional courses in Power Systems  and Civil Engineering, as well as optional courses in Control Systems, Power Electronics,  Electrical Drives, Power Systems and Wind Power Systems.


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

Study application/ term registration

Students shall apply via "Mina sidor" (personalised webpage) : between 1–15 November if applying for the Spring term and between 1–15 May if applying for the Autumn term. The study application is the basis for term registration; with it you may register for courses, obtain results and apply for study aid through CSN.

Choice of courses

Leading up to the Autumn and Spring terms in the 3rd year of study, the student shall choose courses under the specializations which the programme offers.

Begin a higher year of study

For studies in the second year of the programme, a minimum of 37.5 credits from year one of the programme of study is required in order to be enrolled in year two. If a student does not fulfil these requirements he/she needs to fill in an individual study plan, following consultation with the Study Advisor.

For studies in the third year of the programme, a minimum of 90 credits from years one and two of the programme of study is required in order to be enrolled in year three. If a student does not fulfil these requirements he/she needs to fill in an individual study plan, following consultation with the Study Advisor

Students who do not qualify for promotion to the next year must contact the Study Advisor.

Course registration

Every student shall, at the first scheduled lecture or class, sign a course register. If a student registers for a course and later decides not to complete it, they must inform the course tutor or study programme administrator of this as soon as possible.

It is the student's responsibility to ensure that required competencies from previous courses are achieved before starting the next. Information on required competencies can be found in the respective syllabus, in the "Kurs- och programkalalogen" (Course and programme catalogue) on the Student web:

Recognition of previous academic studies

Students have the right to transfer credits from other colleges/universities within Sweden or which are based abroad. The course/ courses must however be of such nature that they are relevant to the study programme. Credit transfer of a whole course must be approved by the Director of Undergraduate and Masters´ studies. Approval of credit transfer for part of a course can be given by an examiner.

Further information about credit transfers can be found at the KTH Intranet.

Studies abroad

Students of the School of Technology and Health (STH) have the possibility to take one year of study abroad, at one of the institutions with which KTH collaborates, without having to pay the tuition fees which are ordinarily incurred for studies abroad. Studies can be taken abroad in the third year of the programme. It is also possible to do the Bachelor´s Degree Project abroad.

Information on studies abroad is given by the international coordinators at the student office who can also provide information on application periods. Studies abroad can, following assessment, be approved as part of the Bachelor of Science in Engineering programme. The student travelling abroad shall establish a Learning Agreement with the university which implies prior permission for studies abroad. The courses are typically delivered in the language of the country/ region in which you are studying. For students accepted on to exchange programmes in German, French, Spanish and Italian speaking countries, preparatory language courses are available before the usual start of term.

Degree project

Part of the programme entails a degree project carrying a value of 15 credits. This equates to around 10 weeks of full-time studies. See also: " Riktlinjer för examensarbeten " (Guidelines for degree projects), School of Technology and Health.

The degree project:

  • May only be undertaken once 120 credits are obtained and final grades are achieved in relevant courses which affect the content of the degree project.
  • May be undertaken once the assignment has been approved by the examiner.
  • Is based on knowledge gained during studies and shall normally be undertaken during term 6.
  • Shall constitute proof of independent work comprising theoretical and/ or experimental elements with accompanying written report and verbal presentation.
  • The instructor is chosen by the examiner.

Further information about KTH's common goals for Bachelors of Science (engineering) can be found at:


To take the Bachelor of Science in Engineering, Degree programme in Electrical Engineering, the student must have passed all of the courses in his or her syllabus. The Syllabus is comprised of the non-optional courses, the optional courses that the student has elected to undertake, and the degree project. The syllabus shall contain at least 180 credits.

Courses which, content-wise, overlap other courses in the programme may not be counted towards the 180 higher education credits which comprise the degree

Further information about the degree can be found at:

To receive the degree, the student must apply for a degree certificate by completing the appropriate form. Further information can be found on the Student web.