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

Electrical Engineering is a subject which deals with electricity as a means of sending signals and information or as a conductor of energy. This relates to e.g., mobile communication, electrical and data networks in homes or electrical machines. Electrical Engineering is crucial to the future development of industry, to an eco-friendly and sustainable society and to our day-to-day lives.

Electrical Engineering 180 credits is an engineering programme with emphasis on applied technology. Technical application in the form of practical sessions, projects and larger, independent assignments are important parts of the teaching method which characterizes the programme. The objective is to train engineers with sound, independent ability to utilize and develop advanced technology.

The programme's objective is to prepare students for a professional role as a Bachelor of Science in Engineering, operating within the area of applied Electrical Engineering with specializations in electronics and inbuilt systems, data and telecommunications and electrical power.

The Bachelor of Science (engineering) graduate shall be able to work within a broad range of activities, such as managing projects, construction, product development, operation and maintenance, marketing and sales, both independently and in a project team.

The Bachelor of Science programme will also provide a sound base for further education at a higher level, a guaranteed lifetime of continued learning and personal development within both the individual's specialization and new subject areas.

Knowledge and understanding

A Bachelor of Science graduate from the programme Electrical Engineering 180 credits shall

  • have knowledge of the scientific base of Electrical Engineering as well as solid experience and awareness of current development and research
  • have a broad proficiency in electrical engineering and in-depth knowledge of the chosen specialization
  • have knowledge electrical engineering problems in the scope of a system, with emphasis on applied technology
  • understand the role of the engineer
  • have knowledge of social, environmental, cultural and business aspects and the effects that electronic systems have on these

Skills and abilities

A Bachelor of Science from the programme Electrical Engineering 180 credits will

  • be able to apply knowledge of Electrical Engineering to solve electronic problems in product development, manufacturing, and operation and maintenance
  • be able to apply mathematics and science, as well as use the appropriate tools, in Electrical Engineering
  • be able to use a creative and critical work-ethic to identify, formulate and solve problems in the field of Electrical Engineering with the appropriate methods and tools
  • to be able to work independently and within the specific framework of engineering projects in the field of Electrical Engineering
  • show the ability to work cooperatively, organise, and be a project leader
  • show sound communication ability, both verbally and in writing, in English and Swedish, in the context of engineering 

Ability to make judgments and adopt a standpoint

A Bachelor of Science graduate from the programme Electrical Engineering 180 credits shall

  • show ability and insight in the importance of teamwork and cooperation in multidisciplinary and culturally diverse project groups
  • show understanding of and respect for the impact that Electrical Engineering has on people, society and the environment
  • be able to evaluate Electrically Engineered systems, not only from a technical aspect but also from ethical, cultural and economic aspects

Information with regard to the degree requirements for the Bachelor of Science in Engineering degree are presented in KTH's Degree ordinance: