Implementation of the education

Master's Programme, Industrial Engineering and Management, 120 credits (TIEMM), Programme syllabus for studies starting in autumn 2010

Last edit: 15/03/2010
Approved: 15/03/2010

Structure of the education

Structure of the education

Academic years, terms and study periods are described in the KTH regulations,

Structure of the education

Years 1-2 – Specialised study at advanced level

Study years 1 and 2 include courses both the subject of industrial economics, as well as one of eight (8) tracks, mainly at advanced level. In addition, integration courses are included focusing on technology-economics-leadership, which are mainly pursued at advanced level.

Apart from previously mentioned professional skills and abilities, knowledge of entrepreneurship is to be integrated in the courses

The knowledge of the environment and sustainable development will be deepened and made more specific through integration in the programme’s courses with the special aspects of e.g. lifecycle analysis, environmental effects and choice of materials, which are features of the chosen track. Within the track the student should achieve such a depth of understanding that he/she is able carry out a degree project within the subject.

Each student must also choose conditional elective courses at advanced level in the subject Industrial Engineering and Management. The studies in Industrial Engineering and Management should result in a depth of understanding such that the student may accomplish his/her degree project within the subject.

The conditional optional courses within Industrial Engineering and Management at advanced level are within the following areas:

  • Industrial Marketing
  • Industrial Project Management
  • Production Management
  • Finance and Control

The courses and study programmes conclude with a degree project, advanced level, consisting of 30 higher education credits.


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


A condition in order to be able to participate in the studies is that the student must enrol for the coming term every spring and autumn. This can be made via “My pages” on the KTH website, between 1 and 15 November and 1 and 15 May.

With the enrolment, the student has submitted his/her intention to study and participate in the programme.  Only then it is possible for the student to:

  • register for the term
  • register for the course/s
  • receive results
  • have the possibility of receiving a student grant from CSN

Enrolment on course/s

The student enrols on courses within the programme prior to each term in accordance with the central instructions of KTH.

Conditions for participation in the programme

For studies in year 2:

At least 45 higher education credits from year 1, advanced level, must be achived including the re-examination period in August.  Students who have not fulfilled this requirement must establish an individual study plan in consultation with the study advisor.

Recognition of previous academic studies

The student has the possibility to apply to receive credits from a course/courses studied at another university within the country or abroad. The person responsible for first-cycle courses and study programmes makes decisions on credit transfers. KTH’s policy for credit transfers can be found in the KTH regulations,

Studies abroad

Students of Industrial Engineering and Management have the possibility to study abroad through the agreements KTH has with universities within and outside the EU. It is also possible to do a degree project abroad.

The last date for applications for studying abroad is in the middle of January in the academic year prior to the stay abroad.

Degree project

The degree project at advanced level comprises 30 higher education credits. Degree projects can be carried out within chosen track or within the subject Industrial Engineering and Management.

KTH’s rules for degree projects can be found in the KTH regulations, In general this means that the main part of the studies must have been completed before the degree project can be started.


In order to graduate with the Degree of Master of Science (Two Years) a pass grade must be achieved in all courses, which are included in the student’s study plan. The study plan shall comprise 120 higher education credits including a degree project comprising 30 higher education credits.

KTH’s local degree ordinance can be found in the KTH regulations,