Last edit: 14/03/2013
Approved: 15/03/2013

Structure of the education

Structure of the education

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

Structure of the education

The structure of the Master program is built on a 30-30-30-30 credit divide. This means that there are 30 credits of compulsory courses within the chosen technical track/specialisation, 30 credits of compulsory courses in industrial economics and management, degree project of/master thesis worth 30 cradits , 7,5 credits research methodlogy and scientific theory and the remaining credits are elective. This allows the students to themselves influence the posibility of taking courses so they can receive a general Master degree within either their chosen technical track/specialisation or industrial economics and management.

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 focusing on technology-economics-leadership, and are included in year 1 and 2, master level, are mainly pursued at advanced level.

Apart from previously mentioned professional skills and abilities, knowledge of entrepreneurship is to be integrated in the courses during year 1 and 2, second cycle level/advanced level.

The engineers knowledge of the environment and sustainable development will be deepened and concretised 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. In addition to this you will choose approximately 15 credits worth of elective courses within the program.


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

Term Enrolment and Course Application

A prerequisite to be allowed to participate in the studies is that the student verfies enrollment for courses the coming term every spring and fall. This is done viawww.antagning.sebetween the 1st and 15th of November and the 1st and 15th of May.

By verifying his/her enrolment, the student has submitted his/her intention to continue studying and participating in the programme.After that it is possible for the student to:

  • registered for courses
  • have results reported

Conditions for participation in the programme

For studies in year 2:

A minimum of 195 credits from years 1, 2, 3 and 4, basic level. 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,