Implementation of the education
Master's Programme, Energy Innovation, 120 credits (TIETM), Programme syllabus for studies starting in autumn 2012
Last edit: 15/03/2013
Structure of the education
Structure of the education
Within the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) KTH participates in the Knowledge and Innovation Community (KIC) InnoEnergy. The Energy Innovation programme is an umbrella structure for the different master’s programmes offered within EIT KIC InnoEnergy. InnoEnergy aims to provide education programmes at master level with significant elements of innovation and entrepreneurship. All these programmes take place in cooperation with several other universities as well as partners in industry which offers internships to the students. These programmes will be designed as tracks within the Energy Innovation master's programme.
The Energy Innovation programme offers a heavy technical component in the traditional engineering sense combined with significant business and entrepreneurship activities throughout the whole curriculum to educate fresh engineers with either a broad overall view of the energy area, a specialized education in one of the thematic areas of the CCs, or an overview of the “well-to wheel” polygeneration perspective.
The programme is course-based. Lists of courses are included in Appendix 1: Course list
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
For promotion to study year two at a partner university, the student should have passed all 60 credits from the first year, but a minimum of 45 higher education credits are obligatory.
Course registration is compulsory and should be done with the course responsible at the beginning of each course.
Recognition of previous academic studies
Possible transfer of credits from previous course work follows the KTH Regulations
It is possible for credits to be counted even if the exact course is not available at KTH or if the content of the course syllabus or prior learning qualifications, is not in total agreement with that of KTH. However, the standards normally required by KTH as concerns course level and quality must always be taken into consideration.
The Energy Innovation program strongly emphasizes mobility between the universities. The education takes place at two different European universities depending on track. Students offered 'double degrees' from the University after completion of studies.
For the different track, the following mobility options apply:
Smart Cities (SMCS)
First year: · KULeuven
Second year: · KTH, UPC, Grenoble INP
Renewable Energy (RENE)
First year: · ParisTech, IST, UPC, KTH
Second year: · ParisTech, IST, UPC, KTH, AGH
Nuclear Energy (NUEY)
First year: · KTH, UPC
Second year: · ParisTech, Grenoble INP
General rules and policies regarding the diploma work and its grading can be found in the KTH regulations.
The diploma work amounts to 30 credits, which should equal 20 weeks of full time studies. A student may apply for starting a thesis project given that most of the course work has been accomplished, corresponding to 60 credits out of which at least 30 credits at the advanced level within the major subject of the program.
The thesis should be implemented within the main field of study and it is encouraged to link the thesis to industry.
The thesis is graded on the scale A-F according to the KTH’s polices.
KTH’s procedure for awarding degrees is described in the KTH regulations. The Master’s degree is awarded after fulfilling all requirements defined by the program. This includes a total of 120 credits out of which 90 credits are at the advanced level and at least 60 credits (including 30 credits for the thesis work) corresponds to advanced level courses within the major subject of the program.
The name of the degree is “Teknologie Mastersexamen”, which in English translates to “Degree of Masters of Science (two years)”. The program name, Energy Innovation, is indicated on the diploma.
When the student has successfully completed the degree requirements of the degree-issuing institutions, the student obtains a nationally recognized degree from the institutions at which he/she successfully completed a part of the programme, thereby obtaining double or multiple degrees.
Students who completed part of the program at KTH and fulfill the degree requirements for KTH receive a degree from KTH.
An application for the degree must be filed by the student and should be directed to the EE educational office.