Eligibility and selection

Master's Programme, Energy Innovation, 120 credits (TIETM), Programme syllabus for studies starting in autumn 2016

Last edit: 26/01/2017
Approved: 26/01/2017

Basic eligibility to be accepted to the master’s programme requires that the applicant has a degree on the first level consisting of at least 180 higher education credits or a corresponding foreign degree.

Students in their final year of undergraduate education may also apply and receive a conditional offer if they are likely to complete their Bachelor’s degree at the latest at the date of programme registration. Information about the conditional acceptance shall be conveyed in the admission letter. A written statement from the Degree Administrations Office (or equivalent department), giving the expected completion date should be included in the application documents.

Applicants following longer technical programmes and who have completed courses equivalent to an amount of 180 ECTS, will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Language requirements

Applicants must be able to show good knowledge of written and spoken English. If the requirements for English proficiency are higher at one of the partner universities than at KTH, this can influence KTH decision on admission. The requirements may however not be lower than those listed below.

Applicants must provide proof of their English language proficiency, which is most commonly established through an internationally recognized test. The following test results are accepted by KTH.

• TOEFL internet based test, total of 92, 22 writing section

• IELTS score of at least 6.5, no band lower than 6 (only academic training accepted)

• University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations (minimum grade C):

• Certificate in Advanced English

• Certificate of Proficiency

Some student groups may be exempted from taking an English proficiency test. For more information see the programme website.

Specific eligibility

Smart Cities (SMCS)

Bachelor's degree in electrical engineering or mechanical engineering. Degrees in Sciences, Economics or Management are eligible, but may be subject to preparatory courses.

The selection of students will be based on the excellence of their studies. To verify this, the candidates submit a transcript, requiring a Grade Point Average (GPA) for the BSc study of at least 75% of the scale maximum and a Graduate Record Examination (GRE) General Test score of at least 450 in verbal reasoning, 4.1 in analytical writing skills, and 650 in quantitative reasoning.

Smart Electrical Networks and Systems (SENS)

• A minimum CGPA of  75% of maximum from the bachelor degree or similar

• electrical engineering (including three phase electrical circuits or machines) equivalent to 60 higher education credits

• mathematics (calculus, numerical methods, algebra, probability theory) equivalent to at least 30 higher education credits.

Renewable Energy (RENE) 

Bachelor of Science in Mechanical or Chemical Engineering and related disciplines

Coursework in engineering thermodynamics, heat transfer, and fluid mechanics, with 6 hp as the approximate minimum threshold.

 Nuclear Energy (NUEY)  

Bachelor degree (180 ECTS) in Engineering Physics, Mechanical Engineering, Materials Engineering, Chemical Engineering, or Power Engineering.

Selection process

The selection process is handled by the coordinating institution of each track. However it should be in accordance with KTH's admission regulations.