Implementation of the education

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

Structure of the education

The study year for KTH's undergraduate education is divided into two semesters, each with two study periods (four study periods in total over the year). Each study period is followed by an exam period. For detailed information about the academic year please see the KTH student web.

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

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.

The grades pass (P) and fail (F) are also used for the degree project.

Since the grading systems differ between different countries, the grades from studies abroad will not be transferred to the KTH grading system.

Conditions for participation in the programme

Registration for the term

All students accepted to a programme must register for each term they intend to actively pursue studies.  For newly admitted students this is done in connection with the compulsory registration meeting at beginning of term.  For all following terms of the program, the student enters the registration for the term via their Personal Menu at The registration is possible during a limited time period. This registration is necessary for reporting of results and required so that student’s stipend (studiemedel) can be disbursed by CSN.

Course Selection

The selection of courses for the coming term must be done by the student via the with the students KTH-account:

  • May 1-15th for the fall term
  • November 1-15th for the spring term

Course registration

Each student must before every study period register for all courses they are admitted to. The course registration is either done via the Personal Menu at or according to instructions from the course coordinator or the department giving the course. If the student decides not to take a course, then the student should notify the course administrator.

Conditions for being promoted to the next level

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.

Recognition of previous academic studies

According to the Swedish Higher Education Ordinance, a student who has gone through certain first-cycle study courses and study programmes with a passing result has the right to have such credit recognised for a corresponding course of education at another institution of higher education. The Director of Undergraduate Studies (Grundutbildningsansvarig) at the School of Electrical Engineering will make the decisions concerning recognition of entire courses. Awards of credits for parts of courses may be decided upon by an examiner.

For further information on recognition of previous academic studies, see the KTH:s regelverk.

Studies abroad

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, KTH

Second year: ·  KULeuven, KTH, UPC, Grenoble INP

Smart Electrical Networks and Systems (SENS)

First year: KTH

Second year: INP Grenoble, KU Leuven, TU/e Eindhoven and UPC Barcelona

Renewable Energy (RENE)

First year: ·  ParisTech, IST, UPC, KTH

Second year: ·  ParisTech, IST, UPC, KTH

Nuclear Energy (NUEY)

First year: ·  KTH, UPC

Second year: ·  ParisTech, Grenoble INP

Degree project

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 degree project is graded according to the P-F scale, using the three bases for assessment common to all grading at KTH: the engineering and scientific content, the process, and the presentation.


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.

The student applies for their degree via the ”Personal Menu” at

KTH's local degree ordinance is available in their entirety in the KTH regulatory framework that can be found on the intranet. The main subject for the degree will be stated in the degree certificate .