Last edit: 29/11/2021
Approved: 29/11/2021

Structure of the education

Each academic year consists of two semesters which are 20 weeks each, and each semester is further divided into two study periods.

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 provides 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.

The Master's programme in Energy Innovation 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 Master's programme in Energy Innovation is given at two different European universities. The placement for the second year of studies is preliminary and may change depending on the orientation of the studies. Students can apply for "double degrees" from the two universities after completion of the 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


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.

Grading scale is found in the course syllabus.

Conditions for participation in the programme

Participation requires admission to courses within the programme and course registration. 

For further studies, special admission requirements for the course are to be fulfilled. Special admission requirements are listed in the respective course syllabus. 

Degree project

The degree project is the final part of the education and comprises 30 higher education credits. The project work may begin when special admission requirements for the course are fulfilled.

The thesis should be implemented within the main field of study (depending on the selected track) and it is encouraged to link the thesis to industry.


The degree is entitled “Teknologie masterexamen” - Master of Science (120 credits). The main field of the degree is indicated in the text of the diploma.

Students graduating from the programme receive a degree from KTH and from the other university where they have studied a part of the program.The dual examinations are supplemented with an InnoEnergy certificate that documents the specific learning goals that meet the EIT Quality Score.