Last edit: 09/04/2014
Approved: 09/04/2014

In addition to the aims that are specified in the higher education ordinance, an engineer who has been graduated from Mechanical Engineering, KTH, should

Knowledge and understanding

  • be able to apply basic technical knowledge in, for example, material technology, solid mechanics, production technology, electrical and control engineering and computer-based engineering tools, such as CAD.
  • show basic knowledge in mathematics and natural sciences, and ability to critically and systematically use knowledge to model, simulate and evaluate developments based on relevant information

Skills and abilities

  • show the knowledge and ability required to work independently as an engineer in the disciplinary domain
  • show ability to independently and creatively identify, formulate and solve problems in mechanical engineering fields, considering prevailing possibilities and limitations
  • show ability to handle and shape products, processes and systems from technical, ethical and economic aspects
  • show ability for, and an understanding of, the importance of teamwork and cooperation in multicultural and multi-disciplinary project groups
  • be able to participate in the use and introduction of new technology, related to designing of products, processes and working environment

Ability to make judgments and adopt a standpoint

  • show knowledge about how the design of products and systems is best adapted to human wishes and needs and with regard to environmental aspects
  • have awareness of how technology influences  society, regarding the conditions and needs of people
  • have awareness of the aims of society regarding resource management, economics and environment
  • to be able to follow the accelerating technical development and the changes that follow, the student should have acquired the ability to get into new fields of technology and have a good basis for continued personal development and “lifelong learning”, both in the own, other and new subject areas

KTH's local degree ordinance can be found in KTH's regulatory framework,www.kth.se