Last edit: 12/03/2009
Approved: 17/08/2009

Structure of the education

The programme is an extension on a degree within technology or natural science. The two years have the following structure:

Study Year 1 – Platform and Profile

The first year consists of two types of courses: Partly building a common platform and partly building a profile within the programme.

The common platform constitutes 30 higher education credits and aims to build the foundation for continued studies within the programme. The courses give a broad starting point for the more focused studies which follow.

The profile which is built consists of 30 higher education credits. The profile is a series of connected courses which have one or more professional roles in focus.

Study Year 2 – Perspective and Absorption

During the concluding year, the earlier acquired knowledge is absorbed and fortified in a degree project. The absorption occurs through specialised perspective courses as well as through the student’s chosen courses within Industrial Management. The perspective courses, which are 18 higher education credits, start from management in theory and the practicum in combination with research methods. They aim to integrate and further develop acquired knowledge. This, together with the student’s chosen courses (12 higher education credits) which absorb one or more areas, give a foundation for the following degree project consisting of 30 higher education credits. The degree project considers a problem within the gray-area between industrial management and technology/natural science, in connection with the student’s profile area.


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.

Conditions for participation in the programme

Term Enrolment

A condition in order to be able to participate in the studies is that the student must enrol for the next term every spring and fall. This is done via “Mina Sidor” on KTH’s website between November 1st and 15th and between May 1st and 15th.

With the enrolment, the student has submitted their intention of studying and participating in the programme.Only after that is it possible for the student to:

- register for courses

- register for the term

- get results

Course Selection

During the fall term of study year 1, the student chooses the optional courses within the programme. The choice is done on “Mina Sidor” on KTH’s website in the same way as the term enrolment.

Conditions for participation in the programme

For studies in study year 2:

At least 45 higher education credits from study year 1 must be completed by the exam period in August. Students which have not fulfilled this requirement must consult with the study counsellor and set up an individual study plan. The main goal with the study plan is that the student should complete the remaining elements during the next study year. In the study plan, the remaining elements and also suitable courses from the next study year are included. Special regard should be taken to the courses prerequisites.

Specialisation Selection

Choice of profile happens in tandem with the application to the programme, so that it is completed before the start of the term. The number of places within a profile is unlimited.

Recognition of previous academic studies

The student has the possibility to apply to receive credit from courses taken at another university/higher education institution both in Sweden and from abroad. The application can be found on KTH’s website.

KTH’s policy for recognition of previous academic studies can be found entirely in the KTH-Handbook.

Studies abroad

Students in this programme have no possibility to carry out portions of the programme abroad.

Degree project

KTH’s rules for the degree project for the Master’s degree with specialisation can be found in the KTHHandbook.

Generally, the degree project work can be started only after a large portion of the studies have been completed.

KTH’s rules for the degree project can be found in the KTH-Handbook

KTH-Handbok 2, page 15.5


In order to graduate with the Degree of Master of Science (Two Years) within the main area Industrial Management, a passing grade must be achieved in all courses which are in the student’s study plan. The study plan must comprise 120 higher education credits including a degree project consisting of 30 higher education credits.

KTH’s local degree ordinance can be found in the KTH-Handbook.