Last edit: 04/03/2010
Approved: 15/03/2010

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 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 credits. The profile is a series of connected courses which have one or more professional roles in focus.

Available specialisation areas for Industrial Management are:

• Industrial Marketing: aims to provide deepened knowledge about how industrial companies andproducts’ trademarks are formed and establish worth, and how communication can and should be designed in a company context.

• Project and Production Management: Aims to provide deepened knowledge in economic, organisation’s and management related inquiries about the company’s production processes and organisation in project form.

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.

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 Application

Certain opportunities to take optional courses exist.

Conditions for participation in the programme

For studies in study year 2:

At least 45 credits from study year 1 must be completed not later then the exam period in August.

Students which have not fulfilled this requirement must consult 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 Regulations.

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  can be found in the KTH Regulations.

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


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

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