Last edit: 09/03/2011
Approved: 11/03/2011

Structure of the education

Study years, terms, and study periods are described in KTH’s guidelines, www.kth.se

 Structure of the education

The structure of the programme is adapted for two specialisations to provide the possibility to either complete a Master of Science in Engineering degree and/or a Master’s degree (Two Years) within Industrial Management

Track structure for the Master of Science in Engineering with Masters Degree (two years) within Industrial Management

The programme starts with a course package with provides a solid foundation within the area of Industrial Management.  Upon that, a package of optional courses provides requisite courses within technology and Industrial Management in the second cycle with the intention of completing a Master of Science in Engineering within the respective programmes at KTH.  This course package is mainly taken in terms 1 and 2.

Track structure for the Masters degree (two years) within Industrial Management

The programme starts with a course package with provides a solid foundation within the area of Industrial Management.  Upon that, a package of optional courses provides continued knowledge development within the area of Industrial Management.  Within the optional course package, coherent courses are provided for profiling and research preparation within the subject area of Industrial Management.  These course packages are mainly taken during terms 1 and 2.

Common for both specialisations, a continuation course given during term 3 comprising 12 higher education credits within the area of Industrial Management is given, where the focus is the execution of an extensive industrial project and preparations for the degree project.

The degree project should address a problem within the area between Industrial Management and technology or natural science with a relation to the student’s own chosen focus area.

Courses

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 participate in the studies is that the student, each spring and autumn, enrols for the coming term.

By completing term enrolment, the student has confirmed their intention to study and participate in the programme.  Only after that may the student be able to:
• Register for the term
• Register for courses
• Get reported results

Course registration

Registration for courses within the programme is done by the student before the start of each term, according to KTH’s central guidelines.

Conditions for participation in the programme

For studies in  year 2:

At least 45 higher education credits must be completed from study year 1 by the end of the examination period in August.  Students who have not fulfilled this requirement must, in collaboration with a study adviser, create an individual study plan.  The main intent with the individual study plan is that the student will complete the remaining elements during the next coming study year.  In the study plan, the remaining elements should be included as well as suitable courses from the next study year.  Special consideration should be given to the courses’ prerequisites.

 Selection of track

This is done during programme registration.

 

Recognition of previous academic studies

The student has the possibility to apply for recognition of previous academic studies from course(s) from another university or higher education institution, national or international.

KTH’s entire policy for recognition of previous academic studies can be found in KTH’s guidelines www.kth.se

Studies abroad

Possibility for studies abroad is given, preferably in relation to the degree project.

Degree project

KTH’s rules for the degree project can be found in KTH’s guidelines.  Generally, it is required that a main portion of the studies must be completed before starting the degree project.

Degree

In order to earn the Degree of Master of Science (Two Years), passing grades in all courses which are included in the student’s study plan are required.  The study plan must comprise 120 higher education credits which include a degree project consisting of 30 higher education credits, in the second cycle.

KTH’s local degree ordinance can be found at http://intra.kth.se/regelverk/