Last edit: 21/02/2011
Approved: 11/03/2011

Structure of the education

Structure of the education
Study years, terms, and study periods are described in KTH’s guidelines,

The programme starts with a common course package which is both a preparation for research and provides a solid base for the different specializations Industrial design and Integrated product development

The programme concludes with a degree project corresponding to 30 higher education credits in the second cycle during the fourth term.


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

In order for a student to be promoted to the programme’s second study year, he/she must have completed at least 45 higher education credits during the first study year by the time the last re-examination period concludes and before the second year’s studies are started.

Students who do not fulfil this requirement must, in collaboration with a study adviser, create an individual study plan.

Course registration
The student registers courses before each term according to KTH’s central guidelines.

 Selection of specialization
Selection of track is mentioned in the personal letter which is attached to the application to the programme.  The tracks’ core courses have prerequisites which may need to be met to fulfill the requirements (see appendix 1)

Recognition of previous academic studies

Students have the possibility to apply for recognition of previous academic studies from course(s) at another higher education institution or university, both national and international.

KTH’s entire policy for recognition of previous academic studies can be found in KTH’s guidelines,

Studies abroad

The degree project can be carried out outside of Sweden with the examiner’s approval.

Degree project

The degree project consists of 30 higher education credits in the second cycle.

A student must have completed at least 60 higher education credits, including obligatory courses for the chosen master’s programme, before he/she can start his/her degree project.

The degree project work is graded according the seven-level grading system, A-F.

KTH’s rules for the degree project for Master’s degrees with tracks can be found in KTH’s guidelines,                                        


In order to earn a Degree of Master of Science within Mechanical Engineering (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.

The student must apply for the degree and show his/her Bachelor  Degree (or corresponding).

KTH’s local degree ordinance can be found at