Last edit: 09/06/2014
Approved: 09/06/2014

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, Integrated product development and Product innovation.

The programme is concluded 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 advance to its second academic year, he / she must have completed at least 45 credits during the first academic year until the last resit period before the second academic year begins.

Students who do not meet this requirement should arrange to meet with the counsellor at the ITM School Education Office to establish an individual study plan.

Course enrolment

Registration to all courses within the programme should be made during the preceding semester, in accordance with the KTH central guidelines.

Choice of Track

The choice of Track within the programme (Industrial Design Engineering, Integrated Product Development and Product Innovation) should be specified in the covering letter accompanying each student’s application. Applicants should be aware that each Track may have core courses that requireprerequisite knowledge, which may involve adaptation courses (see Appendix 1).

All Tracks offer valuable experience in project work:

the Industrial Design Engineering Trackparticularly focuses on expertise in ergonomics, visualization and communication, 3D modeling, as well as form and function;

the Integrated Product Development Track places special value on expertise in ergonomics, project management and organization;

whilst the Product Innovation Track will hone your expertise in business development, marketing and strategy.

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