Last edit: 10/11/2020
Approved: 10/11/2020

Structure of the education

Every academic year comprises two semesters of 20 weeks each. Every semester in divided into two periods.

Structure of the programme

The programme starts with compulsory package of courses that gives a solid base within the area of Mechanical Engineering and Sustainable Production Development.

The following two semesters consists of compulsory courses and optional courses.

The final semester's studies comprise a degree project.


The programme is course-based. Lists of courses are included in Appendix 1: Course list

The programme is course-based.

The compulsory courses are defined for each year. The goals, entrance qualifications, content and course requirements for each course can be found in the official course syllabuses.

The type of instruction and examination format varies between the courses and these are indicated in each official course syllabus.

The optional courses can be chosen from KTH's range of offered courses. Credits from courses at other universities/higher education institutions can also be transferred.

The following limitations apply to the optional courses:

•    there is a limit imposed on the number of credits that may be chosen per semester
•    an optional course may not correspond to a significant extent to an existing programme course or an already credited course
•    higher education preparatory courses may not be counted as optional courses

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

Participation requires admission to courses within the programme and course registration. 

For continued studies there are specific admission requirements for the courses. Admission requirements are specified in the course syllabus.

Degree project

Degree project, second cycle
The programme includes a degree project for a Degree of Master that comprises 30 credits and which is usually dune during spring semester of year 2.

The degree project is the finishing part of the programme. The degree project can be started when the special requirements are fullfilled.


Conditions for a Degree of Master, 120 credits

A Degree of Master of Science is obtained after completing the degree programme. The programme is designed so that the student, when they graduate, has fulfilled the national qualification requirements with a passing grade in all courses included in the student's study plan of 120 credits whereof a 30 credit degree project in second cycle is included.

Optional preparatory courses and introductory courses cannot be included as part of the degree.

Courses whose content overlaps one or more other courses in the programme cannot be counted as part of the 120 credits that form the basis for the degree.

Title of general qualification at second cycle

Degree of Master of Science (120 credits)                                                                                Teknologie masterexamen