Implementation of the education
Master's Programme, ICT Innovation, 120 credits (TIVNM), Programme syllabus for studies starting in autumn 2018
Last edit: 07/01/2019
Structure of the education
This programme is offered in two different forms:
1. Without mobility requirements: two years at KTH entirely according to KTH's regulatory system and processes for admission, tuition fees, study follow-up and examination.
- Human Computer Interaction and Design KTH (HCIN) Year 1+2
- Digital Media Technologies KTH (DMTK) Year 1+2
- Internet technologies and architectures KTH (ITAR) Year 1+2
- Embedded Systems KTH (INSM) Year 1+2
- Data Science KTH (DASE) Year 1+2
- Autonomous Systems KTH (AUSY) Year 1+2
2. With mobility requirements, in cooperation with EIT Digital in accordance with signed agreements. This includes a mandatory geographical mobility: studies year 1 resp. year 2 at two universities in two different countries, one of which is at KTH. In addition to Swedish legislation, EIT Digitals rules and processes apply. Full information is available on EIT Digital's website (https://www.eitdigital.eu/).
- Human Computer Interaction and Design EIT (HCID) Year 1 alt. 2 at KTH
- Digital Media Technologies EIT (DMTE) Year 1 alt. 2 at KTH
- Internet technologies and architectures EIT (ITAK) Year 1 alt. 2 at KTH
- Embedded Systems EIT (INSY) Year 1 alt. 2 at KTH
- Cloud Computing and Services EIT (DAMO) Year 2 at KTH
- Data Science EIT (DASC) Year 1 alt. 2 at KTH
- Autonomous Systems EIT (AUSM) Year 1 alt. 2 at KTH
The programme is two-year, where the first three semesters comprise courses, while the fourth semester consists of a degree project. Term 1 and 2 mainly includes compulsory courses. Term 3 includes compulsory and conditional elective courses according to the chosen specialization. Business-oriented course are mandatory for both year 1 and year 2.
For mobility requirements, the additional also applies:
- The education takes place in conjunction with EIT Digital according to the current agreement.
- This includes a mandatory geographical mobility: studies year 1 resp. year 2 at two universities in two different countries, of which one year at KTH.
- In addition to Swedish legislation, university's national legislation and EIT Digital's rules and processes applies. Full information on the latter is available on the EIT Digital website (https://www.eitdigital.eu/).
- The degree project should be substantively well-founded in industrially relevant problems and an industrial environment.
- The programme also includes a number of joint activities: i.e. 'Kickoff', Summer School and 'Graduation Ceremony'.
The programme is course-based. Lists of courses are included in Appendix 1: Course list
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.
For the degree projects at KTH, the grades are approved (P) or Fail (F).
For specialisations with mobility requirements, are the participating university's own grade system for the respective academic year used. Conversion of grades is done using conversion tables determined in agreement.
Conditions for participation in the programme
Students apply for/will be assigned to a specialization upon applying for the program. An individual study plan is established. Students may apply for a changed individual study plan during the first semester of semester 2. A student may commence the second year after the grant has been granted. The condition for relocation is that the student must have completed at least 80% of the first year of the course with approved results. For students at KTH, course selection for future semesters will be held on KTH's website no later than 15 November and 15 May.
For students with mobility requirements, students must be enrolled each semester (semester 1 and 2 at universities 1 and terminals 3 and 4 at university 2, where one of these universities is KTH). For students in these areas, geographic mobility for Year 2 is managed by EIT Digital.
Recognition of previous academic studies
According to the Swedish Higher Education Ordinance, a student who has gone through certain first-cycle study courses and study programmes with a passing result has the right to have such credit recognised for a corresponding course of education at another institution of higher education. The programme director for the master program will make the decisions concerning recognition of entire courses. Awards of credits for parts of courses may be decided upon by an examiner.
For further information on recognition of previous academic studies, see the KTH regulations.
Studies abroad for specializations with mobility requirements
For specializations with mobility requirements, the mobility point is after year one. One of the two years is conducted at a university other than KTH. University is chosen upon application. The student is able to apply for degrees from both universities after completing studies. The following mobility options are offered:
Human Computer Interaction and Design (HCID)
- Year 1: Aalto U., UPS, UPM, U. of Twente.
- Year 2: U. of Twente, Aalto U., UPS, TU Berlin, UNITN, UPM
Digital Media Technologies (DMTE)
- Year 1: TU Delft, Aalto U.
- Year 2: TU Delft, Aalto U, BME.
Internet technologies and architectures (ITAK)
- Year 1: TU Berlin, UPMC, UNITN
- Year 2: UNITN, UPMC, TU Berlin, UNS, Institute Mines Telecom, UPM
Embedded Systems (INSY) Year 1 alt. 2 at KTH
- Year 1: TU/e, TU Berlin
- Year 2: TU/e, Aalto U., TUCS, TU Berlin, UNITN, BME
Cloud Computing and Services (DAMO) Year 2 at KTH
- Year 1: TU Berlin, Aalto U., U. Rennes 1, TUD
- Year 2: KTH, UR1, Aalto, TUB, TUD, UPS
Data Science (DASC) Year 1 alt. 2 at KTH
- Year 1: KTH, UNS, UPM, POLIMI, TU/e
- Year 2: KTH, UNS, Aalto, TUB, UPM, TU/e
Autonomous Systems (AUSM)
- Year 1: Aalto, KTH, TU Berlin, U Trento
- Year 2: Aalto, KTH, TU Berlin, U Trento, EURECOM, ELTE
Transition between specializations
For specializations without mobility requirements an opportunity for a transfer to a specialization with mobility requirements are offered. A separate application for this should be submitted to the program management at the beginning of year 1.
The choice of specializations with mobility requirements is binding. The reason is the special benefits that the student receives in these cases. For transfer to non-mobility requirements, a completely new application is required.
A degree project of 30 HE credits within the field of technology should be carried out. The degree project is normally carried out at the end of the education and cannot be started, until the student has achieved the special admission requirements for the course. The degree project should be carried out within the chosen Master's programme.
Specific directives and criteria for grading are available in the official course syllabus.
For students with mobility requirements and who study second year on a different university than KTH will that university rules and policies applies.
For specializations with mobility requirements, students graduated from the program have the opportunity to obtain dual degrees from the KTH and the exchange university to which the student has been admitted. The application for the degree for the latter university must be done separately. The dual examinations can be supplemented with an EIT Label Certificate 'documenting the fulfilment of EIT's specific learning goals.
KTH's procedure for awarding degrees is described in the KTH regulations. The Masters degree is awarded after fulfilling all requirements defined by the program. This includes a total of 120 credits out of which 90 credits are at the advanced level and at least 60 credits (including 30 credits for the thesis work) corresponds to advanced level courses within the major subject of the program. The name of the degree is “Teknologie Mastersexamen”, which in English translates to “Degree of Masters of Science (two years)”. The program name, ICT Innovation, is indicated on the diploma. The application for degree is made trough the Personal menu at www.kth.se.