Eligibility and selection

Master's Programme, Maritime Engineering, 120 credits (TMEGM), Programme syllabus for studies starting in autumn 2016

Last edit: 27/05/2016
Approved: 27/05/2016

Basic eligibility requirements

A completed Bachelor's degree, corresponding to a Swedish Bachelor's degree (180 ECTS), or equivalent academic qualifications from an internationally recognised university.

English language proficiency equivalent to (the Swedish upper secondary school) English course B/6. There are different ways to fulfill the English language requirements, see: www.kth.se 

Specific eligibility requirements

A BSc in Naval Architecture is required. The following alternative degrees might however be considered on an individual basis:

  • BSc in Ocean Engineering, Vehicle Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering or Engineering Physics.
  • BEng in Naval Architecture, Ocean Engineering or Mechanical Engineering.

The applicant’s qualifications must include a strong working knowledge of mathematics and mechanics fulfilling the following minimum requirements:

  • Mathematics: 25 ECTS including linear algebra, calculus and differential equations.
  • Statistics and probability theory: 5 ECTS.
  • Statics, mechanical vibrations, and strength of materials: 10-15 ECTS
  • Fluid mechanics: min. 5 ECTS   

A qualification checklist for this documentation to be attached to your application can be found here:


Moreover, the applicant must have sufficient qualifications within numerical methods and elementary programming using e.g. MATLAB or a similar programming language.

The specific requirements may be assessed as not fulfilled if the grade point average is below 75 % of the scale maximum.

Selection process

The selection process is based on the following selection criteria: University, previous studies (for instance GPA), motivation for the studies (for instance letter of motivation, references).

The evaluation scale is 1-75. 

All applications are academically evaluated by the consortium partner universities. Admission is based on joint decision by the admission board of the consortium. There is a maximum in the number of students admitted to each university and to each study track. The maxima are decided by the admission board. For this reason applicants may apply for more than one study track/university combination and should state their priority in their letter of motivation. In the letter of motivation you should very briefly explain your background and your motivation for studying maritime engineering, including the study track you have selected. You must also clearly indicate the study track that you wish to do. If you send more than one application you should use the same letter of motivation, and in this case give priority to the combinations of study track and start university that you wish to do. Qualified students who are not admitted to their first priority combination may be offered their second priority combination.