Last edit: 08/05/2020
Approved: 08/05/2020

Structure of the education

The academic year is 40 weeks and is divided into two semesters, autumn and spring. Each semester consists of two study periods. For information on the extent of the school year, the exam and reexamnination see "student at KTH/timetable" at

The programme consists of courses for 90 credits followed by a degree project on advanced level (30 credits). One mandatory course (7,5 credits) is included the first year. The rest of the courses are conditionally elective or recommended. The student is required to choose at least 3 courses listed as conditionally elective. The remaining courses should be selected from the courses listed as conditionally elective or recommended with the exception of 15 credits that can be chosen freely outside the list. This gives the student a great opportunity to create his/her own curriculum. Guidelines and recommendations for course combinations will be given.


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

Students accepted to the programme will start their studies in the end of August. To register, the student must be present in person at the programme start.

Participation requires admission to courses within the programme and course registration. Course registration is done via the personal menu at

Course selections for upcoming semesters are done no later than November 15 and May 15 each academic year.

For students starting their education from the autumn semester 2018, previous promotion requirements have been replaced with special admission requirements to each course. Admission requirements are specified in the course syllabus.

Recognition of previous academic studies

Under certain circumstances, and in agreement with the programme director, credits for previous studies can be received according to the local policy of KTH.

For more information see "regulations, policy in credit transfer" at

Studies abroad

For information about studies abroad, contact the international coordinator at the School of Chemical Science and Engineering.

Degree project

Students admitted to the programme are required to perform an individual study in the form of a degree project, advanced level, corresponding to 30 credits. This means 20 weeks of fulltime studies.

The degree project is the final part of the education. The project work may begin when special admission requirements for the course are fulfilled.

The purpose of the thesis project is that the student demonstrates the ability to perform independent project work, using the skills obtained from the courses in the programme. It is the student's responsibility to find a suitable thesis project, with assistance from KTH. 

Information regarding the grading scale and criteria of the degree project work are found in the course syllabus.

More information on the KTH policy on the degree project can be found at


In order to graduate with the Degree of Master of Science (Two Years) a pass grade must be achieved in all courses, which are included in the student’s study plan. The study plan shall comprise 120 higher education credits including a degree project comprising 30 higher education credits.

At least 90 credits are at second cycle, of which at least 60 higher education credits (including a 30- credits degree project) with in-depth studies in the main field of study.

Students who fulfil all the requirements will be awarded a Master of Science (120 credits). Students must apply for the degree. To apply use the web service “Application for degrees” that is found in the personal menu.

Degree name
Degree of Master of Science (120 credits)
Teknologie masterexamen

For further information see Local regulation for qualifications at first and second cycle at