Last edit: 07/01/2010
Approved: 07/01/2010

Structure of the education

Information about study years, terms, study periods can be found in the KTH-handbook (part 2, page 4.2) and on the student web ( The programme is a two year programme where the first three terms include courses while the fourth term is reserved for the degree project.  Term 1 includes only obligatory courses which are common for all students in the programme.  Terms 2 and 3 include obligatory courses as well as optional courses which gives the student the possibility to profile him/herself in Nanoelectronics, Nanomaterials or Quantum materials.  In term 4 the degree project is carried out.


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

The programme occurs in course form.  The course lists can be found in Appendix 1. Up to 10 higher education credits of completely optional courses can be counted toward the degree under the secondary condition that at least 90 higher education credits are on the second level, whereof at least 60 higher education credits (including 30 higher education credits of degree project work) are in concentrated within the main area for the programme.

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

Term enrolment and course selection for the coming term occur through KTH’s website at the latest November 15th and May 15th respectively. The conditions for being promoted to study year two: at leat 75% (45 higher education credits) of course elements in study year 1 are fulfilled. Course registration is done to the course responsible at the beginning of each individual course.

Recognition of previous academic studies

Possible recognition follows KTH’s policy which is described in the KTH handbook, part 2, page 13.3.  The following mandates apply: In accordance with KTH’s work order, the GA decides about recognition of entire courses.  Decisions about recognition of entire courses can be delegated to the programme responsible teacher if the school has such a person.  Recognition of a part of a course can be delegated to the examiner.

Studies abroad

The degree project and course corresponding maximally 30 higher education credits can be taken at foreign universities with the permission of the head of the programme and after a, so called, “Learning agreement” has been created.

Degree project

General rules and guidelines for degree projects and grading of degree projects can be found in the KTH-handbook, part 2, page 15.5 The degree project comprises 30 higher education credits which correspond to 20 weeks of full-time studies.  Conditions to start the degree project is that the main portion of the studies, corresponding to 60 higher education credits, with a concentration on the second level within the main subject, must be completed. The degree project must be carried out within the main area for the education. The degree project must be given a grade according to the A-F scale, based on three KTH-common assessment criteria:  Engineer-related and scientific content, process, and presentation.


KTH’s local degree ordinance can be found in the KTH-handbook, part 2, page 19.1.   The Master’s degree is received after completing the education programme.  The programme must be formed so that the student, at the time of graduation, fulfilled the national degree requirements and has completed courses comprising 120 higher education credits, whereof at least 90 higher education credits were on the second level, whereof 60 higher education credits (including 30 higher education credits of degree project work) with a concentration within the main area for the programme. Examen benämns ”Teknologie masterexamen”. I examensbevisets textdel anges det utbildningsprogram som den studerande genomgått.The name of the degree is “Degree of Master of Science (2 years)”.  In the diploma, the name of the educational programme which the student has completed is stated in the text portion. The application for the degree is submitted to the ICT school’s office.