Implementation of the education

Master's Programme, Nanotechnology, 120 credits (TNTEM), Programme syllabus for studies starting in autumn 2018

Last edit: 13/11/2018
Approved: 13/11/2018

Structure of the education

Information regarding the academic year, study periods, etc, can be found at the student web pages:

The program spans over two years, where the first three semesters are devoted to course work, whereas the final semester is aimed for the diploma work. The courses are either compulsory or eligible, where the specific choice in the latter case provides a possibility for profiling towards Nanoelectronics or Nanomaterials. The nanomaterials track offers an opportunity for a sustainability profile. Courses with such learning outcomes are also optional for the Nanoelectronics track and are included in the compulsory course Introduction to Nanotechnology (SKxxxx). The fourth semester is dedicated for the thesis project.


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

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

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

Possible transfer of credits from previous course work follows the KTH policy described in the policy that is in KTH's regulatory framework

Studies abroad

The diploma work as well as course work corresponding to maximum 30 credits may be carried out at a foreign university following approval of the program responsible. In this case a so-called “Learning agreement” must be established.

Degree project

The degree project is the final part of the education and comprises 30 higher education credits . The project work may begin when special admission requirements for the course are fulfilled.

The thesis topic should be relevant to the nanotechnology field.

The degree project is graded P/F (Pass/Fail). ). In order to pass, the degree project must show high quality as tested against the relevant examination objectives, often all national examination objectives. Directives and criteria for passing and grading are available at:

Specific directives and criteria for grading is available in the official course syllabus.


KTH's procedure for awarding degrees is described in KTH's regulatory framework

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, Nanotechnology, is indicated on the diploma.

An application for the degree must be filed by the student and is made trough the Personal menu at