Utbildningens genomförande

Masterprogram, systemkonstruktion på kisel (TSKKM), Utbildningsplan för kull HT2008

Senast ändrad: 2008-11-10
Godkänd: 2008-11-10

Utbildningens upplägg

The programme is a two year programme; each year consists of four periods. Period 1: September/October for tracks S&A, R&C; October/November for track CTDPeriod 2: November/December for tracks S&A, R&C; December/January for track CTDPeriod 3: January/February for tracks S&A, R&C; March/April for track CTDPeriod 4: March/April/May for tracks S&A, R&C; May/June for track CTD Each course is offered in one specific period. In some cases a course stretched over two consecutive periods.  In year 1 many of the courses are obligatory and many are shared between the three tracks. The basic concepts of SoC, embedded systems, and circuit technology are introduced.Year 2 is dominated by specialized courses and design projects. It concludes with a master thesis project.


Utbildningen sker i kursform. Kurslistor finns i Bilaga 1: Kurslista

The programme is course-based. Lists of courses are included in appendix 1. A schematic overview of all courses is given in appendix 3. 90 ECTS credits are obligatory and for the remaining 30 ECTS credits there are course with 120 ECTS credits in total to choose from. Appendix 3 also shows which courses are mandatory and elective in the three tracks.


För kurser på KTH används en sjugradig målrelaterad betygsskala A-F som slutbetyg för kurser på grundnivå och avancerad nivå. A-E är godkända betyg med A som högsta betyg. Betygen godkänd (P) och underkänd (F) används som slutbetyg då särskilda skäl föreligger.

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.

Villkor för deltagande i utbildningen

Each student who has been admitted to the master’s program is admitted to the compulsory courses belonging to a program term after program term registration. Elective courses are chosen by the student prior to the second term of the first year and prior to each of the two terms of the second year. The choice is limited to the courses stated as elective in the course list.  Students who are term registered are considered as expected students in all compulsory courses and in chosen elective courses. Students announce their participation in an individual course to the teacher responsible for the course in the beginning of the course. Students announce possible interruptions in their studies to the teacher responsible for the course.  A student is allowed to start the second year of studies, including the master’s thesis project, after promotion to the second year. The condition for promotion to the second year is completion of 45 hp in the first year.


Brief description of the conditions of receiving credit for previous studies according to the policy of the Royal Institute of Technology.  Reference the KTH-handbook policy.


The courses of the first year of the program should be followed at KTH, and the master’s thesis project in the second year may be performed at universities or companies abroad.


In the master thesis project the student shall demonstrate that he/she is able to solve a given design or research problem largely on his/her own with limited guidance from the supervising teacher. In particular the student shall plan how to address the task, assess the difficulties of the individual steps, be able to make a realistic schedule for the project, identify obstacles and problems and suggest changes of the original task or plan if deemed necessary.The student shall demonstrate that he/she is able to find relevant, related work in the literature and to put his/her own work in perspective of other work. If the project includes the design of hardware or software, the student has to be able to demonstrate the correctness of the design. Relevant experiments have to be designed and conducted that allow the drawing of unambiguous and useful conclusions.Finally, the project has to be described in a well structured way in a report and a presentation. The project is graded on a scale from A to F. A-E are passing grades, A is the highest grade. The criteria for grading are, with equal weight, the technical content, the documentation and presentation of the work, and the process of conducting the project. The prerequisite to start the degree project is the successful completion of 60 credits of courses that are mandatory or elective in the chosen track.


The Master’s degree is obtained after completion of the courses and the thesis with a total of at least 120hp. The degree is "Teknologie masterexamen", translated into English as "Degree of Master of Science (two years)". The degree is awarded after application from the student.