Senast ändrad: 2016-12-15
Godkänd: 2016-12-15

Utbildningens upplägg

The programme consists of two academic years, each comprising about 9 months and divided into two terms with two study periods per term. Each study period ends in an examination period.

The programme has 45 credits compulsory courses, a 30 credit Master´s thesis and 45 credits conditionally elective courses. Compulsory courses cover Internetworking, Network Security, Communication systems and Research Methodology. During their study year at KTH, the students will follow the specialization track Internetworking, which is part of the closely related Master's programme in Communication Systems. The specialization track includes some mandatory courses within the track and a wide range of elective courses, allowing the student to specialize within the programme subject areas. Three blocks of elective courses are: in Internetworking, in Wireless systems, in Communication Systems Security and in Entrepreneurship. It is mandatory to choose one project oriented course in the elective part. The Master´s thesis project is typically carried out in the last term.


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

The courses are either compulsory or conditionally elective. After application, students may be allowed to take extra courses in addition to the compulsory or conditionally elective courses.


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.

Villkor för deltagande i utbildningen

Each student who has been admitted to the Master’s program in Security and Mobile Computing is admitted to the compulsory courses belonging to a specific program term after registration on this term.

Conditionally 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 conditionally 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.

The condition for promotion to the second year is completion of 45 hp in the first year.

The condition for starting the Master’s thesis project is 60 hp.


See policy of the Royal Institute of Technology.


All students study in two different countries during the programme, following the directions for mobility in Erasmus Mundus from the European commission.


To be awarded a Master’s degree in Security and Mobile Computing the student must, within the course requirements, have fulfilled an independent work (the master’s thesis project) of at least 30hp in Security and Mobile Computing.

The subject for the thesis project may be chosen by the student to be performed at KTH, at other universities, or in industry. A student who has been promoted to the second year may apply to start a thesis project.

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

See policy of KTH Royal Institute of Technology.


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.

See policy of KTH Royal Institute of Technology.