Last edit: 04/03/2010
Approved: 15/03/2010

Structure of the education

The programme begins with a common course packet which gives a solid base for the three specialisations – Power Production, Energy Usage and Solar Energy – which is given mainly during the second term. The third term consists of extended studies within the energy area with a research preparation perspective. The programme is concluded with a degree project during the last term.

Study years, terms, and study period descriptions can be found in the KTH Regulations.


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

Term Enrolment

A condition in order to be able to participate in the studies is that the student must enrol for the next term every spring and fall.

With the enrolment, the student has submitted their intention of studying and participating in the programme. Only after that is it possible for the student to:

- register for courses

- register for the term

- get results

Course Application

Certain opportunities to take optional courses exist.

Conditions for participation in the programme

For studies in study year 2:

At least 45 credits from study year 1 must be completed not later then the exam period in August.

Students which have not fulfilled this requirement must consult the study counsellor and set up an individual study plan. The main goal with the study plan is that the student should complete the remaining elements during the next study year. In the study plan, the remaining elements and also suitable courses from the next study year are included. Special regard should be taken to the courses’ prerequisites.

Recognition of previous academic studies

The student has the possibility to apply to receive credit from courses taken at another university/higher education institution both in Sweden and from abroad.

KTH’s policy for recognition of previous academic studies can be found entirely in the KTH Regulations.

Studies abroad

Students in this programme have no possibility to study abroad.

Degree project

KTH’s rules for the degree project  can be found in the KTH Regulations.

Generally, the degree project work can be started only after a large portion of the studies have been completed.


In order to graduate with the Degree of Master of Science (Two Years), a passing grade must be achieved in all courses which are in the student’s study plan. The study plan must constitute 120 credits including a degree project consisting of 30 credits.

KTH’s local degree ordinance can be found in the KTH Regulations