Senast ändrad: 2009-05-11
Godkänd: 2009-05-11

Utbildningens upplägg

The academic year covers 40 weeks, starting in September divided into two terms, which each consists of two study periods (KTH-Handbook 2, Flap 4.2). Each study period concludes with a regular examination period of at least one week. If no exams are scheduled, the regular examination period can be used for seminars and concluding studios.  

The Programme begins with the pillars of urban planning and design, a group of courses that provides a thorough introduction to the knowledge area of urban planning and design, related to theory building, analysis tools and practical applications. Courses are developed in a stringent sequence of urban design studios that are integrated with academic courses in theory, history, methodology, analysis and practice.

The Programme continues with components and compositions in urban planning and design, a number of selected courses where implementation and process is combined with in-depth studies in different material and appraisal aspects of urban design and planning.

The term is concentrated around groupwork in studios with the further analysis and design of selected projects in given locations, with appreciation for the nuances of specific places, cultures and environments. The Programme is furthermore deepened by analysis and synthesis in urban planning and design, the final courses that deal with different studio projects where the first has a clear concentration on analysis and the second on synthesis.

The aim is that the first project will be a theoretical in-depth study that introduces students to knowledge development within urban planning and design i.e. a preparation for research. The core of the second project lies in the practical in-depth study in the form of synthesized plan solutions in a complex urban design setting. 

The programme concludes with a Degree project in which students address selected problems in Urban Planning and Urban Design.


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


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

Students who have been admitted to the programme have to attend the registration meeting in order to enroll for the programme. If a student is not able to attend the registration meeting for reasons beyond his/her control he/she should register not later than two weeks after the start of the courses.

 After registration in the programme students will be registered for term 1 and 2. For registration in term 3 students should have completed at least 45hp.

For registration in term 4 students should have completed at least 67,5 hp of the compulsory courses.  

Through signing the attendance list during the first week of the course, students will be registered for the course. If a student for reasons beyond his/her control is not able to attend during the first week he/she has to contact the course administrator.

Conditions for being promoted to the next level

For studies in study year 2:At least 45 higher education credits from study year 1 must be completed by the exam period in August. Students which have not fulfilled this requirement must set up an individual study plan.The main goal with the study plan is that the student should complete the remaining courses 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. 


The Royal Institute of Technology has a policy for recognising previous academic studies. The decision on recognising documented results from similar education at other universities is taken by the vice dean of education at the School of Architecture and the Build Environment upon application by the student.


The programme offers no opportunities for studies abroad except for the Master’s Degree project where the student can choose to carry out a study at an organization outside Sweden. However, the School of Architecture and the Built Environment has no resources to pro­vide support so the student should make such arrangements.


The Degree project comprises 30hp and provides students with the opportunity to in­vesti­gate a problem in depth under the supervision of experienced practitioners and researchers.

For registration of the Degree project students should have com­pleted at least 67,5 hp of the compulsory courses. Students can choose between either a Degree project in Architecture or Regional Planning.

If a student intends to carry out a Degree project within another field of studies, he/she should apply for exemption from the vice dean of education

The Degree project is graded on a scale A-F, where A-E are passing grades with A as the highest grade. Guidelines concerning the grading of Degree projects are to be developed.


Students who have fulfilled all course requirements in the Master's programme (120 ECTS) will be awarded a "Teknologie masterexamen", translated into English as "Degree of Master of Science (two years)".

An application for the degree certificate should be submitted to the programme coordinator, together with a copy of a student union card, copy of receipts or a certificate from the student union office, and an attested photocopy of the previous university degree (B.Sc. or a B. Eng, or equivalent). The degree certifi­cate will be mailed to the student’s permanent address by registered mail.

Please note that this degree do not correspond to the Swedish degree "Civilingenjör".