KTH Royal Institute of Technology

Introduction

KTH Royal Institute of Technology has served as one of Europe’s key centres of innovation and intellectual talent for almost two hundred years. Recognized as Sweden’s most prestigious technical university, KTH is also the country’s oldest and largest. With over 18,000 students and an international reputation for excellence, the university continues to nurture the world’s brightest minds, helping to shape the future.

Master’s programmes cover nine fields of study with fifty degrees available. Taught in English, these programmes allow students to advance in their studies, in a diverse environment with world-class facilities. KTH has a large international student body and emphasizes the practical industrial applications of knowledge, incorporating the university’s close ties with industry leaders. This unique approach to learning means that Master’s students can look forward to exciting career prospects with an internationally recognized degree.

With a strong history of groundbreaking research, KTH provides one third of Sweden’s technical and engineering research at university level. The university also secures substantial research funding every year with grants from important organizations like the European Research Council, and plays a central role in the newly formed European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT). Master’s students will join over 2,000 people engaged in research at KTH and find a multitude of opportunities to grow in their individual areas of focus.

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Master in Aerospace Engineering

Campus Full time September 2017 Sweden Stockholm

The main objective of the Master’s programme in Aerospace Engineering is to educate skilled engineers for the European aerospace sector. [+]

Master in Aerospace Engineering The main objective of the Master’s programme in Aerospace Engineering is to educate skilled engineers for the European aerospace sector. Gra degree holder,graduates of the programme will possess solid theoretical skills in aerospace modelling, analysis and design, as well as the ability to approach and solve complex engineering tasks, and the experience of working within a team. They will also be adept at communicating effectively and working within an international environment – skills that translate tooffer potential global career opportunities.Programme outlineThe first semester consists of a set of courses to enhance basic skills, as well as give an introduction to various aspects of aerospace engineering. The basic courses are compulsory and constitute almost one third of the course work. The student then chooses one ofout our four tracks for further specialisation: sLightweight Structures, A Spalightweight structures,lightweight S Each track has severala few compulsory courses, but most are optional out of a set of recommended courses. There are many possibilities to combine courses between the tracks. The student then chooses one ofout our four tracks for further specialisation – in the direction of Aeronautics, Space, Systems or Lightweight Structures. Each track has a few compulsory courses, but most are optional out of a set of recommended courses. There are many possibilities to combine courses between the tracks. Degree ProjectThe fourth semester is spent on a five  month (30 ECTS) thesis project, where the student has the opportunity to investigate a problem in- depth. The thesis project is performed either in industry or at a university department, in Sweden or abroad. The results are presented in a Mmaster's thesis ands as well as in a seminar.Career prospectsThe employment market for European aerospace engineers is strong and will remain so for the foreseeable future. Airbus is the main European aerospace company in the civil sector, however a large part of the work is performed at various subcontractors all over Europe and also worldwide.Government spending in tThe space sector is dynamic and also increasingevolving, with major projects such as the Galileo navigation satellite project and challenging scientific missions. The European space industry employs about 40, 000 people.. Astrium is Europe’s largest company in space with 18 000 employees spread over many countries.A Mmaster’s degree in the aerospace fieldarea from KTH is a quality mark of quality and openss up a wide range of careerjob opportunities in industry and research, as well as areas also far beyond the aeronautical and space sectors.... [-]


Master in Applied and Computational Mathematics

Campus Full time August 2017 Sweden Stockholm

Students from the Master’s programme in Applied and Computational Mathematics will become skilled applied mathematicians, well-prepared for advanced industrial positions or continued graduate studies. The programme contains three tracks: Mathematical [+]

Students from the Master’s programme in Applied and Computational Mathematics will become skilled applied mathematicians, well-prepared for advanced industrial positions or continued graduate studies. The programme contains three tracks: Mathematical Statistics and Financial Mathematics, Computational Mathematics and Optimisation and Systems Theory. Programme outline The programme consists of foundation courses that are mandatory for all students, and once the individual specialisation track is chosen, there are relevant required courses within that area as well. Within the Mathematical Statistics and Financial Mathematics track students are provided with the ability to analyse and model situations where randomness and uncertainty are common and applicable in several areas. The Computational Mathematics track contains courses providing knowledge of design, analysis and application of numerical methods for mathematical modeling, usable in computer simulations catering to both research and prototyping. Finally, the Optimisation and Systems Theory track focuses on the ability to provide optimal solutions within certain restraints, applicable in areas such as economics, operation analysis, biology and robotics, where these dynamic systems are modeled and controlled with assets gained from the systems theory area. Degree project The project may be carried out in an academic or industrial environment in Sweden or abroad. Students are welcome to discuss project ideas with the staff at the mathematics department, but are also encouraged to seek other contacts, in the academic world and in industry, to identify suitable projects. The result of this thesis work is provided as a written report and as a presentation at a seminar. Career prospects Advanced mathematics and computer simulations are present within several important fields, their use having increased dramatically by the rapid development in computer software and hardware. Financial mathematics, medicine and biology are prevalent areas, but students will be able to bring the usage of mathematics and simulations into a multitude of applications. [-]

Master in Architectural Lighting Design

Campus Full time August 2017 Sweden Stockholm

There is an increasing understanding of the importance of good lighting design in urban areas, buildings and interiors. Light is fundamental to architecture and essential for human well-being, and [+]

There is an increasing understanding of the importance of good lighting design in urban areas, buildings and interiors. Light is fundamental to architecture and essential for human well-being, and its quality affects human behaviour, comfort, health, efficiency, safety and security. The one-year Master’s programme in Architectural Lighting Design is based on a new approach to light and light planning – a combination of visual, physical and biological-based experience and knowledge applied to design, technology and health. Programme outline The programme provides in-depth understanding of the field of Architectural Lighting Design through scientific-based knowledge and practical experience in the area of artificial light and daylight. The aim of the course is to teach the ability to apply advanced knowledge in this area, in both practical and academic situations. Four courses are given during the one-year programme. Light and Humans The aim of the module is to learn about the relationship between light and humans, which is mediated by the physical space. Knowledge related to light qualities, cultural and human aspects, light sources and materials is combined with experience of the design process. The outcome should be the ability to develop a complete solution for a lighting design object. Light and Space – outdoor The connection between light and outdoor environments – especially urban contexts, in its physical and cultural characters – is addressed through the expansion of lighting knowledge and vocabulary. The design task in this track concludes with a full-scale outdoor installation. The ability to work with light sources and the design process is expanded and critical assessment of the design solution is promoted. Light and Space – indoor The importance of dealing with daylight as well as artificial lighting in indoor spaces is addressed through activities related to sources and technology, space theory, visual ergonomics and performance. Design process, planning and presentation techniques will be handled in activities and tasks. Light and Science Theoretical knowledge about light and its relationship to space and humans is further developed through discussions between students and researchers in the field. Lectures combine with experimental sessions and study visits. The ability to analyse lighting conditions through the understanding of the visual and physical concepts of light will be developed in a case study and presented as an academic paper. Degree project The programme is concluded with a thesis project, the focus of which may be chosen from a wide variety of topics within the Architectural Lighting Design field. Theoretical papers about light and health, light and time, urban lighting, perception and information, as well as practical projects with a theoretical frame in rural lighting and interactive lighting design are a few examples among the developed works. Career prospects Lighting is an expanding field of knowledge. In recent years there has been a growing demand for lighting design expertise, as lighting designers understand the role of light and lighting in architecture, interior spaces and urban environment. They can add important value to a project by enhancing visual performance, energy efficiency, sustainability, safety, well-being and health. There are plentiful job opportunities for architects, designers and engineers with lighting design competence. Graduates primarily work in lighting design or architectural studios or as self-employed consultants. Employers might also be construction companies, lighting manufacturers and public or private operators. [-]

Master in Architecture

Campus Full time September 2017 Sweden Stockholm

The Master’s programme in Architecture consists of two years of full-time study. The overall aim is to ensure individual progression and comprehensive understanding of the field and related knowledge areas. This Master’s programme corresponds with the advanced level of the degree programme in Architecture. [+]

Master in Architecture The Master’s programme in Architecture consists of two years of full-time study. The overall aim is to ensure individual progression and comprehensive understanding of the field and related knowledge areas. This Master’s programme corresponds with the advanced level of the degree programme in Architecture.Programme outlineThe programme consists of studio-based teaching; orientation courses; seminar courses and a final independent diploma degree project. Through the different stages of the programme, an individual completes six studio projects – each providing an opportunity to apply and develop skills in varied areas of the learning process.KTH leads its architectural education and research by combining artistic, design-led, technological and practical aspects of the field. Our mission is to educate qualified consultants and leaders with a capacity to develop the built environment with respect to design, technology, economics, quality, aesthetics and long-term sustainability. We also constitute a large international study environment, recognised for its individual coaching of students at the advanced level of studies.Degree projectThe diploma degree project in Architecture is a final assignment that the student chooses independently. The student formulates a programme and develops a project addressing architectural issues that may be discussed in architectural terms. Through the project, the student is given the opportunity to show that they have obtained the academic and professional skills of the architect. This is an independent work that must be carried out within a specified one-term time frame.Career prospectsA majority of architects who graduate from KTH find a professional role in private architectural firms, but many also work in the public sector. An important development in terms of future career prospects is our additional mission to train students to assume a higher level of legal and financial responsibility in the various professional roles that relate to architecture and planning.... [-]


Master in Chemical Engineering for Energy and the Environment

Campus Full time September 2017 Sweden Stockholm

The Master’s programme in Chemical Engineering for Energy and the Environment will offer students a comprehensive education and the engineering tools necessary to solve the future challenges of how to best use our energy and finite natural resources. [+]

Master in Chemical Engineering for Energy and the EnvironmentThe Master’s programme in Chemical Engineering for Energy and the Environment will offer students a comprehensive education and the engineering tools necessary to solve the future challenges of how to best use our energy and finite natural resources. Programme outlineStudents gain advanced competence in chemical engineering and obtain modern tools to analyse various processes, such as the production of biofuels, energy storage or the purification of drinking water – through the whole chain, from raw materials to product. The analyses often include aspects on chemicals, heat, electricity and environment.A large number of elective courses allows students to tailor their education to meet personal and professional goals, and complementary skills like problem-solving and team work are emphasised in many of the courses, as is written and oral communication. The courses are therefore, to a large degree, based on seminars and project assignments as a complement to traditional lectures. The education is closely linked to the research conducted at the School of Chemical Science and Engineering at KTH, the Department of Chemical Engineering and Technology in particular, and to Swedish industry. The programme also provides an excellent basis for activities in countries outside of Sweden, as most of the teachers have close contacts with foreign universities and companies and there are strong opportunities to study parts of the programme abroad.Degree projectThe thesis topic of the degree project may be chosen from a list of available projects at the School of Chemical Science and Engineering, with the degree project often undertaken in an industry setting.Career prospectsThe job market for engineers graduating from this programme is broad and international. The programme provides an excellent basis for opportunities in industry as well as for further academic studies on a PhD level.Chemical engineers with a profile towards energy and environment are very attractive for many different branches of industry – such as suppliers of energy and chemicals, the pulp and paper industry, the vehicle industry and in companies specialising in environmental issues like the recycling of materials.Our engineers can be found in traditional Swedish industry, in small start-up companies, consultant companies, governmental institutions, research institutes and universities. The need for engineers with the competence offered by the programme will continue to be great in the future.... [-]


Master in Civil and Architectural Engineering

Campus Full time September 2017 Sweden Stockholm

The Master’s programme provides students with the opportunity to specialise in the fields of Civil Engineering or Architectural Engineering, with both disciplines emphasising the necessary integration of technology and societal aspects, such as [+]

Master in Civil and Architectural EngineeringThe Master’s programme provides students with the opportunity to specialise in the fields of Civil Engineering or Architectural Engineering, with both disciplines emphasising the necessary integration of technology and societal aspects, such as environmental issues, sustainable development and social responsibility. Programme outlineThe programme starts with fundamental, compulsory courses before moving into elective and more advanced-level courses.The Civil Engineering track is devoted to techniques for designing, constructing and maintaining roads, streets, railway track, bridges and tunnels; the Architectural Engineering track is concerned with the engineering design and analysis of buildings with emphasis on system-level performance and in a life cycle perspective.Degree projectThe Master’s thesis should relate to an interesting issue within the field of study,  focusing on the investigation and analysis of a problem. The assignment may deal with problems from the industry or issues that are relevant to current research. The student should show their awareness of societal and ethical aspects, including economical and social issues and ecologically sustainable development.Career prospectsThe building sector has a long-term impact on the built environment and the Civil and Architectural Engineering programme meets a well-recognised need for engineers with the knowledge and ability to design and construct infrastructure, residential housing and workplaces with an optimal technology in terms of economy and environmental impact. This Master’s programme will provide its graduates with an internationally required competence, and excellent future value in both research and industry.The students will be prepared for a professional career as a consultant in the construction industry, as well as in public authorities, such as the road or rail administrations. Furthermore, the students will be able to pursue an academic research career.... [-]


Master in Communication Systems

Campus Full time September 2017 Sweden Stockholm

The KTH Master’s programme in Communication Systems offers students a strong fundamental education in key knowledge areas, whilst providing a broad scope of academic courses and [+]

Master in Communication SystemsThe KTH Master’s programme in Communication Systems offers students a strong fundamental education in key knowledge areas, whilst providing a broad scope of academic courses and specialisations to choose from. This highly relevant field is becoming increasingly important to how our societies function, and our global information infrastructure will continue to demand well-rounded specialists in the future. Programme outlineThe programme focuses on the integration of the Internet and mobile network technologies to develop global communication systems for next generations. Students work in a research environment with ample experimental resources and in close contact with the industry – including leading system manufacturers, service developers and providers, and advanced early adopters. The first study period consists of mandatory core courses, which provide in-depth knowledge in the areas of communication systems and networks. The programme continues with a wide range of elective courses, allowing students to focus on their individual areas of interest depending on their career objectives. Many courses are problem-oriented, with self-directed and project-based work.Degree projectThe purpose of the degree project is for students to demonstrate the skills acquired during the programme, by applying them to solve realistic problems. The student writes a thesis, which must be approved by an examiner from one of the degree project courses in the curriculum, and presents it for critique; the topic of the thesis may be suggested from a number of sources – a professor, external agency, an industry collaborator, or the student – but should be relevant to the focus of the course work. Career prospectsThe Internet and mobile phone networks are among the most powerful technologies of our time. Today’s challenges are to integrate them and make them scalable, secure and sustainable. Commercialisation of these new ideas will create value for users, vendors, operators and society in general. Consequently, entrepreneurship, product realisation and economics are inextricably linked to communication systems.... [-]


Master in Computer Science

Campus Full time August 2017 Sweden Stockholm

The Master’s programme in Computer Science is designed to function as the final two years of the corresponding Civil Engineering programme. Students can choose to specialise in a wide range of topics, and have a high degree of flexibility [+]

The Master’s programme in Computer Science is designed to function as the final two years of the corresponding Civil Engineering programme. Students can choose to specialise in a wide range of topics, and have a high degree of flexibility in selecting elective courses. A suitable background before entering this programme is an undergraduate education adhering to the ACM recommendations for Computer Science curricula. Programme outline The first semester is mainly devoted to compulsory courses, after which the student chooses a track of specialisation. With the track courses as a foundation, the students are able to design their own study plan by selecting from a large set of elective courses. The currently offered tracks are: - Autonomous Systems - Computer Security - IT-Management with Enterprise Architecture - Programme System Technology - Language Technology - Theoretical Computer Science - Computational Biology - Sound and Music Computing Degree project The last semester is dedicated to the Master’s degree project, leading to a corresponding thesis. The project is preferably on a topic connected to the track chosen, and can be executed as an internship in industry or locally within a research group. Career prospects There is a high demand for qualified experts in Computer Science and IT in general. Students from the Computer Science Master’s programme are very attractive for both large and small companies, but they are also well suited for entering an academic career. Changes in the programme may occur. [-]

Master in Computer Simulations for Science and Engineering COSSE

Campus Full time August 2017 Sweden Stockholm

The field of computer simulations is of great importance for high-tech industry and scientific/engineering research, e.g. virtual processing, climate studies, fluid dynamics, advanced materials, etc. Often the field is referred to as the [+]

The field of computer simulations is of great importance for high-tech industry and scientific/engineering research, e.g. virtual processing, climate studies, fluid dynamics, advanced materials, etc. Often the field is referred to as the third pillar of science complementing theory and experiments. The joint programme Computer Simulations for Science and Engineering (COSSE) is a two-year master's programme offering a double degree from two universities. The students enter one of the universities and continue the second year at one of the other institutions in another country. COSSE offers education of the highest international standard as well as a unique experience of meeting different European cultures, languages, climate and nature. Students from any country are welcome to apply. A number of scholarships are available. The programme is a joint initiative of four European universities: - KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden - Technical University of Berlin, Germany - Technical University of Delft, the Netherlands - Friedrich-Alexander University of Erlangen- Nürnberg, Germany Associated partner: Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, India. Provides internships and shorter learning opportunities. [-]

Master in Economics of Innovation and Growth

Campus Full time Part time September 2017 Sweden Stockholm

Master in Economics of Innovation and Growth Innovation and entrepreneurship are prime factors behind value creation, economic prosperity and employment growth. These initiatives can take place on several levels – enterprise, regional and national – and lead to new businesses as well as increased [+]

Master in Economics of Innovation and GrowthInnovation and entrepreneurship are prime factors behind value creation, economic prosperity and employment growth. These initiatives can take place on several levels – enterprise, regional and national – and lead to new businesses as well as increased competitiveness for those already established. The growing awareness of the importance of innovation among knowledge-based firms, financial markets and policymakers has created a demand for a programme which integrates aspects of technology, economy, financing and other related areas.Programme outlineThe programme is focused on the economic aspects of the innovation process, i.e. the process of commercialising inventions. Innovations are created by trying to solve production problems and learning from experience, finding new and better ways of doing things, profiting from new markets, or sometimes just to satisfy curiosity. The intensity and direction of these activities are conditioned by laws, institutions, customs and regulations that affect their incentive and ability to appropriate rents from newly created technologies.The Master programme aims to provide students with the analytical tools derived from modern economic theories. These include specialisation, diversification and dissemination of ideas and knowledge; innovation activities, international competition, trade and growth. Another objective is to make the students in the programme familiar with applied techniques for analysing, measuring and predicting specialisation, trade flows and price patterns in the context of a global economy, with dynamic competitive advantages and increasing returns.The student will acquire comprehensive training in understanding and solving complex problems in modern economics, and in producing solid foundations for policy decisions by knowledge-based firms, financial markets and policymakers.Degree projectThe degree project is compulsory in order to obtain a Master degree, and the student must complete the required courses with their related credits in order to participate in the final thesis. Students who have successfully completed the programme and project, will then be awarded a "Degree of Master of Science " with a specialisation in Economics of Innovation and Growth. Career prospectsThe programme allows for a broad spectrum of career opportunities within the private and public sector. Previous students can be found in banking, large multinational corporations, governmental agencies, consultancy companies, academia and entrepreneurial ventures.... [-]


Master in Electric Power Engineering

Campus Full time September 2017 Sweden Stockholm

Our global demands on resources have placed an urgent emphasis on supplying a growing population with affordable, environmentally responsible power. How we manage this challenging paradigm will rely on a new generation of creative, technically savvy engineers. [+]

Master in Electric Power EngineeringOur global demands on resources have placed an urgent emphasis on supplying a growing population with affordable, environmentally responsible power. How we manage this challenging paradigm will rely on a new generation of creative, technically savvy engineers. Programme outlineThe Electric Power Engineering programme is taught in English and focuses on four subject tracks, with a final degree project in the second year: Electric Power Systems, Electrotechnical Design, Electrical Drives, and newer IT-related areas of competency. This programme will enable the Master’s student to develop a comprehensive understanding of the field, providing them with the ability to enter a professional role in industry, academia or research and development.Degree projectThe final degree project corresponds to five months' full-time study and is examined at KTH. It can be performed at the university or externally, and the project must be presented in written form, as the Master's thesis, and also orally in a seminar. The project can only be initiated if the correct and relevant amount of course work has been successfully completed – the necessary credits from both compulsory and conditionally elective courses must be accumulated beforehand. Career prospectsFor decades, KTH and Sweden have been at the forefront of advancements in grid systems, power component technologies and automation solutions. These areas are in constant need of fresh ideas and successful ways in which to integrate academia, research and industry. A two-year Master’s degree in Electric Power Engineering provides students with the knowledge and training necessary to excel in this new era of utility and power requirements, and offers a wide selection of career options. The programme equips engineers with the skills necessary to understand, analyse and operate individual components relating to power systems, and their integrated and holistic functions.... [-]


Master in Electrophysics

Campus Full time September 2017 Sweden Stockholm

A two-year Master’s programme in Electrophysics incorporates a strong foundation in electrical engineering with an understanding of electromagnetic fields and how they interact with matter. [+]

Master in ElectrophysicsA two-year Master’s programme in Electrophysics incorporates a strong foundation in electrical engineering with an understanding of electromagnetic fields and how they interact with matter. Programme outlineElectromagnetic fields are the basis of communications, most modern technology and are integral to our understanding of the universe. Ionized matter (plasma) dominates in space and finds its applications on earth – from material processing to the promise of fusion energy, the same source that powers the Sun.The programme is built around three distinct areas of focus: Plasma, Space and Radio Science – with a core selection of courses and flexibility for students to specialise in their individual areas of interest.Degree projectThe programme is concluded by an individual MSc thesis project. The project can be carried out at KTH, in industry or abroad.Career prospectsKTH has an international reputation in plasma physics and has been the home of Hannes Alfvén, a pioneer in the field and Nobel Prize winner. Today, the university is active in several aspects of the development of the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER), from plasma modeling to engineering material facing the plasma. Space research at KTH is done in both large international projects under ESA and NASA, and in smaller collaborations with leading research centres and universities around Europe, USA, South Africa and Japan.... [-]


Master in Embedded Systems

Campus Full time September 2017 Sweden Stockholm

Embedded Systems are the most common form of computer systems, utilising around 98 percent of all manufactured processors for their applications – from sewing machines and cars, to satellites and power plants. The common denominator for these systems is high-level demands on functionality and reliability. [+]

Master in Embedded SystemsEmbedded Systems are the most common form of computer systems, utilising around 98 percent of all manufactured processors for their applications – from sewing machines and cars, to satellites and power plants. The common denominator for these systems is high-level demands on functionality and reliability. Programme outlineThe purpose of this Master’s programme is to provide a broad education in Embedded Systems with the opportunity to specialise in areas that cover theoretical as well as practical aspects of embedded systems development. Special emphasis is placed on engineering skills, integration of software and hardware, system design, integration, verification and the management of the design process.The programme offers three informal tracks: the Embedded Platforms track addresses the problems of designing and assembling an embedded platform, including embedded software; the Embedded Software track addresses the problems of designing and maintaining embedded software, including computer hardware fundamentals; the Embedded Control track addresses the problems of designing electronics/embedded systems that are closely integrated with mechanical systems.Degree projectThe objective of the degree project is for students to demonstrate their individual skills acquired during the programme and apply them to solving a realistic problem. The student writes a thesis report, demonstrates and defends the results. The focus of the project may be proposed by the student, an examiner, a company, a public agency or any other external organisation, but the project plan must be approved by the examiner of one of the thesis project courses in the curriculum.The degree project may also be performed at universities or companies abroad.Career prospectsThe enormous price and performance developments of electronics, coupled with their flexibility and programmability, creates considerable opportunities for innovation. At the same time, the industry is experiencing problems with sustaining competence in the area, and facing major challenges in managing the integration of software and hardware.Potential employers of Embedded Systems graduates are companies that develop electronic components and embedded systems in all possible areas. The programme has a broad industrial contact network through ICES – the KTH Innovative Centre for Embedded Systems. ICES member companies support implementation and student activities in the programme, such as trainee positions, Master’s thesis projects and pilot projects, offering participants an excellent bridge into the industry or further education in the form of PhD studies.... [-]


Master in Energy Innovation

Campus Full time August 2017 Sweden Stockholm

There are five joint Master's programmes in Energy Innovation offered at KTH through KIC InnoEnergy. All programmes are in the field of sustainable energy and give a rare combination of engineering and entrepreneurship. The programmes deliver [+]

There are five joint Master's programmes in Energy Innovation offered at KTH through KIC InnoEnergy. All programmes are in the field of sustainable energy and give a rare combination of engineering and entrepreneurship. The programmes deliver cutting-edge knowledge in fields crucial to meeting today’s global energy challenges and enables you to study at two universities in two different European countries, receiving a double degree. KIC InnoEnergy has created seven Master's programme joint between European top universities. Five of these programmes are partially hosted by KTH. - Energy for Smart Cities (SMCS) - Environomical Pathways for Sustainable Energy Systems (SELECT) - Nuclear Energy (EMINE) - Renewable Energy (RENE) - Smart Electrical Networks and Systems (SENSE) Energy for Smart Cities (SMCS) The programme is ideal for graduates who are fascinated by energy technology and interested in environmental and socio-economic factors, as well as the electrical and thermo-mechanical aspects. It focuses on end-users of the electrical value chain; the citizen, the company or the city. During your first year, electrical and mechanical engineering courses are combined with general socio-economic, but still energy-related, subjects. An integrated project is also included. Your second year continues with a Master’s degree project and some elective courses, both general, broadening and option specific. The programme also organises a summer school to sharpen participants’ entrepreneurial skills in the energy sector. It includes soft skills such as team-building, networking, leadership, entrepreneurship and intercultural communication skills, all fuelled by interesting conversations with professionals from the energy industry, consultancy firms and municipalities. Environomical Pathways for Sustainable Energy Systems Sustainable energy services is one of the key issues for humanity, considering the complete environmental footprint for the services delivered. The programme starts from the concept of basic renewable energy sources (sun, wind, geothermal) and considers the pathways towards a future sustainable energy system. The curriculum rests on a strong foundation in thermal sciences, emphasising the thermodynamic tools of exergy and thermoeconomic analysis. The programme is operated by a consortium consisting of seven universities and their associated industry partners. It offers extended industrial contacts integrated throughout the whole programme, especially as part of internships and seminars/workshops. The curriculum is jointly offered with teacher mobility for certain common lectures, but also remote teaching by specialist teachers. The programme offers modern and interactive learning material including virtual workshops which enhances the student learning process. Each year a kick-off and a spring seminar bring together first and second year students from all partner universities. These events give the students the possibility for networking and group discussions in an international setting. Nuclear Energy (EMINE) As a significant contributor to energy supply security and diversity, the nuclear industry is a key component of EU energy policy. For example, the price of nuclear electricity is competitive and predictable, and carbon emissions are low and comparable with the best renewable. Nuclear energy is also a potential low-carbon substitute for fossil-fuel-based combined heat and power production. The programme will help provide the industry, which already employs around 400,000 people in Europe, with the highly-qualified engineers required to meet the ambitious nuclear expansion plans that many countries are now drawing up. As a student, you receive the high-level technical education required to master the engineering complexities of nuclear power generation, as well as business training related to innovation issues and energy management. The programme thus helps you integrate the technical aspects of the nuclear industry with key political, economic and social issues. The uniqueness of the programme lies in the involvement of its industrial partners. Four major players of nuclear energy, AREVA, EDF, ENDESA and Vattenfall, take active part in the master programme. The CEA is also actively involved in EMINE, thus contributing its expertise as one of the most important research centres in nuclear energy in Europe. Renewable Energy (RENE) Thanks to the strong partnership between universities, innovation centrers and energy companies, the programme will provide you with a holistic understanding of the renewable energy field. You will gain state-of-the-art knowledge and expertise in fundamental renewable energy disciplines covering the value chain from power generation to storage and transmission. Mobility is a key part of the KIC InnoEnergy educational and innovation strategy. The programme offers you the opportunity to study in two top technical universities and a business school, in a friendly and multicultural environment, and the opportunity to carry out the Master's degree project through an internship at leading companies in renewable energy. Smart Electrical Networks and Systems (SENSE) The programme focuses on understanding, modelling and analysing the principles behind electric power generation, transmission, distribution and utilisation on a broad scale. Topics range from the design, operation, control and monitoring of individual components to national power systems in their entirety. The programme gives you a highly relevant and advanced education within the smart grid concept. Smart power grids are the electrical power system of the future. They operate in accordance with many of the key requirements that a sustainable energy system must meet – capacity, decarbonisation, efficiency, flexibility, reliability and sustainability. Existing technologies make up the bulk of the course content, but strong emphasis is also given to novel and innovative technologies that may stimulate the evolution of existing power grids into a ‘Smart Grid’. The innovation process itself, plus the route towards new business development in the electric power area, is addressed. [-]

Master in Engineering Design

Campus Full time September 2017 Sweden Stockholm

The Master’s programme in Engineering Design educates engineers by promoting excellent technical and organisational skills in product development, engineering and design of complex and innovative products. Students of the programme will choose one of three [+]

Master in Engineering DesignThe Master’s programme in Engineering Design educates engineers by promoting excellent technical and organisational skills in product development, engineering and design of complex and innovative products. Students of the programme will choose one of three specialisations: Machine Design, Mechatronics or Combustion Engines.Programme outlineThe programme is structured to enhance technical skills, as well as to give an introduction to various aspects of engineering design. The specialisations include a set of advanced courses which are compulsory and constitute two-thirds of the total course work.The first semester consists of basic courses in engineering design, modelling, programming (Mechatronics track), robustification (Machine Design track) and combustion technology (Combustion Engineering track). The second semester consists of advanced courses within your specialisation, and voluntary courses. During the third semester a large industrial project is the basis for an advanced course within your selected field. The programme concludes with a thesis project that can be performed in either an industrial setting or in an academic environment. Each student is encouraged to actively search for a suitable thesis project in industry, and KTH will provide information on helpful points of contact.Degree projectThe thesis project is supervised by an experienced researcher and can be performed in an industrial setting or in an academic environment. Exchange students are recommended to find a thesis project in their country of permanent residence or where they intend to begin a professional career.Career prospectsEngineering Design professionals educated at KTH work in a wide range of fields: as technology specialists at large industrial companies, product developers of consumer products, or with research in academia. Some key industries and sectors involve vehicles (road, rail, air, off-road), industrial automation (robotics, processes, electronics, tools), and medical engineering (aids for the disabled, life-support systems, simulators).The Engineering Design programme provides the student with the technical competence and abilities to identify complex engineering problems, and to solve these using modern methods and tools.... [-]


Master in Engineering Materials Science

Campus Full time September 2017 Sweden Stockholm

The Master’s programme in Engineering Materials Science is characterised by a cross-functional approach – focusing on both the understanding and study of current materials, processes and applications, as well as the development of new materials and [+]

Master in Engineering Materials ScienceThe Master’s programme in Engineering Materials Science is characterised by a cross-functional approach – focusing on both the understanding and study of current materials, processes and applications, as well as the development of new materials and processes.Programme outlineThe programme is open to students with materials backgrounds and has three different tracks, each focusing on different complimentary aspects of material and process development, while incorporating each students’ individual experience in the area. This makes the programme both comprehensive in the fundementals of the field, and tailored to meet personal academic and career goals.Track 1 - Industrial Materials (IMTA)Materials such as steel, lightweight metals and semi-conductors have made development possible for many years and will continue to do so in the future. Through the choice of courses, the student may decide to specialise in Materials Design, Process Science or, preferably, a combination of both areas. This track is only for students with a solid background in Materials Science and Engineering and Metallurgy.Track 2 - Materials and Process Design (MDNA)Materials and Process Design has, like Industrial Materials, a strong focus on materials and processes, properties and design. The content of the courses offered within this specialisation will cover all of the different areas of Engineering Materials Science and Metallurgy during the first term. This track is only for students with a background in Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Science and Engineering or Engineering Physics.Track 3 - Materials Processing (MPTA)Materials Processing has a strong focus on materials in general and provides inter-disciplinary courses within materials processing. The content of the courses offered within this specialisation will cover the areas of casting, plastic forming, modelling and simulation, and mechanical metallurgy. This track is open for students with different materials backgrounds, preferably Mechanical Engineering.Degree projectThe degree project is one semester of full-time work and is undertaken during the second year. Typically, the preceding summer is used to prepare for and specify the thesis project. The project is then carried out in the area defined by the courses taken during the first year of the programme and may be conducted in industry, at a KTH department or in another technical university or research institute anywhere in the world.Career prospectsStudents graduating with a Master of Science degree specialising in Engineering Materials Science are in great demand throughout the world. The education also provides a solid scientific foundation for further research studies at KTH or abroad after graduating.... [-]


Master in Engineering Mechanics

Campus Full time August 2017 Sweden Stockholm

The field of Engineering Mechanics includes all areas of the industrial design process that are based on advanced mechanical analysis of product behavior and functionality. The Master’s programme equips students with the knowledge and skills [+]

The field of Engineering Mechanics includes all areas of the industrial design process that are based on advanced mechanical analysis of product behavior and functionality. The Master’s programme equips students with the knowledge and skills required to focus on reliable and sustainable design by simulations and experiments. Programme outline The education within the three tracks – Fluid Mechanics, Solid Mechanics and Sound & Vibration – is conducted with involvement from industry and influenced by the latest research. Only one third of the courses are mandatory, so students can tailor the course structure to meet their individual aims. This is very useful for those interested in exchange studies. The theoretical courses are mixed with more applied project courses and the final degree project is often performed at a company in Sweden or abroad. Degree project The fourth semester is spent working on a five month degree project, where the student has the opportunity to investigate a specific area in-depth. The degree project is performed either in industry or at a university department, in Sweden or abroad. Students doing their degree project close to KTH may also take courses in parallel with their thesis work. Career prospects Students who graduate from the Engineering Mechanics programme will be proficient in fluid mechanics, solid mechanics and sound & vibration – areas that are tied to a multitude of industries. Graduates will find a wide range of job opportunities in research and development within industrial companies, consulting firms and research institutes, not only in mechanical engineering, but also in other engineering fields. [-]

Master in Engineering Physics

Campus Full time August 2017 Sweden Stockholm

The programme includes five tracks: Theoretical Physics, Subatomic & Astrophysics, Optical Physics, Nano Physics, and Biomedical Physics; each with compulsory, conditionally elective and elective [+]

Programme outline The programme includes five tracks: Theoretical Physics, Subatomic & Astrophysics, Optical Physics, Nano Physics, and Biomedical Physics; each with compulsory, conditionally elective and elective courses. The Biomedical Physics specialisation aims to develop the ability of physicists to interact with the life science disciplines, and offers suitable combinations of subjects, both for a career in industry, as well as for continued studies towards a PhD degree. In Nano Physics, a number of highly interesting current fields are treated, such as nano structures, nano magnetism & spin electronics, superconductivity and other phenomena with very special properties. Optical Physics is important in basic and applied research, as well as in industrial applications; students with a thorough knowledge of this field are much sought after as PhD students, as well as for positions in industry and consulting. The Subatomic and Astrophysics specialisation covers a selection of topics at the frontline of contemporary physics; both the experimental and theoretical aspects of atomic, nuclear, and particle physics with applications to astrophysics are included. The Theoretical Physics specialisation provides the students with a broad education in fundamental theoretical physics, preparing them for a future as problem solvers or researchers in industry, or for continued PhD studies. Degree project The degree project may be carried out in an academic or industrial environment in Sweden or abroad, and suitable project topics may be obtained from the staff at the three physics departments. Students are also encouraged to seek other contacts in the academic field or within the industry, to help them identify their specific project aims. Career prospects Graduates of this programme can look forward to ample job opportunities, both in industry and academic research. Graduates are well prepared for a career as problem solvers or researchers in a wide range of industrial companies. Examples of such industries include the fields of biotechnology, medicine, optics, electronics, nano-tools and many more. Students from all specialisations are also well prepared to continue studying for a PhD degree. The programme is given jointly by three departments at KTH, Theoretical physics , Physics and Applied physics . [-]

Master in Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management

Campus Full time September 2017 Sweden Stockholm

The Master’s programme in Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management is designed to give students a focused, relevant and utilisable body of knowledge in this diverse and modern field. The [+]

Master in Entrepreneurship and Innovation ManagementThe Master’s programme in Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management is designed to give students a focused, relevant and utilisable body of knowledge in this diverse and modern field. The programme is ideally suited for people with an interest in starting and managing innovative projects or new economic endeavours. Programme outlineThe teaching strives to engage students by combining the more theoretical aspects of the field with a self-defined innovation project. This combination of practical skills and theoretical enhancement informs the programme as a whole, and strives to create a meaningful, well-rounded education that can help the participants realise their career potential.The programme offers:... [-]


Master in Environmental Engineering

Campus Full time September 2017 Sweden Stockholm

Environmental management is an essential part of Environmental Engineering and concerns the interaction between human society and our surroundings. In order to meet the challenges of sustainable management of natural resources, there is a need for multi-skilled [+]

Master in Environmental EngineeringEnvironmental management is an essential part of Environmental Engineering and concerns the interaction between human society and our surroundings. In order to meet the challenges of sustainable management of natural resources, there is a need for multi-skilled professionals who are able to combine in-depth knowledge of local and global environmental impact, with expertise on strategies and tools aimed at reducing this impact on nature. This requires, among other aptitudes, knowledge of models and methods for collecting and analysing environmental information; knowledge of the interdependencies between society and environmental problems; and knowledge of the tools necessary for changing human behavior for greater sustainability.Programme outline The Environmental Engineering Nordic Master's programme is a joint, two-year Master's programme offered by the Nordic Five Tech (N5T) – an alliance between the leading Nordic technical universities. The programme offers four tracks in total, one of which is the KTH Environmental Management track which is supplied jointly with the Technical University of Denmark (DTU).Since this programme results in a double degree, students should complete their  coursework at KTH and DTU respectively. Students who apply to the Master's programme in Environmental Engineering at KTH will start their first year of studies on the Environmental Management track at KTH and continue at DTU to complete their second year of studies, including a degree project. Another option it to start at DTU and complete the first year, then continue the second year of studies at KTH. For this option students should apply to DTU.Degree projectThe degree project provides students with the opportunity to investigate a problem in-depth, under the supervision of experienced practitioners and researchers. Students who start their studies on the Environmental Management track will conduct their degree projects at DTU with a supervisor from DTU and a co-supervisor from KTH. Supervision from each of the two degree-awarding institutions involved in the programme ensures the integration of all programme components.Career prospectsEnvironmental technologies are experiencing very strong growth and form a megatrend in technological development. This rapid growth is fuelled by innovation, as companies develop new products to satisfy societal demands. The Nordic Five Tech universities are ideally positioned to offer the education and tools necessary for future engineers to take advantage of this expanding market.... [-]


Master in Environmental Engineering and Sustainable Infrastructure

Campus Full time September 2017 Sweden Stockholm

The Master’s programme in Environmental Engineering and Sustainable Infrastructure provides students with the tools to solve future environmental problems and water issues. The courses in, for example, environmental assessment and water resources [+]

Master in Environmental Engineering and Sustainable Infrastructure The Master’s programme in Environmental Engineering and Sustainable Infrastructure provides students with the tools to solve future environmental problems and water issues. The courses in, for example, environmental assessment and water resources engineering are prepatory for careers as environmental engineers. Students will increase their understanding of the properties and functions of water and ecosystems, learn how to assess the local and global environmental impact of human activities, and apply advanced methods, techniques and modelling tools to describe, quantify and solve environmental problems. The scope of the programme is international and interdisciplinary. Programme outlineTo enable students to specialise in sub-disciplines, the programme contains seven course sequences. Each sequence contains three or four courses that are recommended for a certain specialisation, and the student can follow two such sequences in full. These are:1. Water Technology; water systems, hydropower, effects of climate change.2. Environmental Geotechnology; contaminated areas, environmental geology, geotechnical aspects.3. Water and Wastewater Engineering; managing our water resources (drinking water and wastewater).4. Environmental Management and Information; environmental monitoring, measurement techniques.5. Sustainable Infrastructure; managing infrastructure and natural resources in a sustainable way.6. Environmental Systems Analysis; environmental assessment, life cycle assessment.7. Sustainable Societies; social and economic mechanisms that affect sustainable development.Degree projectThe Master's thesis provides students with the opportunity to investigate a problem in –depth, under the supervision of experienced practitioners and researchers. The topic for the Master's thesis should be within the scope of the programme and relate to knowledge acquired in the courses. The thesis work is carried out in Sweden or abroad, and can be oriented towards research (e.g., laboratory / field work within a research project), technological development (at a company or organisation), or a combination of both.Career prospectsOur society has major challenges in managing a changing climate, developing and securing good water quality, developing systems for recycling materials and nutrients, and developing renewable and environmentally smart energy solutions.The needs for environmental engineering expertise are therefore almost endless, and the labour market is very diverse. Students will be able to work privately and publicly – in environmental consultancies, with contractors, energy companies or government agencies; internationally, nationally or locally. Some examples of employers who hire students from this programme are SWECO, Stockholm Vatten, WSP, Swedish EPA, Tyréns, Geosigma, Ramböll, Vattenfall, and SIDA, as well as a number of international agencies.... [-]


Master in Environomical Pathways for Sustainable Energy Systems SELECT

Campus Full time August 2017 Sweden Stockholm

The joint Master's programme in Environomical Pathways for Sustainable Energy Systems (SELECT) offers advanced education in the field of sustainable energy systems for the future. SELECT aims at delivering high quality engineering [+]

The joint Master's programme in Environomical Pathways for Sustainable Energy Systems (SELECT) offers advanced education in the field of sustainable energy systems for the future. SELECT aims at delivering high quality engineering skills in the field, including training in business and innovation. Industrial interaction throughout the programme prepares the students for their future career. Programme outline Sustainable energy services is one of the key issues for humanity, considering the complete environmental footprint for the services delivered. The programme starts from the concept of basic renewable energy sources (sun, wind, geothermal) and considers the pathways towards a future sustainable energy system. The curriculum rests on a strong foundation in thermal sciences, emphasising the thermodynamic tools of exergy and thermoeconomic analysis. The programme is operated by a consortium consisting of seven universities and their associated industry partners. It offers extended industrial contacts integrated throughout the whole programme, especially as part of internships and seminars/workshops. The curriculum is jointly offered with teacher mobility for certain common lectures, but also remote teaching by specialist teachers. The programme offers modern and interactive learning material including virtual workshops which enhances the student learning process. Each year a kick-off and a spring seminar bring together first and second year students from all partner universities. These events give the students the possibility for networking and group discussions in an international setting. Degree project The degree project will be performed during the 4th semester. Topics are in the field of sustainable energy systems and are carried out at a company or partner university. Career prospects The programme gives you the best possible foundation for a career in sustainable energy. After graduation, you will be able to analyze, develop and implement the advanced innovations needed to realize a sustainable path towards our future energy system. In addition, the built-in mobility enhances the cultural awareness and adaptability of all participating students. These are highly sought-after attributes in the global job market of today. The close connection with industry and the clear focus on entrepreneurship and business create an array of opportunities in many different organizations. As a graduate you possess the potential to start your own innovative business venture, the expert knowledge to work as a consultant, and the investigative skills to continue your research studies towards a PhD or work in a R&D department. [-]

Master in ICT Innovation

Campus Full time August 2017 Sweden Stockholm

The joint Master's programme in ICT Innovation offers seven tracks which combine technical competence with a set of skills in innovation and entrepreneurship. The programme lets you build a curriculum of your choice, based on your skills [+]

The joint Master's programme in ICT Innovation offers seven tracks which combine technical competence with a set of skills in innovation and entrepreneurship. The programme lets you build a curriculum of your choice, based on your skills and interest in the area of ICT and innovation. It also enables you to study at two universities in two different European countries, receiving a double degree. Programme outline EIT ICT Labs has created a Master's programme joint between European top universities. The programme consists of seven tracks to choose from when applying to the programme, five of which are partially hosted by KTH. The programme focuses strongly on the acquisition of transferable skills, especially in innovation and entrepreneurship and the tracks are set up to ensure multiple career paths and create awareness of job types and functions in relevant industry, research domain or education. Besides gaining fundamental knowledge in each track, you will also learn how to get your innovations to the market. The master’s thesis that you prepare in collaboration with a business includes creating a business plan for the commercial exploitation of your project. A basic course in innovation and entrepreneurship and the Business Development Labs Course are the vital parts of this module. Those students who know what they want their future to look like can also specify which business partner organisation they would like to intern at. Also renowned European research facilities are partnered with EIT ICT Labs to provide assistance to students throughout the programme. Students that complete the programme will receive a degree from both universities in their individual study plan. They also earn an EIT ICT Labs certificate, documenting the EIT ICT Labs specific learning outcomes. Information on application and on each of the tracks partially hosted by KTH can be reached through the links below. Note that the Master's programme in ICT Innovation also is reffered to as EIT ICT Labs. - Internet Technology and Architecture (ITA) - Human Computer Interaction and Design (HCID) - Embedded Systems (ES) - Distributed Systems and Services (DSS) - Digital Media Technology (DMT) - Career prospects A wide range of first-class businesses are partnered with EIT ICT Labs to prepare students for their future careers. You will be working closely with business partners throughout the whole programme. You will also get the chance to prepare your master’s thesis with our partners on real-life projects. In addition to improving students’ cultural and language skills, this experience will give students expertise in their chosen technological field, as well as provide them with excellent qualifications for managerial posts in global markets. [-]

Master in Industrial and Environmental Biotechnology

Campus Full time August 2017 Sweden Stockholm

The Master’s programme in Industrial and Environmental Biotechnology aims to provide a deep understanding of how to design and operate state-of-the-art life science based processes, with respect to product quality, finance and a sustainable [+]

The Master’s programme in Industrial and Environmental Biotechnology aims to provide a deep understanding of how to design and operate state-of-the-art life science based processes, with respect to product quality, finance and a sustainable society. The goal is to use cells and enzymes to produce commodities such as fine and bulk chemicals, pharmaceuticals or their building blocks, food, paper & pulp, energy, polymeric materials and clean water. The student will be given a comprehensive education in this vital and varied field, enabling them to prepare for careers in Sweden or internationally. Programme outline The two-year programme consists of core mandatory courses in biotechnology followed by elective courses, which include chemistry, environmental analysis and other technological subjects chosen by the student. The student is therefore able to tailor their education allowing for a unique profile to each degree, for instance “Industrial-Process Design” or “Environmental-Systems Analysis.” The courses are then followed by a degree project. Skills such as problem solving and project work, as well as oral and written presentation, are emphasised in several courses. The education is also closely coupled to the research undertaken at the School of Biotechnology and to the Swedish Bio/Pharmaceutical/Chemical industry. Degree project The degree project is performed during the last semester of the programme, where the student works on a research topic related to the theoretical courses in the curriculum. The project may be carried out either in a research setting at KTH, in industry or in another university or research institute anywhere in the world. Career prospects Graduates of the programme will command the skills necessary for a professional career in the biotechnological industry, as well as for further academic studies. These areas are expanding worldwide, offering a Master’s degree holder in Industrial and Environmental Biotechnology plentiful career opportunities, including those found in patent and consultant agencies and finance. [-]

Master in Industrial Management

Campus Full time September 2017 Sweden Stockholm

The Master of Science programme in Industrial Management is designed for students with a profound engineering background who aim to take leadership positions in industrial and technology- based organisations. [+]

Master in Industrial ManagementThe Master of Science programme in Industrial Management is designed for students with a profound engineering background who aim to take leadership positions in industrial and technology- based organisations. Programme outlineThe main focus of theM programme is understanding the creation of value for customers. We address this issue at three different levels: ffirstly, the industry level, where the focus of attention is the economic and technical transformation in national and global markets. Secondly, the firm level, which focuses on the management of value-creating functions and processes such as research and development, operations and sourcing, and marketing and distribution. Thirdly, the individual level, which focuses on leading people in change.... [-]


Master in Innovative Sustainable Energy Engineering

Campus Full time September 2017 Sweden Stockholm

The Master's programme in Innovative Sustainable Energy Engineering pools the facilities, innovation and talent from energy departments at the largest technical universities in Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland and Iceland. [+]

Master in Innovative Sustainable Energy EngineeringThe Master's programme in Innovative Sustainable Energy Engineering pools the facilities, innovation and talent from energy departments at the largest technical universities in Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland and Iceland. The purpose of the programme is to provide state-of-the-art education in the fields of conventional and renewable energy sources and new power generation. These areas include: bioenergy, energy systems, geothermal energy, heat and power engineering, solar cell systems and materials, and system integration of wind power. Programme outlineStudents have the opportunity to choose several study tracks offered at partner universities. The program has a 1 + 1 structure, i.e. one year of study at the chosen partner university, followed by one year of study at a second partner university (mobility is a requirement). This structure allows for a large degree of flexibility in selecting both course specialisation, and the setting for studies.Innovative and entrepreneurial aspects are highlighted via the advanced renewable energy concepts that are being implemented in the Nordic countries. Participants gain proficiency in project design and implementation, operation and maintenance, policy generation and systems analysis. Advanced training with a research-oriented perspective is also included.Cooperation with Nordic universitiesThis programme offers exchange opportunities with leading Nordic universities, the Nordic Master network:... [-]


Master in Integrated Product Design

Campus Full time August 2017 Sweden Stockholm

In today’s highly competitive and fast-changing global market, engineers need advanced knowledge and highly developed skills in how to create competitive and sustainable products in multidisciplinary teams. Integrated Product Design is a two -year [+]

In today’s highly competitive and fast-changing global market, engineers need advanced knowledge and highly developed skills in how to create competitive and sustainable products in multidisciplinary teams. Integrated Product Design is a two -year graduate programme focusing on processes and methods for product development and innovation in order to create usable, competitive and sustainable products and services. Programme outline The programme offers competence in several disciplines such as product innovation, eco-design, human-product interaction, service design, group dynamics, visualisation and communication of design proposals, and prototyping. The education consists of a mixture of compulsory courses, optional courses and track specific courses – with ample opportunities for students to create their own mix of courses to match individual interests and career goals. The track specific courses are primarily based on project assignments carried out in groups; these are usually done in co-operation with a company or organisation providing the student with valuable real-world experience. Integrated Product Design consists of three specialisation tracks: Integrated Product Development (IPU) focuses on the organisation, leadership and performance of product development processes in large teams; Industrial Design Engineering (IDE) concentrates on the functional design and communicative aspects of the product in relation to user and market; Product Innovation Management (PIM), combines product development with business development, marketing and strategy. Degree project The thesis project is supervised by an experienced researcher and can be performed in an industrial setting or in an academic environment. Each student is encouraged to actively search for a suitable thesis project and KTH will provide information, assistance and suitable points of contact. Career prospects The Integrated Product Design programme offers Master’s students a comprehensive education and refined expertise applicable in many different industrial and business sectors. The Integrated Product Development track instills competence to work with complex multidisciplinary product development projects, either as a technical expert, project manager, R&D manager, or consultant. The Industrial Design Engineering track provides the skills necessary to work with product development and design engineering, user-driven design, either as a technical expert, a project manager, or a commissioner of design and other related positions. The Product Innovation Management track provides opportunities for a variety of jobs in areas such as project management, business development and product planning, or in engineering and management consultancy and in high-tech start-up companies. [-]

Master in Machine Learning

Campus Full time September 2017 Sweden Stockholm

Machine Learning is a scientific discipline focused on the development of algorithms that spot patterns or make predictions from empirical data. [+]

Master in Machine LearningMachine Learning is a scientific discipline focused on the development of algorithms that spot patterns or make predictions from empirical data. Already such algorithms have allowed computers to answer these questions: "Where are the faces in this photo?" and "Can you recommend a movie for me to watch?" In layman's terms, the relationship between data and predictions/patterns is learnt by examining a large quantity of relevant example information. This idea has become central to the design of search engines, robots and sensor systems which process large data sets.Programme outlineIn this programme you will learn the mathematical and statistical foundations and methods for Machine Learning and become comfortable manipulating them to solve questions. You will also gain practical experience of how to match, apply and implement relevant techniques from the field to real world problems. Therefore, the programme provides the students with both the theoretical tools and practical know- how of machine learning, and this is an excellent basis for either a career within industry or further advanced studies.The first semester is devoted to compulsory courses and provides an introduction and solid foundation to the field. Afterwards, students can focus on one of two tracks:... [-]


Master in Macromolecular Materials

Campus Full time September 2017 Sweden Stockholm

The Master’s programme in Macromolecular Materials provides students with the comprehensive tools needed to develop future materials for advanced health care, energy production, green packaging, surface coatings and many other applications. [+]

Master in Macromolecular Materials The Master’s programme in Macromolecular Materials provides students with the comprehensive tools needed to develop future materials for advanced health care, energy production, green packaging, surface coatings and many other applications. Programme outlineStudents will learn of design, synthesis, characterisation, production and development of polymer and fiber-based materials throughout the duration of the degree programme. The material group includes plastics, rubber, composites, paper, wood and other biological materials; students will be able to handle questions pertaining to the choice of raw materials (renewable versus fossil), and the choice of production processes, material combinations and manufacturing methods to achieve the desired characteristics in the finished product. Great emphasis is placed on environmental issues, such as environmentally-friendly material production and development of sustainable materials.The programme provides a solid base in the chemistry and physics of organic materials, as well as their connection to real-life applications. A broad range of courses allows students to customise their own degree profile enabling them to focus on individual areas of interest. The programme also establishes excellent laboratory skills and is closely linked to research at the Department of Fibre and Polymer Technology. Skills such as problem-solving and project work are developed and enhanced in many of the courses, as well as oral and written presentations.Degree projectThe degree project and Master’s thesis are the culmination of the academic programme and are usually undertaken at KTH, in a company setting, or abroad. The thesis topic may be chosen from a list of available projects at the School of Chemical Science and Engineering. Career prospectsCareer opportunities for students from this programme are broad and international. The programme is closely related to many important industries – the paper and forest industry, plastics, medical technology and packaging industry. Material expertise is also needed in many other sectors, from transport to the coatings industry and electronics. Graduates will also be well-placed for further studies as PhD students. ... [-]


Master in Management and Engineering of Environment and Energy ME3

Campus Full time August 2017 Sweden Stockholm

Nowadays, environmental protection and sustainability within the chemical processing and energy industries are of major concerns. In a near future, experts predict that the energy demand will drastically increase, especially because of the spectacular [+]

Nowadays, environmental protection and sustainability within the chemical processing and energy industries are of major concerns. In a near future, experts predict that the energy demand will drastically increase, especially because of the spectacular industrial and economic growth of the emerging countries. In such a context, meeting the energy needs of society without serious adverse impacts on humanity and the environment is a world challenge. Whilst generating energy with minimal environmental impact falls within the broad scope of engineering, managing the demand for energy is in the realm of economics and social sciences. In most cases, these issues are interrelated and global solutions and strategies have to be found. The original feature of the ME3 Master's programme is to combine Energy and Environmental Process Engineering with Management and Social Sciences. It aims at offering a well-balanced education to future engineers and managers having the adequate skills to solve environmental and energy issues through an integrated approach, combining technological development and innovations together with the consideration of human, social and economic constraints. The ME3 Masters is thus addressed to engineers and managers, who will work in Europe or in other regions of the world, to monitor complex social-technical systems related to Environment and Energy. Changes in the programme may occur. [-]

Master in Maritime Engineering

Campus Full time Sweden Finland Denmark Norway + 1 more

The Nordic Master Programme in Maritime Engineering is given in collaboration between the Nordic Five Tech Universities – KTH (Sweden), Chalmers (Sweden), DTU (Denmark), Aalto (Finland), and NTNU (Norway) – and hereby combines these five universities’ lead [+]

The Nordic Master Programme in Maritime Engineering is given in collaboration between the Nordic Five Tech Universities – KTH (Sweden), Chalmers (Sweden), DTU (Denmark), Aalto (Finland), and NTNU (Norway) – and hereby combines these five universities’ lead expertise and long tradition in maritime engineering. Students begin their studies in this programme at one of the partner universities for year one, and complete their studies at another university for year two, resulting in a double degree from the two universities. As an engineer graduated from this programme you will possess a deep theoretical knowledge of topics such as waves and wave loads; the interaction between water and structures; stability and dynamics of ships, small craft and platforms; propulsion; and advanced steel and lightweight structures. You will also have a high level of knowledge and experience of the design, construction and operation of ships, small craft and offshore structures, including technical as well as economic, social, and environmental aspects.... [-]


Master in Mathematics

Campus Full time September 2017 Sweden Stockholm

The Master’s programme in Mathematics is a joint programme between KTH and Stockholm University (SU), and leads to a joint Master’s degree. [+]

Master in MathematicsThe Master’s programme in Mathematics is a joint programme between KTH and Stockholm University (SU), and leads to a joint Master’s degree. The specialisations of study are directed towards areas corresponding to research groups at KTH and SU, taking full advantage of the broad spectrum of expertise available at both universities. Programme outlineThe courses in the programme are organised in three blocks – the basic block, the profile block and the broadening block.The basic block provides an in-depth education in mathematics on an advanced level. Within this block it is mandatory to take one course in each of these areas: algebra and geometry, analysis, topology and finally, discrete mathematics.In the profile block, courses are chosen freely to specialise and prepare for the Master thesis – the subject is regarded in a broad sense, including mathematical statistics, optimisation theory and theoretical computer science.The broadening block contains courses on theory and methodology of science, communication of mathematical subjects and a half semester of freely elective courses.Degree projectThe degree project will typically be carried out within the specialisation chosen, either internally with a research group at KTH or externally at a company. The results are presented in a Master's thesis, as well as in a seminar.Career prospectsThe programme may lead to an advanced industrial position or serve as a platform for continued graduate studies. Mathematics is becoming increasingly important in society, and one key function of this programme is to educate tomorrow’s industrial mathematicians.... [-]


Master in Media Management

Campus Full time September 2017 Sweden Stockholm

The main objective of the Media Management programme is to provide students with the skills required for managing media enterprises, preparing them for advanced industrial positions or continued graduate studies. [+]

Master in Media Management The main objective of the Media Management programme is to provide students with the skills required for managing media enterprises, preparing them for advanced industrial positions or continued graduate studies. Programme outlineMedia Management focuses on the development and commercial operation of media products and services aimed at a consumer market. The programme therefore consists of courses offering relevant knowledge regarding technology, content, production, distribution, market understanding and enterprise management in the media industry and related areas.The programme is structured by focusing on two main areas, one with technical courses in media production with emphasis on video, printing, web and interactive media. The other area is concerned with media management and involves one course given by the Stockholm School of Economics in close relation with media industry, including both guest lecturers and project work. The programme is multidisciplinary, combining media technology and computer science with economics, management and business development. It is aimed at students on a Bachelor’s level wishing to acquire the knowledge and skills to manage and develop enterprises in the media industry or using media communication in their business activities. It will also provide a background for PhD studies in this field.Degree projectThe final semester is devoted to the degree project, which is focused on using scientific methodology to solve a problem within the scope of the programme. The project may originate from an industrial problem or be suggested by one of the research groups at the relevant departments. The results are presented in a thesis – the degree project – and in a formal thesis seminar.Career prospectsFormer students within the field of Media Management are, to date, in considerable demand on the job market. Alumni have come to occupy a wide variety of positions within the media and marketing industries. Examples include publishing, television and interactive media firms and there are also a number of former students that have embarked upon a career within consulting, in firms such as McKinsey and Accenture. ... [-]


Master in Medical Biotechnology

Campus Full time September 2017 Sweden Stockholm

The Master’s programme in Medical Biotechnology aims to provide a detailed understanding of the cutting-edge techniques used in molecular biology, with an emphasis on medical applications. [+]

Master in Medical BiotechnologyThe Master’s programme in Medical Biotechnology aims to provide a detailed understanding of the cutting-edge techniques used in molecular biology, with an emphasis on medical applications. The student will be provided with a comprehensive education where technology, biology and chemistry are combined, preparing them for careers in Sweden or internationally.Programme outlineThis two-year Master’s programme consists of courses based around a core of mandatory studies in biotechnology. Courses are then supplemented with those that are elective in, for instance, chemistry or other technological subjects. This cross-platform approach to education provides the student with a unique, individualised profile to their degree. Degree projectThe degree project is performed during the last semester of the programme, where the student works on a research topic related to the theoretical courses in the curriculum. The project may be carried out either in a research setting at KTH, in industry in Sweden or abroad, or in another university or research institute anywhere in the world.Career prospectsThe combination of technology, biology and chemistry taught in the Medical Biotechnology programme provides an attractive profile for a professional career in the biotechnological and pharmaceutical industry, or for further academic studies. These areas are expanding worldwide, which gives a graduate in Medical Biotechnology opportunities for a career in companies involved in the manufacturing of drugs, medical analyses and diagnostics, or further work in academic research, patent agencies, or as consultant.... [-]


Master in Molecular Science and Engineering

Campus Full time September 2017 Sweden Stockholm

The Master's programme in Molecular Science and Engineering aims to provide in-depth knowledge of molecular systems and tools for successful careers in industry, academia and society. [+]

Master in Molecular Science and EngineeringThe Master's programme in Molecular Science and Engineering aims to provide in-depth knowledge of molecular systems and tools for successful careers in industry, academia and society. The programme focuses on the molecular design, characterisation and application of molecular structures and materials, where a wide range of advanced techniques are employed. Aspects of innovation, environmental issues, ethics, safety and societal sustainability are studied, and the programme is preparative for work and research in the many different areas of chemistry and molecular sciences. Programme outlineThe two-year programme consists of choosing from an extensive selection of courses followed by a degree project. One mandatory course is included in the first year; the remaining consist of five conditionally elective courses, 20 recommended courses, and others that are freely chosen. The conditionally elective courses are regarded as particularly important, covering the whole range of molecular science and engineering, of which the student is required to choose at least three. There is considerable freedom and an opportunity to create a personalised curriculum, focusing on individual areas of interest and allowing for a degree that is both fundamentally strong and specialised.Examples of specialisations include the following profiles:... [-]


Master in Nanotechnology

Campus Full time September 2017 Sweden Stockholm

Nanotechnology is an emerging field of science and technology related to materials and device structures with critical dimensions in the nanometre regime. The employment market in this burgeoning area is growing significantly, and is penetrating a number of technology sectors and related industries. [+]

Master in NanotechnologyNanotechnology is an emerging field of science and technology related to materials and device structures with critical dimensions in the nanometre regime. The employment market in this burgeoning area is growing significantly, and is penetrating a number of technology sectors and related industries. Programme outlineBased on a solid foundation of materials science and solid state physics, the programme aims to establish an understanding of size-dependent materials, device and system properties. The student will also learn how these properties can be tailored by a controlled manipulation of the microstructure, down to the atomic or molecular level. Furthermore, it aims for a thorough comprehension of various nanoscale devices as well as their applications and fabrication methods. The programme is mainly materials-oriented, partly directed to microelectronics and photonics, but specialisation in materials chemistry or biomedical applications is also possible. Special emphasis is placed on advanced characterisation methods to assess detailed materials and device properties. The programme is closely linked to the extensive research activities at the KTH Electrum laboratory, a world-leading resource for the education, research and product development related to micro and nanofabrication.Degree projectThe degree project gives students an opportunity to study a specific problem in-depth and comprises nominally 20 weeks of work, normally during the final term. It is usually carried out as a research project within a research group or in an industry setting. For the final completion of the degree project, the student prepares a written thesis and makes an oral presentation of his/her results in a formal seminar.Career prospectsWithin the semiconductor industry there are global players like HP, Intel and IBM. In Europe we have companies like Osram, Infineon and Philips, but also many companies specialising in various components or subsystems. In Sweden there are companies such as TE Connectivity and Finisar (photonics), IRnova and FLIR (infrared cameras and detectors), Micronics (photomask manufacturing), Silex and Omicron (micro-mechanics) and Acreo (contract research). There is also a Swedish labour market in the automotive industry, materials processing, pharmaceutical and chemical industry. Nanotechnology is also a major academic research field, and the programme provides a good basis for graduate studies or employment in industrial R&D departments or research institutes.... [-]


Master in Naval Architecture

Campus Full time September 2017 Sweden Stockholm

Naval Architecture is a multidisciplinary subject with a strong emphasis on systems engineering and engineering design. Graduating students will possess knowledge and experience of the complete [+]

Master in Naval Architecture

Naval Architecture is a multidisciplinary subject with a strong emphasis on systems engineering and engineering design. Graduating students will possess knowledge and experience of the complete processes of conception, design, modeling, implementation and operation of boats, ships, marine installations and other complex systems, along with deep theoretical knowledge in related topics such as lightweight structures, fluid mechanics and management. The programme is characterised by a progressive learning environment with the student in focus, and has a reputation of educating creative and skillful engineers for the maritime sector as well as for other branches of engineering.... [-]


Master in Nuclear Energy Engineering

Campus Full time September 2017 Sweden Stockholm

The Master’s programme in Nuclear Energy Engineering offers students an extensive and detailed education in the key areas pertaining to nuclear technology. After graduation, students will be well-prepared for future positions within the advanced nuclear [+]

Master in Nuclear Energy Engineering The Master’s programme in Nuclear Energy Engineering offers students an extensive and detailed education in the key areas pertaining to nuclear technology. After graduation, students will be well-prepared for future positions within the advanced nuclear technology field, or in a nuclear science and technology research environment. The Master’s programme in Nuclear Energy Engineering at KTH is also a part of the European Master in Innovative Nuclear Energy – EMINE. The first year of study at KTH can be combined with a second year of study at the top French universities either in Paris (ParisTech – a cluster of universities in Paris) or in Grenoble (Grenoble Institute of Technology – INP) resulting in a double diploma degree. Programme outlineCompulsory courses will provide all students in the programme with a strong foundation in the reactor physics and technology field. Research-oriented students will have several possibilities to choose courses in preparation for work in reactor physics research or in a nuclear engineering research environment. At the same time, students interested in more industry-related nuclear engineering can choose courses preparing them for a position in the industry, with an optional management-oriented specialisation.Degree projectStudents will complete the two-year Master’s programme with a degree project. The project and its resultant thesis may be performed at the Albanova University Centre (KTH), or at an external research facility, in a company in Sweden or in another country. With the growing need for competent employees in the nuclear industry, there are many opportunities to perform this project at a company in the industry. KTH’s nuclear departments have already established an excellent tradition of conducting several degree projects per year at top Swedish nuclear power companies (e.g. Vattenfall, Westinghouse, Forsmark).There are also close contacts with other universities and research centres in Europe, USA and Asia, with opportunities for students to work abroad.Career prospectsWith advances in science and technology, nuclear energy is increasingly regarded as an eminent part of the global energy-environment equation needed to satisfy growing demands for energy in a rapidly developing world. Undoubtedly nuclear energy, as well as other non-energy applications of nuclear science and technology, will continue and further increase its important role in serving society.The truly international environment of this Master’s programme gives graduating students a body of knowledge and skills which will forever be precious commodities in the globalised world. Graduating students will be eagerly recruited by industry, authorities and research establishments in Sweden, Europe and worldwide.... [-]


Master in Production Engineering and Management

Campus Full time September 2017 Sweden Stockholm

The Master's programme in Production Engineering and Management is designed to provide production knowledge and skills with a holistic perspective. [+]

Master in Production Engineering and Management The Master's programme in Production Engineering and Management is designed to provide production knowledge and skills with a holistic perspective. After graduating from the programme, students will have:Basic understanding of various dimensions and functions of the broad field of production.Analytical skills needed to tackle the ever-changing problems and situations of modern competitive production.Conceptual and reasoning skills with appropriate decision support methods and tools used in production management.Communication and presentation skills necessary for leadership positions. Understanding of how environmental and cultural differences effect the production process.Understanding of the need and requirements for sustainable and energy efficient production processes.Programme outlineThis programme will provide a strong foundation on which a professional engineering career can be built, as both engineering and management aspects of production and their integration are covered. The engineering side includes operation and integration of manufacturing equipment, automation technology, production development tools and methods and software used by engineers. The managerial side covers systematic decision-making, operations strategy, planning, control and management of resources during development and operations of manufacturing systems. The programme has four focus areas: Pproduction Development, Pproduction Management, Iindustrial IT Systems, and Iindustrial Joining. There is a set of mandatory courses for all students of the programme, and courses pertaining to each focus area. Moreover, students have the possibility to combine further elective courses on an individual basis.Degree projectTopics for degree projects are selected within the four focus areas. The projects can be carried out in cooperation with the department’s research groups, with companies or with other universities, in Sweden or abroad.Career prospectsAs production is global, graduates from our programme will be able to find positions as technical specialists, production developers, production engineers, production managers or consultants in various production fields, all over the world.... [-]


Master in Real Estate and Construction Management

Campus Full time August 2017 Sweden Stockholm

The Master’s programme prepares graduates for the different occupations related to the real estate, government and construction management sectors. The hands-on approach to teaching and learning implies that class projects consist of activities [+]

The Master’s programme prepares graduates for the different occupations related to the real estate, government and construction management sectors. The hands-on approach to teaching and learning implies that class projects consist of activities that will provide students with job-related skills. The department’s close links with industry, local professional bodies and a strong alumni network allow the university to continually stay abreast of current developments and integrate these into our course offerings. Programme outline The curriculum of the programme covers four terms of full-time study. Within the programme it is possible to specialise in: Construction Project Management, Real Estate Development and Land Law or Building and Real Estate Economics. Some of the courses in Real Estate Development and Land Law are taught in Swedish. The first semester consists mainly of foundation courses for all students, after which it is possible to specialise according to educational background and interest. In the final semester, students will prepare a degree project thesis. Degree project Students will carry out a detailed study of a subject area within the scope of the programme. This provides the opportunity to apply the knowledge acquired from the courses, in a scientific manner, to a problem chosen within the research profile of the track. The degree project may be carried out at a company in Sweden or abroad, or students may work independently in an area of their own choice, as long as it falls within the research profile of the track. Once completed, the degree project will be presented in a seminar. Career prospects Given the borderless nature of the subjects covered in the programme, graduates are trained for careers in the real estate, government and construction management sectors, both nationally and internationally. Career options for graduates cover various areas within the fields of valuation, real estate taxation, real estate management, property/facilities management and development; construction and project management, planning, building and environmental law, real estate law, and land administration. Graduates can expect to work in organisations such as: - Advisory firms, banks, pension funds, insurance companies - Property and asset management companies, development companies, real estate appraisal/valuation firms, and real estate capital groups - Infrastructural development organisations - Land registration and cadastral agencies and other related regulatory bodies - Architectural firms, technical consultant firms, construction management firms, real estate companies, construction companies, client and facilities management organisations and public organisations. The programme also prepares students for PhD studies. [-]

Master in Software Engineering of Distributed Systems

Campus Full time September 2017 Sweden Stockholm

Emerging computer networks and communication technology provide a new technological foundation for designing software systems. The systems become distributed, reconfigurable and adaptive, and their [+]

Master in Software Engineering of Distributed SystemsEmerging computer networks and communication technology provide a new technological foundation for designing software systems. The systems become distributed, reconfigurable and adaptive, and their components employ a high degree of autonomy. This is an exciting and rapidly evolving field where there is a continuous demand for qualified software engineers on the world labour market. Programme outlineThe set of devices in which distributed software applications may operate, ranges from workstations to PDAs. New technological developments create considerable demand from industry and for engineers who are able to design software systems utilising these developments. This Master’s programme is intended to be an educational response to such industrial demand. It provides students with state-of-the-art knowledge of the field and develops their practical skills in order to meet current industrial requirements, as well as enhancing their ability to adapt to the new developments of tomorrow’s technology.Degree projectThere are several opportunities for degree projects in the programme, with one set of thesis topics provided by faculty. Many students choose to look for their theses in industry, either in Sweden or abroad, and others are interested in pursuing their project in foreign universities. The choice of degree project depends on an individual’s plans for future industrial or research work, and experience has shown that degree projects in industry are the most popular.Career prospectsSince the programme is oriented to educate software engineers with comprehensive knowledge of recent advanced methods and technologies in distributed software systems, opportunities for graduates to find a job are extensive. The programme qualifications allow students to work in a multitude of companies developing or maintaining software, and this is a huge market. Many students have been offered permanent positions either in Sweden or abroad even before they graduate. Feedback from former students shows that they very much appreciate the knowledge of modern technologies they learned from the programme, and this knowledge enables them to be very competitive in the labour market. Likewise, there are many examples of graduates becoming key employees in their companies by promoting these modern technologies. A large number of students also target an academic career, and many of them have proceeded to PhD student positions in well-known universities all over the world.... [-]


Master in Sustainable Energy Engineering

Campus Full time September 2017 Sweden Stockholm

Theaim of Sustainable Energy Engineering (SEE) programme provides state-of-the-art education in the fields of solar energy, power generation and energy utilisation in the built environment. The [+]

Master in Sustainable Energy EngineeringTheaim of Sustainable Energy Engineering (SEE) programme provides state-of-the-art education in the fields of solar energy, power generation and energy utilisation in the built environment. The emphasis is placed on dealing with energy engineering tasks with due consideration of technical, environmental and socio-economic issues.Programme outlineThe curricula for the three specialisations – Sustainable Power Generation, Sustainable Energy Utilisation in the Built Environment and Solar Energy – are marked by an intensive introductory period followed by broad-based coursework giving participants a solid foundation for the particular study track. Advanced methods are applied to identify, describe, quantify and find solutions to a diverse range of energy engineering problems.Students gain proficiency in project design and implementation, operation and maintenance, as well as in crucial phases of policy generation. The programme also offers substantial coursework within a research environment.Degree projectEach student conducts a degree project on which he/she typically works over a period of six months. The project may be carried out in either an academic environment (university, research institute, or equivalent) or in an industrial setting (power plant, energy consulting agency, or other industry/business). This provides the student with an excellent platform in which to establish valuable experience and the contacts necessary for future career objectives.Thesis projects conducted within the SEE Programme are often intimately linked to ongoing research activities at the Department of Energy Technology or collaborating groups at KTH. Career prospectsThe energy field is an international and dynamic area where well-trained engineers are in consatnt demand. Graduates find employment in industry, government agencies, and consultancies.The SEE Programme is also an excellent starting point for a research career.... [-]


Master in Sustainable Technology

Campus Full time September 2017 Sweden Stockholm

Technology is an important driving force for economic development and technology and communication are two essential factors in the development of more sustainable societies. Without using technology [+]

Master in Sustainable Technology

Technology is an important driving force for economic development and technology and communication are two essential factors in the development of more sustainable societies. Without using technology in a sustainable way, it will not be possible to attain economic growth and global equity. Without communication skills, it will not be possible to reach consensus in the democratic processes in society for different new technologies. These insights will be the foundation in the Master’s programme in Sustainable Technology.

Programme outline

The courses in the program cover a range of trans-disciplinary subjects such as Industrial ecology, Environmental system analysis, Cleaner production, Technology and ecosystems, Ecological economics etc. The students will get tools and knowledge to be able to apply technology in a sustainable way.... [-]


Master in Sustainable Urban Planning and Design

Campus Full time September 2017 Sweden Stockholm

The challenges of sustainable urban development call for professionals who can bridge disciplinary borders. Well qualified individuals with a holistic understanding of the various areas of this field will be able to successfully adapt design practices to the [+]

Master in Sustainable Urban Planning and DesignThe challenges of sustainable urban development call for professionals who can bridge disciplinary borders. Well qualified individuals with a holistic understanding of the various areas of this field will be able to successfully adapt design practices to the environmental conditions and societal needs of the future. This is a growing and highly relevant field, continually demanding new ideas and innovations from skilled graduates. Programme outlineThe programme brings together students of architecture, planning, civil engineering, natural and social sciences, who want to develop expertise for analysing, synthesising and co-ordinating complex planning and design tasks. Students will be equipped with professional tools that will allow them to serve as critical links –bringing different perspectives together in the process of planning and design for sustainable urban environments worldwide.The coursework encompasses a substantial share of studios and projects that aim to train the student’s practical skills and gain a better understanding of planning and design practice.The programme offers three key tracks of study:... [-]


Master in Systems, Control and Robotics

Campus Full time September 2017 Sweden Stockholm

The purposepurposeaim of the Master’s programme in Systems, Control and Robotics is to equip students with the skills necessary tothe analyse, design and control complex technical systems. [+]

Master in Systems, Control and RoboticsThe purposepurposeaim of the Master’s programme in Systems, Control and Robotics is to equip students with the skills necessary tothe analyse, design and control complex technical systems. Such systems are key components in infrastructure and industry, andplay a host  a wide array of functions in our daily lives. Therefore, the successful integration of cutting-edge training in engineering with a balanced, holistic systems perspective will remain a crucial area of specialisation for the future.Programme outlineThe Master’s programme is taught in English and involves team collaborations and projects emphasising the academic and cultural diversity of the field. The coursework is based around four areas of focus: Robotics and Autonomous Systems (AS), Networked Control Systems (NC), Systems and Control Theory (SC) and Electric Energy Systems (ES). Students will be able to incorporate and use KTH’s strong ties with research and industry leaders for their thesis project in the second year, providing them with excellent career opportunities. Degree projectThe Master's thesis project is typically carried out during the second half of the second year, upon completion of the necessary programme credits. The project may involve work in a relevant industry or in a department at KTH, and may be combined with course work. For students who wish to pursue a career in research, the thesis project offers an excellent opportunity to develop contacts and the skills necessaryeded to work within a research group; and for those wishing to go into industry, it serves as an important introduction and practical foundation for a career with a prospective employer.Career prospectsA two-year Master’s degree in Systems, Control and Robotics rests on a core set of courses in systems and control and related subjects, and provides the opportunity to utilise a unique cross-section of courses from different disciplines – integrating, for example, Computer Science and Control Theory – to create a comprehensive education. As systems and control engineers require extensive training in the design and analysis of complex technical systems, this Master’s programme provides a strong foundation in both theory and practice. From advancements in health care and the vehicle industry, to providing a variety of important functions in all forms of manufacturing, a large variety of different system examples allow engineering students to combine several educational areas in new, innovative ways.... [-]


Master in Transport and Geoinformation Technology

Campus Full time September 2017 Sweden Stockholm

The creation and support of a sustainable and prosperous society involves more than just developing new technologies and acting sustainably as individuals. The process demands that we also understand how technologies are adopted and propagated, how our [+]

Master in Transport and Geoinformation TechnologyThe creation and support of a sustainable and prosperous society involves more than just developing new technologies and acting sustainably as individuals. The process demands that we also understand how technologies are adopted and propagated, how our daily activities are affected by new policies and technologies, how these changes interact and spread across space, and how all of these efforts lead to change in the cities and regions around us. Programme outlineThe Master’s programme combines two closely related aspects of the built environment: Transport Systems and Geoinformation Technologies. In Transport Systems, we focus on analysing the movement of people and goods through space, and on planning, designing, constructing and operating the systems that accommodate these flows. Geoinformation Technology deals with acquisition, analysis, storage, visualisation and utilisation of geospatial data using information technology.The programme enables students to either specialise in one of these main subjects, or develop their own interdisciplinary study plan, making use of each student’s unique background and interests.Degree projectIn the degree project, students apply their acquired knowledge and skills to solving scientific problems in the main subject areas of the programme. They conduct independent investigations characterised by critical analysis and synthesis; they learn how to analyse, formulate and define scientific problems, find and evaluate possible solutions and finally present the results in a thesis. In addition, students will gain practical training in scientific communication and presentation, both orally and in written form.The degree project may be carried out at KTH or in a company or organisation outside of the university. The topic can be developed by the student alone or together with supervisors, and a project plan must first be submitted and approved by the examiner. Career prospectsHere are some examples of career opportunities for graduates:Geoinformation analyst; gathering, analysing, and reporting on geospatial data at national mapping and cartographic agenciesTransport planner/modeller; helping city or regional governments to plan, design and operate transport systems and to analyse the transport effects of new developments to achieve sustainabilityConsultant at a private firm in areas ranging from surveying, mapping, and geoinformation processing to transport planning and traffic engineeringRailways engineer; undertaking strategic planning of rail systems including infrastructure, rollingstock, timetable management, and traveller information servicesGIS expert in fields ranging from urban planning to land and resource management to environmental monitoring... [-]


Master in Turbomachinery Aeromechanic University Training THRUST

Campus Full time August 2017 Sweden Stockholm

The joint Master's programme in Turbomachinery Aeromechanical University Training (THRUST) is a cooperation between KTH, Duke University, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and Université de Liège. The programme offers education of high [+]

The joint Master's programme in Turbomachinery Aeromechanical University Training (THRUST) is a cooperation between KTH, Duke University, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and Université de Liège. The programme offers education of high international standard as well as cultural experience from at least two different countries and a double degree from two universities. Energy and propulsion are much needed systems in the world for most modern human activities and social development for a sustainable society. Turbomachines produce more than 90% of all electricity in the world, drive the majority of aircrafts and are used extensively as compressors, pumps, etc. in many modern applications (e.g. refrigerators, ventilators, etc). Programme outline The programme is highly integrated, first of all regarding student and teacher mobility for certain common lectures, but also related to the extended use of remote teaching by the specialist teachers at all four universities, in conjunction with “face-to-face” and “virtual” interactive workshops and project courses. The educational programme THRUST offers a unique, modern and highly interactive learning material which enhances the student learning process. This, together with the “remote learning” aspects, will also allow for a substantial potential for already active industrial persons to participate in the programme as part of the life-long learning inside their respective companies. Given the nature of the subject of aeromechanics, multidisciplinary skills are fostered. Career prospects The THRUST programme offers the students a worldwide unique education at a high academic level, involving researchers/teachers at three European and one US top universities in the area and prepares the students for a direct industrial engagement. Furthermore it paves the way for continued PhD studies in this field. Application closed From intake 2015 THRUST is no longer an Erasmus Mundus programme, but will run as a joint Master's programme. The programme is not yet open for application. [-]

Master in Vehicle Engineering

Campus Full time August 2017 Sweden Stockholm

Vehicle Engineering is a broad area of engineering science driven by an ever-increasing degree of mobility in the world. Transport, however, must face the challenge of minimising its environmental impact, requiring new, innovative solutions [+]

Vehicle Engineering is a broad area of engineering science driven by an ever-increasing degree of mobility in the world. Transport, however, must face the challenge of minimising its environmental impact, requiring new, innovative solutions and capable engineers. This is a field that will continually demand specialists in order to make the transition to sustainable road and rail transport in the future. Programme outline The programme includes two specializations; Road vehicles and Rail vehicles. The Road vehicle specialization includes all road vehicles with a main focus on cars, trucks and buses. In the Rail vehicle specialization, the system aspect is very important, as the different parts of a railway system – vehicle, track, electrification and signalling – all strongly influence each other. The Vehicle Engineering Programme is taught in English and is based on lectures, assignments, simulations and experiments. Degree project To finalize your studies you perform an independent thesis work during a five month period. This can either be performed at a university or, more commonly, at a company. The student is encouraged to actively search for a suitable thesis project in industry, and KTH will provide assistance and suitable points of contact. Career prospects The programme provides an excellent basis for pursuing a career in the global vehicle industry, at consulting companies as well as at universities. The co-operation between the Swedish vehicle industry and the department of Vehicle and Aeronautical Engineering is very close, and there are several major ongoing research programmes where KTH, key manufacturers and the transport administration are involved. [-]

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Master in Energy for Smart Cities (SMCS)

Online Full time August 2017 Netherlands Spain France Grenoble Belgium Leuven Sweden Stockholm + 6 more

The joint <strong>Master's programme in Energy for Smart Cities (SMCS)</strong> is offered by six European universities through <strong>KIC InnoEnergy</strong>. The programme is custom developed for internationally-oriented engineering students who wish to implement modern energy technologies and entrepreneurial activities in the smart city environment. [+]

The joint Master's programme in Energy for Smart Cities (SMCS) is offered by six European universities through KIC InnoEnergy. The programme is custom developed for internationally-oriented engineering students who wish to implement modern energy technologies and entrepreneurial activities in the smart city environment. Programme outline The programme is ideal for graduates who are fascinated by energy technology and interested in environmental and socio-economic factors, as well as the electrical and thermo-mechanical aspects. It focuses on end-users of the electrical value chain; the citizen, the company or the city. During your first year, electrical and mechanical engineering courses are combined with general socio-economic, but still energy-related, subjects. An integrated project is also included. Your second year continues with a Master’s degree project and some elective courses, both general, broadening and option specific. The programme also organises a summer school to sharpen participants’ entrepreneurial skills in the energy sector. It includes soft skills such as team-building, networking, leadership, entrepreneurship and intercultural communication skills, all fuelled by interesting conversations with professionals from the energy industry, consultancy firms and municipalities. Degree project The Master's degree project is a second-year research project on electrical or thermo-mechanical energy, or on one of energy’s technicaleconomic aspects. Here you learn to integrate and apply the knowledge and skills acquired in your previous year. Topics are linked with ongoing KIC InnoEnergy research and innovation activities. Project findings will be investigated with a view to optimising their value and application in both current and coming energy contexts. Career prospects After completing the programme you will be equipped to work with different stakeholders in the energy and smart city domain: industry, network operators, regulators, developers and government. Research, design, operational and management careers are within the possibilities. With the programme’s built-in entrepreneurial background, starting your own company is also an option. Programme in short Admission requirements: A Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) of at least 180 ECTS. Specific requirements. Degree awarded: Master of Science, double degree. Duration: 120 credits/120 ECTS credits (two years). Partner universities: KTH, Grenoble INP (France), KU Leuven (Belgium), TU/e (Netherlands) and UPC (Spain). Location at KTH: KTH Campus, Stockholm Programme start: Late August Language of instruction: English [-]

Master in ICT Innovation (Joint programme - EIT Digital)

Campus Full time September 2017 Sweden Stockholm

The Master's programme in ICT Innovation is a part of the EIT Digital Master School, a joint venture in which 20 of the top technical universities in Europe have combined forces to offer eight master’s programmes that combine technical competence with a set of skills in innovation and entrepreneurship. Out of the eight programmes available, KTH offers four of them as specializations within the two-year master’s degree programme in ICT Innovation. [+]

Master's programme in ICT Innovation The Master's programme in ICT Innovation is a part of the EIT Digital Master School, a joint venture in which 20 of the top technical universities in Europe have combined forces to offer eight master’s programmes that combine technical competence with a set of skills in innovation and entrepreneurship. Out of the eight programmes available, KTH offers four of them as specializations within the two-year master’s degree programme in ICT Innovation. ICT Innovation at KTH The programme focuses strongly on the acquisition of transferable skills, especially in innovation and entrepreneurship and the tracks are set up to ensure multiple career paths and create awareness of job types and functions in relevant industry, research domain or education. Besides gaining fundamental knowledge in each track, you will also learn how to get your innovations to the market. The Master’s thesis that executes in an industrial setting includes creating a business plan for the commercial exploitation of your project. A basic course in innovation and entrepreneurship and the Business Development Labs Course are the vital parts of this module. Career A wide range of first-class businesses are partnered with EIT Digital to prepare students for their future careers. You will be working closely with business partners throughout the whole programme. You will also get the chance to prepare your master’s thesis with our partners on real-life projects. In addition to improving students’ cultural and language skills, this experience will give students expertise in their chosen technological field, as well as provide them with excellent qualifications for managerial posts in global markets. [-]

Master in Information and Network Engineering

Campus Full time September 2017 Sweden Stockholm

We live in an increasingly on-line world, where not only people but also an increasing number of different machines and sensors are connected. Concepts that are becoming more frequent in both mass media and specialised media include the internet of things, smart homes, the smart grid, the digitalization of industry and autonomous vehicles. [+]

Master's programme in Information and Network Engineering We live in an increasingly on-line world, where not only people but also an increasing number of different machines and sensors are connected. Concepts that are becoming more frequent in both mass media and specialised media include the internet of things, smart homes, the smart grid, the digitalization of industry and autonomous vehicles. Information and Network Engineering at KTH To maintain and develop the high-tech industry around the world, engineers are needed who can both understand and develop communication solutions as well as having the methods to analyse and process the huge amounts of information that flow in various networks. To an increasing degree, this need will also be felt outside the traditional information and communications technology sector. Examples of such areas are the manufacturing industry, the motor vehicle industry and the new sector of companies based on cloud services. This programme will prepare you for a future professional role in this area by providing a broad basis and the opportunity of in-depth studies in network technology, information and signal processing, digital communication and multimedia processing. In addition to the technical aspects of the coursework, there are also many non-technical classes offered, such as project management and leadership, and technical English. Career This programme will prepare you for a future professional role in this area by providing a broad basis and the opportunity of in-depth studies in network technology, information and signal processing, digital communication and multimedia processing. KTH’s close connections with research and industry leaders like Ericsson, Huawei and the European Institute of Innovation and Technology, mean that students will most likely do their thesis in an environment that will benefit a career progression after their degree. Some students from the programme continue with their education after graduating, with a few percent beginning their Ph.D. in Sweden or abroad. A majority of graduates almost always find work in research and development at many of the world’s major manufacturers and operators in the communications field. Information and Network Engineering will continue to be pivotal in how our societies operate, and KTH will play an important role by providing the talent and creativity for the future. Faculty and research The programme in Information and Network Engineering is given by the School of Electrical Engineering at KTH. The field of Electrical and Electronics at KTH is currently ranked 17th in the world by QS (16th in 2015). Faculty from the department in Communication Theory, Communication Network and Signal Processing is teaching courses within this programme. This brand new programme is an extension of former programmes in Wireless System and Network Services and Systems, and covers the areas of information and media processing, networks and digital communications. [-]

Master in Molecular Techniques in Life Science

Campus Full time September 2017 Sweden Stockholm

This two year Master's programme prepares students for a professional research career in life science, with particular focus on molecular techniques for disease therapies, diagnostic tools, and data analysis (bioinformatics). The programme is a unique collaboration between Karolinska Institutet, KTH Royal Institute of Technology and Stockholm University in the environment of Science for Life Laboratory, Stockholm. [+]

Master’s programme in Molecular Techniques in Life Science This two year Master's programme prepares students for a professional research career in life science, with particular focus on molecular techniques for disease therapies, diagnostic tools, and data analysis (bioinformatics). The programme is a unique collaboration between Karolinska Institutet, KTH Royal Institute of Technology and Stockholm University in the environment of Science for Life Laboratory, Stockholm. Molecular Techniques in Life Science at KTH Our understanding of the human body on a molecular level has advanced dramatically in recent years which has led to the development of new therapies and diagnostic tools for the effective treatment of diseases. Students at the Molecular Techniques in Life Science programme will receive a comprehensive education in life science emphasising cutting-edge methods in bioinformatics analysis of big data, combined with state-of-the-art techniques used in modern "high throughput" molecular biology. Students will also learn how to translate biological findings into diagnostic tools and novel treatments. The programme is delivered by a team of teachers who are internationally recognised researchers in their respective disciplines to ensure a relevant curriculum at the research forefront. The courses give a solid education in a combination of molecular biology, biotechnology and medicine with a focus on high-throughput biology and analysis of big data for translation of biological findings from lab bench to patient bedside. The programme also develops skills and abilities essential to the professional career – including oral and written presentation, teamwork, and how to make ethical and societal considerations about life science related issues, all of which are important for the ability to lead projects in academia and industry. Degree project The degree project is performed during the last semester of the programme where the student works on a research topic related to the theoretical courses in the curriculum. The project is carried out in a research group at Karolinska Institute, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm University, at Science for Life Laboratory, or in any other internationally recognised university or research institute or industry. Careers The combination of molecular biology, biotechnology, medicine and data analysis provides an excellent profile for a professional research career in an academic setting or in the biotechnological and pharmaceutical industry. The life science industries and academic institutions working in these areas are active and the life science sector is expanding worldwide which gives students a wide range of possible employments. [-]

Master in Nuclear Energy EMINE

Campus Full time September 2017 Sweden Stockholm

The joint Master's programme in Nuclear Energy (EMINE) is offered by four European universities through KIC InnoEnergy. The programme helps tomorrow’s nuclear engineers take up the challenges that the nuclear energy industry faces in terms of safety, social acceptability and waste management. By offering outstanding technical training and addressing the economic, social and political issues of nuclear energy, the programme broadens the scope of traditional nuclear education. [+]

Master's programme in Nuclear Energy (EMINE) The joint Master's programme in Nuclear Energy (EMINE) is offered by four European universities through KIC InnoEnergy. The programme helps tomorrow’s nuclear engineers take up the challenges that the nuclear energy industry faces in terms of safety, social acceptability and waste management. By offering outstanding technical training and addressing the economic, social and political issues of nuclear energy, the programme broadens the scope of traditional nuclear education. Nuclear Energy at KTH As a significant contributor to energy supply security and diversity, the nuclear industry is a key component of EU energy policy. For example, the price of nuclear electricity is competitive and predictable, and carbon emissions are low and comparable with the best renewable. Nuclear energy is also a potential low-carbon substitute for fossil-fuel-based combined heat and power production. The programme will help provide the industry, which already employs around 400,000 people in Europe, with the highly-qualified engineers required to meet the ambitious nuclear expansion plans that many countries are now drawing up. As a student, you receive the high-level technical education required to master the engineering complexities of nuclear power generation, as well as business training related to innovation issues and energy management. The programme thus helps you integrate the technical aspects of the nuclear industry with key political, economic and social issues. The uniqueness of the programme lies in the involvement of its industrial partners. Four major players of nuclear energy, AREVA, EDF, ENDESA and Vattenfall, take active part in the master programme. The CEA is also actively involved in EMINE, thus contributing its expertise as one of the most important research centres in nuclear energy in Europe. Degree project After completing your second year, you perform a master thesis at an industrial group or research laboratory. Careers The programme gives you a comprehensive understanding of the stakes of the nuclear business. It opens a path towards a wide range of positions in the industry, from design and construction, to operation and maintenance, decommissioning and waste management. As graduate trained in soft skills, you are also able to evolve in management positions. In addition to a career in industry, you can also pursue a research career leading to a PhD degree. [-]

Master in Polymer Technology

Campus Full time September 2017 Sweden Stockholm

The joint Master's programme in Polymer Technology provides students with the comprehensive tools needed to develop future materials for advanced health care, energy production, green packaging, surface coatings and many other applications. Students study at two universities, graduate with a double degree and acquire comprehensive skills is polymer technology. The programme was developed to take advantage of the strengths and research specialisations of each member university. [+]

Master's programme in Polymer Technology The joint Master's programme in Polymer Technology provides students with the comprehensive tools needed to develop future materials for advanced health care, energy production, green packaging, surface coatings and many other applications. Students study at two universities, graduate with a double degree and acquire comprehensive skills is polymer technology. The programme was developed to take advantage of the strengths and research specialisations of each member university. Study at two Nordic universities The joint Master's programme in Polymer Technology is a collaboration between the five leading technical universities in the Nordic countries (Nordic Five Tech). The programme gives you a unique opportunity to tailor your degree based on your academic interests. You will get to study at two of the partner universities, spending one year at each. You graduate with a double master’s degree from the two universities. Nordic Five Tech is a strategic alliance consisting of: Aalto University in Finland Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden Technical University of Denmark KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Sweden Norwegian University of Science and Technology Polymer Technology at KTH The programme provides a solid base in the chemistry and physics of organic materials, as well as their connection to real-life applications. A broad range of courses and specialisations allows students to customise their own degree profile enabling the focus on individual areas of interest. Students will learn of design, synthesis, characterisation, production and development of polymeric materials throughout the duration of the degree programme. The material group includes plastics, rubber, composites, paper, wood and other biological materials; students will be able to handle questions pertaining to the choice of raw materials (renewable versus fossil), and the choice of production processes, material combinations and manufacturing methods to achieve the desired characteristics in the finished product. Great emphasis is placed on environmental issues, such as environmentally-friendly material production and development of sustainable materials. The curriculum covers a broad scope of topics providing students with in-depth knowledge of the fundamentals of polymer technology and related areas. The first year contains the basics of polymer science and selective courses to prepare students for the second year study track. Each university provide one study track designed to broaden the students knowledge in a specific area. The tracks are Biomaterial science (Aalto University), Advanced materials (Chalmers), Polymer engineering (DTU), Macromolecular materials (KTH) and Industrial processes (NTNU). Degree project The degree project is carried out in the second half of the second year of the programme. Thesis work is, thus, performed at the second year university in a research group or as a project in industry. The thesis is supervised jointly with the student’s first year university. The thesis is to be a synthesis of the knowledge and competencies gained in the three preceeding semesters and the two involved universities will provide co-supervision. The results are presented as a written report and a presentation at a seminar at the second year university. Careers Career opportunities for students from this programme are broad and international. The programme is closely related to many important industries – the paper and forest industry, plastics, medical technology and packaging industry. Material expertise is also needed in many other sectors, from transport to the coatings industry and electronics. Graduates will also be well-placed for further studies as PhD students. Degree The Nordic Master in Polymer Technology is a double degree programme. As a graduate from the programme you will receive two MSc diplomas: one from each of the two universities in your study track. The two diplomas will be supplemented with an insert describing the consortium and the programme. The titles on the diplomas will be: Aalto University: Degree: Master of Science (Technology) (120 credits) Chalmers University of Technology: Degree: Master of Science (120 credits) DTU Technical University of Denmark: Degree: Master of Science in Engineering (120 credits) KTH Royal Institute of Technology: Degree: Master of Science (120 Credits) NTNU Norwegian University of Science and Technology: Degree: Master of Science (120 credits) [-]

Master in Railway Engineering

Campus Full time September 2017 Sweden Stockholm

Railway transport is experiencing a worldwide renaissance. It offers substantial economic, energy efficiency, environmental and safety benefits to nations all over the world and rail is widely viewed as a vital component of an integrated transportation system for sustainable and resource efficient societies of the future. [+]

Master's programme in Railway Engineering Railway transport is experiencing a worldwide renaissance. It offers substantial economic, energy efficiency, environmental and safety benefits to nations all over the world and rail is widely viewed as a vital component of an integrated transportation system for sustainable and resource efficient societies of the future. There is substantial demand for engineers with integrated knowledge of railway subsystems (infrastructure, vehicles and traffic control) who understand how to maximize performance of the whole system. The proposed program in Railway Vehicle & Track Engineering will be among the very few programs in the world that covers all aspects of rail engineering in this manner and none offers the international perspective afforded by this one. Railway Engineering at KTH Railway Engineering is a two-year master programme The instruction language is entirely English. About half of the courses are given by the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign (UIUC) and KTH respectively. The program also includes mobility. At least 15 ECTS credits have to be taken on site at the partneruniversity. Many courses are taught online by KTH and UIUC specifically for this program. The program emphasizes on the system aspect, which is extremely important in railway systems. Vehicle, infrastructure and control system have to be designed to work optimally together. Therefore the program contains courses from mechanical, civil as well as electrical engineering. Career The technical challenges associated with meeting the growing demand for railway transportation in an efficient and sustainable manner requires a considerable number of engineers with education in the field of railways around the world. A large percentage of railway industry engineering staff are nearing retirement, consequently, there is strong and growing demand for graduates with education in railway engineering. With one focus of the program on system aspects it is foreseen that many graduates from the program in the future hold management positions in the companies/organisations they work in. The programme provides an excellent basis for pursuing a career in the global vehicle industry, at consulting companies as well as at universities. The co-operation between the Swedish vehicle industry and the department of Vehicle and Aeronautical Engineering is very close, and there are several major ongoing research programmes where KTH, key manufacturers and the transport administration are involved. [-]

Master in Urbanism Studies

Campus Full time September 2017 Sweden Stockholm

This one-year Master’s programme is aimed at graduates from the fields of architecture, landscape architecture, urban design and city planning who are specifically concerned with design issues of the public realm and the effects these have on social life and human behaviour. Our focus is to deepen theoretical and design knowledge, changing the mindset of professionals regarding the importance and value of the public realm in the design of our cities. [+]

Master’s programme in Urbanism Studies This one-year Master’s programme is aimed at graduates from the fields of architecture, landscape architecture, urban design and city planning who are specifically concerned with design issues of the public realm and the effects these have on social life and human behaviour. Our focus is to deepen theoretical and design knowledge, changing the mindset of professionals regarding the importance and value of the public realm in the design of our cities. Urbanism Studies at KTH The rationale behind Urbanism Studies is for professionals to understand and work in interdisciplinary urban design and city planning teams, coupled with the growing desire for cities to establish different, new forms of urban living. As the goal of this programme is to move design thinking from objects to places, our core Urban Studios and Modules differ from traditional studios/modules in several ways. Our approach involves in-depth explorations of urban design issues by combining five topic-based modules situated within the three studio courses. Ongoing seminar reading series and urban film studies are included in the studios. The integrated final thesis project builds upon the previous three studios and five modules, leading to a thesis portfolio that reflects the main achievements and thinking of each student as an outcome and product of their intense, focused learning throughout the year. Furthermore, students are offered the opportunity to be exposed and collaborate with the guest faculty from some of the leading Built Environment (Urbanism) programs in the world: ETH Zürich, CED at UC Berkeley, UCL Bartlett in London, LSE Cities – London School of Economic and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Boston, as well as some others. This offers students a fantastic global collaborative opportunity on a wide range of real world cases. Urbanism Studies is externally supported and financed by Ax: son Johnson Foundation, as well as by KTH – Royal Institute of Technology. Career The prospects on the labor market for graduates from the programme are exceptional. Employers can be found in the public sector, municipal, regional, national as well as in the private sector (architects, residential, construction and consulting) where graduates receive design, planning, formative, coordinating, investigating and acting competition tasks. Our urbanism studies graduates can expect to go to work for planning and design consultancies; city agencies; business and development groups; urban -regional planning agencies; state planning agencies; private developers; non-profit community and affordable housing developers and also continue with research within academia. Program has close ties to professionals active in the field (through studios), which means that urbanism studies students are given an opportunity to build strong initial networks that can help in kick-starting their careers. Scholarship Aside from KTH's regular scholarships, the Master’s programme in Urbanism Studies offers four Ax: son Johnson Foundation sponsored scholarships (These scholarships only cover the tuition costs for KTH, not living expenses) Faculty and research KTH – Royal Institute of Technology (School of Architecture and the Built Environment), National and International permanent and alternating Faculty from different Universities and departments are engaged in Urbanism program coming from Architecture, Urban Design, Landscape Architecture and City Planning research, teaching, and professional design practice. The Program Faculty has a mission in teaching under the umbrella of urbanism studies with emphasis on public spaces and urban spaces through an integrated approach to planning, design, and architecture. The urbanism programme is delivered through a combination of design and programmatic studios, lectures, seminars, workshops, case-study presentations, site visits and Nordic, European and Global field trips. [-]

MSc in Renewable Energy (RENE)

Campus Full time September 2017 Sweden Stockholm Portugal Lisbon France Paris Spain + 5 more

MSc RENE has a unique focus on innovation and entrepreneurship in renewable energy. It is a cutting-edge programme with a holistic perspective. It aims to train the future game-changers in renewable energy; the researchers, engineers and entrepreneurs who will design and implement new services and products for energy providers, major manufacturers, business start-ups and public organizations worldwide. [+]

MSc RENE has a unique focus on innovation and entrepreneurship in renewable energy. It is a cutting-edge programme with a holistic perspective. It aims to train the future game-changers in renewable energy; the researchers, engineers and entrepreneurs who will design and implement new services and products for energy providers, major manufacturers, business start-ups and public organizations worldwide. As a student, you will study at two top technical universities and a world-class business school with the opportunity to carry out your master thesis through an internship at a leading company in renewable energy. The KIC InnoEnergy eco-system, which gives access to a creative environment with start-ups, energy companies and researchers, can be explored at networking events. Students clearly notice the involvement of the energy industry as guest lectures and workshops from start-ups and established companies, such as Total and EDF. Programme Content Our MSc Renewable Energy programme focuses on sustainable energy production and its usages. During this course, you’ll be studying topics such as energy economy and markets as well as energy and the environment. Active students will also have the opportunity to do their master thesis through an internship in a company. As one of our students, you will also have the opportunity to study at one of our summer schools ahead of completing your final thesis. The summer schools are organized with ESADE Business School in Barcelona, ranked as one of the world’s top five business schools by the Financial Times. By fully implementing the KIC InnoEnergy concept of ‘learning by doing’, MSc RENE aims to develop your skills and competences in research, innovation, entrepreneurship and leadership. Students will notice this as an ‘Engineering and business case study in renewable energy’. Thanks to the strong partnership between universities, innovation centres and energy companies, MSc RENE will provide you with a holistic understanding of the renewable energy field. You will gain state-of-the-art knowledge and expertise in fundamental renewable energy disciplines covering the value chain from power generation to storage and transmission. Network events, guest lectures and study visits give our students access to our companies and start-ups ecosystem. However, it is up to you as a student to actively take part in this eco-system. This two-year full-time programme (120 ECTS) is a joint effort offered by the RENE Consortium, made up of the following institutions: Instituto Superior Técnico de Lisboa (IST), Portugal Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Sweden École Polytechnique (ParisTech), France ESADE Business School (ESADE), Spain Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC), Spain Total, France EDF, France Thesis Project and Degree Your second year also includes a thesis done via a mandatory internship in a company, a research centre or a university. It is co-advised by a professor of the hosting university and a researcher in industry and/or a research centre. This final degree project thesis, worth 30 higher education credits (ECTS), should be aligned with renewable energy research and technology projects in KIC InnoEnergy whenever possible. Competencies and Career As a graduate of this programme, you will have developed many transferable skills to apply in the energy industry. You will also be in a strong position to pursue a career in the renewable energy sector or establish your own innovative business thanks to the strong leadership abilities you have gained at the programme. Many opportunities in advanced research, innovation and industrial management in both the public and the private sector will also open up. Career Opportunities As an MSc RENE graduate, you are highly eligible for many career paths in the renewable energy sector. You are employable within a wide range of industries and are well equipped to start your own innovative business or provide strong leadership in many areas. Thanks to the strong partnership between universities, innovation centres and energy companies, you can pursue many opportunities; advanced research and innovation, industrial management, and designing and implementing strategic energy policies for the public and private sector. Programme Specific Requirements Applicants must fulfill the General Admission Criteria for KIC InnoEnergy MSc Programmes, as well as the MSc RENE Programme Specific Requirements, which are: a bachelor degree in Physics, Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Energy Engineering Those who have another degree with similar training in mathematics, physics, material sciences and engineering will be considered on a case-by-case basis by the MSc RENE Steering Committee. [-]

MSc in Smart Electrical Networks and Systems (SENSE)

Campus Full time September 2017 Netherlands Eindhoven France Grenoble Belgium Leuven Spain Barcelona Sweden Stockholm + 8 more

<strong>MSc SENSE</strong> develops your skills in electrical power engineering, innovation processes and entrepreneurship in the emerging field of <strong>Smart Grids</strong>. Its industry involvement gives students a broad industrial network plus the ability to combine engineering and entrepreneurship and develop their ability to analyse possibilities and risks from both a technical and business perspective. [+]

MSc SENSE develops your skills in electrical power engineering, innovation processes and entrepreneurship in the emerging field of Smart Grids. Its industry involvement gives students a broad industrial network plus the ability to combine engineering and entrepreneurship and develop their ability to analyse possibilities and risks from both a technical and business perspective. MSc SENSE focuses on understanding, modelling and analysing the principles behind electric power generation, transmission, distribution and utilisation on a broad scale. Topics range from the design, operation, control and monitoring of individual components to national power systems in their entirety. MSc SENSE focuses strongly on entrepreneurship and creating businesses from innovations. As well as activities integrated in ‘Smart electrical networks and systems’, other events such as study visits and seminars are also provided. The programme is based on strong interaction with its industrial and research partners, who can be found all over Europe and throughout the world. Examples of industrial partners include ABB, Vattenfall and IREC. Programme Content The programme gives you a highly relevant and advanced education within the smart grid concept – the electrical power system of the future. Smart grids operate in accordance with many of the key requirements that a sustainable energy system must meet – capacity, decarbonisation, efficiency, flexibility, reliability and sustainability. Existing technologies make up the bulk of the course content, but strong emphasis is also given to novel and innovative technologies that may stimulate the evolution of existing power grids into a ‘Smart Grid’. The innovation process itself, plus the route towards new business development in the electric power area, is addressed. MSc SENSE is a two-year programme that includes mandatory international mobility between the first and second year (see map below). The following universities take part in the program: Grenoble Institute of Technology (INP), France University of Leuven (KU Leuven), Belgium Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Stockholm, Sweden Technical University of Catalonia (UPC), Barcelona, Spain Technical University of Eindhoven (TU/e), the Netherlands Year 1 Your first study year has a strong focus on fundamental courses like power system analysis, power electronics, electrical machines, high-voltage engineering, etc. The joint course ‘smart electrical networks and systems’ introduces you to the novel aspects and challenges of smart grids. Summer Schools Two summer schools are arranged between your first and second year: one focused on smart grid innovations and one on entrepreneurship and business creation. Year 2 During your second study year, the following specialisations are available: Energy Management in Buildings and Power Grids (INP) Intelligent Transmission Networks Power Distribution (KUL) Power Electronics as Enabling Technology for Renewable Integration (UPC) Storage Sustainable Electrical Energy Systems (TU/e) Thesis Project and Degree The final degree project is worth 30 ECTS corresponding to five months of full-time study. You summarise your project in a written report and present it at a seminar. It should be relevant to smart grid concepts and have a clear orientation towards innovative solutions relevant to electric power. End-of-project results are presented at the SENSE summer school as, for example, seminar sessions or joint poster sessions. KIC InnoEnergy Degree Concept After successfully completing the programme, you will receive a double degree, one from each university you attended during the two years, as well as a KIC-EIT certificate that recognises the extra activities you accomplished. Competencies and Career The international environment of MSc SENSE prepares you for a global career in electrical power engineering, especially in the growing field of restructuring existing power grids into smart grids. MSc SENSE provides you with the in-depth knowledge and broad competence you need for a professional industrial career in electric power development, production, system design and grid operation. Industrial partners supporting MSc SENSE have indicated a strong need to recruit new employees with the competences provided by the programme. Just as importantly, SENSE also prepares you for continued research studies at higher academic institutions. What’s more, the programme will prove invaluable to entrepreneurs wanting to turn good ideas into commercial products or services. The mandatory country mobility also strengthens your credentials on the international job market and close interaction with industrial partners opens up many interesting opportunities. Starting from fall 2014, first year students at KTH will study the course ‘Innovation and entrepreneurship in electrical engineering’. In this course, you will combine your engineering skills with an understanding of innovation processes to learn how to develop new products and services in the smart grids area. [-]

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