The program prepares graduates for the different occupations related to the real estate, government, and construction management sectors. In 2015, the program was awarded a RICS accreditation, which means that the program answers to the highest standards in real estate education.
Real Estate and Construction Management at KTH
The curriculum of the program covers four terms of full-time study. Within the program, it is possible to specialize in Construction Project Management, Real Estate Development and Land Law or Building and Real Estate Economics. A few of the conditionally elective courses in Real Estate Development and Land Law specialization are taught in Swedish.
The first term consists mainly of foundation courses for all students, after which it is possible to specialize according to educational background and interest. In the final term, students will prepare a final degree project. The degree project is a detailed study of a subject area within the scope of the program. 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. 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.
The graduates from the program will have gained in-depth knowledge of construction project management, real estate economics and real estate planning and land law, and will be trained to work in and lead projects in real estate and construction management, collaborate across disciplinary boundaries, work independently, exercise their own power of initiative and create new ideas for a sustainable built environment.
The program was awarded a RICS accreditation in 2015. Accreditation by RICS means that the master’s program meets the highest standards in real estate education. Students graduated from a RICS accredited program qualifies partially for membership in RICS as RICS considers the candidate already has an above- average academic background and only need to develop their professional competencies before being approved as a professional charted surveyor and member of RICS.
Real estate economics, valuation, real estate taxation, real estate management, property/facilities management and development, construction and project management, project communication, planning, building and environmental law, real estate law, land administration
Given the borderless nature of the subjects covered in the program, graduates are trained for careers in the real estate, government, and construction management sectors, both nationally and internationally.
Graduates can expect to work in organizations such as:
- Consultancy companies, banks, pension funds, insurance companies
- Property and asset management companies, development companies, real estate appraisal/valuation firms, and real estate capital groups
- Infrastructural development organizations
- Land development, cadastral and registration agencies and other related regulatory bodies and private companies
- Architectural firms, technical consulting firms, construction management firms, real estate companies, construction companies, client, and facilities management organizations and public organizations.
The program also prepares students for doctoral studies.