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KTH Royal Institute of Technology MSc Sustainable Digitalisation
KTH Royal Institute of Technology

MSc Sustainable Digitalisation

Stockholm, Sweden

2 Years


Full time

Aug 2024

SEK 342,000 / per year *


* non-EU/EEA/Swiss is 342,000 SEK.


Master of Sustainable Digitalisation is a challenging but recognized reality that we need to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to prevent catastrophic warming of the planet. The master's program in Sustainable Digitalisation explores how digitalization can aid in meeting the Paris Agreement's 1.5-degree target and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. It gives students a unique opportunity to investigate and exploit the enormous change potential of IT. Graduates will have the skills to lead highly complex processes where digitalization supports and propels the green transition.

Sustainable Digitalisation at KTH

The master’s programme in Sustainable Digitalisation provides you with skills and competencies to work with sustainability challenges where digitalisation has the potential to play an essential role in service of the world. You will gain a deep understanding of current challenges and how to use digitalisation strategically to shift to a more sustainable society. These skills are needed as the world faces a multitude of interlinked crises with potential existential risks for human civilisation and life on Earth. In this meta-crisis, we face wicked problems and predicaments that have no simple solutions, technical or otherwise. A critical challenge of the 21st century is effectively addressing climate change and ecological crises while supporting a just and fair transition to a sustainable society. Therefore, the programme goes beyond the role of engineers as problem solvers and prepares students to lead complex change processes. You will develop skills and key competencies relating to critical and systems thinking, communication, self-awareness, visioning, co-creation and integrated problem-solving. Courses will also engage with emerging topics such as permacomputing, regenerative design, more-than-human worlds, post-colonialism and the tension between economic growth and ecological sustainability.

A wide variety of teaching methods are used in the programme, emphasising deliberative, co-creative and collaborative activities. As active participants, students take responsibility for their own and each other's learning, preparing them for a path of life-long learning. Towards the end of the programme, students can expect to tackle real-world issues in their final project course, building partnerships with industry and other relevant organisations and stakeholders.

The programme welcomes students from all four engineering programmes at the KTH School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and students with diverse backgrounds from elsewhere in Sweden and abroad. There is growing interest in Sustainable Digitalisation from industry and society, including computer and design consultancies, the computer gaming industry, public authorities and many more. There are also many connections between the programme and cutting-edge research at KTH and elsewhere.

KTH is a leading European university in engineering education for sustainable development. This is a unique new master's programme; no comparable programme exists in Europe. Teachers in the programme have taught and conducted research in computing and sustainability for more than a decade.


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