Technology, Work and Health at the KTH Royal Institute of Technology
You will learn how to plan, design and analyse work environments, from the perspectives of sustainable work and organisational performance.
The programme provides a deeper understanding of the interplay between human, technology and organisation, from the perspectives of sustainable work and organisational performance. As a student, you will gain knowledge and proficiency in proactive occupational safety and health (OSH) management, as well as in how to plan, design and analyse work environments. You will acquire advanced theoretical and applied knowledge of physical, cognitive and organisational ergonomics. This is applicable for work with the development of organisations and processes, with a focus on improvements of work and ergonomic interventions for a sustainable working life.
The education in the programme is based on blended learning. Most of the courses offer teaching on campus over four to five days every three weeks. In between the campus meetings, you will study independently or in groups with course projects and e-learning activities.
As a graduate of this programme, you will have comprehensive career opportunities, and employment prospects are good. Employers of Work Environment Engineers and Human Factors Specialists can be found nationally and globally in the public, municipal, and the private sector.
You will be prepared for a professional career as a specialist within public authorities and administrations, in municipal or private OSH organisations, or consultancies. As such, you can work with investigations, risk assessments, management of change, and planning and designing of products, work environments, and work organisations. You will also be able to pursue an academic research career and continue on studies leading to a PhD at KTH or other universities.
After graduation: Work Environment Engineer, Human Factors Specialist, Ergonomist, Labour Inspector, Occupational Safety and Health Consultant, Project Manager.
During the first year, you can choose one of two tracks for specialist competence:
Topics covered: Occupational safety and health; physical, cognitive and organisational ergonomics; human factors; change management; risk assessments; product and production development.
You can apply until:
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You only need to take one of these language tests:
Minimum required score:
The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.Book IELTS
Minimum required score:
The TOEFL – or Test OF English as a Foreign Language – offers a paper-based test (PBT). The final, overall PBT score ranges between 310 and 677, and is based on an average taken from the three test components (listening, structure, and reading). The writing part of this test is scored separately on a scale of 0-6. Read more about TOEFL (PBT).
Minimum required score:
The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).
A bachelor's degree, equivalent to a Swedish bachelor's degree, or equivalent academic qualifications from an internationally recognised university, is required. Students who are following longer technical programmes, and have completed courses equivalent to a bachelor's degree, will be considered on a case-by-case basis.Specific requirements for the master's programme in Technology, Work and Health
A bachelor's degree, corresponding to at least 180 ECTS credits, in technology, natural or medical sciences including courses in
Every year a limited number of KTH Scholarships are awarded based on academic excellence. Recipients of the KTH Scholarship will have their tuition fee waived for the first and the second year, provided that the study results during the first year are satisfactory.
Applications for the KTH Scholarship for studies beginning in autumn will be open December 1 - January 15.
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