KTH Royal Institute of Technology

Systems, Control and Robotics, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
  • Tuition Fee
    16087.5 EUR/year
    Tuition fee
    Free
    Tuition fee
  • English
    Language
The purpose of the Masters programme in Systems, Control and Robotics at the KTH Royal Institute of Technology is to equip students with the skills necessary to analyse, design and control complex technical systems. Such systems are key components in infrastructure and industry, and host a wide array of functions in our daily lives.

About

Systems, Control and Robotics at the KTH Royal Institute of Technology

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.

The master’s programme involves team collaborations and projects emphasising the academic and cultural diversity of the field. 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.

The programme starts with mandatory courses that covers systematic methods for building mathematical models of technical systems from basic physical relations and measured data, and theory and methodology of science. The programme continues with courses given in one of the four tracks chosen by the student.

Career

A 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.

Programme Structure

Course Tracks

  • Robotics and autonomous systems: This track is intended for students that are interested in autonomous systems. This track has a somewhat broader scope and also looks, for example, at sensing and perception in addition to control.
  • Networked control systems:The track is intended for students who are interested in future industrial or academic careers within the area of networked control systems. Examples of these systems include, among others, autonomous agents and vehicles, smart electricity grids, smart buildings and factories, and communication networks.
  • Systems and control theory:This track provides a strong theoretical basis for a future industrial or academic career in complex system design and analysis.
  • Electric energy systems:This track is intended for students who are interested in systems and control with applications to electric power systems and electrical machines.

For more information please check the programme website.

Detailed Programme Facts

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    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.

  • Minimum required score:

    575

    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:

    90

    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).

Academic Requirements

A Bachelor's degree, corresponding to 180 ECTS credits, including basic mathematics courses in linear algebra, calculus in one and several variables, probability theory and computer science. In addition a course in signals and systems including material about time-continuous and time-discrete systems, sampling, linear filters and systems, transform methods and a course in control engineering is required. The above can also be described as the student to have completed courses corresponding to the the courses:

  • Algebra and Geometry
  • Calculus in One Variable
  • Calculus in Several Variables
  • Probability Theory and Statistics
  • Differential Equations II
  • Automatic Control, General Course
  • Computer Science and Numerical Methods

Tuition Fee

  • International

    16087.5 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 32175 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Free
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
  • Non-EU/EEA/Swiss citizens: The full programme tuition fee is SEK 310 000
  • EU/EEA/Swiss citizens: There are no tuition fees for EU/EEA/Swiss citizens

Funding

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.

StudyPortals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.