The 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 of four tracks for further specialisation – 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.
The 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 worldwide.
The space sector is dynamic and evolving, with major projects such as the Galileo navigation satellite project and challenging scientific missions. The European space industry employs about 40,000 people.
A Master’s degree in the aerospace field from KTH is a mark of quality and opens a wide range of career opportunities in industry and research, as well as areas far beyond the aeronautical and space sectors.
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European Economic Area tuition fee is applicable to the students from EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.)
Citizens of a country outside the EU, EEA and Switzerland are required to pay application and tuition fees: 290 000 SEK (Swedish kronor)
The programme has four tracks: Aeronautics, Space, Systems or Lightweight Structures (see below), which the student chooses towards the end of the first semester. The first semester contains one basic course in each track which enhance basic skills a give an introduction to various aspects of aerospace engineering. A course in theory and methodology of science is also included. The specialisation tracks start the second semester and all offer different mandatory and recommended elective courses.
A Bachelor's degree, or equivalent, from an aeronautical, mechanical engineering, or similar programme with sufficient theoretical depth and good academic results. Course work must include multivariable calculus, linear algebra, numerical analysis, ordinary differential equations, rigid body mechanics, solid mechanics, and fluid mechanics.
The specific requirements may be assessed as not fulfilled if the grade point average is below 75 % of the scale maximum.
International students should consider taking a Pre-Master to gain access to universities in Sweden when:
No work experience is required.
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