KTH Royal Institute of Technology

Aerospace Engineering, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
  • 32228
    Tuition (Full programme)
    Free
    Tuition (Full programme)
  • English
    Language
The main objective of the Master’s programme in Aerospace Engineering at the KTH Royal Institute of Technology is to educate skilled engineers for the European aerospace sector. Graduates of the programme will possess solid theoretical skills in aerospace modelling, analysis and design, as well as the ability to approach and solve complex engineering tasks, and the experience of working in a team.
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  • Admission requirements
  • Fees and funding

About

Aerospace Engineering at KTH Royal Institute of Technology

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.
Career

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.

Programme Structure

Year 1

The programme has four tracks: Aeronautics, Space, Systems or Lightweight Structures, 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.

Mandatory courses for all specialisations:
  • Theory and Methodology of Science (Natural and Technological Science)
  • Lightweight Structures and FEM
  • Fundamentals of Flights
  • Fundamentals of Spaceflight
  • Systems Engineering
Degree project and thesis

The fourth semester is spent on a five month degree project, where the student has the opportunity to investigate a problem in-depth. The project is performed either in industry or at a university department, in Sweden or abroad. The results are presented in a Degree project and in a seminar.

Detailed Programme Facts

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  • Credits (ECTS)
    120 ECTS
  • Duration full-time 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • Educational variant Full-time
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Academic Requirements

To be considered eligible for the programme you must fulfil both the general and specific admission requirements. The general admission requirements are the same for all programmes at KTH while the programme specific requirements vary between the programmes.

Programme specific admission requirements
A Bachelor's degree corresponding to 180 ECTS, 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.

Tuition Fee Per Full Programme

  • EUR 32228 International
  • Free EEA
  • Non-EU/EEA/Swiss citizens: The full programme tuition fee is SEK 310 000
  • Non-EU/EEA/Swiss citizens are generally required to pay an application fee of SEK 900.
  • EU/EEA/Swiss citizens: There are no tuition fees for EU/EEA/Swiss citizens
  • EU/EEA/Swiss citizens are not required to pay an application fee.
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Every year 30 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. Funding for additional expenses, such as living costs, is not included in the waiver.

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