Civil and Architectural Engineering, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
  • English (schedule IELTS)
University rank #98 (QS) ,
The Civil and Architectural Engineering programme offered by the KTH Royal Institute of Technology starts with fundamental courses before moving into advanced-level courses that are often related to real-life projects and the use of state of the art tools for design and modelling.


Civil and Architectural Engineering at the KTH Royal Institute of Technology.

The programme offers the student a wide and attractive selection of courses in civil and architectural engineering with the possibility to acquire in-depth knowledge in a field of choice. The programme starts with fundamental, compulsory courses before moving into elective and more advanced-level courses. 

There are two main tracks in the programme; Civil Engineering and Architectural Engineering. The Civil Engineering track is devoted to techniques for designing, constructing and maintaining roads, streets, railway track, bridges and tunnels. The Architectural Engineering track is concerned with the engineering design and analysis of buildings with an emphasis on system-level performance and in a lifecycle perspective. 

The teaching methods are a mix of lectures, exercises, industry project work and laboratory work. During the education, the programme interacts with industry in many ways. One way is through project work in cooperation with experts from industry, and another is the involvement of experts from industry as teachers.


The building sector has a long-term impact on the built environment, and the Civil and Architectural Engineering programme meets a well-recognised need for engineers with the knowledge and ability to design and construct infrastructure, residential housing and workplaces with an optimal technology in terms of economy and environmental impact. This master’s programme will provide its graduates with an internationally required competence, and excellent future value in both research and industry.

After graduation the student will be prepared for a professional career as a consultant mainly working with the design of building and infrastructure as roads, railways, tunnels and bridges. The student will also be prepared to work in the construction industry, as well as in public authorities, such as the road or rail administrations working either as designer or project leader. Furthermore, the students will be able to pursue an academic research career and continue towards a PhD. Due to our cooperation with industry especially during master's thesis work or different projects, the students have the opportunity to meet people from industry and make a first contact which often leads to a job opportunity.  

Programme Structure

Courses Included
  • Applied Hydrology
  • Hydraulic Engineering
  • Structural Engineering, Advanced Course
  • Finite Element Methods in Analysis and Design
  • Concrete Structures
  • Concrete Structures, Advanced Course
  • Bridge Design
  • Steel and Timber Structures
  • Building Materials, Advanced Course
  • Building Technology, Advanced Course
  • Sustainable Buildings - Concept, Design, Construction and Operation
  • Bridges, Second Cycle
  • Degree Project in Building Materials, Second Cycle
  • Acoustics and Fire
  • Building Damages
  • Degree Project in Building Technology, Second Cycle
  • Sustainable Buildings - Concept, Design, Construction and Operation
  • Energy and Indoor Climate Modelling in Buildings
  • Degree Project in Building Service and Energy System, Second Cycle
  • Tunnel Engineering

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    120 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

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Academic Requirements

Admission requirements

To be eligible for the programme, you must have been awarded a bachelor's degree, be proficient in English and meet the programme-specific requirements.

A fundamental knowledge in

  • Numerical Methods and/or programming 
  • Building Mechanics
  • Structural Mechanics
  • Geology and Geotechnology
  • Building Materials
  • Building Physics (heat- and moisture transport)

General requirements

  • Certificates and diplomas from previous university studies
  • Transcript of completed courses and grades included in your degree
  • Proof of English proficiency
  • A copy of your passport including personal data and photograph, or other identification document 

      Tuition Fee

      • International Applies to you

        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 Applies to you

        Tuition Fee
        Based on the original amount of 0 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
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      • 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

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      • 9668 - 17250 SEK/month
        Living Costs

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