M.Sc. On Campus

Civil and Architectural Engineering

KTH Royal Institute of Technology

24 months
14543 EUR/year
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The Civil and Architectural Engineering programme at KTH Royal Institute of Technology fosters graduates that will design and build our future homes and infrastructure, with a deep understanding of human conditions and needs, and urgent demands for sustainability. 


This Civil and Architectural Engineering programme at KTH Royal Institute of Technology gives students advanced knowledge in the field of Structural Engineering as well as within the subjects of Civil or Architectural Engineering. Students will be able to implement this knowledge with a comprehensive view of buildings and infrastructure as advanced technical systems. The programme offers advanced-level courses that often relate to real-life projects and the use of state-of-the-art tools for design and modelling.

The programme offers two main tracks: Civil Engineering and Architectural Engineering. The Civil Engineering track is devoted to techniques for the design, construction and maintenance of roads, streets, railway tracks, bridges and tunnels. The Architectural Engineering track concerns engineering design and analysis of buildings with an emphasis on system-level performance and from a lifecycle perspective. The teaching methods comprise a mix of lectures, exercises, project work and laboratory work. During the programme, students interact with industry in various ways, including project work in collaboration with industry experts and the involvement of industry experts as teachers.

The programme ends with a degree project which should relate to an issue within the field, focusing on the investigation and analysis of a problem. This is also an opportunity for students to interact with both industry and current research.


Graduates from the programme will be prepared for a professional career working on the design of buildings and infrastructure such as roads, railways, tunnels and bridges. Graduates will also be prepared to work in the construction industry, as well as in public authorities, such as the road or rail administration, working either as a designer or project leader. Graduates from the programme work at companies and organisations such as Skanska, NCC, ÅF, PEAB, JM, Veidekke, Svevia, WSP, Trafikverket as well as for public institutions and municipalities. 

Furthermore, graduates will be able to pursue an academic research career and continue towards doctoral studies. As a result of our cooperation with industry, particularly during master's degree project work or different projects, students have the opportunity to meet people from industry and make a first contact, which often leads to job opportunities.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • 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 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

A bachelor’s degree or equivalent, corresponding to at least 180 ECTS credits, in the field of Civil Engineering, including the following courses:

  • Structural mechanics and structural engineering equivalent to 15 ECTS credits
  • Geology, geotechnology, building materials and building physics equivalent to 21 ECTS credits
  • 20 ECTS credits including mathematics (between 15 and 20 credits) and programming (between 0 and 5 credits)

Fluid mechanics, hydrology and programming are prerequisites to certain courses of the curriculum.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    14543 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 29087 EUR for the full programme during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 0 EUR for the full programme during 24 months.
  • The full programme tuition fee for non-EU/EEA/Swiss citizens studying this programme is SEK 310,000.

Living costs for Stockholm

9668 - 17248 SEK /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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