Electromagnetics, Fusion and Space Engineering, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
  • English (schedule IELTS)
University rank #98 (QS) ,
The Electromagnetics, Fusion and Space Engineering programme is offered by the KTH Royal Institute of Technology. It incorporates a strong foundation in electrical engineering with an understanding of electromagnetic fields and how they interact with matter.


Electromagnetics, Fusion and Space Engineering at the KTH Royal Institute of Technology

Electromagnetic fields are the basis of telecommunications. They are employed, for example, to transmit high-speed data through optic fibres or mobile wireless systems. Additionally, electromagnetic fields are transmitted from objects in the universe, such as stars, and they provide key information to help us understand the universe. Furthermore, a fundamental understanding of plasma is needed for controlling and generating fusion energy, the same source that powers the Sun, and which promises to power the Earth in the near future.

With these objectives in mind, our programme is built around four distinct areas of focus:

  • Microwave Engineering
  • Photonics
  • Plasma
  • Space

These four areas are defined as four specialized tracks with a common core of selected courses in plasma and electromagnetic theory.

The studies in the master’s programme in Electromagnetics, Fusion and Space Engineering are course-based. The academic year is divided into four study periods, and there are typically 2–3 courses running over a 10-week long study period. Obligatory courses are scheduled in the first two study periods of the programme, with the rest of the courses offered as electives from a wide range of topics.

The programme is set in an international environment, with students from an extensive number of nationalities. World-renowned professors teach all the courses in English. Our variety of pedagogical methods offers plentiful opportunities to develop group communication skills and gain experience in working on mixed teams. The research and industrialization in the fields of communications, space and fusion is developed in international environments. KTH internationally leads a number of projects in space missions within NASA and the European Space Agency (ESA), and the fusion reactor at ITER (International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor).


KTH has an international reputation in plasma physics, and has been the home of Hannes Alfvén, a pioneer in the field and Nobel Prize-winner. Today, the university is active in several aspects of the development of ITER, from plasma modelling to engineering material facing the plasma. Space research at KTH is carried out in both large international projects under ESA and NASA and in smaller collaborations with leading research centres and universities around Europe, USA, South Africa and Japan.

Emphasis is placed on both the theoretical and applied aspects of the field with a multidisciplinary approach and close proximity to real research applications – with many master’s theses completed in international collaborations. The Electromagnetics, Fusion and Space Engineering programme offers students a unique breadth of experience with a multitude of career prospects following their degree.

Programme Structure

Courses Included

  • Theory and Methodology of Science with Applications (Natural and Technological Science) 
  • Plasma Physics 
  • The Sustainable Electrophysics Engineer 
  • Classical Electrodynamics 
  • Electrotechnical Modelling
  • Remote Sensing Technology 
  • Global Navigation Satellite Systems 
  • Energy and Fusion Research 
  • Electromagnetic Processes in Dispersive Media 
  • Atomic Physics for Fusion 
  • Plasma Physics II 
  • Space Physics 
  • Space Physics II 
  • Applied Plasma Physics 
  • Applied Antenna Theory 
  • Electromagnetic compatibility 
  • Field Theory for Guided Waves 
  • Electromagnetic Wave Propagation 
  • Electrotechnical Design 
  • Project in Electromagnetic Engineering 
  • Microsystem Technology
  • Hands-On Microelectromechanical Systems Engineering 
  • System Integration for Space Technology, Part 1 
  • System Integration for Space Technology, Part 2 
  • Introductory Modern Physics 
  • Astrophysics 
  • Problem Solving in Optics 
  • Fourier optics 

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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English Language Requirements

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Academic 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.

Programme Specific requirements

A Bachelor’s degree, or equivalent, corresponding to 180 ECTS credits including courses in:
  • Electrical engineering, physics, electronics or computer science, including courses in basic electromagnetics and mechanics, corresponding to at least 60 ECTS credits.
  • Mathematics including calculus, vector algebra, differential equations and numerical methods corresponding to at least 30 ECTS credits.

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

Living costs for Stockholm

  • 9668 - 17250 SEK/month
    Living Costs

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