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:
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.
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Programme Specific requirementsA Bachelor’s degree, or equivalent, corresponding to 180 ECTS credits including courses in:
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