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MSc Civil and Architectural Engineering

KTH Royal Institute of Technology
2 years
Full time
Master's degree
Scholarships available
On campus
Fall 2023
KTH Royal Institute of Technology

About this program

MSc Civil and Architectural Engineering

The master’s program in Civil and Architectural Engineering 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. In one of two specialisations, students explore either techniques for design, construction and maintenance of infrastructure or engineering design of buildings with a focus on performance and lifecycle perspective.

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Admission requirements

English proficiency

English language proficiency equivalent to the Swedish upper secondary course English 6 is required. You can meet the requirement by achieving the minimum required score in the following internationally recognised English tests:

  • IELTS Academic/IELTS UKVI: An overall score of 6.5, with no section lower than 5.5
  • TOEFL iBT: Score of 20 (scale 0-30) in written test, total score of 90. We accept TOEFL iBT Home Edition and Paper Edition. We do not accept TOEFL ITP, TOEFL iBT MyBest, Institutional TOEFL, TOEFL Essentials, or the revised TOEFL Paper-delivered Test.
  • Cambridge Michigan Language Assessments: University of Michigan, Examination for the Certificate of Proficiency in English (ECPE)
  • Pearson PTE Academic or PTE Academic Online: Score of 62 (writing 61)
  • Cambridge ESOL: C1 Advanced (CAE), minimum overall score 180 (points awarded since 2015), or Cambridge English certificate level C1, minimum score 180, or Cambridge English: Advanced

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Program content

Year 1

  • Applied Hydrology
  • Hydraulic Engineering
  • Structural Engineering, Advanced Course
  • Finite Element Methods in Analysis and Design
  • Concrete Structures

Year 2

  • Theory and Methodology of Science and Risk and Safety in Building Sciences

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the institute website for more information.


The full program tuition fee for non-EU/EEA/Swiss citizens studying this program is SEK: 310,000.


Credits: 120 ECTS

Continuing studies

  • Constructor
  • Designer
  • Project developer
  • Structural engineer
  • VVS and energy system
  • Production engineer
  • Project manager
  • Design manager
  • Researcher.

Career paths

The building sector has a long-term impact on the built environment, and the master's program in Civil and Architectural Engineering meets a well-recognised need for engineers who possess the knowledge and ability to design and construct infrastructure, residential housing and workplaces using optimal technology in terms of economy and environmental impact. The program will provide graduates with the globally required skills and excellent future career possibilities in both research and industry, nationally and internationally.

Graduates from the program can pursue a professional career working on the design of buildings and infrastructure such as roads, railways, tunnels and bridges. Graduates often work as designers or project leaders in the construction industry, at consultancy firms, for municipalities or public authorities such as the road or rail administration. Graduates from the program are found at companies and organisations such as Skanska, NCC, AFRY, PEAB, JM, Veidekke, Svevia, WSP and Trafikverket (Swedish Transport Administration). Furthermore, graduates can pursue an academic research career and continue towards doctoral studies. As a result of our cooperation with the industry, particularly during master's degree project work and other projects, students have the opportunity to meet people from the industry and make first contact, which often leads to job opportunities.

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KTH Royal Institute of Technology

Since its founding in 1827, KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm has grown to become one of Europe’s leading technical and engineering universities, as well as a key centre of intellectual talent and innovation. We are Sweden’s largest technical...

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Why study at KTH Royal Institute of Technology

KTH Royal Institute of Technology is the largest and highest-ranked technical university is Sweden and ranks among the top ten in Europe. With a strong focus on internationalization, the KTH campus is an arena for bringing highly talented students, teachers and researchers together to share perspectives from around the globe.

Sustainable development is a natural aspect of Swedish society and an integral part of KTH's operations and spirit. KTH is ranked 42 among universities world-wide when it comes to meeting the sustainable development goals, according to THE University Impact Ranking 2022. One of KTH's most important goals is that all graduates have up-to-date knowledge and tools to move society in a more sustainable direction. For each of our master's programmes, you can read about how the programme relates to the sustainable development goals and what knowledge and tools you will acquire to contribute to a more sustainable society.

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KTH Royal Institute of Technology

Brinellvägen 8
114 28 Stockholm

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