KTH Production Engineering and Management Program Overview

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Introduction to MeM at KTH

The master’s programme in Production Engineering and Management handles the engineering and management aspects of production and how they interact. The engineering side includes manufacturing technologies, automation, maintenance, and production development tools and methods. The management side includes operations strategy, planning and management of resources for a sustainable production environment. Graduates work in various production fields worldwide.

Why Study MeM at KTH?


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After graduating from the programme, you will have:

  • Basic understanding of various dimensions and functions of the broad field of production.
  • Analytical skills essential to tackle the ever-changing problems and situations of modern competitive production.
  • Conceptual and reasoning skills with appropriate decision support methods and tools used in production management.
  • Communication and presentation skills necessary for leadership positions.
  • Knowledge of how environmental and cultural differences affect the production process.
  • Understanding of the need and requirements for sustainable and energy-efficient production processes.

This is a two-year programme (120 ECTS credits) given in English. Graduates are awarded the degree of Master of Science. The programme is given mainly at KTH Campus in Stockholm by the School of Industrial Engineering and Management (at KTH)

Program Costs + Living Expenses: MeM at KTH

 SEK 342,000

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SEK 14,537

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SEK 356,537

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Services for fee-paying students
The following additional services apply for fee-paying students, EIT Digital, EIT InnoEnergy, EIT Urban Mobility and Erasmus Mundus students, and KTH or Swedish Institute scholarship holders starting their studies in 2023:

• Accommodation guaranteed for up to 11 months during the first year of studies,
• FAS plus comprehensive insurance (Swedish Institute scholarship holders, Erasmus Mundus, EIT Digital, EIT InnoEnergy and EIT Urban Mobility students are covered by separate insurance),
• a pre-sessional English course during three weeks in August, free of charge.

How to pay the tuition fee
The tuition fee is charged in advance for each semester. You can pay by card or bank transfer. An invoice for the first semester is sent to admitted fee-paying students by email one to two weeks after the admission results are announced. The due date for paying the tuition fee is stated on the invoice. If your payment is not received by this date you might lose your place in the programme.

Employment Prospects: MeM at KTH


Employed within 3 months of graduation

SEK 55,400

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Production Manager

Production Engineer

Automation and Quality engineer

 Production Consultant


Information Management Specialist

As production is global, graduates from our programme are able to find positions as technical specialists, production developers, production engineers, production managers or consultants in various production fields worldwide. Some companies that employ graduates are Scania, Sandvik, AtlasCopco and Volvo.

During the studies, there may be opportunities to engage in research and other types of work at KTH as a research and teacher assistant as well as a student representative. Some graduates also continue their studies for a doctoral degree at KTH or other technical universities.

Eligibility Criteria for MeM at KTH

Bachelor’s degree

A bachelor’s degree or comparable qualification equivalent to a Swedish bachelor’s degree from an internationally recognised university is required. Students following longer programmes that have completed courses equivalent to a bachelor’s degree are considered on a case-by-case basis.

Students in the final year of undergraduate studies may apply and, if qualified, be conditionally admitted. These applicants must include a written statement according to the instructions given by University Admissions. Students in the final year of a bachelor’s programme at a Swedish university do not have to provide a written statement to, if qualified, be conditionally admitted. However, students at Swedish universities must have completed 150 ECTS credits in their programme by 1 February.

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 or IELTS UKVI: An overall score of 6.5, with no section lower than 5.5
  • TOEFL iBT, TOEFL iBT Home Edition or TOEFL iBT Paper Edition: Score of 20 (scale 0-30) in written test, total score of 90. 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

Completed upper secondary and university studies in some countries can also fulfil the requirement. Detailed information on how you can meet the language requirement is provided by University Admissions.

Documents required : MeM at KTH

1. Certificates and diplomas of your completed degree(s)
Certificates and diplomas must be officially issued by the Academic Registrar’s Office, the Examinations Office, or the equivalent office that issues official transcripts of records at your university. The documentation requirements differ between countries; find out what is required for your country at University Admissions.

Applicants who already study at a Swedish university that use Ladok do not need to submit certificates and transcripts. Just make sure the same personal identity number is used in Ladok at the university and your application at University Admissions.

2. Transcript of completed courses and grades included in your degree
Transcript of completed courses and grades included in your degree must be officially issued as per the certificates and diplomas. If you have had courses credited and/or transferred from previous studies, you must also submit official transcripts for those.

3. Proof of English proficiency
Proof of English proficiency required depends on your country of study and if you meet the English requirements through a test or previous studies. Most English test scores must be verifiable online. Find out what proof you need at University Admissions.

4. Identification
A copy of passport with personal data and photograph, or other identification document.

Specific documents for Production Engineering and Management
5. CV
KTH does not require a standard template, but the CV should clearly and concisely outline your education, work experience, computer literacy, qualifications and achievements (awards, publications, expertise knowledge and skills, etc.). It must be written in English.

6. Letters of recommendation
The two letters of recommendations explicitly describe why you would be the right choice for admission to the programme. If possible, have one referee who knows you from an academic environment and one from a professional setting. The letters must have the referees’ full contact details. You must provide an English translation if the letters are in a different language. If your referee wants to submit the letter directly, it must be sent by post to University Admissions and state your full name and application number.

7. Certificates showing relevant work experience, if applicable
Submit certificates from previous or current employment if you have any.

8. Summary sheet
Submit the summary sheet for Production Engineering and Management. If you do not submit a complete summary sheet, it will negatively affect your evaluation score. Fill out all of the required information before submitting the form. For questions regarding the summary sheet, please contact the programme coordinator directly.

Application Deadlines -MEM at KTH

16 October (2023): Application opens
15 January: Last day to apply
1 February: Submit documents and, if required, pay application fee
21 March: Admission results announced
August: Arrival and study start

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Scholarships Available: MeM at KTH

KTH scholarships

KTH offers four different scholarship opportunities for master’s studies. The KTH Scholarship covers the tuition fee of a one or two year master’s programme. The KTH One-Year Scholarship is aimed at current KTH master’s programme students and covers the tuition fee of the second year of studies. The KTH Joint Programme Scholarship is aimed at students in certain joint programmes and covers the tuition fee for the study period spent at KTH. The KTH India Scholarship is aimed specifically at students from India.

Swedish Institute

The Swedish Institute (SI) offers a number of scholarships for students from targeted countries coming to Sweden.

Read more at the SI website

KTH associated scholarship organisations

KTH cooperates with the following organisations providing scholarship opportunities for prospective KTH students.

Specializations & Electives Offered

This is a two-year programme (120 ECTS credits) given in English. Graduates are awarded the degree of Master of Science. The programme is given mainly at KTH Campus in Stockholm by the School of Industrial Engineering and Management (at KTH).

Topics covered

Manufacturing technology, measurement and metrology, information management in industry, computer-aided design and manufacturing, modelling and simulation, assembly and automation, production development, sustainable production systems, maintenance and quality strategies, and research methodology.

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FAQs About MeM

The curriculum will vary depending on the university and program, but it generally includes courses in production systems, operations management, quality control, supply chain management, and engineering principles.

Visit KTH’s official website to find information on the application process, including application forms, deadlines, and required documents.

You can enter all types of work experience in the Education and Experience section as well as detailing these experiences on your CV (Resumé).

The duration of the program can vary, but it’s typically a two-year master’s program. Some universities may offer variations with different durations or part-time options.

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