Course information for doctoral students
School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS)
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How to find planned courses
Alternative 1: Search course
- You can extract all doctoral courses at the school using the search filter Choose from other search criteria. Tick the checkbox Third cycle and then choose All within Electrical Engineering and Computer Science in the dropdown menu
- You can also search for courses that will be offered in the coming year using the same search filter
Alternative 2: Courses by school
Information about compulsory courses is found on each doctoral programme's own web page . Note that the course fees for the two courses FAK3127 The Sustainable Scientist 2.0 credits and FDS3103 Introduction to Scientific Writing 2.0 credits are covered by the school. This means that all doctoral students within EECS may sign up for these courses, even though they are designed for and mandatory within the doctoral programme Electrical Engineering .
Information about general skills courses can be found on the web page General skills courses .
Course grades will be visible on the degree certificate.
Admission and registration
Ensure approval from your principal supervisor and permission from the course examiner before participating in a doctoral course.
The teacher of the doctoral course will submit a list of course participants to Doctoral Education Support. If you participate in the course, you will be admitted and registered when the teacher submits the list. The list is sometimes submitted at the beginning of the course, sometimes at the end.
If the doctoral course requires registration for an exam, you do so during the registration period via the "personal menu".
Suppose the exam belongs to a second-cycle course given in parallel with the doctoral course. In that case, you might be unable to register for the exam via the "personal menu". If so, you must complete the web form Exam/ Reexam/ Partial exams at least two weeks before the exam period starts.
Those who have forgotten to register in time can find more information about written exams here .
Admission and registration
- The course must be stated as a planned course in your latest established ISP. If it is not added there yet, please revise your ISP.
- Ensure approval from the course examiner that you may take the course.
- Fill out the web form Application for first or second cycle course for doctoral students at EECS .
- After receiving confirmation about course admission via email, you need to register for the course via your “personal menu” during the web registration period.
If you have not gained access to the course in Canvas despite being registered on the course in Ladok, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org .
- Once the course has finished and been reported in Ladok, contact email@example.com and request that the course be transferred to your doctoral programme. Otherwise, you cannot include the course when you apply for a degree certificate.
Transferring course credits
Submit the following documents to firstname.lastname@example.org :
- The form FO-TRAK.pdf (pdf 96 kB) or FO-TRAK (MOOC).pdf (pdf 99 kB) , filled out and signed. Use the latter form for online courses, such as MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses). Please note that MOOC courses require a local examination
- Course certificate or transcript
Courses that have not been included in a completed degree programme that started prior to admission to doctoral studies and were not part of fulfilling admission criteria to doctoral studies are eligible for credit transfer. Such applications for credit transfer should be submitted within the first six months after admission to doctoral studies.
Credit transfers of first and second-cycle courses are subject to the constraints formulated in the KTH Guideline on Third-Cycle Studies and the general study syllabus of the third-cycle subject .
Summer schools and other non-university courses
For summer schools and other non-university courses, a doctoral student can be credited up to 2 ECTS credits per week based on supporting evidence that allows assessing the actual workload (1 ECTS credit equals on average between 25 and 30 study hours).
Conferences and workshops
Conferences and workshops are counted as ordinary research work and can therefore not be transferred.
Language courses in Swedish
Non-Swedish speaking employees at KTH are strongly encouraged to learn Swedish. KTH offer several courses tailored to different levels. See the web page Swedish studies at KTH . The doctoral student's division will cover the fee for the course. For practical details, such as an invoice reference (link in Swedish) , please contact your supervisor.
Attending lectures without intending to take the course
Doctoral students at KTH are allowed to "observe" courses without intending to take the course or get credits for it, as long as examiner approves it.