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School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS)

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Step 1: Prepare to give a doctoral course*

Fill out this web form to create a course offering  at EECS (required).

Doctoral Education Support is the recipient of the web form. We will register the course offering in Kopps, which exports the data to Ladok and Canvas. After that, the course will be searchable and visible as an upcoming course for doctoral students. Read more on the web page Course information for doctoral students under the subheading "How to find planned courses​".

Based on the information entered in the web form, we assist with merging Canvas course rooms with help from IT-Support, announcing courses in pEECS and/or Slack with help from the Communication Unit, etc. Note that according to the school's channels , mailing lists are no longer used to announce courses.

Doctoral students from other universities

Doctoral students from other universities need special permission before starting a doctoral course at KTH. How to apply for special permission is stated on the page Course information for doctoral students , under the grey box "Special permission for doctoral students from other universities".

KTH has raised the security level for IT account activations. To start a course, the doctoral student needs a KTH account  which can be activated with Swedish Mobile BankID or by visiting KTH’s campus. If they do not have Swedish Mobile BankID or are not able to visit campus, they cannot start the course.

Doctoral students from other universities may also attend first and second-cycle level courses at KTH under either of the following two conditions: (1) the course is listed on  and they apply through that platform or (2) their company or university is willing to pay the course fee. Read more about this in the box labelled " Limitations for doctoral students from other universities ".

* If you wish to create a new doctoral course, see the subheading Establishing a new doctoral course  below.

Step 2: Admit and register doctoral students before the course

If using Canvas

Send a class list to  before the course starts. The doctoral students will then get admitted and registered in Ladok and access the course material in Canvas.

If not using Canvas

Course admission and registration in Ladok is not required before the course starts. Instead, this will be made in connection with reporting results after the course.

Exam registration

If the doctoral course requires registration for an exam, doctoral students do so during registration period  via the "personal menu".

Suppose the exam belongs to a second-cycle course given parallel with the doctoral course. In that case, the doctoral student might be unable to register for the exam via the "personal menu". If so, they will need to fill out the web form Exam/ Reexam/ Partial exams  at least two weeks before the exam period starts.

Doctoral students who take a first-cycle or second-cycle course register for exams via their “personal menu” during registration period .

Doctoral students who have forgotten to register in time can find more information about written exams here .

Step 3: Report course results after the course

Email  and include the following information:

  • Course code
  • Course name
  • Doctoral student's full name
  • Doctoral student's civic registration number
  • Year and period when the course was held
  • Examination date

No course credits are registered until the examiner has certified the result in Ladok.

Important to note

If the course consists of only one module, grades should only be reported once the entire course is completed, as grades for the sole or final module automatically generate final results for the whole course. This is particularly crucial for doctoral courses that share exams with other courses.

Step 4: Upload a course analysis after the course

Upload your course analysis (doc 72 kB)  to the course page in ​ the course and programme directory ​.

The teacher responsible for the course must perform a course analysis for each course offering. It can be done quickly, and it is a valuable tool for the teacher's course development. In the document Tips for Course Analysis on 3rd cycle level (pdf 111 kB) , you will find useful information and tips on how to write a course analysis effectively.

Here is an example of a brief course analysis (pdf 76 kB) , and here is an example of a more detailed course analysis (pdf 87 kB) .

See also Guidelines on course evaluation and course analysis , "4 Reporting results", as well as User manual for course analysis and course data .

Establishing a new doctoral course

After discussing the course with the programme director (PA), fill out the following form digitally: Form for registration of third-cycle course in Ladok (docx 80 kB)

  • Begin the process well in advance of when you want to give the course
  • The course must have an examiner
  • The course must have information in both Swedish and English
  • Doctoral Education Support can generate a course code, so that field may be left blank. The course code begins with an F, followed by two letters based on the previous division code (e.g. DD, ID, EK), followed by a 3 and then three unique identifying digits. The course code might look like this: FDD3xxx
  • Email the completed form as an editable Word-file to
  • Doctoral Education Support will organize obtaining signatures
  • The examiner will be notified when the course is established in KOPPS and Ladok. The course will then be visible in the course and programme directory .

Course development funding

Information about course development funding  within the doctoral programme in Electrical Engineering can be found on the lefthand-side menu.


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