Bridging programme for engineers and architects with foreign qualifications

​KPMUT, 60 higher education credits, 1 year
Chalmers now offers a one-year bridging programme for you if you are an engineer or architect with a foreign qualification and wish to add to your qualifications and enhance your employability on the Swedish labour market. The goal of the programme is to give you the skills you will need to work in Sweden in the profession your foreign qualification has prepared you for, and it should be regarded as supplementary to your academic qualification from your home country. 

Programme content:

The programme includes general vocational courses and a subject-specific adaptation for the labour market. Half of the programme consists of project work in your subject area and placements with potential employers.


  • Intercultural communication (7.5 credits)
  • Project work in groups (15 credits + 7.5 credits)
  • Placements (15 credits)
  • Ethics and sustainable development (4.5 credits)
  • Law for engineers and architects (7.5 credits)
  • Organisation and leadership (3 credits)

Facts about the bridging programme:

  • Degree: The programme does not lead to a degree. A certificate is awarded on completion of the programme.
  • Full-time study, equivalent to full-time work, 40 hours per week.
  • 60 higher education credits, equivalent to one academic year.
  • Languages of instruction: Swedish and English.
  • The programme qualifies for student finance.
  • A tuition fee is payable by fee-paying students.
  • The programme begins on 15 January 2018.

Admission requirements:

  • General admission requirements for higher education (link)
  • Swedish as a second language 3 + English 6
  • Completed foreign higher education as an engineer or architect, equivalent at least to a Swedish three-year programme leading to a Degree of Bachelor of Science in Engineering or Degree of Master of Architecture, with the degree awarded. The qualification should have a specialisation with an equivalent in Chalmers' current range of programmes.
  • Successful interview

Upload the following documents with your application:

  • Degree certificate including list of courses and diploma. Read the rules for this at Note that the same rules apply whether you are applying for the 'Bridging programme for engineers and architects' or for a Master's programme. You can find information at about what applies to your country of education and how to submit your documents.
  • Statement of recognition of previous academic qualification from the Swedish Council for Higher Education (UHR) if you have one.
  • Short CV, including work experience
  • Letter of motivation, describing in one page why you are applying for the programme, what expectations you have of us, and how you view your role as a participant during the programme


Applications open on 15 September at (the official website for applying, see link below). The final day for applications is 16 October 2017. The final date for supplementary qualification is 1 December.

Application code: CTH-82000


Lena Lundström, Study and Career Guidance Counsellor,
phone: 031-772 25 00

Per Lundgren, Head of Programme 
phone: 031- 772 18 82

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Published: Wed 04 Oct 2017. Modified: Thu 14 Dec 2017