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If you are a program student, the following applies:
Information about courses in your program appears in your Educational Plan.

Mandatory Courses

You do not need to apply to mandatory courses.
From October 1 to April 1, you can see your compulsory courses at My LTU > Courses and programmes > Current admissions.

Elective and Optional Courses

Apply for elective and optional courses at Note that some required courses containing a thesis project or internship requires that you register for those courses.

Log on to via My LTU> Register and Notify > Search Courses (

Application Deadline

Application deadline for fall semester / spring semester is 15 April and 15 October.

Sign up in advance of the application deadline! Late applications have no priority nor guaranteed spots!

Program students must log in via My LTU with their student username or by logging in to (Login). Under the heading "Already a student?" select university. It is important that you close the browser window after logging out so no one else can access your application.

NOTE! Remember last reply date (see Key Dates & Deadlines at

If you have not accepted your admission by the deadline, you will automatically be denied and the searched notification option(s) will be canceled.

Course syllabus

Legal Status of the Course Syllabus

There must be a syllabus for each course. The course syllabus is a statutory and legally binding regulation adopted by the university.  Both university staff (for example teachers and course examinators) and students are required by law to follow it.

Restrictions on Test Occasions

Any limitations on examination opportunities or internship periods must be clearly stated in the syllabus.

Transitional Provisions

In connection with decisions on changes to the syllabus or the closure of a course, decisions must also be made with transitional provisions.

Course Content

In the syllabus, the following must be stated: the level of the course, number of higher education credits, goals, requirements for special eligibility, the forms for assessing the students' achievements and the other needed regulations.

In the syllabuses at Luleå University of Technology, the following must also be stated:

  • the title of the course
  • main content of the course and implementation
  • the course's grading system
  • different parts of the course (modules)
  • whether there is a limited number of occasions for exams and internships or equivalent
  • when the syllabus or revision of the syllabus begins to apply as well as transitional provisions
  • course literature
  • the examiner for the course
  • the possibility of adapted or alternative examination form, if necessary, when decisions on special educational support exists

Overlapping Courses

Overlapping courses will not be included in the degree. It should be clear from the syllabus when two courses have essentially the same content, ie overlapping courses. In case of uncertainty regarding the content of similar courses, the student should contact the relevant examiner.

Establishment of Syllabus

The Head of Department decides on the establishment of a syllabus. The Head of Department can delegate the right to make decisions to the Head of the Education for the department.

Course plans for free-standing courses and educational plans for programmes should be established and available to the students no later than the day the course or programme opens for registration. Changes regarding course content and course literature for courses in programmes can be admitted if, for quality reasons, there is a need to revise the course. In such cases, such revisions must be made no later than eight weeks before the start of the course. In cases where changes to courses within a program become relevant, changes to regulations regarding eligibility and selection may also have to be determined. Revisions to the syllabuses' regulations may need to be determined and made available to the students in good time, meaning earlier than eight weeks before the course starts. The issue of good time may be decided on a case-by-case basis.

Course Literature

The course syllabus must contain compulsory course literature and any reference literature. If less than half of a course book is used in the course, this should be stated in the list of literature. All course literature must be available in the university library, electronically or in paper form.

A complete list of literature must be available no later than ten weeks before the start of the course, in order to give the students the opportunity to acquire the literature before the first lesson. After the course has started, the course literature may only be changed after consultation with the course participants. Exceptions can be made for repertoire list in artistic programmes.

Course Literature for those with Disabilities

It is the student's responsibility to inform the examiner in good time if there is any disability that causes reading and writing difficulties. The examiner must take into account that it may take eight weeks to have the course literature recorded as an audiobook for students who, due to disability, are in need of literature in another media format.


The syllabus describes the goals, content and course literature. It also includes pre-requisites that you must meet in order to take the course.

A syllabus can be changed which means that if you take a course during a certain period, you should look at the version of the curriculum that applies for that period. Changes in the curriculum are published no later than 10 weeks before the course starts.

A syllabus can be found by searching for a course. Search courses either via "Search ..." on or "Search Education" above.

You can search a syllabus, for example by combining Search education "All programmes, courses and degree" of the course name or code as free text.

If you want to search for a syllabus for a course that has been canceled or discontinued, click More search options and select the "Show discontinued educations".

Please note that the courses were closed before the academic year 2002/2003 are not in the course catalog. If you are looking for such a curriculum - contact registrar

Course evaluations

All students have the right to evaluate the courses that they have taken. This is a opportunity for you as a student to exert your influence on the development of the course and your contribution is a significant part of our quality work. Therefore, it is important that you fill in the course evaluation survey and give your opinion about what is good and what can be improved regarding the course, in order to make our course evaluation process as good as possible.

Where do I find the course evaluation survey?

The course evaluation survey is sent to your student address at the end of your course and is open for answers for three weeks. The survey can also be answered via the Canvas room via the LTU Survey button in the course menu. To open the survey, click on the link to the course evaluation.

What is there in the course evaluation survey?

The survey comprises a number of questions common for all our courses. Teachers may also add questions about a specific course. The survey is divided into sections concerning various areas such as self assessment, the course objectives and content, the quality of teaching, the course material, the study environment, the examination and an overall evaluation of the course.

It is important that you write constructive and objective comments and suggest solutions, if you have any, about how to improve the course. Your answers will serve as a good basis for the development of the course. 

Where do I find the results of the course evaluation and see if they lead to any development?

The compilation of the results is published in your Canvas room directly after the closure of the course evaluation survey. On the same page, the teacher also publishes a course development report in which the results have been analysed and information about any decisions on actions to be taken is presented.

The teacher also recounts the results of earlier course evaluations and how the course has improved based on them, in the course introduction at the start of the course.