MSc Mechanical Engineering

Linköping University
4 semesters
Full time
Master's degree
Scholarships available
On campus
Linköping
English
Fall
Application deadline: January 16th

About this program

MSc Mechanical Engineering

This program covers the entire product development cycle, from idea to the final product. With five specialisations and close industry collaborations, you will be qualified for work in any field of development, engineering or manufacturing.

Mechanical engineers are expected to be creative, have broad knowledge and work as members of multidisciplinary teams. With this program, you will become a problem-solver with a holistic perspective, ready to take part in today’s product development to create tomorrow’s sustainable society.

Five specialisations

The first semester consists of mandatory courses in mechanical engineering, such as fluid power systems, computational mechanics, deformation and fracture of engineering materials, and product development.

In the second semester, you may choose among five specialisations:

  • Applied Mechanics – classical and modern applied mechanics with a strong focus on the modelling and simulation of solid mechanics, fluid dynamics and thermodynamics.
  • Engineering Design and Product Development – modern and advanced approaches in CAD, design optimisation and product development.
  • Engineering Materials – deep knowledge about the behaviour of classical metallic engineering materials, but also about plastics and new emerging materials.
  • Manufacturing Engineering – covers aspects from supply chain level down to automation and manufacturing processes. You will also learn about the factories of the future.
  • Mechatronics – how to design and analyse controlled mechanical systems such as hydraulic systems.

Admission requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering, or equivalent. The Bachelor's degree (equivalent to a Swedish Kandidatexamen) shall be from an internationally recognised university.
  • 30 ECTS credits in mathematics/applied mathematics and/or application of mathematics relevant for the program.
  • A course in basic programming.
  • English corresponding to the level of English in Swedish upper secondary education (English 6/B). This is normally attested by means of an internationally recognised test. (Exemption from Swedish)

The deadline for submitting the online application is the 16th of January. The deadline for submitting all supporting documentation is the 1st of February. Documents that are submitted after the deadline will make the whole application late, and possibly not considered for most of the programmes.


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Program content

Semester 1

Period 1

  • Fluid Power Systems
  • Product Development

Period 2

  • Continuum Mechanics
  • Introduction to Computational Mechanics
  • Engineering Materials - Deformation and Fracture

Semester 2

Period 1

  • Aircraft Conceptual Design
  • The Finite Element Method; advanced course
  • Hydraulic Servo Systems
  • Advanced materials and the environment
  • Composite materials
  • Design Optimization
  • Advanced CAD
  • Multi Body Dynamics and Robotics
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics
  • Production System Automation
  • Statistical Quality Control
  • Quantitative Models and Analysis in Operations Management
  • Project Course - Race Vehicle Engineering

Period 2

  • Damage Mechanics and Life Analysis
  • Fluid power systems, advanced course
  • Polymer Materials
  • Metals for lightweight applications
  • Composite materials
  • Product Modelling
  • Road Vehicle Dynamics
  • Mechanics, second course
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics, advanced course
  • Aerodynamics, Continued Course
  • Production Systems
  • Six Sigma Quality
  • Design and Development of Manufacturing Operations
  • Vehicle Propulsion Systems
  • Project Course - Race Vehicle Engineering

Specialisation: Applied Mechanics

Period 1

  • The Finite Element Method; advanced course
  • Composite materials
  • Multi Body Dynamics and Robotics
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics

Period 2

  • Damage Mechanics and Life Analysis
  • Composite materials
  • Road Vehicle Dynamics
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics, advanced course
  • Aerodynamics, Continued Course

Specialisation: Engineering Design and Product Development

Period 1

  • Design Optimization
  • Advanced CAD

Period 2

  • Product Modelling

Specialisation: Engineering Materials

Period 1

  • Advanced materials and the environment
  • Composite materials

Period 2

  • Damage Mechanics and Life Analysis
  • Polymer Materials
  • Metals for lightweight applications
  • Composite materials

Specialisation: Manufacturing Engineering

Period 1

  • Production System Automation
  • Statistical Quality Control
  • Quantitative Models and Analysis in Operations Management

Period 2

  • Production Systems
  • Six Sigma Quality
  • Design and Development of Manufacturing Operations

Specialisation: Mechatronics

Period 1

  • Hydraulic Servo Systems
  • Multi Body Dynamics and Robotics

Period 2

  • Fluid power systems, advanced course
  • Road Vehicle Dynamics
  • Vehicle Propulsion Systems

Semester 3

Period 1

  • Programming C++
  • Project Management and Organization
  • Additive Manufacturing: Tools, Materials and Methods
  • Large Technical Systems and the Environment
  • Biofuels for Transportation
  • Aircraft and Vehicle Design
  • Mechanics of Light Structures
  • Advanced Material and Computational Mechanics
  • Sustainable Material Selection
  • Engineering Materials and Manufacturing Technology
  • Collaborative Multidisciplinary Design Optimization
  • Machine Elements, Second Course
  • Vibration Analysis of Structures
  • Musculoskeletal Biomechanics and Human Movements
  • Models of Mechanics
  • Electro Hydraulic Systems
  • Aerodynamics
  • Gas Turbine Engines
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Virtual Manufacturing
  • Emerging Factory Technologies
  • Project Course - Race Vehicle Engineering

Period 2

  • Probability and Statistics, first course
  • Supply Chain Optimization
  • Programming C++
  • Project Management and Organization
  • Engineering Systems Design
  • Model-based System-of-Systems Engineering
  • Flight Mechanics
  • Models of Mechanics
  • Structural Optimization
  • Biomechanical Modelling of Tissues and Systems
  • Computational Heat Transfer
  • Assembly Technology
  • Sustainable Manufacturing
  • Project Course - Race Vehicle Engineering

Specialisation: Applied Mechanics

Period 1

  • Mechanics of Light Structures
  • Advanced Material and Computational Mechanics
  • Machine Elements, Second Course
  • Vibration Analysis of Structures
  • Musculoskeletal Biomechanics and Human Movements
  • Models of Mechanics
  • Aerodynamics
  • Gas Turbine Engines
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Applied Computational Fluid Dynamics
  • Project Course Advanced - Applied Mechanics

Period 2

  • Flight Mechanics
  • Models of Mechanics
  • Structural Optimization
  • Biomechanical Modelling of Tissues and Systems
  • Computational Heat Transfer
  • Project Course Advanced - Applied Mechanics

Specialisation: Engineering Design and Product Development

Period 1

  • Collaborative Multidisciplinary Design Optimization
  • Machine Elements, Second Course
  • Project Course Advanced - Design Engineering and Product Development

Period 2

  • Engineering Systems Design
  • Model-based System-of-Systems Engineering
  • Design Automation of Customized Products
  • Project Course Advanced - Design Engineering and Product Development

Specialisation: Engineering Materials

Period 1

  • Advanced Material and Computational Mechanics
  • Sustainable Material Selection
  • Engineering Materials and Manufacturing Technology
  • Project Course Advanced - Engineering Materials

Period 2

  • Project Course Advanced - Engineering Material

Specialisation: Manufacturing Engineering

Period 1

  • Engineering Materials and Manufacturing Technology
  • Project Course Advanced - Manufacturing Engineering
  • Virtual Manufacturing
  • Emerging Factory Technologies

Period 2

  • Supply Chain Optimization
  • Project Course Advanced - Manufacturing Engineering
  • Assembly Technology
  • Sustainable Manufacturing

Specialisation: Mechatronics

Period 1

  • Programming C++
  • Electro Hydraulic Systems
  • Project Course Advanced - Mechatronics

Period 2

  • Programming C++
  • Engineering Systems Design
  • Model-based System-of-Systems Engineering
  • Project Course Advanced - Mechatronics

Semester 4

Preliminary courses

Period 1

  • Degree project - Master’s Thesis

Period 2

  • Degree project - Master’s Thesis

Scholarships & funding

Linköping University (LiU) offers a limited number of scholarships to outstanding international students. For some programs and nationalities, it is also possible to apply for a scholarship through the Swedish Institute. There are also other funding opportunities for studies in Sweden.

For more information, please visit the website.

Tuition

SEK 252000 - NB: Applies only to students from outside the EU, EEA and Switzerland.

Qualification

Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering, 120 credits

Career paths

After graduation, you will have great opportunities for employment in almost any sector of the engineering industry. You will be able to take part in multidisciplinary design processes, where technical as well as economic, environmental, and sustainability requirements are satisfied. You could also be involved with the generation, distribution, and use of energy; the design and development of machines, vehicles and transportation systems; or the processing of materials. In addition, you will be prepared for a research career.

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Linköping University welcomes students from all over the world, and English is widely spoken everywhere by its 2,000 international students, or about 6% of its student population. Many doctoral students and researchers are international.

We rank highly: LiU has been named as one of the world’s 200 best universities in education, materials science, sociology and electrical and electronic engineering, according to this year’s QS World University Rankings by Subject.

Good prospects: A degree from LiU makes you a highly sought after employee. An impressive 88% of our students are employed within 18 months of graduating.

Research that makes a difference: What makes Linköping University special is the lack of boundaries between different subjects and faculties, which has resulted in world-leading research environments and companies as well as a number of truly cross-disciplinary study programs.

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