Master of Science in Industrial Management and Engineering

300 ECTS credits (start autumn-13)
Do you want a job where you combine economics, technology, and leadership? Are you interested in solving problems? Then the Master of Science in Industrial Engineering is something for you!

Overview

Profile - General Content

A combination of skills in economy, technology and leadership opens doors to exciting and advanced jobs in management and production.

Working as an engineer you often need to solve problems involving both technological and economical aspects. The Master of Science in Industrial Engineering program offers expertise in both these areas and the skills required to manage projects that span both technology and finance functions. You will get broad knowledge within science and engineering, while you reach a deeper knowledge in the area of industrial economics. You are trained to think and act as an engineer and learn how to solve problems in a structured way. Knowledge in business development, innovation and entrepreneurship offers an interesting profile.

Qualification Awarded

The education leads up to a higher education qualification for second-cycle studies, with the description Master of Science in Industrial Management and Engineering.

Application

It is no longer possible to sign up for this occasion.

Programme period

2013-September-02 until
2018-June-04

Mode of delivery

On campus (face-to-face), , full-time

Location

Karlskrona

Language of instruction

The teaching language is Swedish. However, the teaching could be carried out in English.

Main field of study

Industrial Management

Programme manager

Number of seats

35

Admission

Prerequisites

Field-specific entry requirements 9: Mathematics E, Physics B and Chemistry A.
Or:
Field-specific entry requirements A9:
Mathematics 4, Physics 2 and Chemistry 1.

Read more about general admission requirements.

Admission Criteria

If there are more qualified applicants than available places for the current programme start, a selection is made. This is done in the following manner:

All qualified applicants are placed in one or several selection groups parallelly and then participate in the selection within each respective group.

Grade-based selection:

BG - grade average in the 0-20 scale:

Final school grades from the upper-secondary school programmes, final school grades from the upper-secondary school, adult education at upper-secondary level, foreign grades and transcript of courses and grades of the upper-secondary school.
BF - assessment
Folk high school with certificate of general/general entry requirements and student assessment. The distribution of places between the two grade-based groups are made in proportion to the number of applicants in each group.
SA - late applications
This selection group is for late applications. An applicant that submits a late application is placed in this selection group and is assigned tariff after day of arrival.
Examination-based selection:
HE - the Swedish Scholastic Aptitude Test
In the examination-based selection all qualified applicants with a valid Swedish Scholastic Aptitude Test participate. The lowest accepted result to participate in the examination-based selection is 0.1 points.
Other applicants:

The applicant that satisfies the requirement of entry requirements of but lacks a tariff can only be admitted provided that all in the above groups have been offered places.
DA - Direct admission can take place under certain circumstances through individual review.

Distribution of locations:

At the admission to a study programme, 67 % of the places should be distributed in a grade-based selection and 33 % in an examination-based selection. An applicant that satisfies the requirements for both the selection groups should be included in both.
Qualified applicants with the same qualifications:
If two or several applicants to an alternative at first- and second cycle have the same tariff, lots will be drawn.
For complete information about selection, see the admission regulations of BTH.

Admission Procedure

Read about the admission procedure.

Recognition of prior studies and studies abroad

Student who has been admitted to the programme and has earlier completed a course that corresponds to a course within the programme, can apply for recognition of prior studies. If possible, the student will be offered admission to an alternative course. Studies abroad within the programme can normally be partly or fully recognised. In these cases a decision is made via the Learning Agreement, prior the study period.

Read more about studying abroad.

Practical Information

Practical information is found under 'Prospective students'.

Application

It is no longer possible to sign up for this occasion.

Programme period

2013-September-02 until
2018-June-04

Mode of delivery

On campus (face-to-face), , full-time

Location

Karlskrona

Language of instruction

The teaching language is Swedish. However, the teaching could be carried out in English.

Main field of study

Industrial Management

Programme manager

Number of seats

35

Learning Outcomes

Profile - General Content

A combination of skills in economy, technology and leadership opens doors to exciting and advanced jobs in management and production.

Working as an engineer you often need to solve problems involving both technological and economical aspects. The Master of Science in Industrial Engineering program offers expertise in both these areas and the skills required to manage projects that span both technology and finance functions. You will get broad knowledge within science and engineering, while you reach a deeper knowledge in the area of industrial economics. You are trained to think and act as an engineer and learn how to solve problems in a structured way. Knowledge in business development, innovation and entrepreneurship offers an interesting profile.

Learning outcomes

In addition to the nationally regulated aims, the following aims apply to the education.
After completion of the education, you should
- successfully and with an overall view be able to work with the business-oriented implementation of engineering in a competitive, changeable, and international environment.
- show special ability to integrate entrepreneur - and innovation-oriented aspects of the company with an understanding of the technical side of a company's activities.
- show understanding for the importance of an efficient leadership in different forms of companies.
- be able to participate in the public debate around the concept sustainable social progress and be able to critically apply knowledge and ideas within this field in practical work.
- be able to model, analyse, solve and communicate multidisciplinary problems of technical, economical and organizational nature.

See also: Excerpt from the national and local Degree Ordinance

Application

It is no longer possible to sign up for this occasion.

Programme period

2013-September-02 until
2018-June-04

Mode of delivery

On campus (face-to-face), , full-time

Location

Karlskrona

Language of instruction

The teaching language is Swedish. However, the teaching could be carried out in English.

Main field of study

Industrial Management

Programme manager

Number of seats

35

Structure

Mode of delivery

The education is built-up around a base block of two years and a specialisation block of four years. In the base block the student learns basic mathematics, natural sciences and economics and gets acquainted to the two engineering specialisations on the programme.

During year two, the student chooses specialisation for year three to five. There are two specialisations to choose between. One is mechanical engineering and sustainable product innovation, the other is applied IT. Both specialisations contain a continuation of basic mathematics and natural sciences and a combination of engineering and economics where the economics part is common to the specialisations.

Within the specialisation mechanical engineering and sustainable product innovation, the knowledge of the subjects of mechanical engineering is broadened, while the knowledge within sustainability and product innovation is deepened. Within the specialisation applied IT, the knowledge within the fields of software systems and telecommunication systems are broadened. Irrespective of chosen engineering specialisation, the economics part focuses on innovation, entrepreneurship and business development.

Apart from more general economics courses, the student will meet a broad supply of courses that connect both in theory and practice to BTH:s focus on innovation and entrepreneurship. We aim continuously to develop the cooperation with the industry so that the students during the education will obtain continuous contact with different companies.

The programme consists of compulsory courses and specialisation-oriented courses. The eligibility within the programme therefore consists of the student being able to choose one of two specialisations.

To summarise, the education consists of the following fields:

- Mathematics and Natural Sciences - 45 HE credits
- Technology - 120 HE credits
- Economics - 82.5 HE credits
- Other general courses - 22.5 HE credits
- Degree Project - 30 HE credits

There is also the possibility to take courses during an exchange semester at one of the foreign universities that Blekinge Institute of Technology has student exchange with.

NOTE! It is the start term of the course that is stated below. See each course to find out the actual length of the course.
 

Courses autumn semester 2013

Compulsory courses

Basic Mathematics, 4 ECTS credits, first cycle.
 
The course aims to provide an introduction to mathematics studies at university level. The course covers key elements such as numbers, logic, set theory and proofs to prepare the student for further studies in mathematics. Students practice problem solving, to communicate mathematics both orally and in writing, and exercising subject specific study skills in mathematics.

Read all information about the course 'Basic Mathematics' (the link opens in a new window)
 

Courses autumn semester 2014

Compulsory courses

Organisation and Management: Human Resource Management, 6 ECTS credits, first cycle.
 


The course and the programme is under development and no further information is available at this time.
 
Programming in Java, 6 ECTS credits, first cycle.
 


The course and the programme is under development and no further information is available at this time.
 
Multivariable Calculus, 6 ECTS credits, first cycle.
 


The course and the programme is under development and no further information is available at this time.
 

Courses spring semester 2015

Compulsory courses

Enterprise Resource Planning System, 4 ECTS credits, first cycle.
 


The course and the programme is under development and no further information is available at this time.
 
Logistics, 4 ECTS credits, first cycle.
 


The course and the programme is under development and no further information is available at this time.
 
Theory of transforms, 6 ECTS credits, first cycle.
 


The course and the programme is under development and no further information is available at this time.
 
Computer Organization, 6 ECTS credits, first cycle.
 
Within all areas of computer science computers are used. Thus it is important to know of the prevailing technical conditions. Knowledge of the computer’s low level logical function is needed in order to understand and handle the computer even if you are using a high level language. However, it is not necessary to enter deeply into the physical conditions. Detailed knowledge of the computer functions is particularly useful within real time and operative systems. Here, you need to understand how the computer works on interrupt level, and how memory and communication with external units is handled. In this course the student will learn the fundamental prerequisites for the construction and function of an operative system.

The course and the programme is under development and no further information is available at this time.
 
IT and organizational change, 6 ECTS credits, first cycle.
 


The course and the programme is under development and no further information is available at this time.
 

Specialisation:

Compulsory courses

History of Technology and Community Development, 4 ECTS credits, first cycle.
 


The course and the programme is under development and no further information is available at this time.
 

Courses autumn semester 2015

Specialisation:

Compulsory courses

Innovative and Sustainable Product Developement Introduction, 4 ECTS credits, first cycle.
 


The course and the programme is under development and no further information is available at this time.
 
Material Science, 6 ECTS credits, first cycle.
 
The course will give the student insight about what kind of materials a mechanical engineer can chose to a mechanical contraption. The course will also give the student insights about environmental issues in regard to production, operation and destruction.

The course and the programme is under development and no further information is available at this time.
 
Mathematical statistics, 6 ECTS credits, first cycle.
 


The course and the programme is under development and no further information is available at this time.
 

Specialisation:

Compulsory courses

Mathematical statistics, 6 ECTS credits, first cycle.
 


The course and the programme is under development and no further information is available at this time.
 
Programming in C++, 10 ECTS credits, first cycle.
 


The course and the programme is under development and no further information is available at this time.
 

Specialisation:

Compulsory courses

Industrial marketing, 6 ECTS credits, first cycle.
 


The course and the programme is under development and no further information is available at this time.
 

Specialisation:

Compulsory courses

Industrial marketing, 6 ECTS credits, first cycle.
 


The course and the programme is under development and no further information is available at this time.
 
Physics, second course, 8 ECTS credits, first cycle.
 


The course and the programme is under development and no further information is available at this time.
 

Specialisation:

Compulsory courses

Physics, second course, 8 ECTS credits, first cycle.
 


The course and the programme is under development and no further information is available at this time.
 

Courses spring semester 2016

Specialisation:

Compulsory courses

Applied Software Engineering, 10 ECTS credits, first cycle.
 


The course and the programme is under development and no further information is available at this time.
 

Specialisation:

Compulsory courses

Applied thermodynamics, 6 ECTS credits, first cycle.
 


The course and the programme is under development and no further information is available at this time.
 
Computer Aided Engineering, 6 ECTS credits, first cycle.
 


The course and the programme is under development and no further information is available at this time.
 

Specialisation:

Compulsory courses

Databases and Object-oriented programming in PHP, 6 ECTS credits, first cycle.
 
Databases and scripting languages, such as PHP, is a basic component of web applications. A prerequisite for building database-driven web applications is to have a solid understanding of limitations and possibilities of script programming. Sometimes, it is not enough to be able to use PHP as a simpler scripting language. To develop professional web applications,it is required a better handling of the script part that is more related with traditional programming in C/C++ or Java. This course is a basic programming course, where PHP and its language constructions are reviewed from beginning. All programming takes place in a web-based environment with a web server (Apache, HTML and CSS) and a database server (SQL and MySQL). This way the student is prepared for further studies in the subject, e g for developing database-driven web applications. The main purpose of the course is to teach the bases in programming and PHP as programming language. After completion of the course, the student is expected to aquired basic knowledge in programming normally considered prerequisites for further studies in programming, databases and database-driven web applications.

The course and the programme is under development and no further information is available at this time.
 

Specialisation:

Compulsory courses

Solid Mechanics, Basic course, 6 ECTS credits, first cycle.
 


The course and the programme is under development and no further information is available at this time.
 

Specialisation:

Compulsory courses

Algorithms and Data Structures, 6 ECTS credits, first cycle.
 


The course and the programme is under development and no further information is available at this time.
 

Specialisation:

Compulsory courses

Manufacturing Technology, 6 ECTS credits, first cycle.
 


The course and the programme is under development and no further information is available at this time.
 

Specialisation:

Compulsory courses

Software Metrics, 8 ECTS credits, first cycle.
 
In any other engineering discipline, the term ''best engineering practice'' is repeatedly applied to all aspects of the development of a system. It might be a bridge, an automobile, or a large building. Best engineering practice embodies a long tradition of experimentation, analysis, and measurement. It is the application of scientific principles to the solution of a complex development project. At the core of the best engineering practice lies the measurement. For example, measurements in radar systems enable us to detect aircraft when direct vision is obscured. Medical system measurements enable doctors to diagnose specific illnesses. In software engineering, we need to understand and control the software projects. We need to know: What does each process cost?, How productive is the staff?, How can we improve?, etc. We need to measure to answer these questions.
The objectives of this course are to provide the students the fundamentals of software measurement. They will gain the knowledge of how software measures can be used for controlling, managing and predicting the software development processes. They will gain basic understanding of the software measurement process and an awareness of problems related to applying software measurement and experiences in setting up measures and models.

The course and the programme is under development and no further information is available at this time.
 

Specialisation:

Elective courses

Machine Elements, 6 ECTS credits, first cycle.
 


The course and the programme is under development and no further information is available at this time.
 
Statistical Methods, 6 ECTS credits, first cycle.
 
The objective of the course is that the student will get a general education in statistics and ability to analyse data and construct statistical models for the data. Especially, the student will get knowledge about regression, analysis of variance and time series analysis and be able to apply this knowledge in realistic situations. The student will during this process get ability to use some statistical software

The course and the programme is under development and no further information is available at this time.
 

Courses autumn semester 2016

Specialisation:

Compulsory courses

Entrepreneurship and the innovative firm, 7.5 ECTS credits, second cycle.
 


The course and the programme is under development and no further information is available at this time.
 

Specialisation:

Compulsory courses

Entrepreneurship and the innovative firm, 7.5 ECTS credits, second cycle.
 


The course and the programme is under development and no further information is available at this time.
 

Specialisation:

Compulsory courses

Global Software Engineering, 7.5 ECTS credits, second cycle.
 
The objective of this course is therefore to provide knowledge, competence and practical experience regarding communication, cooperation and coordination of software engineering activities given the global setting. The student will learn how to communicate on a global network, in a global team, and interpret and sensitively exploit diversity in their professional (and personal) life.

Read all information about the course 'Global Software Engineering' (the link opens in a new window)
 

Specialisation:

Compulsory courses

Value Innovation, 7.5 ECTS credits, second cycle.
 
Value innovation is the simultaneous pursuit of differentiation and low cost. Value innovation focuses on making the competition irrelevant by creating a leap of value for buyers and for the company, thereby opening up new and uncontested market space. Because value to buyers comes from the offering's utility minus its price, and because value to the company is generated from the offering's price minus its cost, value innovation is achieved only when the whole system of utility, price and cost is aligned

The purpose of the course is to give the participants an understanding of how methods and tools to develop products, based on a value view, may be used. Participants will gain knowledge in project set-up, project charter, voice of the customer, value analysis, concept creation, verification and presentation.

The course is focused on carrying out a product development project with value focus. By carrying out real team based projects in a collaborative mode the student will have the chance to reflect upon acquired theoretical base and apply this in a real setting. The experience will render the student a good position to enter into the work life.

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Specialisation:

Compulsory courses

Courses spring semester 2017

Specialisation:

Management of Technology and Innovation, 7.5 ECTS credits, second cycle.
 


The course and the programme is under development and no further information is available at this time.
 

Specialisation:

Compulsory courses

Small Team Software Engineering Project, 15 ECTS credits, first cycle.
 
Developing software demand considerable technical skills. It have to be a good programmer and need understanding and knowledge in designing the architecture of major software. One must also have knowledge of third party software and the ability to integrate these with own software.

In this course, the student get to use several of the abilities acquired during previous studies. The course intends to tie together this flora of knowledge within the context of a group project where a major software will be developed. The course is structured to, as closely as possible, imitate a project that would normally be carried out out in the industry.

Software development means to apply systematic, disciplined and measurable methods for development, usage and maintenance of software. In this course the student practise methods that support this engineering working approach. Software development groups also imposes requirements on the organisation, management, teamwork and verbal as well as written communication with colleagues, customers and other interested parties. As part of this course, the student is given the opportunity to further develop knowledge within these softer pieces of the art to succeed with software development.

In total the student develops his abilities within software development to further prepare for working in the software developing industry.

Read all information about the course 'Small Team Software Engineering Project' (the link opens in a new window)
 
Management of Technology and Innovation, 7.5 ECTS credits, second cycle.
 


The course and the programme is under development and no further information is available at this time.
 

Specialisation:

Compulsory courses

Courses autumn semester 2017

Compulsory courses

Extreme Product-Service Innovation, 15 ECTS credits, second cycle.
 
The purpose of the course is for the students to gain an understanding of how different solutions are developed within industry today through applying and integrating knowledge necessary for future product-service innovation. Participants will gain knowledge in project management, creative concept development, systems thinking for sustainability and technological solutions.

The course is focused on carrying out a product-service system innovation project with sustainability and innovation focus. The objective of the course is to acquire, apply and integrate knowledge central to the development of sustainable PSS innovations, in close collaboration with industry and society. By carrying out real team based projects the student will have the chance to reflect upon acquired theoretical base and apply this in a real setting. The experience will render the student a good position to enter into the work life.

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User-Centered Marketing and Innovation, 7.5 ECTS credits, second cycle.
 
This course will develop the necessary knowledge and skills involved in developing, launching, and managing innovative products or services. This course will encourage student to develop a market-orientation throughout the innovation process and be better prepared for meeting the challenges in realizing commercial acceptance and success. The students should be able to analyze a market, employ user and customer involvement in the innovation process, and develop a comprehensive approach to launch and market innovative new products and services.

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Specialisation:

Compulsory courses

User-Centered Marketing and Innovation, 7.5 ECTS credits, second cycle.
 
This course will develop the necessary knowledge and skills involved in developing, launching, and managing innovative products or services. This course will encourage student to develop a market-orientation throughout the innovation process and be better prepared for meeting the challenges in realizing commercial acceptance and success. The students should be able to analyze a market, employ user and customer involvement in the innovation process, and develop a comprehensive approach to launch and market innovative new products and services.

Read all information about the course 'User-Centered Marketing and Innovation' (the link opens in a new window)
 

Specialisation:

Compulsory courses

Research Methodology with Emphasis on Engineering Science, 7.5 ECTS credits, second cycle.
 
The goal of the course is to give a fundamental introduction to modern approach to science, particularly to nature and engineering sciences. The course gives also an insight on history and philosophy of science and how the scientific methods could be applied in electrical and mechanical engineering. After the course the students should be able to curry on research projects and write a scientific report.

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Specialisation:

Compulsory courses

Research Methodology with Emphasis on Engineering Science, 7.5 ECTS credits, second cycle.
 
The goal of the course is to give a fundamental introduction to modern approach to science, particularly to nature and engineering sciences. The course gives also an insight on history and philosophy of science and how the scientific methods could be applied in electrical and mechanical engineering. After the course the students should be able to curry on research projects and write a scientific report.

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Courses spring semester 2018

Compulsory courses

Degree Project in Master of Science in Industrial Management and Engineering, 30 ECTS credits, second cycle.
 
The aim of the Degree Project is for students to develop and demonstrate the knowledge and skills required to work independently as a civil engineer.

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Specialisation:

Compulsory courses

Degree Project in Master of Science in Industrial Management and Engineering, 30 ECTS credits, second cycle.
 
The aim of the Degree Project is for students to develop and demonstrate the knowledge and skills required to work independently as a civil engineer.

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Written Work

The programme is completed with a written degree project equivalent to 30 HE credits.

International element

Students on the programme are encouraged to study 1 semester abroad.

The studies abroad can either be carried out at some of our partner universities or at other appropriate universities.

Read about study abroad

Job Profiles

Both in Sweden and abroad, there is a large need of graduated students with a Master of Science in Industrial Management and Engineering . Industry and society need engineers with a technical background that can develop the business within the services - and product-developing companies and organisations.
Industrial economics is the broadest engineering programme. The width of the education gives you very good preconditions for work as for example project manager, consultant or business developer, either as employed or as an entrepreneur. The education takes place in a partly international environment and can thereby prepare for work both in Sweden and abroad.

Further Studies

At BTH, the following third-cycle programme is open for students with a higher education qualification from this programme: Mechanical Engineering. Industrial Economics

Programme Advisory Board

The programme has a Programme Council that has the assignment of ensuring the usability of the education on and for the labour market.

The Programme Council consists of students, alumni, external representatives and teachers and representatives of the main field of study.

The Programme Council meets 2 times a year.

Contact for the Programme Council is: Stefan Sjödahl.

Application

It is no longer possible to sign up for this occasion.

Programme period

2013-September-02 until
2018-June-04

Mode of delivery

On campus (face-to-face), , full-time

Location

Karlskrona

Language of instruction

The teaching language is Swedish. However, the teaching could be carried out in English.

Main field of study

Industrial Management

Programme manager

Number of seats

35

Examination

Qualification Awarded

The education leads up to a higher education qualification for second-cycle studies, with the description Master of Science in Industrial Management and Engineering.

Assessment and grading

Assessment and examination vary between different courses in the programme. See information for respective course in the programme.

Programme Evaluations

Alumni


Students coming from Industrial Management often work with different kinds of business developments in the boundaries between technology, management and economics. Students from Industrial Management are often hired by consultant companies and are regarded as excellent problem solvers by the industry.

Application

It is no longer possible to sign up for this occasion.

Programme period

2013-September-02 until
2018-June-04

Mode of delivery

On campus (face-to-face), , full-time

Location

Karlskrona

Language of instruction

The teaching language is Swedish. However, the teaching could be carried out in English.

Main field of study

Industrial Management

Programme manager

Number of seats

35

 

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