Master of science in mechanical engineering.

300 ECTS credits (start autumn-12)
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Overview

Profile - General Content

The engineering programme in mechanical engineering is designed to let the student first acquire a broad basis of scientific and mechanical engineering basic knowledge and then be able to deepen the studies within a specialisation towards innovative and sustainable product development or applied mechanics.

An engineer has use of broad basic knowledge, giving the opportunity to work within different segments of the industry. A supplementary specialisation with larger depth within a restricted subject area is most often required to be able to take on more challenging tasks. Within the programme, the specialisations given below, which are supported by the collected skills and research that is carried out on product development for competitiveness and sustainability at the Department of Mechanical Engineering, are offered:

Innovative and Sustainable Product Development
In today's society, we already see an overexploitation of the resources of nature. These problems will become larger and larger in the future if we do not learn to better economize with resources and adapt our technical development to an ecologically, socially and economically sustainable society. An engineer can by being innovative and by having a new approach contribute to the development of new methods and products of the society and, at the same time, take into consideration the environment and social factors.

Within the specialization “Innovative and Sustainable Product Development” the student acquires knowledge of theories, methods and means of assistance creative and structured problem-solving and strategic leadership, and develops, through applications, his/her own ability to both participate in and lead this work according to environmentally, socially and economically sustainable principles.

Applied mechanics
To secure an economical use of the resources of nature products must be optimised for their usage. This can, for example, involve designing the product as strong as possible in relation to its weight to decrease material consumption and energy consumption. Extensive and advanced calculations are often needed as support for decisions at the design of efficient products. An engineer also needs to, through measurements of real properties, be able to verify that the completed product functions in the way that is calculated.

Within the specialisation “Applied Mechanics” the student acquires knowledge about theories, methods and means of assistance to plan, carry out and evaluate models, calculations, experiments and simulations of product properties, and develops, through applications, her/his own ability to predict and verify the function of products.

The student is given opportunity to within the framework of the current Degree Ordinance and independently of specialisation design her/his own profile on the education in the form of elective courses.

Qualification Awarded

The education spans both first cycle and second cycle and leads up to a higher education qualification for second-cycle studies with the description
Degree of Master of Science in Engineering: Mechanical Engineering with emphasis on Innovative and Sustainable Product Development or
Degree of Master of Science in Engineering: Mechanical Engineering with emphasis on Applied Mechanics.

The possibility of choosing a third year is also given and in this way obtain a first-cycle qualification with the description
Degree of Bachelor of Science.
Main field of study: Mechanical Engineering.
Specialisation: Development Engineering.

Application

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

Programme period

2012-September-03 until
2017-June-05

Mode of delivery

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

Location

Karlskrona

Language of instruction

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

Level

Second cycle

Main field of study

Mechanical Engineering

Programme manager

Number of seats

25

Admission

Prerequisites

For admission to the study programme, the field-specific entry requirements 9 apply: Mathematics E, Physics B and Chemistry A.

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 way:
All qualified applicants are placed in one or several selection groups parallelly and then participate in the selection within 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 places:

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

2012-September-03 until
2017-June-05

Mode of delivery

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

Location

Karlskrona

Language of instruction

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

Level

Second cycle

Main field of study

Mechanical Engineering

Programme manager

Number of seats

25

Learning Outcomes

Profile - General Content

The engineering programme in mechanical engineering is designed to let the student first acquire a broad basis of scientific and mechanical engineering basic knowledge and then be able to deepen the studies within a specialisation towards innovative and sustainable product development or applied mechanics.

An engineer has use of broad basic knowledge, giving the opportunity to work within different segments of the industry. A supplementary specialisation with larger depth within a restricted subject area is most often required to be able to take on more challenging tasks. Within the programme, the specialisations given below, which are supported by the collected skills and research that is carried out on product development for competitiveness and sustainability at the Department of Mechanical Engineering, are offered:

Innovative and Sustainable Product Development
In today's society, we already see an overexploitation of the resources of nature. These problems will become larger and larger in the future if we do not learn to better economize with resources and adapt our technical development to an ecologically, socially and economically sustainable society. An engineer can by being innovative and by having a new approach contribute to the development of new methods and products of the society and, at the same time, take into consideration the environment and social factors.

Within the specialization “Innovative and Sustainable Product Development” the student acquires knowledge of theories, methods and means of assistance creative and structured problem-solving and strategic leadership, and develops, through applications, his/her own ability to both participate in and lead this work according to environmentally, socially and economically sustainable principles.

Applied mechanics
To secure an economical use of the resources of nature products must be optimised for their usage. This can, for example, involve designing the product as strong as possible in relation to its weight to decrease material consumption and energy consumption. Extensive and advanced calculations are often needed as support for decisions at the design of efficient products. An engineer also needs to, through measurements of real properties, be able to verify that the completed product functions in the way that is calculated.

Within the specialisation “Applied Mechanics” the student acquires knowledge about theories, methods and means of assistance to plan, carry out and evaluate models, calculations, experiments and simulations of product properties, and develops, through applications, her/his own ability to predict and verify the function of products.

The student is given opportunity to within the framework of the current Degree Ordinance and independently of specialisation design her/his own profile on the education in the form of elective courses.

Learning outcomes

In addition to the nationally regulated aims, which are found under section 8, the following aims apply to the education.

After completion of the education, the student should
- independently be able to design and use theoretical models and methods to treat common occurring problems within the scientific and mechanical engineering field
- be able to apply sustainability principles and have an understanding about the influence that the student’s future professional work will have on the surrounding society and the environment
- in a professional way be able to speak and communicate her/his thoughts, ideas and work results to her/his environment, customers and surrounding society
- independently and in an engineering way be able to apply her/his acquired technical detailed knowledge in an industrial context

with the specialization “Innovative and Sustainable Product Development”
- be able to use theories, methods and means of assistance to in an innovative and sustainable way create new employments and products and in an engineering way be able to evaluate the outcome.
- in a company environment be able to lead strategic activities in accordance with environmental aims and sustainable social progress.

with the specialisation “Applied Mechanics””
- be able to carry out simulations of mechanical systems with coordinated use of parameters from numerical models and experiments, for example in connection with influence of added loads and/or other structure-mechanical changes.

- be able to carry out optimisation of mechanical systems by means of results of models and experiments, and in an engineering way be able to evaluate the outcome.

Application

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

Programme period

2012-September-03 until
2017-June-05

Mode of delivery

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

Location

Karlskrona

Language of instruction

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

Level

Second cycle

Main field of study

Mechanical Engineering

Programme manager

Number of seats

25

Structure

Mode of delivery

The education is essentially built-up around a base block of three years and the following specialisation block of two years. The recommended study path for the programme is illustrated below, followed by a brief description of compulsory courses for respective specialisation and recommended elective courses within the main field of study of mechanical engineering. For courses that are normally taught in English, the course name is also given in English. More detailed course information is given in respective course syllabus.

The study programme goes through continuous evaluation and development which can mean that the range of courses offered and placing of courses in time might be changed.

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 2012

Compulsory courses

Computer Aided Design and Drawing Standards, 7.5 ECTS credits, first cycle.
 
Aim of the course is to give knowledge of how modern systems of construction work and product developments are utilized, in particular the creation of solid models and compilations. During the course the student also obtain basic knowledge in drawing technique and standards within the subject field.

Read all information about the course 'Computer Aided Design and Drawing Standards' (the link opens in a new window)
 
Linear Algebra, 7.5 ECTS credits, first cycle.
 
During this course students will obtain basic knowledge of linear algebra required for technical education programmes.

Read all information about the course 'Linear Algebra' (the link opens in a new window)
 
Calculus, 15 ECTS credits, first cycle.
 
This course continues for more than one semester, this semster comprises 7,5 ECTS credits

During this course students will obtain basic knowledge of mathematical analysis and its applications with emphasis on technical problems.

Read all information about the course 'Calculus' (the link opens in a new window)
 
Introduction to Mechanical Engineering, 7.5 ECTS credits, first cycle.
 
The aim of the course is to give students an insight into a range of disciplines within the student's education and early make contact with representatives of a number of our research groups. The course also highlights the engineer's role and the scientific basis of the technology as teaching rests against. A fundamental component of the course is practical engineering work that prepares the student to be able to independently work on prototype development in our workshops and laboratories.

Read all information about the course 'Introduction to Mechanical Engineering' (the link opens in a new window)
 

Courses spring semester 2013

Compulsory courses

Mechanics basic course, 7.5 ECTS credits, first cycle.
 
Aim of the course is to give basic understanding for mechanics (static and particle dynamics) and the central role the subject has as a fundamental engineering subject as well as train the ability to perform calculations within the area. These skills are needed in subsequent applied technical courses.

Read all information about the course 'Mechanics basic course' (the link opens in a new window)
 
Manufacturing Technology, 7.5 ECTS credits, first cycle.
 
Manufacturing technology, which is a very wide concept, focuses in the course on methods used in mechanical engineering industries. Aim is for the student to acquire a general manufacturing technology education that a mechanical engineer needs to estimate costs when participating in and controlling product development.

Read all information about the course 'Manufacturing Technology' (the link opens in a new window)
 

Courses autumn semester 2013

Compulsory courses

Mathematics, second course, 7.5 ECTS credits, first cycle.
 
During the course students will obtain basic knowledge of multivariable calculus and its applications in technical fields and natural sciences.

Read all information about the course 'Mathematics, second course' (the link opens in a new window)
 
Wave Physics, 7.5 ECTS credits, first cycle.
 
Course is that students will acquire basic knowledge of wave physics, and a cursory understanding of the substance of applications.

Read all information about the course 'Wave Physics' (the link opens in a new window)
 
Basic industrial management, 7.5 ECTS credits, first cycle.
 
The aim of the course is that the students should obtain an introduction to industrial economics and a conception how its subareas hang together.

Read all information about the course 'Basic industrial management' (the link opens in a new window)
 
Environmental strategy and sustainable development, 7.5 ECTS credits, first cycle.
 
The purpose of this course is to provide general knowledge and to develop the student's ability to holistic approach to sustainable development.

Read all information about the course 'Environmental strategy and sustainable development' (the link opens in a new window)
 

Courses spring semester 2014

Compulsory courses

Engineering Thermodynamics, 7.5 ECTS credits, first cycle.
 
In this course the student shall develop an understanding for thermodynamics and its engineering applications, train the ability to perform technical engineering calculations and clarify the subjects central role when explaining and solving environmental issues.

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Material Science, 7.5 ECTS credits, first cycle.
 
The course will yield a basic understanding for the mechanism that governs materials mechanical properties. During the course the student also obtains basic knowledge of different types of construction material. This knowledge will be needed in the following technical applied courses.

Read all information about the course 'Material Science' (the link opens in a new window)
 
Electrical Engineering, 7.5 ECTS credits, first cycle.
 
The purpose of the course is for the student to obtain knowledge of basic electrical concepts, some component knowledge, performance analysis and measurements of electrical and electronic circuits and systems.

Read all information about the course 'Electrical Engineering' (the link opens in a new window)
 
Solid Mechanics Basic Course, 7.5 ECTS credits, first cycle.
 
The aim for the course is to train the students in using methods for determining limiting forces, moments and torques in mechanical systems and determine the corresponding stresses and deformations. At the same time also acquire knowledge about the basic theoretical background for the Solid Mechanics.

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

Courses autumn semester 2014

Specialisation:

Compulsory courses

Advanced solid mechanics with FEM, 7.5 ECTS credits, first cycle.
 
The aim of the course is to give in-depth knowledge and train the skill to solve more complicated solid mechanical problems with both theoretical methods and finite element system.

Read all information about the course 'Advanced solid mechanics with FEM' (the link opens in a new window)
 
Innovative Product Development, 15 ECTS credits, first cycle.
 
During this course the student will acquire knowledge and skills regarding strategies, concepts and methods for product development and its origin as well as planning from draft to practical usage. The focus lies in innovative manufacturing products, integrated product development, environmental/sustainable product development as well as project management. The student is expected to learn to use methods and tools for developing and analysing different alternative products out of users, environment and community requirements.

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Machine Elements, 7.5 ECTS credits, first cycle.
 
The course is aimed to contribute to develop the student’s ability to analyse machine elements with regards to dimensioning and optimisation, and train the ability to perform larger calculations. Commonly occurring machine elements are reviewed for this purpose.

Read all information about the course 'Machine Elements' (the link opens in a new window)
 

Courses spring semester 2015

Elective courses

Applied Solid Mechanics, 7.5 ECTS credits, first cycle.
 
The aim of the course is to give extended knowledge and train the ability for dimensioning of mechanical components or structures with regard to solidity.

Read all information about the course 'Applied Solid Mechanics' (the link opens in a new window)
 

Courses autumn semester 2015

Specialisation:

Compulsory courses

Entrepreneurship and the innovative firm, 7.5 ECTS credits, second cycle.
 
To provide students with a basic understanding of entrepreneurship and innovation theory as well as knowledge regarding innovation and entrepreneurship patterns in different contexts. To provide students with knowledge and tools to work with relevant net resources as well as producing and diffusing knowledge on the net.

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Courses spring semester 2016

Specialisation:

Compulsory courses

Structural Analysis, 7.5 ECTS credits, second cycle.
 
The course shall provide knowledge and proficiency of fundamental methods and tools for computational and experimental structural analysis to support design decisions in product development.

Read all information about the course 'Structural Analysis' (the link opens in a new window)
 
Computational Engineering 1, 7.5 ECTS credits, second cycle.
 
The students gain knowledge and skills of semi-analytical and numerical calculation methods for extensive engineering analysis in e.g. the product development process. Engineering Tribology, Heat Conduction and Solid Mechanics are the primary fields of application used for introduction of the calculation methods in the course.
The students will develop skills in creating theoretical models, deriving relevant equations and solving equations by appropriate methods. This will give deepened understanding of how existing calculation software works and of their possibilities and limitations. The ability to develop complementary software for special purposes will also be increased. Searching for scientific information and communicating scientific facts and relationships will be thoroughly practiced.

Read all information about the course 'Computational Engineering 1' (the link opens in a new window)
 

Courses autumn semester 2016

Specialisation:

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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Specialisation:

Elective 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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Specialisation:

Elective 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.

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Fracture Mechanics, 7.5 ECTS credits, second cycle.
 
The purpose of this course is for the student to acquire basic skills, to work professionally as an engineer. This means applying fracture mechanics theory and to calculate stress areas and the ''energy release rate'' around crack tips and crack growth due to fatigue.

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Specialisation:

Elective courses

Fracture Mechanics, 7.5 ECTS credits, second cycle.
 
The purpose of this course is for the student to acquire basic skills, to work professionally as an engineer. This means applying fracture mechanics theory and to calculate stress areas and the ''energy release rate'' around crack tips and crack growth due to fatigue.

Read all information about the course 'Fracture Mechanics' (the link opens in a new window)
 

Specialisation:

Elective courses

Initial Programming in C++, 7.5 ECTS credits, first cycle.
 
Programming is the base of most applied IT. The purpose of the course is to give the student, with no previous experience of programming, an introduction to problem solving and programming in the programming language C++.

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Specialisation:

Elective courses

Initial Programming in C++, 7.5 ECTS credits, first cycle.
 
Programming is the base of most applied IT. The purpose of the course is to give the student, with no previous experience of programming, an introduction to problem solving and programming in the programming language C++.

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Courses spring semester 2017

Specialisation:

Compulsory courses

Thesis for ”civilingenjörsprogrammet i maskinteknik”, 30 ECTS credits, second cycle.
 
The thesis is a final element of the education in which students must demonstrate that he / she can apply the knowledge acquired during the previous education. The work is done individually or in groups, preferably in cooperation with a company or organization.

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Specialisation:

Compulsory courses

Thesis for ”civilingenjörsprogrammet i maskinteknik”, 30 ECTS credits, second cycle.
 
The thesis is a final element of the education in which students must demonstrate that he / she can apply the knowledge acquired during the previous education. The work is done individually or in groups, preferably in cooperation with a company or organization.

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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 program are encouraged to study part of or all the 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

A student with a higher education qualification from the programme can work within many different application fields and not only within pure mechanical engineering sectors. Activities such as energy supply, the space industry, packaging companies, off-shore industry, consulting agencies and media companies are some examples of activities where engineers with in mechanical engineering work. Dependent on the chosen specialisation, focus can be placed either mainly on the production of new construction solutions combined with a strategic management of product- and service innovation for a sustainable society, or on theoretical and experimental technical analysis for assessing product functionality and performance, e g especially regarding vibrations of structures.

Dependent on the student’s own interests, a career can lead to job assignments such as technical expert or project manager and other leadership roles.
Possibilities to study abroad and parts of the teaching in a multinational environment prepare the student for international work.

Further Studies

Students with a higher education qualification from the programme can generally apply to third-cycle studies within the main field of study Mechanical engineering.

Programme Advisory Board

The program 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

2012-September-03 until
2017-June-05

Mode of delivery

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

Location

Karlskrona

Language of instruction

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

Level

Second cycle

Main field of study

Mechanical Engineering

Programme manager

Number of seats

25

Examination

Qualification Awarded

The education spans both first cycle and second cycle and leads up to a higher education qualification for second-cycle studies with the description
Degree of Master of Science in Engineering: Mechanical Engineering with emphasis on Innovative and Sustainable Product Development or
Degree of Master of Science in Engineering: Mechanical Engineering with emphasis on Applied Mechanics.

The possibility of choosing a third year is also given and in this way obtain a first-cycle qualification with the description
Degree of Bachelor of Science.
Main field of study: Mechanical Engineering.
Specialisation: Development Engineering.

Assessment and grading

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

Programme Evaluations

Alumni

Earlier students have appreciated the small class sized and closeness to the teachers during the programme.
They mention the broad technical basis as very useful also in work with other fields. The different specialisations have also contributed to exciting work with highly placed requirements.

Earlier students work, for example, as project managers, technology communications officers, design engineers, calculation engineers, technical vendors, with technical customer support and with advanced third-cycle programmes.

Application

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

Programme period

2012-September-03 until
2017-June-05

Mode of delivery

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

Location

Karlskrona

Language of instruction

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

Level

Second cycle

Main field of study

Mechanical Engineering

Programme manager

Number of seats

25

 

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