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The award
MSc

How long you will study
3 semester

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How you will study
full-time

Course starts
August

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About Mechanical Engineering at Linköping University

This programme 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 programme, 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, and deformation and fracture of engineering materials. They are combined with courses in product development and project management.

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 learn about plastics and new emerging materials
  • Manufacturing Engineering - covers aspects from supply chain level down to automation and manufacturing processes. Also learn about factories of the future
  • Mechatronics - how to design and analyse controlled mechanical systems such as hydraulic systems.

Project course and thesis

Each specialisation has a major project course in the third semester, where you work with industry-related problems and apply knowledge obtained from the specialisation courses. This course prepares you for the master thesis project in the final semester. The thesis is usually written together with a fellow student in close collaboration with a company, either a small local business or a global industrial corporation like Siemens or Scania. The thesis project can also be performed as part of a research project at LiU.

After graduation, you will have great opportunities for employment in almost any sector of the engineering industry. You may take part in multidisciplinary design processes, where technical as well as economic, environmental, and sustainability requirements are satisfied. You can 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.

Study options for this course

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Notes about fees for this course

Citizens from countries outside the EU/EEA and Switzerland must pay tuition fees for higher education in Sweden. Exceptions might apply. For detailed information please check www.universityadmissions.se. Higher education studies for citizens of EU/EEA countries and Switzerland are free of charge.

Generally, tuition fees at Linköping University are between SEK 80,000 and 136,000 per academic year.

Tuition fees at Linköping University include the following benefits:

  • Swedish language courses for beginners
  • The Swedish state's insurance FAS+, including accident and property cover
  • An accommodation offer

Entry requirements

Entry 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. The university has to be listed in the latest edition of the International Handbook of Universities (http://www.iau-aiu.net/).
  • 30 ECTS credits in mathematics/applied mathematics and/or application of mathematics relevant for the programme. 
  • 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.

 

Selection for the January application round is based on merit rating (grade tariff) at three levels. If necessary, applicants within the same merit group will be selected by lot.

  • Group 1: High
  • Group 2: Good
  • Group 3: Low 

Degree requirements

The programme is designed to give the Master's Degree "Teknologie masterexamen i maskinteknik" translated to "Degree of Master of Science (Two Years) with a major in Mechanical Engineering".
The requirements are the following:

  • a Bachelor's degree as specified in the entrance requirements
  • course requirements for a total of 120 ECTS credits from courses from the curriculum of the programme, or after special decision from the programme board, and thesis work.
  • passed the requirements for all compulsory courses
  • courses on advancement level A (advanced) 90 ECTS credits including:
    • at least 30 ECTS credits courses from the major subject (Mechanical Engineering)
    • a 30 ECTS credits Master's Thesis in the major subject (Mechanical Engineering)
  • at least 45 ECTS credits from courses in mathematics or applications of mathematics from the Bachelor level (basic) or Master level (advanced), see list of specific courses
  • a Master's thesis in major subject Mecanical Engineering presented and passed as per Linköping Institute of Technology degree regulations.

Courses overlapping each other regarding contents are not allowed to be included in the degree. Courses used for the Bachelor's degree can never be included in the Master's degree   

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