Mechanical Engineering is a discipline of engineering sciences based on classical mechanics. In a broader sense, it covers disciplines from product development and design engineering to construction materials and computational mechanics.

Doctoral studies in Mechanical Engineering. Patrik Härnman, technician, and Magnus Kahlin, doctoral student.

Mechanical Engineering is a classic engineering subject area that combines technology, physics, materials science and mathematics for the development, manufacture and operation of mechanical or mechatronic systems. It includes key concepts in areas such as mechanics, thermodynamics, materials science, and structural analysis combined with applied knowledge in areas such as product development, structural engineering and production engineering.

As with most engineering subjects, mathematical modelling is often central to mechanical engineering. Models of mechanical systems and processes are evaluated in a computer environment, and validation of models is done against experiments and observations. In mechanical engineering, these core competences are used together with tools and methods for computer-aided design (CAD) and product development methodology to develop and analyse products and systems for their entire life cycle.

Mechanical Engineering includes these subject areas:

  • Fluid and Mechatronic Systems
  • Solid Mechanics
  • Manufacturing Engineering
  • Engineering Materials
  • Machine design
  • Applied Thermodynamics and Fluid Mechanics
  • Engineering Mechanics

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