Mechanical Engineering, Master's programme, 120 credits

Mechanical Engineering

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 Engineering, Master's programme, 120 credits

Autumn 2018, Full time 100%, Linköping

Mechanical Engineering, Master's programme - Second admission round mainly for Swedish and EU/EEA students

Autumn 2018, Full time 100%, Linköping


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.

Syllabus and course details

A detailed syllabus, curriculum, and information on the courses you may take can be found in our study information database via the link below. Entry requirements and tuition fees can be found by selecting the plus sign at the top of the page. 

Career opportunities

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.

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Application and admission

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