Master's Programme in Mechanical Engineering, 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

Autumn 2019, Full-time, Linköping

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

Autumn 2019, Full-time, Linköping

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

Autumn 2020, Full-time, Linköping

Mechanical Engineering, Master's Programme

Autumn 2020, Full-time, 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 about plastics and new emerging materials.
  • Manufacturing Engineering – covers aspects from supply chain level down to automation and manufacturing processes. You will also learn about the 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 here at Linköping University.

Syllabus and course details
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A detailed syllabus, curriculum and information on courses, including literature, can be found in our study information database via the link below. For entry requirements and tuition fees, please click the ”Admission requirements” tabs at the top of the page.

Webinar
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Webinar for prospective students

Watch a webinar about the Mechanical Engineering programme, recorded in December 2018. It features the programme coordinator and a second year student.

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

Alumni insights
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Sabari – India

”I've never regretted studying at LiU. I really like that we have a lot of group works; this helps us to understand different perspectives and working styles of people from different nationalities and helps us to investigate more in depth about the topic. The professors are really informal and very open to plenty of doubts and discussions.”

Research
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Application & admission
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