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 100%, Linköping

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

Autumn 2019, 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 about plastics and new emerging materials
  • Manufacturing Engineering – covers aspects from supply chain level down to automation and manufacturing processes. 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

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 show more function at the top of the page. 


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

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.

Student testimonial

Sabari – India – Current student


”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 are very open to plenty of doubts and discussions. I’ll be starting my thesis in September at LiU in the field of materials.”

Stories from the programme

Portrait photograph of international student ambassador Sharan Sargur.

Sharan Sargur, second-year student blogger

Hello there! I am Sharan, a passionate Master's student, pursuing Mechanical Engineering. I have come all the way from Bengaluru, India not just to study but also to explore. Watch this space where I will be sharing all my exciting experiences in Sweden. Cheers!

Read Sharan's blog


Application & admission

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