Master of Science in Industrial Engineering and Management
The Master of Science programmes at Karlstad University provide opportunity for flexible patterns of study. The programmes offer a common core base and then invite students to choose between five exciting fields of study. The Industrial Engineering and Management programme is one of them.
General admission requirements plus upper secondary school level Mathematics E, Physics B, and Chemistry A, or general admission requirement plus upper secondary school level Mathematics 4, Physics 2, and Chemistry 1
Field-specific eligibility 9 or A9.
EducationThe programme includes basic training in technological and physical modelling, technological environment issues, materials design, and the role of technology in society. The students often collaborate on projects. When the technological foundation is laid you will move on to industrial management and develop knowledge of industrial economic analysis, industrial marketing, and organisation in courses on inancial control, financing, logistics, quality assurance and entrepreneurship. There are also possibilities too study other subjects in Karlstad or abroad. An important educational strategy throughout the programme is the integration of basic subjects such as mathematics and natural sciences and technical applications. Mathematics is an important tool in engineering and fundamental for technical understanding. Therefore mathematics is an integral part of all modules. You will practise generally applicable methods and use the computer to solve calculations and to see the potentials of modelling.
Form of InstructionInstruction i given in the form of lectures, classes, practices, laboratory work, and as project work under supervision.
ExaminationThere are no set examination periods, and generally no final exam at the end of a semester, an academic year, or a complete study programme. Examination usually takes place at the end of each course, module, or unit.
Professional ContactFrom the very first term you are introduced to one of the programme partner companies through which you will learn a line of business and get help to solve and choose project assignments. All the partner companies are potential areas of study for the degree project or degree thesis.
Course of study
|Semester 1||ECTS credits|
|Foundation course in Mathematics (Obligatory)||7.5|
|Experimentation and data analysis (Obligatory)||7.5|
|Calculus and Geometry (Obligatory)||7.5|
|Industrial organisation (Obligatory)||7.5|
|Semester 2||ECTS credits|
|Linear Algebra (Obligatory)||7.5|
|Wave Physics and Electric Circuits (Obligatory)||7.5|
|Calculus in several variables (Obligatory)||7.5|
|Economics for Industrial Management (Obligatory)||7.5|
|Semester 3||ECTS credits|
|Programming Techniques (Obligatory)||7.5|
|Industrial management accounting (Obligatory)||7.5|
|Projects and leadership for engineers (Obligatory)||7.5|
|Mathematical Statistics (Obligatory)||7.5|
|Semester 4||ECTS credits|
|Software Development Methodology (Obligatory)||7.5|
|Corporate finance (Obligatory)||7.5|
|Mechanics with applications 1 (Obligatory)||7.5|
|Industrial Marketing (Obligatory)||7.5|
|Semester 5||ECTS credits|
|Operations Management (Obligatory)||3|
|Energy Engineering (Obligatory)||7.5|
|Production Systems I (Obligatory)||7.5|
|Materials Engineering I (Elective)||7.5|
|Data Structures and Algorithms (Elective)||7.5|
|Semester 6||ECTS credits|
|Solid Mechanics for Engineering Science I for Master students in engineering science (Elective)||7.5|
|Manufacturing Technology 1 (Elective)||7.5|
|Machine design 1, Mechanical engineering (Elective)||7.5|
|Machine components (Elective)||7.5|
|Computer Networking I (Elective)||7.5|
|Graphical User Interfaces (Elective)||7.5|
|Programming Languages (Elective)||7.5|
|Industrial Management - Degree Project (Elective)||15|
|Semester 7||ECTS credits|
|Sustainable Product Development for Industrial Engineering (Elective)||7.5|
|Industrial Transformation (Elective)||7.5|
|Innovation Management (Elective)||7.5|
|Service Management for engineers (Elective)||7.5|
|Quality Management and C S R (Elective)||7.5|
|Sales management (Elective)||7.5|
|Optional course (Elective)||7.5|
|Semester 8||ECTS credits|
|Production Systems II (Optional)||7.5|
|Idea management in the Front End of Innovation (Optional)||7.5|
|Servitisation for engineers (Optional)||7.5|
|Semester 9||ECTS credits|
|Innovation project (Optional)||15|
|Current Research in Industrial engineering and management (Obligatory)||15|
|Optional course (Optional)||7.5|
|Optional course (Optional)||7.5|
|Semester 10||ECTS credits|
|Industrial Management - Degree Project (Obligatory)||30|
*Full-time study always equals 30 ECTS credits per semester (20 weeks).
Elective course: Students are free to choose among certain alternative courses, often depending on their choice of specialisation.
Optional course: Students are free to choose any course offered at Karlstad University or at other universities. Courses listed are examples of recommended or frequently chosen courses for a specific programme.