Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering
General admission requirements plus upper secondary school level Mathematics 4, Physics 2, and Chemistry 1, or general admission requirement plus upper secondary school level Mathematics E, Physics B, and Chemistry A
Field-specific eligibility A9 or 9.
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. You will specialise in materials engineering and get a broad perspective on mechanical engineering, design and manufacturing techniques. The focus is on engineering application including functional materials and engineering materials in manufacturing processes, constructions and products of consumption. 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 is given in the form of lectures, classes, practices, laboratory work, and as project work under supervision.
ExaminationExamination usually takes place at the end of each course, module, or unit and is based on written and/or oral exams, hand-in assignments, written reports and oral presentations.
Professional ContactFrom the first semester students are in contact with partner companies. The contact evolves through guest lectures and study visits to a more intimate relation where the students get to know the firm and its operations and get support in choosing and solving projects through their contact person in the firm. Students often use a partner company as the object of study for their degree projects.
Course of study
|Semester 1||ECTS credits|
|Experimentation and data analysis (Obligatory)||7.5|
|Foundation course in Mathematics (Obligatory)||7.5|
|Calculus and Geometry (Obligatory)||7.5|
|Introduction to programming and data processing (Obligatory)||7.5|
|Semester 2||ECTS credits|
|Applied Thermodynamics (Obligatory)||7.5|
|Linear Algebra (Obligatory)||7.5|
|Mechanics with applications 1 (Obligatory)||7.5|
|Calculus in several variables (Obligatory)||7.5|
|Semester 3||ECTS credits|
|Electrical Engineering for Master Students in Engineering Science (Obligatory)||7.5|
|Stochastic Methods (Obligatory)||7.5|
|Mechanics with applications 2 (Obligatory)||7.5|
|Semester 4||ECTS credits|
|Solid Mechanics for Engineering Science I for Master students in engineering science (Obligatory)||7.5|
|Materials Engineering for Engineering Science (Obligatory)||7.5|
|Machine components (Obligatory)||7.5|
|Manufacturing Technology (Obligatory)||7.5|
|Semester 5||ECTS credits|
|Machine Design for Master Students in Engineering Science (Obligatory)||7.5|
|Solid Mechanics II for master students in engineering science (Obligatory)||7.5|
|Introduction to Business Administration for Engineering Master Students (Obligatory)||7.5|
|Thermal fluid sciences (Obligatory)||7.5|
|Semester 6||ECTS credits|
|Finite Element Methods: Basics (Obligatory)||7.5|
|Hydraulics and Pneumatics (Elective)||7.5|
|Materials in Industrial Applications (Obligatory)||7.5|
|Production Systems I (Elective)||7.5|
|Semester 7||ECTS credits|
|Materials characterisation (Obligatory)||7.5|
|Polymer Engineering (Obligatory)||7.5|
|Sustainable Product Development (Obligatory)||15|
|Semester 8||ECTS credits|
|Numerical Methods (Obligatory)||7.5|
|Deformation and Failure (Obligatory)||7.5|
|Simulation and modelling (Obligatory)||7.5|
|Engineering Design II, Mechanical Engineering (Elective)||7.5|
|Production Systems II (Elective)||7.5|
|Semester 9||ECTS credits|
|Manufacturing Technology 2 (Obligatory)||7.5|
|Project work on future Engineering Materials (Obligatory)||7.5|
|Automatic Control (Obligatory)||7.5|
|Surface Technology and Tribology (Obligatory)||7.5|
|Semester 10||ECTS credits|
|Degree Project for Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering (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.