Study Programme in Mechanical Engineering
Mechanical engineers are needed to develop, run and maintain many of the technical systems in operation today. Examples of operations in continuous need of mechanical engineers are the manufacturing of food, vehicles, paper, household appliances and pharmaceutical products. Most industrial operations depend on the reliability of machines and apparatuses and therefore efforts are constantly made to improve the systems and machinery used.
General admission requirements and Physics 2, Chemistry 1 level Mathematics 3c/Mathematics D
EducationOur mechanical engineering programme is designed to provide a broad education in the field. Subjects, such as mechanics, materials engineering, solid mechanics and mathematics, are included and constitute an essential foundation for manufacturing technique, machine components, mechatronics, hydraulics, CAD, and production and design techniques. All courses have substantial elements of hands-on tasks for applying and testing theories since this is important for learning. Students are well prepared for an interesting, stimulating and rewarding professional career. A degree project, in which students apply knowledge and practise engineering skills to a real problem, concludes the programme.
Form of InstructionInstruction is given in form of lectures, classes, laboratory work and project work.
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 ContactIn the course of study students establish contact with workplaces through field trips, projects and lectures. The concluding degree project is usually carried out in conjunction with a company.
Course of study
|Semester 1||ECTS credits|
|Program introduction Mechanical engineering (Obligatory)||1.5|
|Materials Engineering I (Obligatory)||6|
|Mathematics for Engineers I (Obligatory)||7.5|
|Mechanics 1: statics (Obligatory)||7.5|
|Introduction to programming and data processing (Obligatory)||7.5|
|Semester 2||ECTS credits|
|Mathematics for Engineers II (Obligatory)||7.5|
|Manufacturing Technology 1 (Obligatory)||7.5|
|Technical thermal dynamics (Obligatory)||7.5|
|Applied Mathematics (Obligatory)||7.5|
|Semester 3||ECTS credits|
|Solid Mechanics I for Bachelor students in engineering science (Obligatory)||7.5|
|Electrical technology (Obligatory)||7.5|
|Mechanics 2: dynamics (Obligatory)||7.5|
|Thermal fluid sciences (Obligatory)||7.5|
|Semester 4||ECTS credits|
|Solid Mechanics II for Bachelor students in engineering science (Obligatory)||7.5|
|Machine components (Obligatory)||7.5|
|Machine design 1, Mechanical engineering (Obligatory)||7.5|
|Production Systems I (Obligatory)||7.5|
|Semester 5||ECTS credits|
|Sustainable Product Development (Obligatory)||15|
|Finite Element Methods for Bachelors students (Elective)||7.5|
|Manufacturing Technology 2 (Elective)||7.5|
|Material 2 (Obligatory)||7.5|
|Semester 6||ECTS credits|
|Production Systems II (Elective)||7.5|
|Degree Project for Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering (Obligatory)||22.5|
|Engineering Design II, Mechanical Engineering (Elective)||7.5|
*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.