Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering, 300 credits

Civilingenjörsprogram i maskinteknik, 300 hp

6CMMM

Teaching language

Swedish

Campus

Linköping

Degree

Master of Science in Engineering 300 credits and Master of Science 120 credits

Pace of study

Full-time

Entry requirements

    Degree in Swedish

    Civilingenjör 300 hp och Teknologie master 120 hp

    Degree in English

    Master of Science in Engineering 300 credits and Master of Science 120 credits

    Semester 1 Autumn 2022

    Course code Course name Credits Level Timetable module ECV
    Period 0
    TATB01 Foundation Course in Mathematics 6* G1X - C
    *The course is divided into several semesters and/or periods
    Period 1
    TATA67 Linear Algebra with Geometry 6* G1X 4 C
    *The course is divided into several semesters and/or periods
    TATB01 Foundation Course in Mathematics 6* G1X 3 C
    *The course is divided into several semesters and/or periods
    TDDE54 Programming and problem solving 6* G1X 2 C
    *The course is divided into several semesters and/or periods
    TMPR02 Introduction to Mechanical Engineering 6* G1X 1 C
    *The course is divided into several semesters and/or periods
    Period 2
    TATA67 Linear Algebra with Geometry 6* G1X 4 C
    *The course is divided into several semesters and/or periods
    TDDE54 Programming and problem solving 6* G1X 3 C
    *The course is divided into several semesters and/or periods
    TMMV04 Engineering Thermodynamics 6 G1X 1 C
    TMPR02 Introduction to Mechanical Engineering 6* G1X 2 C
    *The course is divided into several semesters and/or periods

    Semester 2 Spring 2023

    Preliminary courses
    Course code Course name Credits Level Timetable module ECV
    Period 1
    TATA41 Calculus in One Variable 1 6 G1X 3 C
    TEAE04 Industrial Economics and Organisation 6 G1X 2 C
    TMMT04 Experimental Mechanical Engineering 6* G1X 1 C
    *The course is divided into several semesters and/or periods
    THEN18 English 6* G1X 4 E
    *The course is divided into several semesters and/or periods
    TGTU96 Sustainable study situation 2* G1X - V
    *The course is divided into several semesters and/or periods
    Period 2
    TATA42 Calculus in One Variable 2 6 G1X 3 C
    TMME63 Engineering Mechanics - Statics 6 G1X 2 C
    TMMT04 Experimental Mechanical Engineering 6* G1X 1 C
    *The course is divided into several semesters and/or periods
    THEN18 English 6* G1X 4 E
    *The course is divided into several semesters and/or periods
    TGTU96 Sustainable study situation 2* G1X - V
    *The course is divided into several semesters and/or periods

    Semester 3 Autumn 2023

    Preliminary courses
    Course code Course name Credits Level Timetable module ECV
    Period 1
    TATA69 Calculus in Several Variables 6 G1X 4 C
    TMHL22 Solid Mechanics 6 G2X 3 C
    TMPS34 Manufacturing Engineering 6* G1X 1 C
    *The course is divided into several semesters and/or periods
    Period 2
    TMKM12 Engineering Materials Metals 6 G1X 3 C
    TMME28 Engineering Mechanics - Dynamics 6 G1X 2 C
    TMPS34 Manufacturing Engineering 6* G1X 4 C
    *The course is divided into several semesters and/or periods

    Semester 4 Spring 2024

    Preliminary courses
    Course code Course name Credits Level Timetable module ECV
    Period 1
    TAMS11 Probability and Statistics, first course 6 G2X 4 C
    TMKA02 Mechanical Design Methodology and Product Development 6* G2X 1 C
    *The course is divided into several semesters and/or periods
    TMMV11 Fluid Mechanics and Heat Transfer 6 G2X 3 C
    TSRT04 Introduction in Matlab 2 G1X 2 E
    Period 2
    TKMJ24 Environmental Engineering 6 G1X 4 C
    TMHL24 Solid Mechanics - Design Criteria 6 G2X 1 C
    TMKA02 Mechanical Design Methodology and Product Development 6* G2X 2 C
    *The course is divided into several semesters and/or periods
    TPTE06 Industrial Placement 6 G1X - E

    Semester 5 Autumn 2024

    Preliminary courses
    Course code Course name Credits Level Timetable module ECV
    Period 1
    TMEL08 Electrical Systems 6 G2X 2 C
    TMHL63 Introduction to Computational Mechanics 6 G2X 3 C
    TMKM14 Industrial Material Selection 6* G2X 1 C
    *The course is divided into several semesters and/or periods
    THFR27 French with a technical focus 6* G1X 4 E
    *The course is divided into several semesters and/or periods
    THSP27 Spanish with a technical focus 6* G1X 4 E
    *The course is divided into several semesters and/or periods
    THTY27 German with a technical focus 6* G1X 4 E
    *The course is divided into several semesters and/or periods
    Period 2
    TMKM14 Industrial Material Selection 6* G2X 1 C
    *The course is divided into several semesters and/or periods
    TMKT39 Machine Elements 6 G2X 2 C
    TSRT19 Automatic Control 6 G2X 4 C
    THFR27 French with a technical focus 6* G1X 4 E
    *The course is divided into several semesters and/or periods
    THSP27 Spanish with a technical focus 6* G1X 4 E
    *The course is divided into several semesters and/or periods
    THTY27 German with a technical focus 6* G1X 4 E
    *The course is divided into several semesters and/or periods

    Semester 6 Spring 2025

    Preliminary courses
    Course code Course name Credits Level Timetable module ECV
    Period 1
    TMMS21 Mechatronics 6 G2X 1 C
    TMMT31 Bachelor Thesis - Mechanical Engineering 18* G2X - C
    *The course is divided into several semesters and/or periods
    TPPE91 Production System Planning and Management 6 G2X 2 C
    THFR27 French with a technical focus 6* G1X 4 E
    *The course is divided into several semesters and/or periods
    THSP27 Spanish with a technical focus 6* G1X 4 E
    *The course is divided into several semesters and/or periods
    THTY27 German with a technical focus 6* G1X 4 E
    *The course is divided into several semesters and/or periods
    Period 2
    TMMT31 Bachelor Thesis - Mechanical Engineering 18* G2X - C
    *The course is divided into several semesters and/or periods
    THFR27 French with a technical focus 6* G1X 4 E
    *The course is divided into several semesters and/or periods
    THSP27 Spanish with a technical focus 6* G1X 4 E
    *The course is divided into several semesters and/or periods
    THTY27 German with a technical focus 6* G1X 4 E
    *The course is divided into several semesters and/or periods

    Semester 7 Autumn 2025

    Preliminary courses
    Course code Course name Credits Level Timetable module ECV
    Period 1
    TANA21 Scientific Computing 6 G1X 3 E
    TDDE18 Programming C++ 6* G2X 2 E
    *The course is divided into several semesters and/or periods
    TDDE56 Foundations of AI and machine learning 6* G2X - E
    *The course is divided into several semesters and/or periods
    TEIM11 Industrial Marketing 6 G2X 3 E
    TEIO19 Industrial Management 6 G2X 4 E
    TETS37 Basics in Logistics Management 6 G2X 4 E
    TFYA88 Additive Manufacturing: Tools, Materials and Methods 6 A1X 3 E
    TKMJ31 Biofuels for Transportation 6 A1X 1 E
    TMAL02 Aircraft and Vehicle Design 6 G2X 4 E
    TMHL03 Mechanics of Light Structures 6 A1X 4 E
    TMHP02 Fluid Power Systems 6 G2X 2 E
    TMKO02 Engineering Materials and Manufacturing Technology 6 A1X 2 E
    TMKT69 Conceptual Design - Project Course 6 A1X 4 E
    TMKT80 Wood - Material 6 G2X 2 E
    TMME14 Machine Elements, Second Course 6 A1X 3 E
    TMME40 Vibration Analysis of Structures 6 A1X 3 E
    TMME67 Musculoskeletal Biomechanics and Human Movements 6 A1X 2 E
    TMMI68 CAD and Drafting Techniques, Continued Course 6* G2X 2 E
    *The course is divided into several semesters and/or periods
    TMMV01 Aerodynamics 6 A1X 2 E
    TMMV18 Fluid Mechanics 6 A1X 1 E
    TMPS33 Virtual Manufacturing 6 A1X 4 E
    TMPT03 Production Engineering - Continuing Course 6 G2X 2 E
    TMQU03 Quality Management and Engineering 6 G2X 2 E
    TPPE16 Manufacturing Strategies 6 A1X 2 E
    TSFS09 Modelling and Control of Engines and Drivelines 6* A1X 4 E
    *The course is divided into several semesters and/or periods
    TMPP02 Project Course - Race Vehicle Engineering 6* G1X - V
    *The course is divided into several semesters and/or periods
    Period 2
    TATA71 Ordinary Differential Equations and Dynamical Systems 6 G2X 2 E
    TDDE18 Programming C++ 6* G2X 1 E
    *The course is divided into several semesters and/or periods
    TDDE56 Foundations of AI and machine learning 6* G2X 1 E
    *The course is divided into several semesters and/or periods
    TEIE42 Industrial Sales Management 6 A1X 4 E
    TEIM10 Industrial Service Development 6 A1X 2 E
    TETS27 Supply Chain Logistics 6 A1X 2 E
    TFYA96 The physics behind technology 6 G2X 4 E
    TGTU04 Leadership 6 G2X 2 E
    TGTU49 History of Technology 6 G1X 3 E
    TMES17 Building Energy Systems 6 A1X 3 E
    TMES51 International Energy Markets 6 A1X 1 E
    TMHL41 Continuum Mechanics 6 A1X 4 E
    TMHP03 Engineering Systems Design 6 A1X 4 E
    TMKA03 Industrial Design 6 G2X 1 E
    TMKM90 Engineering Materials - Deformation and Fracture 6 A1X 2 E
    TMKO05 Additive Manufacturing for Industrial Applications 6 G2X 3 E
    TMKT71 Affective Engineering 6 A1X 2 E
    TMME50 Flight Mechanics 6 A1X 2 E
    TMMI68 CAD and Drafting Techniques, Continued Course 6* G2X 4 E
    *The course is divided into several semesters and/or periods
    TMMS31 Biomechanical Modelling of Tissues and Systems 6 A1X 4 E
    TMMV62 Computational Heat Transfer 6 A1X 1 E
    TMPR01 Wood - Realisation 6 G2X 1 E
    TMPS31 Sustainable Manufacturing 6 A1X 1 E
    TMQU12 Lean Production 6 A1X 2 E
    TPPE76 Operations Planning and Control 6 A1X 4 E
    TSEA81 Computer Engineering and Real-time Systems 6 A1X 4 E
    TSFS02 Vehicle Dynamics and Control 6 A1X 1 E
    TSFS09 Modelling and Control of Engines and Drivelines 6* A1X 3 E
    *The course is divided into several semesters and/or periods
    TSIU02 Computer Hardware and Architecture 4 G1X 2 E
    TSRT06 Automatic Control, Advanced Course 6 A1X 2 E
    TSRT78 Digital Signal Processing 6 A1X 2 E
    TMPP02 Project Course - Race Vehicle Engineering 6* G1X - V
    *The course is divided into several semesters and/or periods
    Specialisation: Aeronautical Engineering — Preliminary courses
    Course code Course name Credits Level Timetable module ECV
    Period 1
    TMAL02 Aircraft and Vehicle Design 6 G2X 4 C
    TMMV01 Aerodynamics 6 A1X 2 C
    TAOP88 Engineering Optimization 6 G2X 1 E
    TMHL03 Mechanics of Light Structures 6 A1X 4 E
    Period 2
    TMHP03 Engineering Systems Design 6 A1X 4 C
    TMME50 Flight Mechanics 6 A1X 2 C
    TMHL41 Continuum Mechanics 6 A1X 4 E
    TMMS20 Structural Optimization 6 A1X 1 E
    Specialisation: Energy and Environmental Engineering — Preliminary courses
    Course code Course name Credits Level Timetable module ECV
    Period 1
    TAOP88 Engineering Optimization 6 G2X 1 C
    TKMJ53 Perspectives on energy and environment systems 12 G2X 2/4 C
    Period 2
    TMES17 Building Energy Systems 6 A1X 3 C
    TMES51 International Energy Markets 6 A1X 1 E
    Specialisation: Engineering Design and Product Development — Preliminary courses
    Course code Course name Credits Level Timetable module ECV
    Period 1
    TAOP88 Engineering Optimization 6 G2X 1 C
    TMKT69 Conceptual Design - Project Course 6 A1X 4 C
    TDDE56 Foundations of AI and machine learning 6* G2X - E
    *The course is divided into several semesters and/or periods
    TMHL03 Mechanics of Light Structures 6 A1X 4 E
    TMKO02 Engineering Materials and Manufacturing Technology 6 A1X 2 E
    TMME14 Machine Elements, Second Course 6 A1X 3 E
    TMMI68 CAD and Drafting Techniques, Continued Course 6* G2X 2 E
    *The course is divided into several semesters and/or periods
    TMPT03 Production Engineering - Continuing Course 6 G2X 2 E
    Period 2
    TDDE56 Foundations of AI and machine learning 6* G2X 1 E
    *The course is divided into several semesters and/or periods
    TFYA96 The physics behind technology 6 G2X 4 E
    TMHP03 Engineering Systems Design 6 A1X 4 E
    TMKA11 Model-based System-of-Systems Engineering 6 A1X 3 E
    TMKM90 Engineering Materials - Deformation and Fracture 6 A1X 2 E
    TMKO05 Additive Manufacturing for Industrial Applications 6 G2X 3 E
    TMKT71 Affective Engineering 6 A1X 2 E
    TMMI68 CAD and Drafting Techniques, Continued Course 6* G2X 4 E
    *The course is divided into several semesters and/or periods
    TMMV62 Computational Heat Transfer 6 A1X 1 E
    TMPS31 Sustainable Manufacturing 6 A1X 1 E
    Specialisation: Engineering materials — Preliminary courses
    Course code Course name Credits Level Timetable module ECV
    Period 1
    TAOP88 Engineering Optimization 6 G2X 1 C
    TMKO02 Engineering Materials and Manufacturing Technology 6 A1X 2 C
    TMHL03 Mechanics of Light Structures 6 A1X 4 E
    TMKT69 Conceptual Design - Project Course 6 A1X 4 E
    TMKT80 Wood - Material 6 G2X 2 E
    TMME14 Machine Elements, Second Course 6 A1X 3 E
    TMPT03 Production Engineering - Continuing Course 6 G2X 2 E
    Period 2
    TMKM90 Engineering Materials - Deformation and Fracture 6 A1X 2 C
    TMHL41 Continuum Mechanics 6 A1X 4 E
    TMKO05 Additive Manufacturing for Industrial Applications 6 G2X 3 E
    TMMV62 Computational Heat Transfer 6 A1X 1 E
    TMPS31 Sustainable Manufacturing 6 A1X 1 E
    Specialisation: Engineering Mechanics — Preliminary courses
    Course code Course name Credits Level Timetable module ECV
    Period 1
    TMHL03 Mechanics of Light Structures 6 A1X 4 C
    TAOP88 Engineering Optimization 6 G2X 1 E
    TMME40 Vibration Analysis of Structures 6 A1X 3 E
    TMME67 Musculoskeletal Biomechanics and Human Movements 6 A1X 2 E
    TMMV01 Aerodynamics 6 A1X 2 E
    TMMV18 Fluid Mechanics 6 A1X 1 E
    Period 2
    TMHL41 Continuum Mechanics 6 A1X 4 C
    TMMS31 Biomechanical Modelling of Tissues and Systems 6 A1X 4 E
    TMMV62 Computational Heat Transfer 6 A1X 1 E
    Specialisation: Logistics and Supply Chain Management — Preliminary courses
    Course code Course name Credits Level Timetable module ECV
    Period 1
    TAOP88 Engineering Optimization 6 G2X 1 C
    TETS37 Basics in Logistics Management 6 G2X 4 C
    TDDE56 Foundations of AI and machine learning 6* G2X - E
    *The course is divided into several semesters and/or periods
    TEIM11 Industrial Marketing 6 G2X 3 E
    TMQU03 Quality Management and Engineering 6 G2X 2 E
    TPPE16 Manufacturing Strategies 6 A1X 2 E
    Period 2
    TETS27 Supply Chain Logistics 6 A1X 2 C
    TDDE56 Foundations of AI and machine learning 6* G2X 1 E
    *The course is divided into several semesters and/or periods
    TMQU12 Lean Production 6 A1X 2 E
    TPPE76 Operations Planning and Control 6 A1X 4 E
    Specialisation: Mechatronics — Preliminary courses
    Course code Course name Credits Level Timetable module ECV
    Period 1
    TAOP88 Engineering Optimization 6 G2X 1 C
    TMHP02 Fluid Power Systems 6 G2X 2 C
    TSFS09 Modelling and Control of Engines and Drivelines 6* A1X 4 C
    *The course is divided into several semesters and/or periods
    Period 2
    TSFS09 Modelling and Control of Engines and Drivelines 6* A1X 3 C
    *The course is divided into several semesters and/or periods
    TSRT06 Automatic Control, Advanced Course 6 A1X 2 C
    TMME50 Flight Mechanics 6 A1X 2 E
    TSFS02 Vehicle Dynamics and Control 6 A1X 1 E
    Specialisation: Operations Management — Preliminary courses
    Course code Course name Credits Level Timetable module ECV
    Period 1
    TAOP88 Engineering Optimization 6 G2X 1 C
    TMPS33 Virtual Manufacturing 6 A1X 4 E
    TMPT03 Production Engineering - Continuing Course 6 G2X 2 E
    TPPE17 Corporate Finance 6 G2X 4 E
    TPPE99 Simulation in Production and Logistics 6 A1X 3 E
    Period 2
    TMQU12 Lean Production 6 A1X 2 C
    TPPE76 Operations Planning and Control 6 A1X 4 C
    TMPS31 Sustainable Manufacturing 6 A1X 1 E
    Specialisation: Production Engineering — Preliminary courses
    Course code Course name Credits Level Timetable module ECV
    Period 1
    TAOP88 Engineering Optimization 6 G2X 1 C
    TMPT03 Production Engineering - Continuing Course 6 G2X 2 C
    TDDE56 Foundations of AI and machine learning 6* G2X - E
    *The course is divided into several semesters and/or periods
    TETS37 Basics in Logistics Management 6 G2X 4 E
    TMKO02 Engineering Materials and Manufacturing Technology 6 A1X 2 E
    TMPS33 Virtual Manufacturing 6 A1X 4 E
    TMQU03 Quality Management and Engineering 6 G2X 2 E
    TPPE16 Manufacturing Strategies 6 A1X 2 E
    Period 2
    TPPE76 Operations Planning and Control 6 A1X 4 C
    TDDE56 Foundations of AI and machine learning 6* G2X 1 E
    *The course is divided into several semesters and/or periods
    TMKO05 Additive Manufacturing for Industrial Applications 6 G2X 3 E
    TMPS31 Sustainable Manufacturing 6 A1X 1 E
    TMQU12 Lean Production 6 A1X 2 E
    Specialisation: Quality Management — Preliminary courses
    Course code Course name Credits Level Timetable module ECV
    Period 1
    TAOP88 Engineering Optimization 6 G2X 1 C
    TMQU03 Quality Management and Engineering 6 G2X 2 C
    TEIM11 Industrial Marketing 6 G2X 3 E
    TETS37 Basics in Logistics Management 6 G2X 4 E
    TPPE16 Manufacturing Strategies 6 A1X 2 E
    Period 2
    TMQU12 Lean Production 6 A1X 2 C
    TETS27 Supply Chain Logistics 6 A1X 2 E

    Semester 8 Spring 2026

    Preliminary courses
    Course code Course name Credits Level Timetable module ECV
    Period 1
    TDDE10 Object Oriented Programming in Java 6 G2X 1 E
    TEIO13 Leadership and Organizational Change 6 A1X 4 E
    TEIO46 Technology-based Projects and Organisations 6* G2X 4 E
    *The course is divided into several semesters and/or periods
    TEIO94 Entrepreneurship and Idea Development 6* G2X 4 E
    *The course is divided into several semesters and/or periods
    TETS57 Logistics Analysis 6 A1X 2 E
    TGTU91 Oral and Written Communication 6 G1X 2 E
    TGTU94 Technology and Ethics 6 G1X 1 E
    At least one of the courses TFYA85, TGTU94 and TKMJ24 has to be chosen.
    TKMJ10 Industrial Ecology 6 A1X 1 E
    TKMJ15 Environmental Management Strategies 6 G1X 3 E
    TMAL51 Aircraft Conceptual Design 6 A1X 2 E
    TMAL56 Aircraft Systems Engineering 6 A1X 1 E
    TMES43 Analysis and Modelling of Industrial Energy Systems 6 A1X 1 E
    TMHL62 The Finite Element Method; advanced course 6 A1X 4 E
    TMHP51 Hydraulic Servo Systems 6 A1X 3 E
    TMKA13 Wood - Innovation 6 A1X 1 E
    TMKO01 Advanced materials and the environment 6 A1X 2 E
    TMKO04 Composite materials 6* A1X 1 E
    *The course is divided into several semesters and/or periods
    TMKT48 Design Optimization 6 A1X 3 E
    TMKT59 Computers as Design Tools 6* G2X 3 E
    *The course is divided into several semesters and/or periods
    TMKT74 Advanced CAD 6 A1X 4 E
    TMMI46 Industrial Automation 6 G2X 1 E
    TMMS30 Multi Body Dynamics and Robotics 6 A1X 1 E
    TMMV08 Computational Fluid Dynamics 6 A1X 3 E
    TMQU31 Statistical Quality Control 6 A1X 2 E
    TPPE78 Quantitative Models and Analysis in Operations Management 6 A1X 1 E
    TRTE16 Basic Principles for Environmental Chemistry 6* G1X 1 E
    *The course is divided into several semesters and/or periods
    TSFS04 Electrical Drives 6 G2X 4 E
    TSIU51 Project with Microcontroller 8* G1X 3 E
    *The course is divided into several semesters and/or periods
    TSRT07 Industrial Control Systems 6 A1X 2 E
    Period 2
    TANA31 Computational Methods for Ordinary and Partial Differential Equations 6 A1X 2 E
    TDDD12 Database Technology 6 G2X 4 E
    TEAE13 Civil and Commercial Law 6 G1X 2 E
    TEIO46 Technology-based Projects and Organisations 6* G2X 1 E
    *The course is divided into several semesters and/or periods
    TEIO94 Entrepreneurship and Idea Development 6* G2X 4 E
    *The course is divided into several semesters and/or periods
    TETS36 Sustainable Logistics Systems 6 A1X 4 E
    TETS56 Logistics and Quality in Health Care 6 A1X 2 E
    TGTU95 Philosophy of Science and Technology 6 G1X 4 E
    TKMJ29 Resource Efficient Products 6 A1X 1 E
    TMAL06 Aircraft Conceptual Design - Project Course 6 A1X 2 E
    TMHL61 Damage Mechanics and Life Analysis 6 A1X 2 E
    TMHP06 Fluid power systems, advanced course 6 A1X 2 E
    TMKM17 Polymer Materials 6 A1X 2 E
    TMKO03 Metals for lightweight applications 6 A1X 3 E
    TMKO04 Composite materials 6* A1X 4 E
    *The course is divided into several semesters and/or periods
    TMKT57 Product Modelling 6 A1X 3 E
    TMKT59 Computers as Design Tools 6* G2X 3 E
    *The course is divided into several semesters and/or periods
    TMKT77 System Safety 6 A1X 4 E
    TMME11 Road Vehicle Dynamics 6 A1X 1 E
    TMME19 Mechanics, second course 6 A1X 1 E
    TMMV07 Computational Fluid Dynamics, advanced course 6 A1X 4 E
    TMMV63 Computational Aerodynamics 6 A1X 3 E
    TMPS27 Production Systems 6 A1X 3 E
    TMQU04 Six Sigma Quality 6 A1X 2 E
    For the master program Industrial Engineering and Management (6MIND), one of the courses marked M/E is mandatory in the master profile Quality Management.
    TMQU13 Customer Focused Product and Service Development 6 A1X 4 E
    For the master program Industrial Engineering and Management (6MIND), one of the courses marked M/E is mandatory in the master profile Quality Management.
    TPPE74 Design and Development of Manufacturing Operations 6 A1X 4 E
    TRTE16 Basic Principles for Environmental Chemistry 6* G1X 1 E
    *The course is divided into several semesters and/or periods
    TSFS03 Vehicle Propulsion Systems 6 A1X 3 E
    TSFS06 Diagnosis and Supervision 6 A1X 1 E
    TSFS11 Electrical and Energy Technology 6 G2X 4 E
    Cancelled VT20.
    TSIU51 Project with Microcontroller 8* G1X - E
    *The course is divided into several semesters and/or periods
    Specialisation: Aeronautical Engineering — Preliminary courses
    Course code Course name Credits Level Timetable module ECV
    Period 1
    TMAL51 Aircraft Conceptual Design 6 A1X 2 C
    TMMV08 Computational Fluid Dynamics 6 A1X 3 C
    TMAL56 Aircraft Systems Engineering 6 A1X 1 E
    TMHL62 The Finite Element Method; advanced course 6 A1X 4 E
    TMKO01 Advanced materials and the environment 6 A1X 2 E
    TMMS30 Multi Body Dynamics and Robotics 6 A1X 1 E
    Period 2
    TMAL06 Aircraft Conceptual Design - Project Course 6 A1X 2 C
    TMHL61 Damage Mechanics and Life Analysis 6 A1X 2 E
    TMKO03 Metals for lightweight applications 6 A1X 3 E
    TMKT57 Product Modelling 6 A1X 3 E
    TMME11 Road Vehicle Dynamics 6 A1X 1 E
    TMMV07 Computational Fluid Dynamics, advanced course 6 A1X 4 E
    TMMV63 Computational Aerodynamics 6 A1X 3 E
    Specialisation: Energy and Environmental Engineering — Preliminary courses
    Course code Course name Credits Level Timetable module ECV
    Period 1
    TKMJ10 Industrial Ecology 6 A1X 1 C
    Period 2
    TKMJ29 Resource Efficient Products 6 A1X 1 C
    Specialisation: Engineering Design and Product Development — Preliminary courses
    Course code Course name Credits Level Timetable module ECV
    Period 1
    TMKT48 Design Optimization 6 A1X 3 C
    TMKT74 Advanced CAD 6 A1X 4 C
    TMKO01 Advanced materials and the environment 6 A1X 2 E
    Period 2
    TMKT77 System Safety 6 A1X 4 C
    TKMJ29 Resource Efficient Products 6 A1X 1 E
    TMKT57 Product Modelling 6 A1X 3 E
    Specialisation: Engineering materials — Preliminary courses
    Course code Course name Credits Level Timetable module ECV
    Period 1
    TMKO01 Advanced materials and the environment 6 A1X 2 C
    TMKO04 Composite materials 6* A1X 1 C/E
    *The course is divided into several semesters and/or periods
    TFYM04 Growth and characterization of nanomaterials 6* A1X 1 E
    *The course is divided into several semesters and/or periods
    TMHL62 The Finite Element Method; advanced course 6 A1X 4 E
    TMKT48 Design Optimization 6 A1X 3 E
    Period 2
    TMKM17 Polymer Materials 6 A1X 2 C
    TMKO03 Metals for lightweight applications 6 A1X 3 C/E
    TMKO04 Composite materials 6* A1X 4 C/E
    *The course is divided into several semesters and/or periods
    TFYA21 Physical Metallurgy 6 A1X 3 E
    TFYM04 Growth and characterization of nanomaterials 6* A1X 1 E
    *The course is divided into several semesters and/or periods
    TMHL61 Damage Mechanics and Life Analysis 6 A1X 2 E
    Specialisation: Engineering Mechanics — Preliminary courses
    Course code Course name Credits Level Timetable module ECV
    Period 1
    TMHL62 The Finite Element Method; advanced course 6 A1X 4 C/E
    TMMV08 Computational Fluid Dynamics 6 A1X 3 C/E
    TMKO01 Advanced materials and the environment 6 A1X 2 E
    TMKO04 Composite materials 6* A1X 1 E
    *The course is divided into several semesters and/or periods
    TMMS30 Multi Body Dynamics and Robotics 6 A1X 1 E
    Period 2
    TMHL61 Damage Mechanics and Life Analysis 6 A1X 2 E
    TMKO04 Composite materials 6* A1X 4 E
    *The course is divided into several semesters and/or periods
    TMME11 Road Vehicle Dynamics 6 A1X 1 E
    TMME19 Mechanics, second course 6 A1X 1 E
    TMMV07 Computational Fluid Dynamics, advanced course 6 A1X 4 E
    TMMV63 Computational Aerodynamics 6 A1X 3 E
    Specialisation: Logistics and Supply Chain Management — Preliminary courses
    Course code Course name Credits Level Timetable module ECV
    Period 1
    TETS57 Logistics Analysis 6 A1X 2 C
    Period 2
    TETS36 Sustainable Logistics Systems 6 A1X 4 E
    TETS56 Logistics and Quality in Health Care 6 A1X 2 E
    TPPE74 Design and Development of Manufacturing Operations 6 A1X 4 E
    Specialisation: Mechatronics — Preliminary courses
    Course code Course name Credits Level Timetable module ECV
    Period 1
    TMHP51 Hydraulic Servo Systems 6 A1X 3 C
    TMMS30 Multi Body Dynamics and Robotics 6 A1X 1 E
    TSFS04 Electrical Drives 6 G2X 4 E
    TSRT07 Industrial Control Systems 6 A1X 2 E
    Period 2
    TMHP06 Fluid power systems, advanced course 6 A1X 2 E
    TMME11 Road Vehicle Dynamics 6 A1X 1 E
    TSFS03 Vehicle Propulsion Systems 6 A1X 3 E
    TSFS06 Diagnosis and Supervision 6 A1X 1 E
    TSRT14 Sensor Fusion 6 A1X 2 E
    Specialisation: Operations Management — Preliminary courses
    Course code Course name Credits Level Timetable module ECV
    Period 1
    TPPE78 Quantitative Models and Analysis in Operations Management 6 A1X 1 C/E
    TMMI46 Industrial Automation 6 G2X 1 E
    Period 2
    TPPE74 Design and Development of Manufacturing Operations 6 A1X 4 C
    TMPS27 Production Systems 6 A1X 3 E
    Specialisation: Production Engineering — Preliminary courses
    Course code Course name Credits Level Timetable module ECV
    Period 1
    TMMI46 Industrial Automation 6 G2X 1 C
    TMQU31 Statistical Quality Control 6 A1X 2 E
    TPPE78 Quantitative Models and Analysis in Operations Management 6 A1X 1 E
    Period 2
    TMPS27 Production Systems 6 A1X 3 E
    TMQU04 Six Sigma Quality 6 A1X 2 E
    For the master program Industrial Engineering and Management (6MIND), one of the courses marked M/E is mandatory in the master profile Quality Management.
    TMQU13 Customer Focused Product and Service Development 6 A1X 4 E
    For the master program Industrial Engineering and Management (6MIND), one of the courses marked M/E is mandatory in the master profile Quality Management.
    TPPE74 Design and Development of Manufacturing Operations 6 A1X 4 E
    Specialisation: Quality Management — Preliminary courses
    Course code Course name Credits Level Timetable module ECV
    Period 1
    TMQU31 Statistical Quality Control 6 A1X 2 C
    TAMS65 Mathematical Statistics, second course 6* G2X 4 E
    *The course is divided into several semesters and/or periods
    TEIO13 Leadership and Organizational Change 6 A1X 4 E
    Period 2
    TMQU04 Six Sigma Quality 6 A1X 2 C/E
    For the master program Industrial Engineering and Management (6MIND), one of the courses marked M/E is mandatory in the master profile Quality Management.
    TMQU13 Customer Focused Product and Service Development 6 A1X 4 C/E
    For the master program Industrial Engineering and Management (6MIND), one of the courses marked M/E is mandatory in the master profile Quality Management.
    TAMS65 Mathematical Statistics, second course 6* G2X 2 E
    *The course is divided into several semesters and/or periods
    TEIM07 Industrial Market Research 6 A1X 2 E
    TETS56 Logistics and Quality in Health Care 6 A1X 2 E
    TPPE74 Design and Development of Manufacturing Operations 6 A1X 4 E

    Semester 9 Autumn 2026

    Preliminary courses
    Course code Course name Credits Level Timetable module ECV
    Period 1
    TAOP34 Large Scale Optimization 6 A1X 3 E
    TBME04 Anatomy and Physiology 6 G2X 3 E
    TDDE56 Foundations of AI and machine learning 6* G2X - E
    *The course is divided into several semesters and/or periods
    TETS23 Purchasing 6 A1X 2 E
    TMHL19 Advanced Material and Computational Mechanics 6 A1X 1 E
    TMKT79 Collaborative Multidisciplinary Design Optimization 6 A1X 2 E
    TMMS13 Electro Hydraulic Systems 6 A1X 3 E
    TMMV12 Gas Turbine Engines 6 A1X 4 E
    TMPS35 Emerging Factory Technologies 6 A1X 3 E
    TPPE99 Simulation in Production and Logistics 6 A1X 3 E
    TSFS12 Autonomous Vehicles - Planning, Control, and Learning Systems 6 A1X 1 E
    TSRT92 Modelling and Learning for Dynamical Systems 6 A1X 3 E
    TSTE25 Power Electronics 6 A1X 3 E
    Period 2
    TAOP18 Supply Chain Optimization 6 A1X 1 E
    TDDE56 Foundations of AI and machine learning 6* G2X 1 E
    *The course is divided into several semesters and/or periods
    TETS31 Logistics Strategies 6 A1X 4 E
    TKMJ32 Integrated Product Service Engineering 6 A1X 3 E
    TMES25 Energy Resources 6 A1X 1 E
    TMES51 International Energy Markets 6 A1X 1 E
    TMMS20 Structural Optimization 6 A1X 1 E
    TSRT08 Optimal Control 6 A1X 3 E
    TSTE26 Powergrid and Technology for Renewable Production 6 A1X 3 E
    Specialisation: Aeronautical Engineering — Preliminary courses
    Course code Course name Credits Level Timetable module ECV
    Period 1
    TMAL07 Prototype Realization - Project Course 6 A1X - C
    TMMV12 Gas Turbine Engines 6 A1X 4 C
    TMME40 Vibration Analysis of Structures 6 A1X 3 E
    Period 2
    TMAL08 Aircraft Systems Engineering - Project Course 6 A1X - C/E
    TMHL26 Aircraft Structures - Project Course 6 A1X - C/E
    TMMV26 Aircraft Aerodynamics - Project Course 6 A1X - C/E
    TMKA11 Model-based System-of-Systems Engineering 6 A1X 3 E
    TMKM90 Engineering Materials - Deformation and Fracture 6 A1X 2 E
    TMMV62 Computational Heat Transfer 6 A1X 1 E
    Specialisation: Energy and Environmental Engineering — Preliminary courses
    Course code Course name Credits Level Timetable module ECV
    Period 1
    TMPE08 Project Course Advanced - Energy and Environmental Engineering 12* A1X - C
    *The course is divided into several semesters and/or periods
    Period 2
    TMPE08 Project Course Advanced - Energy and Environmental Engineering 12* A1X - C
    *The course is divided into several semesters and/or periods
    TKMJ32 Integrated Product Service Engineering 6 A1X 3 E
    TMES51 International Energy Markets 6 A1X 1 E
    Specialisation: Engineering Design and Product Development — Preliminary courses
    Course code Course name Credits Level Timetable module ECV
    Period 1
    TMPM05 Project Course Advanced - Design Engineering and Product Development 12* A1X 1 C
    *The course is divided into several semesters and/or periods
    TDDE56 Foundations of AI and machine learning 6* G2X - E
    *The course is divided into several semesters and/or periods
    TMKT79 Collaborative Multidisciplinary Design Optimization 6 A1X 2 E
    Period 2
    TMPM05 Project Course Advanced - Design Engineering and Product Development 12* A1X 4 C
    *The course is divided into several semesters and/or periods
    TDDE56 Foundations of AI and machine learning 6* G2X 1 E
    *The course is divided into several semesters and/or periods
    TMKU01 Design Automation of Customized Products 6 A1X 2 E
    Specialisation: Engineering materials — Preliminary courses
    Course code Course name Credits Level Timetable module ECV
    Period 1
    TMPM09 Project Course Advanced - Engineering Materials 12* A1X - C
    *The course is divided into several semesters and/or periods
    TMHL19 Advanced Material and Computational Mechanics 6 A1X 1 E
    TMMI68 CAD and Drafting Techniques, Continued Course 6* G2X 2 E
    *The course is divided into several semesters and/or periods
    Period 2
    TMPM09 Project Course Advanced - Engineering Materials 12* A1X - C
    *The course is divided into several semesters and/or periods
    TMMI68 CAD and Drafting Techniques, Continued Course 6* G2X 4 E
    *The course is divided into several semesters and/or periods
    Specialisation: Engineering Mechanics — Preliminary courses
    Course code Course name Credits Level Timetable module ECV
    Period 1
    TMPM07 Project Course Advanced - Applied Mechanics 12* A1X - C
    *The course is divided into several semesters and/or periods
    TMHL19 Advanced Material and Computational Mechanics 6 A1X 1 E
    TMMV59 Applied Computational Fluid Dynamics 6 A1X 2 E
    Period 2
    TMPM07 Project Course Advanced - Applied Mechanics 12* A1X - C
    *The course is divided into several semesters and/or periods
    TMMS20 Structural Optimization 6 A1X 1 E
    Specialisation: Logistics and Supply Chain Management — Preliminary courses
    Course code Course name Credits Level Timetable module ECV
    Period 1
    TETS38 Logistics Project 12* A1X 4 C
    *The course is divided into several semesters and/or periods
    TDDE56 Foundations of AI and machine learning 6* G2X - E
    *The course is divided into several semesters and/or periods
    TETS23 Purchasing 6 A1X 2 E
    TPPE99 Simulation in Production and Logistics 6 A1X 3 E
    Period 2
    TETS38 Logistics Project 12* A1X 2 C
    *The course is divided into several semesters and/or periods
    TAOP18 Supply Chain Optimization 6 A1X 1 E
    TDDE56 Foundations of AI and machine learning 6* G2X 1 E
    *The course is divided into several semesters and/or periods
    TETS31 Logistics Strategies 6 A1X 4 E
    Specialisation: Mechatronics — Preliminary courses
    Course code Course name Credits Level Timetable module ECV
    Period 1
    TMPM06 Project Course Advanced - Mechatronics 12* A1X 4 C/E
    *The course is divided into several semesters and/or periods
    TSRT10 Automatic Control - Project Course 12* A1X 4 C/E
    *The course is divided into several semesters and/or periods
    TDDE18 Programming C++ 6* G2X 2 E
    *The course is divided into several semesters and/or periods
    TMMS13 Electro Hydraulic Systems 6 A1X 3 E
    TSFS12 Autonomous Vehicles - Planning, Control, and Learning Systems 6 A1X 1 E
    TSRT92 Modelling and Learning for Dynamical Systems 6 A1X 3 E
    Period 2
    TMPM06 Project Course Advanced - Mechatronics 12* A1X - C/E
    *The course is divided into several semesters and/or periods
    TSRT10 Automatic Control - Project Course 12* A1X 4 C/E
    *The course is divided into several semesters and/or periods
    TDDE18 Programming C++ 6* G2X 1 E
    *The course is divided into several semesters and/or periods
    TMKA11 Model-based System-of-Systems Engineering 6 A1X 3 E
    TSRT08 Optimal Control 6 A1X 3 E
    Specialisation: Operations Management — Preliminary courses
    Course code Course name Credits Level Timetable module ECV
    Period 1
    TPPE73 Operations Management - Project Course 12* A1X 4 C
    *The course is divided into several semesters and/or periods
    TPPE16 Manufacturing Strategies 6 A1X 2 C/E
    TMPS35 Emerging Factory Technologies 6 A1X 3 E
    Period 2
    TPPE73 Operations Management - Project Course 12* A1X 4 C
    *The course is divided into several semesters and/or periods
    TAOP18 Supply Chain Optimization 6 A1X 1 E
    Specialisation: Production Engineering — Preliminary courses
    Course code Course name Credits Level Timetable module ECV
    Period 1
    TMPM08 Project Course Advanced - Manufacturing Engineering 12* A1X 1 C
    *The course is divided into several semesters and/or periods
    TDDE56 Foundations of AI and machine learning 6* G2X - E
    *The course is divided into several semesters and/or periods
    TMPS35 Emerging Factory Technologies 6 A1X 3 E
    TPPE16 Manufacturing Strategies 6 A1X 2 E
    TPPE99 Simulation in Production and Logistics 6 A1X 3 E
    Period 2
    TMPM08 Project Course Advanced - Manufacturing Engineering 12* A1X 4 C
    *The course is divided into several semesters and/or periods
    TDDE56 Foundations of AI and machine learning 6* G2X 1 E
    *The course is divided into several semesters and/or periods
    Specialisation: Quality Management — Preliminary courses
    Course code Course name Credits Level Timetable module ECV
    Period 1
    TMQU27 Quality Management - Project Course 12* A1X 2 C
    *The course is divided into several semesters and/or periods
    TMQU47 Quality Engineering and Design 6 A1X 4 E
    Period 2
    TMQU27 Quality Management - Project Course 12* A1X 4 C
    *The course is divided into several semesters and/or periods
    TEIM10 Industrial Service Development 6 A1X 2 E

    Semester 10 Spring 2027

    Preliminary courses
    Course code Course name Credits Level Timetable module ECV
    Period 1
    TQXX33 Degree project - Master’s Thesis 30* A1X - C
    *The course is divided into several semesters and/or periods
    Period 2
    TQXX33 Degree project - Master’s Thesis 30* A1X - C
    *The course is divided into several semesters and/or periods

    Degree project for Master’s Degree in Engineering 300 credits, Master of Science (Two years), Master of Philosophy (Two years), Master of Science (One year), and master’s degrees without prefix

    General provisions for the degree project are given here. A specific faculty programme board may have supplementary regulations that are specific for a study programme. These are specified, where relevant, in the syllabus for the field of education and/or the degree project. Information and links to course syllabuses, registration, reflection documents, etc. can be found at https://www.lith.liu.se/examensarbete/examensarbete?l=en.

    General provisions

    To be awarded a Master’s Degree in Engineering 300 credits, Master of Science (Two years), Master of Philosophy (Two years), Master of Science (One year), or master’s degree without prefix a student must carry out an approved degree project. The components of the degree project are described in the relevant course syllabus.

    Aim

    The aim of the degree project is described in the relevant course syllabus, https://www.lith.liu.se/examensarbete/examensarbete?l=en. Links to respective course syllabus can be found under the respective headings Master's programme, Civilingenjörsutbildning (only in Swedish), Högskoleingenjörsutbildning (only in Swedish), Kandidatutbildning (only in Swedish).

    Extent

    Requirements for the extent of the degree project for each type of degree are given in the syllabus of the study programme.

    Locations for a degree project

    The work is carried out in the form of:

    • an internal degree project located at one of the participating departments at LiU
    • an external degree project located at a company, government agency, or other organisation in Sweden or abroad, that an examiner has assessed is able to manage a degree project that satisfies the requirements, or
    • a degree project within an exchange agreement in association with study abroad, whereby all study results are to be credited to the student by the relevant faculty programme board.

    The main subject areas that are permitted within each study programme are described in the programme syllabus. Any individual subjects that may be relevant to the main subject area are to be determined by the relevant faculty programme board.

    The examiner for a degree project within a certain subject area are determined by the faculty programme board that is responsible for general degrees within the main subject area. An up-to-date list is given at https://www.lith.liu.se/examensarbete/examensarbete?l=en.

    Degree projects within agreements relating to study abroad

    During study abroad that takes place within the framework of an agreement, the provisions of the host institute relating to degree projects are applied. The student is to consult the faculty programme board and together ensure that the proposed degree project is carried out in a main subject area that is permitted within the study programme. Approved main subject areas for degree projects are specified in the syllabus for the relevant programme.

    A certificate confirming that the degree project has been approved and a copy of the degree project thesis (in PDF format) are to be submitted to the relevant faculty programme board.

    Selection of degree project

    A degree project is to be selected in consultation with an examiner, who is also responsible that the specialisation, extent and level of the project satisfy the requirements specified in the course syllabus.

    In cases in which issues relating to work-related copyright, patenting or remuneration may arise, provisions governing these should be established in advance. A student working on a degree project may sign a confidentiality agreement in order to obtain access to confidential information necessary for the degree project. The supervisor and examiner, however, determine whether they are prepared to sign a confidentiality agreement, and thus the confidential information must not normally be of such nature that it is necessary to supervise or grade the work. The complete degree project thesis is to be published during the grading procedure, unless exceptional circumstances prevent this. If any part of the thesis should not be published, this must be approved in advance by the examiner and the relevant head of department. Note that final decisions relating to confidentiality are taken by an administrative court.

    Commencement of a degree project

    Requirements that must be satisfied before a degree project can be started are given in the currently valid course syllabus, which can be obtained in the relevant programme syllabus at https://liu.se/studieinfo/en.

    Notification of a degree project is to be carried out when the degree project starts, at https://www.lith.liu.se/for-studenter/anmalan-till-exjobb?l=en. Registration of the degree project is to take place before work commences.

    Before the start of the degree project, the examiner is to ensure that the student satisfies the conditions for commencement of the degree project within the relevant main subject area. Support in this can be obtained from the study guidance counsellor, who checks the general requirements for starting the degree project.

    The student is also to notify the relevant department of the start of the degree project.

    Degree projects in collaboration with another student

    In cases in which two students carry out a degree project together, the contribution of each student is to be specified. The extent of the work is to correspond to the extent of two individual projects. The examiner is to ensure that each student has contributed in a satisfactory manner to the work, and that each student satisfies the requirements for achieving a Pass grade for the degree project.

    Degree projects carried out in collaboration between more than two students are not permitted.

    Examiners

    The examiner must be employed as a teacher at LiU according to the LiU Regulations for Appointments (https://styrdokument.liu.se/Regelsamling/VisaBeslut/622784). The following teachers can be appointed as examiner: Professor (including Adjunct and Visiting Professor), Associate Professor (including Adjunct), Senior Lecturer (including Adjunct and Visiting Senior Lecturer), Research Fellow, or Postdoc. The examiner must also have the expertise required to examine degree projects within the relevant main subject area, and be appointed by the faculty programme board. The faculty programme board can also appoint emerita/emeritus as examiner for a single thesis work.

    The examiner is to:

    • ensure before the start of the degree project that the student satisfies the conditions for commencement of the degree project within the relevant main subject area. The study guidance counsellor is to check whether the commencement criteria are satisfied and inform the examiner of this
    • check whether special admission requirements (where relevant) are satisfied, for example that the student can demonstrate a certain degree of in-depth knowledge within the field relevant for the degree project
    • determine the specialisation and principal work of the degree project, based on an assessment of whether the degree project will result in the learning outcomes of the course syllabus being satisfied
    • in conjunction with the planning report, check that the student has registered for the degree project
    • pass/fail the planning report
    • pass/fail the mid-way assessment
    • be responsible that the supervisor or supervisors carry out their duties
    • approve the work for presentation
    • before the presentation, check that the proposed opponent satisfies the conditions for commencement of the degree project and has attended three thesis presentations
    • pass/fail the presentation and the opposition to it
    • approve a concluding reflection document
    • ensure that a degree project that has been passed satisfies the learning outcomes of the course syllabus and other requirements, and award a grade to the degree project (either G = Pass, or U = Fail).

    In cases in which a degree project is carried out jointly by two students with different main subject areas, one examiner in each main subject area must be appointed, where this is necessary.

    Supervisors

    A student working on a degree project is to have access to an internal supervisor at the department at which the degree project has been registered. The internal supervisor is to have a degree that corresponds at least to the level of the degree project to be supervised. The internal supervisor may, in exceptional circumstances, be the same individual as the examiner. A decision of whether to allow this in a particular case is to be made by the relevant faculty programme board before the degree project is started.

    The supervisor is to ensure that the student obtains help with:

    • expert support in general questions related to methods, specialist knowledge of the subject, and writing the thesis
    • problem formulation, and setting the limits of the work
    • scheduling and planning work, and selection of appropriate methods.

    If the degree project is being carried out outside of LiTH, an external supervisor from the commissioner is to be appointed.

    Planning report

    During the first weeks of the degree project, the student is to draw up a planning report that contains:

    • a preliminary title of the degree project
    • a preliminary statement of the research question, against the background of a literature search
    • a preliminary description of the approach to be taken
    • planned literature foundation
    • a schedule for the execution of the degree project, including suggested dates for the mid-way assessment and presentation.

    Formulation of the research question is to be bounded, realistic and viewed from a perspective of societal or commercial benefit. The term “societal” is to be understood here to include universities and university colleges.

    Mid-way assessment

    Approximately half-way through the degree project, the student is to describe to the examiner at a mid-way assessment how the work is progressing relative to the planning report. The supervisor should also participate. The form of the mid-way assessment may be anything from an oral presentation to a public seminar. The conclusion of the mid-way assessment may be one of three possibilities:

    1. The work has been carried out essentially as planned, and can continue as planned. The mid-way assessment has been passed.
    2. The work has been carried out with certain deviations from the planning report. It is, however, believed that it will be possible to complete the work with minor adjustments to the formulation of the research question, approach and/or schedule. The mid-way assessment has been passed.
    3. The work has deviated from the planning report in a significant manner, and there is a risk that a Pass grade cannot be given. The mid-way assessment has been failed. A new planning report must be drawn up and a new mid-way assessment carried out.

    Reporting

    Both oral and written reports of the degree project are to be made, in Swedish or English. For the international Master's programmes, both the oral and written examination should be made in English. The faculty programme board can allow the reporting to be carried out in another language than Swedish or English.

    The oral presentation is to take place in public, unless there are exceptional circumstances that this should not be done. The written report is to be in the form of a professionally produced degree project thesis. The presentation and thesis are to follow the instructions given below.

    Presentation

    The oral presentation is to take place when the examiner considers that the work has been completed and is ready to be presented. The presentation is to take place on site at LiU at a time when other students can attend. This means that the presentation can take place on a date that the student has agreed with the examiner, normally between the re-examination period in August and midsummer, and after the student has attended three thesis presentations.

    The oral presentation is to describe the background to the problem that has been studied, describe the methods used, and present the results and conclusions. The presentation is to be at a level suitable for everyone present, not just for specialists. After the oral presentation, the student is to counter any criticism that the opponent may raise, and allow other participants to pose questions. The presentation and the opposition are to be approved by the examiner. When any required adjustments of the thesis have been made, the reflection document has been approved, and the student has functioned as an opponent for another degree project, the degree project is reported as a passed course and the credits can be used to satisfy the requirements for a qualification.

    Degree project thesis

    The written degree project report is to be professionally written and comprehensive, and it is to demonstrate a scientific approach. The report must be prepared in accordance with principles for acceptable practice when referring to sources (references or quotations for which the source is specified) when the text, images, ideas, data, etc., of other people are used. It is also to be made clear whether the author has reused his or her own text, images, ideas, data, etc. from previous examinations, such as undergraduate work, project reports, etc. (This is sometimes known as “self-plagiarism”.) A failure to specify such sources may be regarded as attempted deception during examination.

    The contents are to be easy to understand, and the way in which material is presented is important. It must describe the background to the project and the formulation of the research question. The choice of approach is to be clearly explained, and the thesis should make clear the coupling between the results and the conclusions. Commonly accepted scientific methods are to be used for processing the results. The discussion is to be comprehensive, and demonstrate that the student masters analytical thought processes. The thesis is to demonstrate good mastery of the literature in the field, and include an abstract. Theses that are principally written in Swedish should contain a summary in English. A publication-ready manuscript and a reflection document covering the work undertaken are to be submitted to the examiner within 10 days after the oral presentation. The examiner may grant an exemption from this requirement. If final versions of the required documents are not submitted as stipulated, the examiner may determine that the presentation is to be rescheduled.

    The Faculty of Science and Engineering (Institute of Technology) at Linköping University recommends that degree project theses be published.

    Opposition

    An oral opposition is to be carried out in connection with the student’s own presentation of his or her thesis, i.e. at the end of the own studies, and is to take place on site at LiU. The opposition is made on other degree projects at the same level and of the same extent as the own degree project. The opponent must also have attended three thesis presentations as a member of the audience. In a normal case, the number of opponents will be the same as the number of respondents. In exceptional cases, the examiner may decide that this is not to be the case. Acting as an opponent during the thesis presentation of another student is subject to points-based assessment as described in the course syllabus. 

    The opponent is to:

    • discuss and comment on the selection of methods, results and (where relevant) data processing, conclusions, possible alternative solutions and conclusions, and the management of literature
    • comment on the general arrangement of the degree project thesis and related, formal aspects of style, and comment on the oral presentation technique
    • illuminate the strengths and weaknesses of the thesis.

    The duration of the opposition should be approximately the same as that of the presentation, and it is to include a discussion in which the student presenting the thesis replies to and comments on the criticism raised by the opponent.

    Unless otherwise agreed, at least one week before the presentation the opponent is to present in writing to the examiner the important issues that will be discussed, and the structure of the opposition that will be taken. The opponent and the examiner discuss the structure that the opponent has drawn up.

    Attendance at presentations

    A student is to attend presentations of degree project theses as described in the course syllabus. The presentations attended must be at the same level or a higher level than the degree project of the student.

    It is advantageous that one of the presentations attended is a licenciate degree seminar or a doctoral disputation. The student is responsible for ensuring that a certification of attendance at the presentation is obtained and passed to the departmental administrator for registration in Ladok. Attendance at such presentations is a component of the degree work that is subject to points-based assessment.

    The occasions on which a student attends presentations are to be completed before the student presents the degree project thesis. The course syllabus for the degree project describes the scheduling of the attendance at presentations.

    The attendance at presentations is to take place on site at LiU. It is not possible to participate remotely. 

    Reflection document

    A document reflecting on the work that has been carried out is to be submitted to the examiner within 10 working days of the oral presentation. Instructions for preparing a reflection document can be reached through https://www.lith.liu.se/examensarbete/reflektionsdokument?l=en.

    Grades

    The degree project is graded as either Pass or Fail. In order for a student to obtain a pass grade for the degree project, all components must be completed and be awarded a pass grade.

    Right to obtain supervision

    It is expected that the student complete and pass a degree project within specified time limits. The department is required to provide supervision for a maximum of 18 months after the student has registered the degree project in Ladok. The examiner may grant additional supervision after this period in special cases. If the examiner determines that supervision is to be ended, the degree project is to be awarded a Fail grade. The examiner does not have to fail the degree project if it is considered possible that the student can finish the thesis without further supervision.

    If the degree project is awarded a Fail grade for the reason described above or for any other reason, the student is to be directed towards carrying out a further degree project. However, carrying out a new degree project means very limited opportunities for supervision.

    Quality assurance

    The relevant faculty programme board has overall responsibility for the quality of study programmes. This responsibility covers also degree projects. Quality assurance is to be carried out as determined by the faculty board.

    Exemptions

    If there are exceptional circumstances, an exemption can be granted from the above regulations.

    Exemption to replace the oral opposition with a detailed written opposition can be granted after approval by the faculty programme board when all other elements for the degree have been fulfilled, the degree project has been submitted and there are exceptional circumstances. It is the examiner who applies to the faculty programme board for an exemption for written opposition.

    Written opposition can be carried out in any of the following ways:

    • The student makes a written opposition to a work done by another student, whose examiner then examines the opposition
    • The student's examiner instructs the person in question to make a written opposition to a degree project that has already been examined by the examiner.

    In the case of a written opposition, there is no need for an initial account of the structure of the opposition.

    Exemption from conducting the oral opposition on site at LiU (and instead conducting it remotely) with reference to exceptional circumstances is given by the examiner. Examples of exceptional circumstances are the lack of a visa to come to Sweden.

    Exemption from carrying out presentation on site at LiU (and instead conducting it remotely) can be granted by the respective faculty programme board if there are exceptional circumstances. Examples of exceptional circumstances are the lack of a visa to come to Sweden.

    Degree projects (included in Term 6 of study programmes in engineering)

    General provisions

    All study programmes in engineering (with the exception of the programme in Industrial Engineering and Management – International and the programme in Applied Physics and Electrical Engineering – International) have since 2014 included an obligatory degree project. The project undertaken may also be included as part of the Bachelor of Science (Technology). During Term 6 of each programme, one or several special courses are given that constitute degree projects. The syllabuses of these courses contain course-specific provisions, which are supplemented with the general provisions given below.

    Aim

    The degree project is to contribute to general and programme-specific objectives of the study programmes in engineering being achieved. Specific learning outcomes are given in the relevant course syllabus. In addition, the degree project has also the following learning outcomes, which are common to all degree project-based courses at LiTH:

    • Knowledge of the subject
      ​After carrying out the degree project, the student is expected to master the following:
      • integrating in a systematic manner the knowledge gained during the period of study
      • applying methodological knowledge and subject-specific knowledge within the main subject area
      • assimilating the contents of relevant technical publications and relating the study to such contents.
    • Personal and professional skills
      ​After carrying out the degree project, the student is expected to possess the following skills:
      • formulating research questions and limiting the same, within a specified time schedule
      • seeking and evaluating scientific literature.
    • Working and communicating in a group
      ​After carrying out the degree project, the student is expected to possess the following skills:
      • planning, executing and presenting independent work in the form of a project carried out in a group
      • expressing oneself professionally, in writing and orally
      • critically examining and discussing independent work presented in speech and in writing.
    • Engineering fundamentals
      ​After carrying out the degree project, the student is expected to master the following:
      • creating, analysing and/or evaluating technical solutions
      • making assessments that consider relevant scientific, societal and ethical aspects.

    Degree projects undertaken while studying abroad

    During study abroad, an individual plan is to be drawn up together with the faculty programme director to determine how the requirements for a degree project in engineering can be satisfied.

    Commencing a degree project

    Before a student commences a degree project, the following requirements must be satisfied:

    • The student must have a minimum of 90 credits obtained from courses from Terms 1-4 of the programme (courses taken voluntarily are not counted). This requirement must be satisfied before the end of the third week of study period 2 of the autumn term before the degree project is to be carried out.
    • The student must have completed the subject-specific courses listed in the course syllabus for the relevant degree project course. This requirement must be satisfied before the end of the third week of study period 2 of the autumn term before the degree project is to be carried out.
    • When assessing whether the requirements have been satisfied, individual decisions (such as those taken in association with admission to subsequent parts of the programme) are to be considered.

    Registration for a degree project is carried out during the course registration period 1-10 October in the autumn before the degree project is to be undertaken. 

    Forms of examination

    The examiner for the degree project is responsible for ensuring that examination takes place as specified by the course syllabus, and, where appropriate, carries out the duties of an examiner for degree projects.

    The written report of the degree project corresponds to a degree project for a bachelor's degree. This means that it is to be managed in an equivalent manner with respect to publication, unless special circumstances apply.

    The report must be prepared in accordance with principles for acceptable practice when referring to sources (references or quotations for which the source is specified) when the text, images, ideas, data, etc., of other people are used. It is also to be made clear whether the author has reused his or her own text, images, ideas, data, etc. from previous examinations, such as undergraduate work, project reports, etc. (This is sometimes known as “self-plagiarism”.) A failure to specify such sources may be regarded as attempted deception during examination.

    In cases in which several students carry out a degree project together, the contribution of each student is to be specified. The extent of the work for each student is to correspond to that of a degree project. The examiner is to ensure that each student has contributed in a satisfactory manner to the work, and that each student satisfies the requirements for achieving a Pass grade for the degree project.

    Course syllabus

    A syllabus must be established for each course. The syllabus specifies the aim and contents of the course, and the prior knowledge that a student must have in order to be able to benefit from the course.

    Timetabling

    Courses are timetabled after a decision has been made for this course concerning its assignment to a timetable module. 

    Interruption in and deregistration from a course

    The LiU decision, Guidelines concerning confirmation of participation in education (Dnr LiU-2020-02256), states that interruptions in study are to be recorded in Ladok. Thus, all students who do not participate in a course for which they have registered must record the interruption, such that the registration on the course can be removed. Deregistration from or interrupting a course is carried out using a web-based form: https://www.lith.liu.se/for-studenter/kurskomplettering?l=en

    Cancelled courses and changes to the course syllabus

    Courses with few participants (fewer than 10) may be cancelled or organised in a manner that differs from that stated in the course syllabus. The Dean is to deliberate and decide whether a course is to be cancelled or changed from the course syllabus. 

    Guidelines relating to examinations and examiners 

    For details, see Guidelines for education and examination for first-cycle and second-cycle education at Linköping University, Dnr LiU-2020-04501  (http://styrdokument.liu.se/Regelsamling/VisaBeslut/917592).

    An examiner must be employed as a teacher at LiU according to the LiU Regulations for Appointments, Dnr LiU-2021-01204 (https://styrdokument.liu.se/Regelsamling/VisaBeslut/622784). For courses in second-cycle, the following teachers can be appointed as examiner: Professor (including Adjunct and Visiting Professor), Associate Professor (including Adjunct), Senior Lecturer (including Adjunct and Visiting Senior Lecturer), Research Fellow, or Postdoc. For courses in first-cycle, Assistant Lecturer (including Adjunct and Visiting Assistant Lecturer) can also be appointed as examiner in addition to those listed for second-cycle courses. In exceptional cases, a Part-time Lecturer can also be appointed as an examiner at both first- and second cycle, see Delegation of authority for the Board of Faculty of Science and Engineering.

    Forms of examination

    Principles for examination

    Written and oral examinations and digital and computer-based examinations are held at least three times a year: once immediately after the end of the course, once in August, and once (usually) in one of the re-examination periods. Examinations held at other times are to follow a decision of the faculty programme board.

    Principles for examination scheduling for courses that follow the study periods:

    • courses given in VT1 are examined for the first time in March, with re-examination in June and August
    • courses given in VT2 are examined for the first time in May, with re-examination in August and October
    • courses given in HT1 are examined for the first time in October, with re-examination in January and August
    • courses given in HT2 are examined for the first time in January, with re-examination in March and in August.

    The examination schedule is based on the structure of timetable modules, but there may be deviations from this, mainly in the case of courses that are studied and examined for several programmes and in lower grades (i.e. 1 and 2). 

    Examinations for courses that the faculty programme board has decided are to be held in alternate years are held three times during the school year in which the course is given according to the principles stated above.

    Examinations for courses that are cancelled or rescheduled such that they are not given in one or several years are held three times during the year that immediately follows the course, with examination scheduling that corresponds to the scheduling that was in force before the course was cancelled or rescheduled.

    When a course, or a written examination (TEN, DIT, DAT), is given for the last time, the regular examination and two re-examinations will be offered. Thereafter, examinations are phased out by offering three examinations during the following academic year at the same times as the examinations in any substitute course. If there is no substitute course, three examinations will be offered during re-examination periods during the following academic year. Other examination times are decided by the faculty programme board. In all cases above, the examination is also offered one more time during the academic year after the following, unless the faculty programme board decides otherwise. In total, 6 re-examinations are offered, of which 2 are regular re-examinations. In the examination registration system, the examinations given for the penultimate time and the last time are denoted. 

    If a course is given during several periods of the year (for programmes, or on different occasions for different programmes) the faculty programme board or boards determine together the scheduling and frequency of re-examination occasions.

    Retakes of other forms of examination

    Regulations concerning retakes of other forms of examination than written examinations and digital and computer-based examinations are given in the LiU guidelines for examinations and examiners, http://styrdokument.liu.se/Regelsamling/VisaBeslut/917592.

    Course closure

    For Decision on Routines for Administration of the Discontinuation of Educational Programs, Freestanding Courses and Courses in Programs, see DNR LiU-2021-04782. After a decision on closure and after the end of the discontinuation period, the students are referred to a replacement course (or similar) according to information in the course syllabus or programme syllabus. If a student has passed some part/parts of a closed program course but not all, and there is an at least partially replacing course, an assessment of crediting can be made. Any crediting of course components is made by the examiner.

    Registration for examination

    In order to take an written, digital or computer-based examination, registration in advance is mandatory, see decision in the university’s rule book https://styrdokument.liu.se/Regelsamling/VisaBeslut/622682. An unregistered student can thus not be offered a place. The registration is done at the Student Portal or in the LiU-app during the registration period. The registration period opens 30 days before the date of the examination and closes 10 days before the date of the examination. Candidates are informed of the location of the examination by email, four days in advance. 

    Code of conduct for students during examinations

    Details are given in a decision in the university’s rule book: http://styrdokument.liu.se/Regelsamling/VisaBeslut/622682.

    Retakes for higher grade

    Students at the Institute of Technology at LiU have the right to retake written examinations and digital and computer-based examinations in an attempt to achieve a higher grade. This is valid for all examination components with code “TEN”, “DIT” and "DAT". The same right may not be exercised for other examination components, unless otherwise specified in the course syllabus.

    A retake is not possible on courses that are included in an issued degree diploma. 

    Grades

    The grades that are preferably to be used are Fail (U), Pass (3), Pass not without distinction (4) and Pass with distinction (5). 

    • Grades U, 3, 4, 5 are to be awarded for courses that have written or digital examinations.
    • Grades Fail (U) and Pass (G) may be awarded for courses with a large degree of practical components such as laboratory work, project work and group work.
    • Grades Fail (U) and Pass (G) are to be used for degree projects and other independent work.

    Examination components

    The following examination components and associated module codes are used at the Faculty of Science and Engineering:

    • Grades U, 3, 4, 5 are to be awarded for written examinations (TEN) and digital examinations (DIT).
    • Examination components for which the grades Fail (U) and Pass (G) may be awarded are laboratory work (LAB), project work (PRA), preparatory written