Mechanical Engineering, Master's Programme, 120 credits

Mechanical Engineering, masterprogram, 120 hp


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Master of Science (two years) with a major in Mechanical Engineering

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A Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Linköping University works with all aspects of the realization of complex products and industrial processes.
A graduate from this program will be able to take part in multidisciplinary design processes where technical as well as economical, environmental and sustainability requirements are satisfied.
The programme is aimed at students with a Bachelor degree who would like to extend their knowledge in mechanical engineering and engineering science. Graduates are suitable for employment in industry, business, academic institutions and at major research/development laboratories.   


Mathematics, natural sciences and engineering subjects
A Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering

  • should have solid foundations in mathematics and engineering science
  • should be able to use computer effectively to model and analyze engineering problems as well as to visualize results
  • should have a specialized knowledge in one area of mechanical engineering

Personal and professional skills
A Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering

  • should have the ability to take a leading role in modern research and engineering
  • should be able to gain competency in new fields of engineering, rapidly and independently
  • should be able to participate effectively in multidisciplinary design teams, either as team leader or in a specialist role

Interpersonal skills: Teamwork and communication
A Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering

  • should be capable of teamwork and collaborate actively within the group by sharing in the tasks and responsibilities
  • should be able to initialize, to plan, to carry out and to evaluate scientific and engineering projects
  • should be able to communicate and to give presentations in english, orally and in writing  


The curriculum includes a core semester with courses such as Engineering Materials, Computerized Manufacturing Equipment and Statistics. After the core semester the student selects a specialization with advanced courses as well as freely elective courses. The programme ends with a one semester Master's thesis in industry or at the university. After the programme the students will be attractive both to industry and to academia. 

Entry requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering, or equivalent
  • 30 ECTS credits in mathematics/applied mathematics and/or application of mathematics relevant for the programme
  • English corresponding to the level of English in Swedish upper secondary education (English 6/B)

    Degree thesis

    The thesis should be based on the high quality scientific content and carried out in close contact with the research groups involved in the programme and in the area of the profile chosen by the students. The major subject of the Thesis work should be Mecanical Engineering.   

    Degree requirements

    The programme is designed to give the Master's Degree "Teknologie masterexamen i maskinteknik" translated to "Degree of Master of Science (Two Years) with a major in Mechanical Engineering".
    The requirements are the following:

    • a Bachelor's degree as specified in the entrance requirements
    • course requirements for a total of 120 ECTS credits from courses from the curriculum of the programme, or after special decision from the programme board, and thesis work.
    • passed the requirements for all compulsory courses
    • courses on advancement level A (advanced) 90 ECTS credits including:
      • at least 30 ECTS credits courses from the major subject (Mechanical Engineering)
      • a 30 ECTS credits Master's Thesis in the major subject (Mechanical Engineering)
    • at least 45 ECTS credits from courses in mathematics or applications of mathematics from the Bachelor level (basic) or Master level (advanced), see list of specific courses
    • a Master's thesis in major subject Mecanical Engineering presented and passed as per Linköping Institute of Technology degree regulations.

    Courses overlapping each other regarding contents are not allowed to be included in the degree. Courses used for the Bachelor's degree can never be included in the Master's degree   

    Degree in Swedish

    Master of Science (120 credits) with a major in Mechanical Engineering

    Degree in English

    Master of Science (two years) with a major in Mechanical Engineering

    Specific information

    Graduate Level Courses
    Certain PhD courses can be taken by master students. These course selections are subject to formal decision by the executive committee of the Program Board. 

    Common rules

    See also common rules.

    Semester 1 Autumn 2017

    Semester 2 Spring 2018

    Semester 3 Autumn 2018

    Semester 4 Spring 2019