Master’s Programme in Mechanical Engineering – Structural Mechanics 120 credits
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This programme will prepare you to contribute to advanced product development or to conduct research in mechanical engineering. On completion of the programme, you should master a coordinated method of working with analysis to support decisions in the product development process, covering the elements of virtual and physical modelling, simulation and experimental investigation, and optimization.
Informed by a specialized knowledge in mathematics, numerical calculation methods, measurement technology, analysis of vibrations, acoustics and fracture mechanics, you will have a solid basis for working with performance prediction and ensuring that new products achieve their intended function.
The programme consists of 120 credits and leads to a two-year Master’s degree.
- Type of instruction: On campus, day, full-time
- Application code: BTH-90544
- Study period: 2019-September-02 until 2021-June-06
- Education level: Second cycle
- Main field of study: Mechanical Engineering
- Programme syllabus: Download
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- Welcome letter: Download
- Location: Karlskrona
- Language of instruction: The teaching language is English.
- Entry requirements: A Degree of Bachelor or a Degree of Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering,
preferably with emphasis on structural mechanics. The degree is to include mathematics comprising matrix algebra, multivariable analysis and transform theory, basic mechanics and programming. English 6.
(This paragraph is a translation from Swedish of the approved method, “Antagnings¬ordning”[Admission regulations], Dnr; BTH-1.2.1-0223-2017)
This method has the purpose of assessing the applicants’ competency for studies at, among others, the Master Programmes in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science and Software Engineering.
BASES FOR RANKING OF APPLICANT
Previous university studies and English.
DETAILS ON BASES FOR SELECTION:
The first step of the ranking process is an assessment of the relevance of the area and specialisation of the applicants’ previous university studies to the applied programme. This assessment is made in three categories: minimal relevance = merit points 0, average relevance = merit points 0.5, high relevance = merit points 1.
Finally, the applicants’ TEOFL or IELTS level in English is normalised to a value between 0 and 1, where 0 is the minimum level to pass the prerequisites of the applied programme and 1 is the maximum level of the test. Applicants’ who are not required to prove their English skills with TOEFL or IELTS tests will get the merit point 1.
These two merit point values are added to a total merit value between 0 and 2
MAXIMUM MERIT RANKING:
A maximum of 2 merit points will be given, according to the above given details.
Applications that are accepted for review based on the basic requirements for the programme will be ranked according to the details above. If not all applicants with the same lowest merit point can be admitted, a preference is given to the gender that is least represented at the programme, and if further selection is needed lots will be drawn.
On completion of the programme, students will be awarded the second cycle degree
Master of Science (120 credits).
Main field of study: Mechanical Engineering.
Specialisation: Structural Mechanics.
In addition to the nationally regulated aims, which are found under point 8, the following aims apply to the education.
After completion of the education, the student should
- be able to formulate and validate numerical and analytical models of mechanical systems by means of both advanced software and by means of strong simplified relations for important characteristics
- be able to specify, carry out and interpret measurements and analysis of vibrations for rotating machines and other mechanical structures
- be able to specify, carry out and interpret experimental modal analysis on mechanical structures
- be able to carry out simulation of mechanical systems with parameters received from numerical models and/or experiment, for example regarding effect from imposed load and/or simple structural changes
- be able to carry out optimisation of mechanical systems based on results of numerical models, simulations and measurements to meet the market needs and draw use of technological progress
- be able to coordinate activities and report received results in an understandable way under the observing of general rules and practice for scientific writing
- understand effects on society and environment of the student’s own activities.
Courses in this program
The objective of the course is that the student shall obtain the necessary knowledge in order to understand basic three-dimensional motion and to utilize computer tools for the analysis of time dependent motion and forces. This shall give the student the abilities to process complex dynamical systems through an engineering approach.Read more
The purpose of the course is that the student will develop deepened knowledge about society’s sustainability challenges and how organizations can address these challenges from a systems perspective by means of a structuring and coordinating methodology for strategic sustainable development. The student will also develop skills in applying this methodology and ability to critically reflect upon it in relation to supplementary concepts, methods and tools of relevance to strategic sustainable development.Read more
During this course students will obtain knowledge of approaches to modelling by differential equations, basic theorems on existence of solutions and methods for analytical solving linear and non-linear ordinary and partial differential equations. Futhermore, students will develop skills in using Lie group analysis for solving nonlinear ordinary and partial differential equations.Read more
The aim of the course is to provide the student with knowledge and skills in basic methods and tools for calculation-based and experimental structural analysis for decision support in product development.Read more
The course aims at giving the students basic knowledge of sound- and vibration measurements. The course also reflects how modern signal analysis is applied for the measuring of sound and vibrations. The student will be well prepared for sound- and vibration measuring within the industry as well as for continued studies in the subject.Read more
The aim of the course is to provide the basic knowledge to the students in order to work professionally as an engineer. This includes applying fracture mechanics theory to calculate the stress fields and energy release rates around the crack tip as well as to estimate the crack growth due to fatigue.Read more
The purpose of the course is to give students knowledge to understand, as well as ability to implement and use, theories and methods for simulation support in product developmentRead more
The purpose of the course is to combine the prior knowledge in mathematics and mechanics with the behavior of acoustic waves and the corresponding mathematical descriptions.Read more
Student acquires in-depth knowledge and develops skills to apply the semi-analytical and numerical methods for computational engineering analysis for decision support in product development. Students develop their ability to formulate theoretical models and these derive appropriate mathematical equations, and solving them using appropriate methods. The student will receive an in-depth understanding of how existing calculation software works and an understanding of the capabilities and limitations of these. Students will increase their ability to self-develop complementary software for custom applications. Students increase their ability to apply scientific information and train their ability to communicate scientific facts.Read more
The goal of the course is to give a fundamental introduction to modern approach to science, particularly to nature and engineering sciences. The course gives also an insight on history and philosophy of science and how the scientific methods could be applied in electrical and mechanical engineering. After the course the students should be able to curry on research projects and write a scientific report.Read more
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