Master’s Programme in Mechanical Engineering – Structural Mechanics 120 credits

It is no longer possible to apply to this option

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
  • Study period: 2019-September-02 until 2021-June-06
  • Education level: Second cycle
  • Main field of study: Mechanical Engineering
  • Programme syllabus: Download
  • Application: It is no longer possible to apply to this option
  • 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 B/English 6.

Admission Criteria
(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.


Previous university studies and English.


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


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.

Qualification Awarded

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.

Learning Outcome

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 programme

Contact us

Programme manager: Ansel Berghuvud

Student counselling