Master’s Programme in Mechanical Engineering – Structural Mechanics

120 credits

  • Period : 2023-August-28 until 2025-June-08
  • Location: Karlskrona
  • Type of instruction: On campus, day, full-time
  • Language of instruction: The teaching language is English.
  • Programme syllabus: Download

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Work with advanced product development in coordinated processes – predicting and optimising performance using both virtual and physical modelling.

This study programme gives you the the ability to, among other things, control virtual and physical modelling, simulation, experimental investigation and optimisation. A degree leads to future roles in advanced product development or research in mechanical engineering.

Advanced product development with several dimensions

The programme prepares for work with 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 from several parallel subprocesses to support decisions in the product development process.

A diversity of tasks – a diverse competence 

You work with a multitude of tasks – virtual and physical modelling, simulation, experimental investigation and optimisation. You acquire a solid basis for working with performance prediction and ensuring that new products achieve their intended function, using your specialised knowledge in mathematics, numerical calculation methods, measurement technology, analysis of vibrations, acoustics and fracture mechanics.

The programme consists of 120 credits and leads to a two-year Master’s degree.

The tuition fee is SEK 60 000 per semester, one semester corresponds to 30 ECTS credits. EU/EEA citizens are not required to pay fees.

Programme content

Note! The course list is tentative. See the programme syllabus for an established course list.

Courses autumn semester 2023

, 7,5 credits

, 7,5 credits

, 7,5 credits

, 7,5 credits

Courses spring semester 2024

, 7,5 credits

, 7,5 credits

, 7,5 credits

, 7,5 credits

Courses autumn semester 2024

, 7,5 credits

, 7,5 credits

, 7,5 credits

, 7,5 credits

Courses spring semester 2025

, 30 credits


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The research subject of mechanical engineering has a direction towards product development and focuses on how a digital and model-driven work method in technical product development can lead to innovations that fit into a sustainable society.

Learn more about our research in mechanical engineering

Former students

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Yujie came from China to Blekinge Institute of Technology in 2018 as an exchange student and graduated in 2019 with a double degree in mechanical engineering. Yujie describes his semester abroad at BTH as one of the most precious experience in his life.

Read more about Yujie’s view of the Master’s Programme in Mechanical Engineering and student life at BTH.


Video interviews:

Sharlin studied the Master’s Programme in Mechanical Engineering. Since 2,5 years she is living in Karlskrona, which she experienced as very different to her hometown in Bangladesh.

Watch our Zoom-interview with Sharlin and learn more about the differences to her home country, the outcomes of the Master’s Programme and which advice Sharlin is giving you as a future student of BTH.


Pacifique came to Karlskrona from Rwanda to study mechanical engineering and already had a lot of professional experience in the industry.

Watch our zoom-interview and you will find out more about why this master’s programme is the right choice for him, what experience he was able to gain in projects with the industry and what advice he gives you as future students.

You will study here

On BTH’s main campus in Karlskrona, you will find our programmes and courses in engineering, IT, spatial planning, industrial economics and health sciences.


Campus Karlskrona is located right next to the water, and there is even a swimming jetty 50 meters from the lecture halls. From the modern library’s study areas, you have a nice view of the sea and outside there are exercise trails that take you through the woods and along the beach.


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