Master’s Programme in Mechanical Engineering – Structural Mechanics
Master’s Programme in Mechanical Engineering – Structural Mechanics
Work with advanced product development in coordinated processes – predicting and optimizing performance using both virtual and physical modelling.
Simulate, develop and optimize in advanced product development
This programme gives you the the ability to, among other things, control virtual and physical modelling, simulation, experimental investigation and optimization. A degree leads to future roles in advanced product development or research in mechanical engineering.
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.
Courses and content
Note! The course list is tentative. See the programme syllabus for an established course list.
Courses autumn semester 2020
Signal Processing, 7,5 credits
Foundations for Strategic Sustainable Development, 7,5 credits
Dynamics of Mechanical Systems, 7,5 credits
Differential Equations with Lie Group Analysis, 7,5 credits
Courses spring semester 2021
Structural Analysis, 7,5 credits
Computational Engineering 1, 7,5 credits
Fracture Mechanics, 7,5 credits
Sound and Vibration Analysis, 7,5 credits
Courses autumn semester 2021
Computational Engineering 2:1, 7,5 credits
Experimental and numerical modal analysis, 7,5 credits
Simulation-driven Design, 7,5 credits
Courses spring semester 2022
(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.
The study programmes at BTH are continuously monitored and developed through yearly follow-up dialogues, course evaluations after each completed course, and programme evaluations. Results from follow-ups and evaluations can lead to changes in the programmes. These changes are always communicated to the students.
Each educational programme is tied to an advisory board that discusses issues such as the quality of the programme, its development, and relevance for the labour market. In the advisory board, or a committee to the advisory board, teachers, external members, students and alumni are represented.
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 optimization. You acquire a solid basis for working with performance prediction and ensuring that new products achieve their intended function, using your specialized 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.
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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.
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 Gräsvik in 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.
Good to know
Look below for information about how to apply, entry requirements and important dates.
How to apply
Read more about the application process, entry requirements and about higher education in Sweden.
After submitting your online application, the next step is to document your eligibility for the courses and programmes you have applied to.
Here you will find information about late applications and the set dates when your application and supporting documents must have been submitted.
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