Master’s Programme in Mechanical Engineering – Structural Mechanics

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  • Period : 2020-August-31 until 2022-June-05
  • Location: Karlskrona
  • Type of instruction: On campus, day, full-time
  • Language of instruction: The teaching language is English.
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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.

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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.

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Programme manager:

Ansel Berghuvud

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Study counselling:

+46 (0)455-38 53 00

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.


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