Master of Science Programme in Mechanical Engineering with emphasis on 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 optimisation.
Informed by a specialised 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 (face-to-face), day, full-time
- Study period: 2017-August-28 until 2019-June-03
- Education level: Second cycle
- Main field of study: Mechanical Engineering
- Programme syllabus: Download
- Application: It is no longer possible to apply to this option
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- Location: Karlskrona
- Language of instruction: The teaching language is English.
- Entry requirements: Applicants having a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, preferably with emphasis on structural mechanics, will be considered for admission. The degree must contain mathematics (including matrix algebra, multi-variable calculus and transform theory), basic structural mechanics and programming. The requirement for English is Engelska A. Specific eligibility in the English language from upper secondary school for non-Swedish students:
TOEFL 575/90; IELTS 6,5 no section below 5.5, or University of Cambridge and Oxford tests.
The aim of the programme is to prepare students for participation in advanced product development or research within mechanical engineering. The aim is that, on completion of the programme, the student will master a coordinated method of working with analysis for decision support in the product development process, the extensive modules of virtual and physical modelling, simulation and experimental investigation, and optimisation.
Students are expected to keep up to date with current research of relevance to the field and considerably increase their ability to communicate their own contributions of scientific facts and relations both orally and in writing with the help of modern aids for visualisation and documentation.
In brief, the coordinated working method can be described as: Virtual models for the description of interesting product properties and behaviours are developed, verified and used for simulations of the functionality of the system. The simulation result is compared with experimental results of studies on delimited, simultaneously developed physical models, or with experiences from previous developments, with the aim of validating the virtual models.
The coordination also involves using the virtual models to design good physical models and measurement strategies. This process is repeated until sufficient results have been achieved. Simulation with the virtual model can then be used for optimisation. If the optimisation shows a need for changes that influence the relevance of the current model, the whole procedure is repeated. When necessary, more detailed descriptions are gradually added to the model during the ongoing development of the analysed product. When developing a completely new product, repeated trial runs are usually required. When a new variant of a product is developed, earlier experiences can largely be reused.
On completion of the programme, students will be awarded the second cycle degree Master of Science (120 credits).
(This paragraph is a translation from Swedish of the approved method, “Antagnings¬ordning”[Admission regulations], Dnr 13-0217-2009.)
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.
Students with a higher education qualification from the programme can work within many different application fields and not only within sectors of pure mechanical engineering. The focus, normally, lies mainly on theoretical and experimental technical analysis for assessing product functionality and performance, e g especially regarding vibrations of structures. Dependent on the student’s own interests, a career can lead to assignments as technical expert or project manager and other leadership roles. A number of students also go on to continued third-cycle programmes in the area. Teaching in a multinational environment prepares the student for international work.
The program is constituted by, in substance, compulsory courses that build on each other in a given order. Only one of the concluding courses is chosen dependent on expected specialisation of the following degree project. The intended study path for the programme is illustrated below, followed by a brief description of compulsory courses and elective courses. More detailed descriptions are found in respective course syllabus. The study programme goes through continuous evaluation and development which can mean that the range of courses offered and placing of courses in time is changed.
The program is completed with a written degree project equivalent to 30 credit points.
Programme Evaluation and Programme Advisory Board
On completion of each course within the program, students who has participated in the course will be offered an opportunity to submit their experiences and understandings of the course through a course evaluation, which will be compiled and reported back to the students in the course. The feedback is used in the process to improve the contents and delivery of the programme.
The Programme Advisory Board is responsible for ensuring quality, development and education usability for labour market and consists of each subject area's representative, students, alumni and a representative for the labour market.
Courses in this program
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 course aims at giving the students the theoretical fundamentals within modern digital signal processing and also at providing knowledge and insights into applied signal processing problems. The student will be well prepared for both signal processing within the industry and for continued studies in the subject. The course will mainly provide basic knowledge in signal- and system theory with the intention of providing the necessary mathematical tools for digital signal processing.Read more
The purpose of this course is for the student to acquire basic skills, to work professionally as an engineer. This means applying fracture mechanics theory and to calculate stress areas and the "energy release rate" around crack tips and crack growth due to fatigue.Read more
The course shall provide knowledge and proficiency of fundamental methods and tools for computational and experimental structural analysis to support design decisions in product development.Read more
The students gain knowledge and skills of semi-analytical and numerical calculation methods for extensive engineering analysis in e.g. the product development process. Engineering Tribology, Heat Conduction and Solid Mechanics are the primary fields of application used for introduction of the calculation methods in the course. The students will develop skills in creating theoretical models, deriving relevant equations and solving equations by appropriate methods. This will give deepened understanding of how existing calculation software works and of their possibilities and limitations. The ability to develop complementary software for special purposes will also be increased. Searching for scientific information and communicating scientific facts and relationships will be thoroughly practiced.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 is to extend previous knowledge in mathematics and mechanics with knowledge about the behavior of acoustic waves and mathematical descriptions of this.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 development.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
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
Master´s Thesis is the culmination of several years of study in a major subject and shall show that the author has matured to a level such that it can provide a scientifically viable contributions to the field. The course objective is for participants to further develop and demonstrate the knowledge and understanding and the skills needed to work independently and professionally in the main field. The thesis also seeks to apply theories and methods for sustainable product and service innovation.Read more
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