Master's programme in Engineering Mechanics
Engineering Mechanics include all parts of an industrial design process that is based on advanced mechanical analysis of product behavior and functionality. The program focuses on reliable and sustainable design by simulations and experiments.
Students who graduate from Engineering Mechanics will possess knowledge and skills in fluid mechanics, solid mechanics and sound & vibration that are generic and thus not connected to a specific industry.
This opens up a wide range of job opportunities in research and development within industrial companies, consulting firms and research institutes, not only in mechanical engineering, but also in other engineering fields. As consulting engineer, you typically work at a company to solve a specific design problem by computer aided engineering and experimental testing.
The education within the three tracks – Fluid Mechanics, Solid Mechanics and Sound & Vibration – is conducted with involvement from industry and influenced by the latest research.
Only one third of the courses are mandatory so an individual education profile can easily be created.
Theoretical courses are mixed with more applied project courses with oral presentations and written reports. The master thesis project is often performed at a company in Sweden or abroad.
The fourth semester is spent on a five month (30 ECTS) thesis project, where the student has the opportunity to investigate a problem in depth. The thesis project is performed either in industry or at a university department, in Sweden or abroad. Students doing their thesis project close to KTH may also take courses in parallel with their thesis work.