Appendix 2: Specialisations
Degree Progr. in Vehicle Engineering (T), Study programme for batch Autumn 05
Biobased Materials and Products (BBM)
After finishing the programme, the student should have the ability to apply knowledge about materials and product development, calculation, manufacturing and testing for production of new bio-based material and products, for example bio-composites, wood, paper and pre-packing material, and be able to practice a creative and critical work ethic in order to formulate and solve problems with modern methods and tools.
Energy Technology (EGI)
The objectives for the specialisation are that the student will posses:
- Generally applicable knowledge within the subject area. This means that the student should be familiar with the subject area’s fundamental subjects: thermodynamics, heat transfer and fluid mechanics, and that the student can formulate and analyze entirely new and advanced problems/inquiries.
- Such an expansive knowledge base, so that he/she has a general knowledge within the entire energy area. This means that the student has an encompassing perspective, a trained, developed, systematic, and scientific way of thinking. It also means that the student has current knowledge and abilities with regards to resource sustainability, energy efficiency and relevant environmental aspects that can assess, motivate, and develop the environmentally friendly and conservative energy products and services which are required for tomorrow’s society.
- such well-established abilities to be a specialist in the area. This means that he/she has analytical and creative abilities and a well-developed ability to model and simulate energy-related processes and systems.
- Such good oral and written communication abilities in English that the student can present her/his work at, for instance, an international science conference without hindrance.
Aeronautical Engineering (FLT)
The objectives are designed to provide a student in the Master of Science in Engineering programme with broad and interdisciplinary technical competencies. More specifically, after the programme, the objectives are that the student has:
- good theoretical knowledge within aerospace engineering modeling and analysis
- a satisfactory ability to be able to apply knowledge in a realistic engineering problem
- a satisfactory ability to be able to attack new problems
- a certain amount of experience in project-based work
- a certain amount of experience of work in an international environment
- good experience with technical communication
Combustion Engineering (FMT)
The study programme combines the knowledge in the basic courses with an important and demanding practical application, namely the combustion engine. The subject provides knowledge mainly about the piston engine with internal combustion, but also other types, such as gas turbines, Stirling engine’s, and fuel cell technology.
The study programme connects fundamental physics with engine technology. Understanding of thermodynamics, as well as, combustion engine technology problems is attained both with leading simulation programmes and through supervised calculation exercises.
Ground Vehicle Engineering (FOT)
The objective is that the student will have knowledge about:
- automobile construction and function
- dynamic properties of automobiles and relation with the infrastructure
- active automobile systems for security, supervision and comfort
- The automobile’s role in society’s transportation systems
In order to be able to work with:
- construction, calculation, development and testing of automobiles
- development of automobile components and active automobile systems
- Systems’ analysis, energy and environmental assessments
Solid Mechanics (HLF)
Knowledge about solid mechanics is necessary in order to solve work assignments within a large number of technical applications. Therefore, a master of Science in Engineering with a solid mechanics specialization works within different branches and with different types of services and products. After the degree, the student will mostly work with:
- product development
- testing and measurement
The objective of the specialisation is that the graduate of the Master of Science in Engineering programme will be prepared to solve advanced work assignments within the solid mechanics technical area, nationally and internationally. Therefore, understanding and training of modeling techniques within the specialisation is emphasized.
Integrated Product (IPU)
The student in this specialization area of the Master of Science in Engineering programme is taught to participate and lead product development work within the product development area. After the programme, the student should be able to develop products, especially with consideration to environmental and usage aspects, leading projects which set demands of short time-spans and high production quality, and creating a creative work environment.
The study programme provides the student with the possibility to develop abilities as a product developer in order to design products, as well as in order to organise development work. The student may train idea development, construction, materials selection, dimensioning, methods, structured work ethic, organisation and forms for effective collaboration.
Sound and Vibration (LJV)
The number of systems which exist that produce noise and vibrations grow constantly. This means that a constantly increasing amount of research/development work must be done in order to manage sound and vibration disturbances in order to meet requirements for both the market and the demands of the authorities.
The study programme’s goal is to provide the student with advanced knowledge of the creation and extent of sound and vibrations in automobiles, machines, buildings, environments and practical abilities about how one can help to reduce sound and vibration disturbances. The knowledge is used in calculations as well as experimental activities. Measuring technology and signal analysis are important tools to create good products and environments.
Lightweight Structures (LKR)
The courses within this specialisation study the weight of load-bearing products and the importance of this. Low weight is essential for all types of transports which makes automobiles and vehicles of different types the main application area. Special consideration is given to fiber composites, non-metallic materials and sandwich structures which are often found in products with more extreme demands: for example, in aviation, sports, and recreation articles which have been large application areas for a long time.
The study programme’s objective is to provide the student with a more specialised knowledge within dimensioning, calculation, optimization, material selection, manufacturing and testing of light load-bearing constructions.
Within the specialisatios, there are certain possibilities to choose different concentrations based on the student’s own interest and desire.
The objective is for the student to expand his/her knowledge in theoretical, applied mechanics and electrical mechanics by dedicating his/herself to modern theoretical, numerical and experimental methods to solve problems within the entire area of mechanics.
Machine Design (MKN)
Construction and development of strong competition systems and components demands a general knowledge, as well as more specialized knowledge. Production of world-class machines demands model-based development and methods and tools for system optimization and robust constructions, and individuals with exceptional competencies within system development and understanding of physical phenomena.
In the specialisation, the student should learn to create quality technical products with an efficient support of industrially relevant development tools and methods.
Naval Systems (MSY)
The concept marine systems mean technical systems with marine functions. Examples of marine systems are different types of boats, oil platforms, etc.
The specialisation’s objective is to provide the student with knowledge and training in design processes for boats and other marine systems and a solid foundation in marine technical theory and methods to formulate, model and solve problems/inquires within areas like hydro-mechanics, maneuvering, propeller theory, load predictions and structural mechanics.
The student is also provided with experience of experimental analysis both on the model scale and full scale on boats as well as knowledge about technical marine systems and training in technical communication and project based work both individually and in a group.
After the specialisation, the student should have a broad competence which provides him/her with qualifications necessary to pursue engineering work opportunities within
- Modeling, simulation and visualisation of dynamic products and systems.
- Synthesis of steering, regulation, diagnosis and supervision functions and user interfaces.
- Construction of integrated systems, real-time and mechanical software
- Methods and tools for construction and optimisation of mechatronic systems.
- Ensuring of the product’s reliability, security and robustness
- Demand handling, verification and error detection
- Conceptual construction
- Organisation and leading of technical and complex development work
Systems Engineering (SYS)
In large technical systems, like airline companies, railroad companies or power companies, it is important that the maintenance is well supported so the system can continue to work in a satisfactory manner. Typically, for such systems, the costs for maintenance and operation exceed the costs of the materials. In order to measure such systems, advanced mathematical models built on queue theory, reliability and optimization are needed. This is the theory that the student will learn in this specialisation.
Logistics is the study of the art of supply and demand of materials and products at the right time, to the right place and in the right quantity. This area is becoming more important for companies, whether they are production centers, distributors or transporters. Mathematical models for storage, route planning, and production planning are the central ideas to be learned in this specialisation.