Master's programme in Engineering Mechanics

The field of Engineering Mechanics includes all areas of the industrial design process that are based on advanced mechanical analysis of product behavior and functionality. The master’s programme equips students with the knowledge and skills required to focus on reliable and sustainable design by simulations and experiments.

Application closed

The application for the programme is now closed. Opens again 16 October 2017.

16 October 2017: Application opens
15 January 2018: Application deadline

Non-EU/EEA/Swiss citizens: The full programme tuition fee is SEK 310,000
Non-EU/EEA/Swiss citizens are generally required to pay an application fee of SEK 900.

EU/EEA/Swiss citizens: There are no tuition fees for EU/EEA/Swiss citizens
EU/EEA/Swiss citizens are not required to pay an application fee.

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Degree awarded: Master of Science
Language of instruction: English
Duration: Two years (120 ECTS credits)
Programme start: Late August
Location: KTH Campus, Stockholm
School: School of Engineering Sciences (at KTH)

For questions regarding programme content and specific admission requirements, feel free to contact the programme coordinator or programme director.

Programme coordinator: Prof. Hans Bodén
Programme director, Track Fluid Mechanics: Dr. Lisa Prahl Wittberg
Programme director, Track Solid Mechanics: Dr. Artem Kulachenko
Programme director, Track Sound & Vibration: Prof. Hans Bodén

Engineering Mechanics at KTH

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 students can tailor the course structure to meet their individual aims. This is very useful for those interested in exchange studies. During the first three terms theoretical courses are mixed with more applied project courses. The fourth termis spent working on a five month degree project, where the student has the opportunity to investigate a specific area in-depth. The degree project is performed either in industry or at a university department, in Sweden or abroad. Students doing their degree project close to KTH may also take courses in parallel with their thesis work.


Students who graduate from the Engineering Mechanics programme will be proficient in fluid mechanics, solid mechanics and sound & vibration – areas that are tied to a multitude of industries. Graduates will find 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.

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Find out what students from the programme think about their time at KTH.

Amin Nezami, Germany

"The study environment is dynamic, and you're always welcome to ask questions to the lecturer."

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Changes in the programme may occur.

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