Master's programme in Engineering Mechanics

Engineering Mechanics plays a key role in all areas of the industrial design process that requires advanced mechanical analysis of product performance and functionality. The master’s programme in Engineering Mechanics will equip students with knowledge and the skills required to focus on reliable and sustainable design by state-of-the-art simulations and experiments in fluid mechanics, solid mechanics and sound and vibrations.

Application dates for studies starting in Autumn 2019

16 October 2018: Application opens
15 January 2019: Application deadline
1 February 2019: Deadline for supporting academic documents (all applicants) and documentation of fee exempt status (if required) or receipt of application fee (if required)
4 April 2019: Notification of selection results
August 2019: Arrival and start of studies

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Engineering Mechanics at KTH

The master's programme in Engineering Mechanics covers theory, numerical methods and experimental techniques related to fluid mechanics, solid mechanics and sound and vibration. The curriculum is developed with strong involvement from industry and heavily influenced by the latest research. An important objective of the programme is to educate students that are well-prepared for advanced industrial problem-solving in both large and small international enterprises as well as in research.

The programme offers three tracks: Fluid Mechanics, Solid Mechanics and Sound and Vibration. Only one-third of the courses are mandatory, which means that the students have many possibilities to tailor the course structure to meet their individual requirements. During the first three terms, theoretical courses are mixed with more applied project-based courses. The courses typically contain experimental and numerical laboratories, and students will gain proficiency in up-to-date experimental methods and softwares. In the courses, the students will be given many opportunities to interact with both industries, such as for example the world leading truck manufacturer Scania, the train and aircraft manufacturer Bombardier and leading researchers at KTH.

The fourth term is spent working on a five-month degree project, where the student has the opportunity to investigate a specific topic in-depth. The degree project is completed either in industry or at an academic institution, in Sweden or abroad. Students doing their degree project close to KTH may also take courses in parallel with their thesis work.

This is a two year programme (120 ECTS credits) given in English. Graduates are awarded the degree of Master of Science. The programme is given mainly at KTH Campus in Stockholm by the School of Engineering Sciences (at KTH).

Topics covered

Continuum mechanics, material mechanics, fatigue and fracture, biomechanics, turbulence, stability, finite element method, computational fluid mechanics, acoustics, vibro-acoustics, flow acoustics.


Students who graduate from the master's programme in Engineering Mechanics will be proficient in fluid mechanics, solid mechanics and sound and vibration, areas that are linked with a multitude of industries. Graduates will find a wide range of job opportunities in research and development within industry, consulting and research, not only in mechanical engineering, but also in other engineering fields.

Typically, graduates from the programme will find job opportunities as design engineers, testing engineers, calculation engineers, researchers, consultants and specialists. A considerable number of the graduates also pursue doctoral studies either at KTH or at other internationally renowned universities.

After graduation

Design engineer, research engineer, calculation engineer, researcher, software developer, CFD engineer, development engineer, R&D project leader, acoustic consultant.



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

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Faculty and research

The engineering mechanics research at KTH is highly ranked internationally, and research fields where engineering mechanics faculty at KTH continuously make important contributions include high-Reynolds number turbulence, geophysical flows, micro- and complex fluids, fluid flow control, material mechanics, biomechanics, paper mechanics, fatigue and fracture, reliable design, aeroacoustics, structural damping and non-linear vibrations.

More details on the faculty and research in engineering mechanics can be found at the web pages of the involved departments and divisions


Mechanical Engineering at KTH is ranked 39 in QS subject ranking.


There are more than twenty professors involved in the Engineering Mechanics programme as course instructors and supervisors for degree projects. Many of them are well-known world-leading scientists and/or recognized for their teaching skills and pedagogical achievements.


The Engineering Mechanics programme at KTH is strongly linked to the Odqvist Laboratory of Experimental Mechanics. This laboratory is equipped with the latest experimental devices for testing at different lengths scales ranging from full-scale product testing to testing at the microscale. The Engineering Mechanics programme also has access to a multitude of state-of-the-art softwares for computational mechanics.

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

Programme director

Track coordinator, Fluid Mechanics Track

Track coordinator, Solid Mechanics Track

Track coordinator, Sound & Vibration Track

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