Master's programme in Production Engineering and Management

The master's programme in Production Engineering and Management is designed to provide production knowledge and skills with a holistic perspective.

Application dates for studies starting in Autumn 2020

16 October 2019: Application opens
15 January 2020: Application deadline
3 February 2020: Deadline for supporting academic documents (all applicants) and documentation of fee exempt status (if required) or receipt of application fee (if required)
3 April 2020: Notification of selection results
August 2020: Arrival and start of studies

Production Engineering and Management at KTH

The master's programme in Production Engineering and Management provides a strong foundation to become a professional with knowledge in both engineering and management aspects of production and their interaction. The engineering side includes operation and integration of manufacturing technology, automation, maintenance and quality aspects, production development tools, and methods as well as software. The management side covers systematic decision-making, operations strategy, planning, control and management of resources that are essential for achieving a sustainable production environment.

In order to create a strong foundation students in the Production Engineering and Management follow a certain number of mandatory courses. On top of that the students have the possibility to deepen their knowledge in production engineering, development and management, as well as information management in industry.

The programme emphasizes on both theoretical knowledge and applied skills which are covered through project course, individual and group assignments/projects, individual and group laboratory works, industrial visits. Furthermore, to maintain relevance to the state-of-the-art industrial developments and research, leading researchers and industrial professionals are invited to share their knowledge with our students. The educational activities and the structures promotes self-learning, trains students how to communicate effectively with different stakeholders, and generates a study environment that provides equal learning opportunity.

After graduating from the programme students will have:

  • Basic understanding of various dimensions and functions of the broad field of production.
  • Analytical skills needed to tackle the ever-changing problems and situations of modern competitive production.
  • Conceptual and reasoning skills with appropriate decision support methods and tools used in production management.
  • Communication and presentation skills necessary for leadership positions.
  • Understanding of how environmental and cultural differences effect the production process.
  • Understanding of the need and requirements for sustainable and energy efficient production processes.

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 Industrial Engineering and Management (at KTH).

Topics covered

Manufacturing technology, measurement and metrology, information management in industry, assembly and automation, production development, sustainable production systems, maintenance and quality strategies, research methodology.



As production is global, graduates from our programme will be able to find positions as technical specialists, production developers, production engineers, production managers or consultants in various production fields, all over the world.

After graduation

Production Manager, Production Engineer, Researcher in Industry and Academy, Production Consultant, Information Management Specialist, Innovator and Entrepreneur, Educator and various roles in the service sector.


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

"KTH is a top tier technical university that offers outstanding education."

Sólrún Traustadóttir, Iceland

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Faculty and research

The programme is offered by the faculty of Production Engineering which leads research in:

  • Smart Manufacturing Systems
  • Precision Engineering and Metrology
  • Circular Manufacturing Systems
  • Sustainable Production Systems
  • Digital Smart Production

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