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MSc Production Engineering and Management

The master's programme in Production Engineering and Management handles the engineering and management aspects of production and how they interact. The engineering side includes manufacturing technologies, automation, maintenance, and production development tools and methods. The management side includes operations strategy, planning and management of resources for a sustainable production environment. Graduates work in various production fields worldwide.

Application deadlines for studies starting 2024

16 October (2023): Application opens
15 January: Last day to apply
1 February: Submit documents and, if required, pay application fee
21 March: Admission results announced
August: Arrival and study start

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Production Engineering and Management at KTH

The master's programme in Production Engineering and Management provides a solid 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, and software. The management side covers systematic decision-making, operations strategy, planning, control and management of resources essential for achieving a sustainable production environment.

To create a strong foundation in production engineering and management, all students follow a certain number of mandatory courses. In addition, you can deepen your knowledge in production engineering, development and management, as well as information management in the industry.

The programme emphasises both theoretical knowledge and applied skills covered through project courses, individual and group assignments, individual and group laboratory works, and 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 structures promote self-learning, teaching you how to communicate effectively with different stakeholders, and generating a study environment that provides equal learning opportunities.

After graduating from the programme, you will have:

  • Basic understanding of various dimensions and functions of the broad field of production.
  • Analytical skills essential 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.
  • Knowledge of how environmental and cultural differences affect 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).

Programme Presentation

In this webinar recording from October 2023 you will learn all about the master's programme in Production Engineering and Management. Programme director Ove Bayard, programme coordinator Sayyed Shoaib, and student Lukas host the webinar.

Topics covered

Manufacturing technology, measurement and metrology, information management in industry, computer-aided design and manufacturing, modelling and simulation, assembly and automation, production development, sustainable production systems, maintenance and quality strategies, research methodology.

Courses in the programme


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


"The best aspects of my programme at KTH are its close ties with industry and the practical approach to learning. The knowledge I'm gaining is incredibly relevant to today's industrial environment, which makes me confident about my career prospects."

Lukas from Germany

Meet the students


As production is global, graduates from our programme are able to find positions as technical specialists, production developers, production engineers, production managers or consultants in various production fields worldwide. Some companies that employ graduates are Scania, Sandvik, AtlasCopco and Volvo.

During the studies, there may be opportunities to engage in research and other types of work at KTH as a research and teacher assistant as well as a student representative. Some graduates also continue their studies for a doctoral degree at KTH or other technical universities.

After graduation

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

Meet the graduates

Sustainable development

Graduates from KTH have the knowledge and tools for moving society in a more sustainable direction, as sustainable development is an integral part of all programmes. The three key sustainable development goals addressed by the master's programme in Production Engineering and Management are:

Sustainable development goal 5: Gender equality
Sustainable development goal 9. Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure
Sustainable development goal 12. Responsible Consumption and Production

Gender Equality: In the programme, our policy is that all students are treated equally within the study environment and education, regardless of gender, ethnicity or age. The environment gives you opportunities to train and develop your skills and learn how to interact, communicate and exchange experiences with other students professionally.

Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure: The programme addresses the challenges to industrial innovation in the courses. This is accomplished by industrial projects in close cooperation with manufacturing industry. The global student environment, with students from all around the globe, enables the creation of sustainable solutions for industrial challenges. The programme fosters the student in analysis, decision-making and prepares them for future industrial challenges.

Responsible Consumption and Production: Circular manufacturing is a mindset that has been implanted within the course. Key elements of discussions are material footprint, reducing waste, recycling products and materials, lean thinking and production, and other environmental issues.

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
  • Additive manufacturing

KTH's virtual campus tour

Elisé from Canada is a student at the school of Industrial Engineering and Management (at KTH). In the virtual tour he and some other KTH students will show you around the campuses.

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