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

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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.

Courses

Career

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.

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Students

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

"The most significant aspects of my programme are the remarkable courses that it offers and the laboratory sessions where all the knowledge is put into practice. I like that there are elective courses also, to get deeper knowledge in other courses of interest."

Amanda Herrero Martin, Spain

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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:

5 Gender Equality
9. Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure
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 the students opportunities to train and develop their skills and learn how to interact/communicate/ exchange experiences with other students in a professional way.

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 mind-set 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

Next step

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The current admission round for the programme is for studies starting autumn 2020. Apply before 15 January.

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