M.Sc. Production Engineering

Chalmers University of Technology

Application deadline: January 15
Tuition fee:
  • Free (EEA)
  • € 16,000 / Year (Non-EEA)
Start date: September  2014
Credits: 120 ECTS
Duration full-time: 24 months
Languages:
  • English
Location:
Delivery mode: On Campus
Educational variant: Full-time
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Description

This programme aims at conveying the knowledge, judgment and skill required to lead design, development and improvement of manufacturing processes, high-performance production system and its sub-parts as well as managing them in full operation.

Chalmers University of Technology is a leading Swedish university in the production engineering area, in terms of research as well as education. Within the programme, there is a close cooperation with industry and represents an attractive environment also for international students as several of the collaborating companies operate on the global market.

Who should apply

The master's programme in Production Engineering is aimed at students with a bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering, Automation and Mechatronics, Industrial Economics, or an equivalent degree as Industrial Engineering.

Why apply

Manufacturing is of fundamental importance for the welfare in the society and is related to the capability of fulfilling the demands for economic, ecologic and social sustainability.

Career opportunities

The professional area for a production engineer goes across sectors - from automotive, medicines and health care industry to food production. With a broad production engineering knowledge base the programme gives a wide spectrum of career opportunities including advancement as specialists in the areas of Production Systems, Material and Manufacturing Technology or Production Management.

Contents

The wide scope of the programme provides students to select courses across three main occupational tracks but they have also the possibility to customize their own education.

  • Production systems engineering - is about taking an active interest in design and developing complex production systems. The work tasks include purchasing of automation technology as well as planning for other industrial facilities and processes featuring safe and profitable involvement of human resources. Skills in building virtual models of machines, cells and lines are incorporated as a sustainable engineering way of working and analytic competence is needed for example securing efficient and reliable production flows.
  • Manufacturing Process Engineering - content the work tasks to select suitable processes, tools and machines for value adding manufacturing operations in the physical materials. To prepare metallurgy processes as forming, machining, casting and joining as well as planning the manufacturing for polymer and composite materials often come about virtual processing using computer based tools.
  • Production Management Engineering – is focusing the management of resources and activities of a business that are required to efficiently produce goods for sale. Important aspects are to align the manufacturing strategy to the needs and strategy of the company, to manage and initiate design and change initiatives in production, to plan and control the effective use of materials and production units to meet customer service demands, and to ensure that suitable modern production technologies and philosophies are made proper use of.

Research connections

The programme’s courses are given by different departments at Chalmers: Materials and manufacturing technology, Product and production development, Signals and systems and Technology management and economics.

These all have prominent research activities, and the students can thereby take advantage of up-to-date research advancements. For students interested of an occupation in the academic field, the programme also offers courses that prepare for starting a research career.

Requirements

Bachelor´s degree (or the equivalent) with a Major in Mechanical Engineering, Automation and Mechatronics Engineering or Industrial Engineering and Management.

Prerequisites: Mathematics (including Linear algebra, Numerical analysis, Multivariable analysis and Statistics) minimum 30cr., Mechanics, Strength of materials, Machine elements, Engineering materials, Manufacturing engineering, Automatic control, Industrial economics, Computer-aided design and Programming.

Preferable course experience: Maintenance, Production planning, Human factors, Thermodynamics, Virtual production and Logistics.

English Language Proficiency

The most common and important scores that are accepted are

  • IELTS (academic training), 6.5 (with no part of the test below 5.5)
  • TOEFL (Internet based): 90 (with a minimum of 20 on the written part)

The application period for the academic year 2014/15 opens 1 December 2013.

English Language Requirements

IELTS band: 6.5
CAE score: (read more)

Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) is part of the Cambridge English suite and is targeted at a high level (IETLS 6.5-8.0). It is an international English language exam set at the right level for academic and professional success. Developed by Cambridge English Language Assessment - part of the University of Cambridge - it helps you stand out from the crowd as a high achiever.

60 (Grade C)
TOEFL paper-based test score : 575
TOEFL iBT® test: 90

Funding

Scholarships administered by Chalmers University of Technology for Master's Studies in 2013

  • The Avancez Scholarships are 75% tuition fee waivers awarded by Chalmers University of Technology and are funded by the Chalmers Foundation. These scholarships are available to all students who are liable to pay tuition fees i.e., students with non-EU/EEA nationality.
  • The iPOET (International Programme Office for Education and Training) Scholarships are 75% tuition fee waivers funded by the Government of Sweden. They are allocated and awarded by Chalmers University of Technology. These scholarships are available to all students who are liable to pay tuition fees i.e., students with non-EU/EEA nationality.
  • The Chalmers Mastercard Scholarship for a Master's Student from Central America, South America or Mexico is a 280 000 SEK reduction of the tuition fee (70 000 SEK reduction/ semester).
  • The FlexLink Scholarship for a Master's Student from China is a 100% tuition fee waiver along with possibilities for internship and a final master thesis project.
  • The Mölnlycke Health Care Scholarships for Master's Students from China and the US are 100% fee tuition waivers with possibilities for summer internships and a final master thesis project.
  • The Sievert Larsson Scholarship Fund (within Friends of Chalmers) offers a 100% tuition fee waiver and living expenses to students of Thai nationality who aim to study on a Master’s programme at Chalmers University of Technology.
  • The Volvo Cars’ scholarships are a 100% tuition fee waiver awarded to 2 Chinese students with the guarantee of participation in the VESC (Volvo Engineering Student Concept) programme which includes a summer job, master thesis project, mentorship and possible employment at Volvo Cars Corporation.
  • The US Friends of Chalmers Scholarship is a fund scholarship comprising USD 35 000 (i.e. a reduction of the tuition fee by USD 8750 per semester) and is awarded to one student of US citizenship.
  • The Volvo Group Scholarship Programme is a 100% fee tuition fee waiver awarded to students of Indian nationality and Chinese nationality. The Scholarship includes possibilities for internships during the summer, a final Master thesis project and mentorship.

Note: Being granted alternative funding from external patrons does not affect the possibility of obtaining scholarships from Chalmers, as an applicants financial status is not taken into account during the nomination process.

Adlerbert Foreign Student Hospitality Fund - Only open for international students who have been admitted to, and enrolled on, a Master's Programme at Chalmers. Thus, prospective students cannot apply. Students can be awarded the scholarship a maximum of two times. The application period opens in late January and closes in late February. Consequently, it is only possible to apply during this period of a student's first and second year.

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