M.Sc. Production Engineering

Chalmers University of Technology

Application deadline: January 15
Tuition fee:
  • € 15,000 / Year (Non-EEA)
Start date: September  2015
Credits (ECTS): 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.

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 programme includes six compulsory courses and a mandatory Master’s thesis project. In addition, the programme architecture enables students to select courses across three main occupational tracks:
  • Production systems engineering - prepares for taking an active role in developing complex production systems. The work tasks include planning for new or updated industrial facilities, e.g. with purchasing of automation technology and design of efficient production flows. Furthermore, the profile track emphasizes the need for safe and profitable involvement of human resources. Skills in building virtual models of products, machines, cells, and production lines are central as a sustainable way of working for future engineers.
  • Manufacturing Process Engineering - contains the work tasks to select suitable processes, tools and machines for value adding manufacturing operations in the physical materials. Computer-based tools are frequently used as virtual aids for preparing manufacturing processes such as forming, cutting, casting, and joining as well as planning the manufacturing of polymer and composite materials.
  • Production Management Engineering – focuses on the management of resources and activities, typically on a factory and/or enterprise level. Important aspects are: to align the production systems design to the strategy of the company, to initiate and manage design and change initiatives in production, to plan and control the effective use of materials and production units to meet customer demands, and to ensure that modern production technologies and philosophies are efficiently implemented.
Research connections

The programme is part of Chalmers’ Production Area of Advance and the courses are given by four different departments: 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 in an occupation in the academic field, the programme offers preparatory courses for starting a research career.

Audience

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.

Requirements

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

Prerequisites: Mathematics (at least 30 credits) (including Linear algebra, Numerical analysis, Multivariable analysis and Mathematical Statistics), Mechanics, Strength of materials, Engineering materials, Manufacturing engineering, Automation or Automatic control, Industrial economics, Computer-aided design and Programming.

Preferable course experience: Maintenance, Production planning, Human factors, 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)
  • TOEFL (paper based): 575 (with a minimum of 4.5 on the written part)

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 (IELTS 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.

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

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