Chalmers University of Technology is a leading Swedish university in the production engineering area, in terms of research as well as education. Within the Production Engineering programme, there is a close cooperation with industry providing an attractive environment both for national and international students as several of the collaborating companies operate on the global market.
Manufacturing is of fundamental importance for the welfare in society and is closely related to the capability of fulfilling the demands for economic, ecologic and social sustainability. Around one third of the jobs in the European Union are related to the manufacturing sector and there are many global manufacturing companies located in Gothenburg, e.g. Volvo Cars, Volvo Trucks, and SKF. The Production Engineering programme is continuously interacting with these companies and many more through real-world project courses, master thesis projects, field-trips, guest lectures etc.
The professional area for a production engineer goes across sectors - from automotive, medicine 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, Manufacturing Processes, and Production Management.
Three of the most common employments directly after graduation are:
Other common examples among our alumni are: project leaders, automation engineers, machine designers, business developers, and managers for production and development organisations after some years of work experience.
Alumni surveys show that all respondents got relevant jobs after their Production Engineering degree. Examples of employers are: H&M, Scania Trucks, Volvo Cars, Volvo Trucks, SKF, Toyota, Rolls Royce, Ericsson and ÅF. Alumni are also qualified for PhD studies at Chalmers or other universities world-wide.
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.
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.
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
Non-EEA:140 000 SEK/academic year
EU/EEA Citizens are not required to pay fees.
Check the programme website for information about funding options.
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