Chalmers University of Technology

Applied Mechanics, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
  • English
    Language
The aim of this programme at the Chalmers University of Technology is to provide an internationally competitive education and prepare students for a professional career in any area of engineering and development. This requires an advanced knowledge of modelling, computational and experimental issues in Applied Mechanics.

About

The focus is in mechanical engineering problems, but the graduates also achieves a very good platform for work in other engineering disciplines. The Applied Mechanics programme is delivered by Chalmers University of Technology.

An important philosophy for the programme is to integrate modelling, algorithmic formulation, numerical implementation and validation of simulation results with experimental results, such as results from wind tunnel testing, experimental modal analysis (EMA) and material testing. A systematic view on education, research and innovation is empasised through collaboration with the industry.

Why apply

According to the programme goals the student should utilize the professional skills to:

  • critically evaluate results from simulations and experiments
  • analyse and isolate errors and risks in complex engineering problems
  • use simplified assumptions to validate results from complex models
Career

A wide range of work opportunities can be listed both for students that follow any of the three specialized tracks and for those who wish to choose an individual profile.

Typically, employment opportunities can be found in research and development within industrial companies and research institutes or consulting firms. Other examples of careers are technical advisor in the private or public sector, and teaching in science and engineering at different levels.

The Applied Mechanics programme at the Chalmers University of Technology also provides a good foundation for continued studies towards a Ph.D. in applied mechanics and related areas.

Programme Structure

Compulsory courses:

  • Mechanics of fluids
  • Mechanics of solids

Elective courses:

  • Turbomachinery
  • Structural dynamics - model validation
  • Fatigue and fracture

Audience

A suitable background for the Master students in Applied Mechanics is a Bachelors degree with Major in Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Automation and Mechatronics Engineering, Chemical Engineering with Physics, Civil Engineering and Engineering Physics.

Detailed Programme Facts

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:

    575

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  • Minimum required score:

    90

    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

  • Bachelor´s degree (or the equivalent) witha Major in: Mechanical Engineering, Engineering Physics, Automation and Mechatronics Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Civil Engineering,Engineering Mathematics or Chemical Engineering with Engineering Physics
  • Prerequisites: Mathematics (at least 37.5 cr.) (including Linear algebra, Multivariable analysis, Numerical analysis and Mathematical statistics or Probability theory), Mechanics, Strength of materials or Solid mechanics, Fluid mechanics, Finite element method or Numerical solution of partial differential equations, Programming, Thermodynamics and Engineering materials.

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    14551 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14551 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    Free
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
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  • Tuition fee: 140 000 SEK/ academic year

Funding

Meritorious students from around the world, required to pay tuition fees, are eligible for one of the numerous scholarships offered and administrated by Chalmers. Additionally, there are several external scholarships that you can apply for such as the Swedish Institute Scholarships. Students are also encouraged to search for and identify other such scholarships.

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