Mechanical Engineering, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
  • English (book IELTS)
University rank #201 (ARWU) ,
The Mechanical Engineering master's programme at Linköping University deals with the product development cycle from an engineering perspective, encompassing everything from idea to the final product.


The Mechanical Engineering programme at Linköping University starts with a semester of traditional mechanical engineering, mathematics and computer programming courses which are mandatory. These courses prepare students for further studies in one of the programme's specialisation areas:

  • Engineering Systems Design - includes all aspects from classical machine design to mechatronics
  • Engineering Mechanics - comprises classical and modern applied mechanics with a strong focus on modelling and simulation.
  • Manufacturing Engineering and Management - spans the area between automated manufacturing processes to supply-chain management.

The final semester of the Mechanical Engineering master's programme is devoted to the degree project.

Career opportunities

Mechanical engineering is one of the broadest engineering disciplines and as a graduate in this subject you will have good opportunities for employment in almost all sectors of the engineering industry.

Mechanical engineers can be involved with the generation, distribution and use of energy; the design and development of machines, vehicles and transportation systems; processing of materials; and work frequently with developing new solutions to environment problems. Mechanical engineers are expected to be creative, have a broad knowledge and work as a multidisciplinary team member.

Programme Structure

Courses Included
  • Project Management and Organization
  • Large Technical Systems and the Environment
  • Product Development
  • Project Management and Organization
  • Introduction to Computational Mechanics
  • Polymer Materials
  • Project Course – Race Vehicle Engineering
  • Aircraft Conceptual Design
  • The Finite Element Method; advanced course
  • Design Optimization
  • Multi Body Dynamics and Robotics
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics
  • Statistical Quality Control
  • Advanced Planning and Scheduling
  • Project Course – Race Vehicle Engineering
  • Damage Mechanics and Life Analysis
  • Engineering Materials, Welding and Manufacturing Technology
  • Product Modelling
  • Road Vehicle Dynamics
  • Computational Fluid Mechanics, advanced course
  • Six Sigma Quality
  • Analysing and Improving Manufacturing Operations
  • Vehicle Propulsion Systems
  • Project Course – Race Vehicle Engineering
  • Engineering Materials - Deformation and Fracture
  • Biofuels for Transportation

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    120 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    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:


    The TOEFL – or Test OF English as a Foreign Language – offers a paper-based test (PBT). The final, overall PBT score ranges between 310 and 677, and is based on an average taken from the three test components (listening, structure, and reading). The writing part of this test is scored separately on a scale of 0-6. Read more about TOEFL (PBT).

  • Minimum required score:


    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 in mechanical engineering, or equivalent. The Bachelor's degree (equivalent to a Swedish Kandidatexamen) shall be from an internationally recognised university.
  • 30 ECTS credits in mathematics/applied mathematics and/or application of mathematics relevant for the programme. 
  • English corresponding to the level of English in Swedish upper secondary education (English 6/B). This is normally attested by means of an internationally recognised test.

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    13126 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 26252 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
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