Engineering Mechanics, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
  • English (book IELTS)
University rank #173 (WUR) ,
Engineering Mechanics plays a key role in all areas of the industrial design process that requires advanced mechanical analysis of product performance and functionality. This MSc is offered by KTH Royal Institute of Technology and will equip students with knowledge and the skill required to focus on reliable and sustainable design by state-of-the-art simulations and experiments in fluid mechanics.


Engineering Mechanics at KTH Royal Institute of Technology

The Engineering Mechanics programme covers theory, numerical methods and experimental techniques related to fluid mechanics, solid mechanics and sound and vibration. The curriculum is developed with strong involvement from industry and heavily influenced by the latest research. An important objective of the programme is to educate students that are well-prepared for advanced industrial problem-solving in both large and small international enterprises as well as in research.

The programme is divided into three tracks – Fluid Mechanics, Solid Mechanics and Sound & Vibration. Only one-third of the courses are mandatory, which means that the students have many possibilities to tailor the course structure to meet their individual requirements. During the first three terms, theoretical courses are mixed with more applied project-based courses. 

The courses typically contain experimental and numerical laboratories, and students will gain proficiency in up-to-date experimental methods and softwares. In the courses, the students will be given many opportunities to interact with both industries, such as for example the world leading truck manufacturer Scania, the train and aircraft manufacturer Bombardier and leading researchers at KTH.

The fourth term is spent working on a five-month degree project, where the student has the opportunity to investigate a specific topic in-depth. The degree project is completed either in industry or at an academic institution, in Sweden or abroad. Students doing their degree project close to KTH may also take courses in parallel with their thesis work.


Students who graduate from the Engineering Mechanics programme will be proficient in fluid mechanics, solid mechanics and sound & vibration – areas that are linked with a multitude of industries. Graduates will find a wide range of job opportunities in research and development within industry, consulting and research, not only in mechanical engineering, but also in other engineering fields.

Typically, graduates from the Engineering Mechanics master programme will find job opportunities as design engineers, testing engineers, calculation engineers, researchers, consultants and specialists. A considerable number of the graduates also pursue doctoral studies either at KTH or at other internationally renowned universities.

Programme Structure

Courses Included
  • Theory and Methodology of Science (Natural and Technological Science)
  • Research Methodology in Engineering Mechanics
  • Introduction to Noise Control
  • Engineering Acoustics
  • Signals and Mechanical Systems
  • Vibro Acoustics
  • Experimental Structure Dynamics, Project Course
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Detailed Programme Facts

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

English Language Requirements

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Academic Requirements

To be considered eligible for the programme you must fulfil both the general and specific admission requirements. 

Programme specific admission requirements

A Bachelor’s degree corresponding to 180 ECTS, or equivalent, from a mechanical, aeronautical engineering, engineering physics, or similar programme with sufficient theoretical depth and good academic results. Course work must include multivariable calculus, linear algebra, numerical analysis, differential equations and transforms corresponding to at least 25 ECTS, as well as courses in classical mechanics, physics, solid mechanics, fluid mechanics, sound and vibration.

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    16087.5 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 32175 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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  • Non-EU/EEA/Swiss citizens: The full programme tuition fee is SEK 310 000
  • EU/EEA/Swiss citizens: There are no tuition fees for EU/EEA/Swiss citizens


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