Linnaeus University, Faculty of Technology

Introduction

Research at the Faculty of Technology

Wood is one material which has followed human beings throughout their history. The region around Växjö is one of the most important areas in Europe with regards to forest exploitation and the forestry industry. Linnaeus University’s research on the theme of wood and energy technology is both internationally recognized and vital for the industry in the region. These initiatives encompass the research profiles of bioenergy, forestry and wood technology together with wood building-construction.

Other subjects within the faculty are computer engineering, informatics, media technology, mathematics, mathematics education, physics and electrical engineering.

Within the area of media technology / informatics, the Center for Learning and Knowledge Technologies (CeLeKT) constitutes a research environment which focuses on information technology and innovative learning methods.

Kalmar Maritime Academy offers vocationally-orientated degree programmes, commissioned education and an expanding area of research in close proximity to the real world of merchant shipping. World class simulators, the Calmare Nyckel training vessel and modern facilities for practical work are a natural part of the working organization at the Maritime Academy, which has a close dialogue with the shipping industry.

Cooperation at the Faculty of Technology

Cooperation – increasingly important

Linnaeus University cooperates with the surrounding society through education and research. The objective of our cooperation is, among other things, to improve education, develop knowledge and growth.

Evolution needs change which, in its turn, means new perspectives. This is something our researchers and students can help you with. Together you will be able to create ideas that make your organization more competitive while at the same time making our education more attractive.

We can cooperate through research and development but also by giving members of your staff new abilities through commissioned programs or courses.

You may also want one of our students to take an internship with you or write their thesis at your company.

Teachers and researchers of the Faculty can also be invited for speaking at your company/organization.

Partners

It is of utmost importance that our students have knowledge about the working life ahead. Through contact with our partners they are able to get it.

Research and Development

We cooperate with business organizations and institutes such as "SP, Sveriges Tekniska Forskningsinstitut", "CBBT Centrum för byggande och boende med trä", the industry cluster "Tunga fordon", "LRF Skogsägare", "SLU enheten för sydsvensk skogsvetenskap" and "Asa försökspark och fältforskningsstation".

Networks

The Faculty of Technology participates in a number of networks. One of them is "GoTech" which aims to strengthen development of technical competence in the region.

In the field of mathematic didactics we have a network called "Matematikutvecklarna", with participants from the region and the network "Speciallärare i Matematik".

There is also a network for Digital Media in the forestry sector.

Commissioned Education

We offer a comprehensive range of courses in the maritime area.

We conduct labour market training on behalf of the Swedish employment office. "Korta Vägen" (the short route) is a course in Swedish, culture and IT, with the prospective of increasing foreign academics´ possibilities of getting work according to their previous academic training.

Cooperation with companies

We aim to increase cooperation with regional companies. Is your company in need of support , technical or academic knowledge in any way?

Through cooperation we spread our research and experience and create a forum for contact. Cooperation with Linnaeus University will allow for your organization to grow and help you solve problems.

Cooperation with museums

Mathematic Didactics cooperate with Kalmar Läns Museum in the project "Matematik i kulturmiljön". There is also cooperation with Kenyatta University and National Museums of Kenya.

Cooperation with schools

We are engaged in a number of ways in schools. Through cooperation with elementary schools we help create an environment where technical interest is promoted.

International cooperation

Exchange students coming to the Faculty of Technology have the possibility of taking courses as well as master programs in English.

A long-term objective of increasing student mobility among Swedish students is already starting to pay off.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

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Programs

This school also offers:

Master

Master in Electrical Engineering

Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Sweden Växjö

This programme contains both theory and applications and prepares you for advanced engineering work in industry or for graduate studies. [+]

Department: Faculty of Engineering and Technology

Teaching Language: English

Level: Second Level

This programme contains both theory and applications and prepares you for advanced engineering work in industry or for graduate studies.

Wave propagation and signal processing are important fields in the technical society of today. There are many technical and industrial applications that require knowledge of both these subjects, notably wireless communication and antenna and microwave technology.

During the first year you will study the mathematical and statistical methods that are the foundations of advanced level telecommunications theory. You will also meet applications in the form of radio systems and microwave and antenna technology.... [-]


Master in Information Systems (60 credits)

Campus or Online Full time 1 year September 2017 Sweden Växjö

Information systems offer opportunities for enterprises and for people to communicate, learn, innovate and organize. [+]

Department: Faculty of Engineering and Technology

Teaching Language: English

Level: Second Level

Information systems offer opportunities for enterprises and for people to communicate, learn, innovate and organize.

This programme gives advanced and broad knowledge of the planning, design and use of information systems in organisations and businesses. It will also prepare for research studies within informatics. The aim is to give each student the competence needed to describe and analyse businesses and their need for developing information systems.

In order to be able to work in these fields, we consider it important to have the ability to critically and systematically integrate knowledge and to analyse and handle complex questions and issues. It is also important to develop one’s ability to critically, independently and in a creative way identify and express questions.... [-]


Master in Information Systems (120 credits)

Campus or Online Full time 2 years September 2017 Sweden Växjö

The master programme in Information Systems will give advanced and broad knowledge of the planning, design, use and leadership of information systems in organisations and businesses. [+]

Department: Faculty of Engineering and Technology

Teaching Language: English

Level: Second Level

Information systems offer opportunities for enterprises and for people to communicate, learn, innovate and organize.

The master programme in Information Systems will give advanced and broad knowledge of the planning, design, use and leadership of information systems in organisations and businesses. Examples of themes of the programme includes: knowledge management, participative design, leadership in collaborative work, professional ethics, information security, e-business, strategic planning of information systems and systems thinking.

In order to be able to work in these fields, we consider it important to have the ability to critically and systematically integrate knowledge and to analyse and handle complex questions and issues. It is also important to develop one’s ability to critically, independently and in a creative way identify and express questions.... [-]


Master in Innovation through Business, Engineering and Design

Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Sweden Växjö

This two-year master programme is based on companies need of employees with ability to initiate, lead and promote the creation of innovations. [+]

Department: Faculty of Technology

Level: Second Level

This two-year master programme is based on companies need of employees with ability to initiate, lead and promote the creation of innovations. The program is taught in English.

In the students’ work with innovations, the student should balance the process in its various parts for function, design, durability and production conditions. This requires knowledge of, or interaction between, different disciplines where different approaches, perspectives and approaches utilized. The program is based on common projects often in collaboration with industry and organizations along with advancement in their own subject area and a broadening towards other disciplines (business and design).... [-]


Master in Mathematics and Modelling

Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Sweden Växjö

This programme will suit anyone who is interested in mathematics and wants to apply his or her skills to problem solving and for creating new mathematical models. [+]

Department: Faculty of Engineering and Technology

Teaching Language: English

Level: Second Level

The technology we use in today's society is to an ever increasing extent based on mathematical models and calculations.

This programme will suit anyone who is interested in mathematics and wants to apply his or her skills to problem solving and for creating new mathematical models. It also gives you the possibility to start an academic career.

There are three specializations (all end with a master thesis work).

Mathematics: Gives you a comprehensive education in mathematics. It contains courses in e.g. algebra, complex analysis, topology, integration theory, probability theory and functional analysis.... [-]


MSc

Master of Science in Bioenergy Technology

Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Sweden Växjö

Energy and environment belong together. Renewable energy is becoming increasingly important to us. [+]

Department: Faculty of Engineering and Technology

Level: Second Level

Teaching Language: English

Energy and environment belong together. Renewable energy is becoming increasingly important to us.

In Sweden, as in the European Union in general, biomass, particularly that from the forest, is the most important renewable energy source, even though wind power is expanding fast. So, how do you go about *omit working with biomass? What are the most important things to think about? The number of global business and career opportunitiesis on a constant rise.

Disregarding elective courses and the Masters’ thesis, the main contents are:

Fuel resources and –logistics. What resources are there? And how can these resources be transported in a sustainable way? Unit operations and combustion technology. How to handle biomass? Drying, transport, storage...how can we get as much energy as possible from agriculture, forestry or waste? Investigation methods and mathematical statistics. How to count on this? Projects as a working model ... [-]

Master of Science in Forest and Wood Engineering

Campus or Online Full time 2 years September 2017 Sweden Växjö

Linnæus University has developed a new master programme which opens up the opportunity for a career within the forest and wood industry. [+]

Department: Faculty of Engineering and Technology

Level: Second Level

Linnæus University has developed a new master programme which opens up the opportunity for a career within the forest and wood industry. The programme is the result of a cooperation between the university and major national organisations and companies.

Forests make up one of the largest and most environmentally-sustainable natural resources in Sweden. The industrial processing of wood is not only vital for the Swedish economy, but is also important in order to reach environmental goals for a sustainable society. The forest and wood industry has previously been characterised by traditional handicraft and cottage industry methods. However, working processes are changing. High-technology equipment and a global market will require highly-trained professionals in the future. If you want to take part in this growing industry, this is the degree programme for you.... [-]


Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering

Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 Sweden Växjö

The programme focuses on Computational Mechanics and Systems Engineering; *omit two research areas at Linneaus University. [+]

Department: Faculty of Engineering and Technology

Level: Second Level

Teaching Language: English

"Doing things right and doing the right things". Analyze, calculate and develop products using scientific methods. How should a product be designed to satisfy the requirements of performance, life, economy and environment? A technical education on an advanced level is a good base for your future success.

After finishing this Master Programme you will be able to deal with a wide range of problems within advanced Mechanical Engineering; the programme focuses on Computational Mechanics and Systems Engineering; *omit two research areas at Linneaus University. ... [-]


Master of Science in Physics

Campus or Online Full time 2 years September 2017 Sweden Kalmar

The goal of physics as a science is to uncover nature's very essence as far as possible. [+]

Department: Faculty of Engineering and Technology

Level: Second Level

Teaching Language: English

Master's program in physics is focused on modern physics and opens the possibility for analytical work in the industry as well as postgraduate studies.

The goal of physics as a science is to uncover nature's very essence as far as possible. The research in physics has resulted in a number of fundamental laws and relationships that can be applied in many areas of science and technology.

During the studies, you work closely with teachers and scientists involved in research projects. You get a deeper knowledge and understanding of concepts and models in physics and will be able to independently initiate and conduct research. The programme is offered in English and is aimed at students from around the world. Since some of the courses are distance courses, you may study parts of the programme at a distance.... [-]


Master of Science in Social Media and Web Technologies

Campus or Online Full time 2 years September 2017 Sweden Växjö

The programme focuses on the design and development of social media tools and services using the web and mobile technologies. [+]

Department: Faculty of Engineering and Technology

Level: Second Level

Teaching Language: English

The programme focuses on the design and development of social media tools and services using the web and mobile technologies.

This master programme provides a balanced combination of theoretical perspectives and applied knowledge. In particular, it offers in-depth understanding of online communities and the technical environments in which they interact. You will develop the skills required for creating innovative solutions and tools that use web and mobile technologies for supporting these communities.

The programme consists of a number of general courses within the field of media technology, combined with specialized ones that explore the latest topics and state of the art knowledge within social media and web technologies. These courses cover areas such as web technologies, design and interaction, social media and IT business.... [-]


Master of Science in Software Technology (60 credits)

Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 Sweden Växjö

This programme focuses on efficient development of high-quality software systems and combines theory and practice. [+]

Department: Faculty of Engineering and Technology

Level: Second Level

Teaching Language: English

This programme focuses on efficient development of high-quality software systems and combines theory and practice. It also prepares for postgraduate studies.

Within software technology you study theories, methods and tools for efficient development of complex and high-quality software. The programme emphasises both theoretical and practical aspects of software development. It prepares you for a career as professional in software engineering, but you will also have the opportunity to pursue an academic career.

The programme gives a solid foundation in software technology and contains a number of general courses within computer science at advanced level. We present characteristics of different types of programming languages and how these can be used to handle different problems. We also present general methods and techniques to handle common problems within software development. This is supplemented by studies of mathematics and research methodology that are relevant for the subjects. The programme prepares for a future academic career by presenting and applying established research methods and practices in several courses, and ends with a thesis work.... [-]


Master of Science in Software Technology (120 credits)

Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Sweden Växjö

This programme focuses on development of complex software systems – large software projects featuring millions of lines of code and advacnced techniques such as web services, distributed systems, component-based development and parallel processing. [+]

Department: Faculty of Engineering and Technology

Level: Second Level

Teaching Language: English

This programme focuses on development of complex software systems – large software projects featuring millions of lines of code and advacnced techniques such as web services, distributed systems, component-based development and parallel processing.

Within software technology you study theories, methods and tools for efficient development of complex and high-quality software. The programme emphasises both theoretical and practical aspects of software development. It prepares you for a career as professional in software engineering, specifically as a specialist in efficient development of complex software systems, but you will also have the opportunity to pursue an academic career.... [-]


Master of Science in Structural Engineering

Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 Sweden Växjö

Students following this master programme will be able to handle a wide range of problems within advanced structural engineering and design, using computational tools such as the finite element method. [+]

Department: Faculty of Engineering and Technology

Level: Second Level

Teaching Language: English

“Doing things right and doing the right things". Stresses, deformation and vibrations – how do building structures react in different situations? Analyze, calculate and learn scientific methods. A technical education on advanced level is a good base for your future success.

Students following this master programme will be able to handle a wide range of problems within advanced structural engineering and design, using computational tools such as the finite element method. The programme has a focuses on wood building technology and design, *omit another important research area at Linnaeus University in which research is carried out in close cooperation with the industry. In addition to a thorough theoretical basis, applied projects concerning the development of new products and technology is included in the programme. Something very advantageous is the fact that there is a series of interesting wood building projects *omit going on in the city of Växjö, and *omit projects that will continue for several years to come.... [-]