Mälardalen University

Introduction

The University has over 13,000 students studying one of our approximately 51 programs and more than 1000 courses.


Mälardalen University (MDH) is situated in the densely populated and expansive region around Lake Mälaren, about one hour by train from Stockholm and Arlanda Airport. Most of the University's students are taking courses at one of its two centrally situated campuses in Eskilstuna and Västerås.


MDH conducts excellent research in the Embedded Systems specialisation and prominent research in Health and Welfare as well as the technological and engineering specialisations in Innovation and Product Realisation, and Future Energy


MDH is characterised by close partnerships with businesses and the public sector in the region, making our University attractive to students - and our students attractive on the labour market. About 80 % of our students have a job within one year from graduation.


MDH is environmentally certified and prioritises sustainable community development in all its activities.


Why Study Here?

. Collaboration that you will benefit from Our education is characterized by high quality and close contact to research, between students, as well as between students and teachers. Mälardalen University is well known for our cooperation with the surrounding society and we know that our students are attractive on the labour market. More than 81 % of our students have an employment in their field of study within the first year after their graduation. Through high-quality education and cooperation with the public sector, companies and industry, we prepare you for work life. Our study programmes are designed in cooperation with employers and are constantly evaluated by them – which helps to match our programmes and courses with the demands of the professional world. Many multinational companies such as ABB, Ericsson, and Volvo are situated close to both Eskilstuna and Västerås and our students benefit from this.

· An international atmosphere You will feel at home at Mälardalen University, and being here is more like being part of an international community than in a particular country. Mälardalen University has an international atmosphere, with students and staff from all over the world. We also have partner universities in some forty countries around the globe, and both students and staff have excellent opportunities to spend some time at one of these other seats of learning.

·Valuable support and activities The University offers a lot of study help to our students, among other things in the form of courses in study technique and communication. Towards the end of a study program, we also offer career counseling. The Student Union arranges plenty of social activities and offers valuable support, especially to our international students.

· Good accommodation We help our students to find a place to live, either in Eskilstuna or in Västerås. During the semesters, Monday - Friday, we also offer free bus travels between the cities, for both students and staff.

· Excellent facilities at your disposal The facilities are modern and features bright buildings that were built especially for the University. There are plenty of lecture halls and meeting places for students, but also nice courtyards and quiet study rooms. There are plenty of computer workstations that our students can use, plus access to a wireless network for laptop computers.

· High quality teaching based on research That there is a strong link between our educations and our research is a matter of course to us. Our students gain good insights into the world of research and the latest findings.

· Education with a focus on employability As a student from Mälardalen University you will be attractive on the labour market. Through high-quality education and cooperation with the surrounding community, we prepare you for work life. Our study programs are designed in cooperation with employers and are constantly evaluated by them – which helps to match our programs and courses with the demands of the labour market. Our students stand in continual close contact with their peers, teachers, researchers, and future employers, and many of our educations feature practical elements. This can take the form of, for example, students writing their degree projects in conjunction with a company, or of the university inviting business representatives as guest lecturers.

· A closeness within the University International students often appreciate the fact that it’s easy to get in contact with the professors and that there is an informal atmosphere at MDH. Undergraduate students, doctoral students, and professors often meet in the context of different projects. We appreciate it when students participate actively in their education and therefore encourage you to make the most out of your time of study.

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Master's Programme in Engineering Mathematics

Campus Full time 2 years August 2016 Sweden Eskilstuna

The programme will provide you with broad and deep mathematical knowledge about Mathematics and its applications – knowledge which is highly attractive on the labour market in the industrial and public sectors as well as in society in general. Tomorrow’s technology depends on mathematical methods and calculations and your education in Engineering Mathematics will give you the knowledge and skills you need to actively develop new technology, build a sustainable society and/or run your own successful business. [+]

The programme will provide you with broad and deep mathematical knowledge about Mathematics and its applications – knowledge which is highly attractive on the labour market in the industrial and public sectors as well as in society in general. Tomorrow’s technology depends on mathematical methods and calculations and your education in Engineering Mathematics will give you the knowledge and skills you need to actively develop new technology, build a sustainable society and/or run your own successful business. The Programme The Master’s Programme in Engineering Mathematics prepares you for developing tomorrow’s technologies. You will learn to master mathematical methods and applications in statistics, information technology, computer science, energy and environmental technology, robotics and automatic control technology, optimisation and financial mathematics. The programme’s course offerings are carefully planned yet flexible, and give you both good theoretical knowledge and a well-developed understanding of engineering methods and practices. You will also be able to deepen your knowledge within one or more areas of your choice. Among other options, two project courses are included in the programme, where you can come in direct contact with development and research, maybe in cooperation with a company. Technical and mathematical skills are becoming more and more important in modern research and development, whether it is within typical engineering fields like information technology, communication technology, robotics and medical technology, or other fields such as finance or the health sciences. Employment and Future Prospects After completing the programme, you may have the opportunity to continue as a research student at Mälardalen University or another university in Sweden or abroad. Alternatively, your professional life after completing the programme can, for example, focus on research and development in your own business or at a Swedish or multinational company that uses mathematical or statistical methods, computations and algorithms in their technological solutions. University degree The degree programme is so designed that the studies will lead towards fulfilment of the requirements for the following degree(s): Master of Science (60 credits) in Mathematics/Applied Mathematics Master of Science (120 credits) in Mathematics/Applied Mathematics [-]

Master in Financial Engineering

Campus Full time 2 years September 2016 Sweden Eskilstuna

The MIMA Master's programme in Financial Engineering prepares you for a challenging and successful career in the international world of finance. You will learn to see finance from advanced quantitative perspectives, including the management of financial portfolios and risk analysis in financial markets. [+]

Master in Financial Engineering

The MIMA Master's programme in Financial Engineering prepares you for a challenging and successful career in the international world of finance. You will learn to see finance from advanced quanti-tative perspectives, including the management of financial portfolios and risk analysis in financial markets.

The Programme

This programme has a unique character. It is carefully designed and belongs to the very popular educational area of financial engineering.

Focusing on quantitative computer-based methods of financial analysis, the programme provides an advanced basis in Mathematics and Economics.

The programme is oriented towards financial real-life problems, and the textbooks have been chosen to support this approach. Advanced financial software is systematically used in the teaching. The best students are also involved in research activities and the development of experimental financial software. The programme is a natural continuation of the Bachelor’s programme Analytical Finance.... [-]


Master in Intelligent Embedded Systems

Campus Full time 2 years September 2016 Sweden Eskilstuna

About 99 per cent of all computers today are embedded – they are found in mobile phones, game consoles, digital cameras, cars, aeroplanes, medi- cal equipment, home appliances, robots, et [+]

Master in Intelligent Embedded Systems

About 99 per cent of all computers today are embedded – they are found in mobile phones, game consoles, digital cameras, cars, aeroplanes, medi- cal equipment, home appliances, robots, et cetera. These systems are getting more and more intelligent to meet the specific needs of their users. Intelligent embedded systems belong to the future – do you want to learn how to design them?

The Programme

We offer a top-quality education in Intelligent Embedded Systems, with world-famous expert teachers, industrial student projects and internships, scholarships to study abroad, and a double-degree opportunity with a top-ranked research university. Course units feature state-of-the-art theory and practice in the fields of embedded systems, artificial intelligence and robotics. The practical part is organised as applied projects on real industrial equipment with some of the industrial partners, for example ABB and Ericsson. Industrial partners are actively involved in the programme and they provide quality assu- rance and industrial relevance of the programme.... [-]


Master in International Marketing

Campus Full time 1 year September 2016 Sweden Eskilstuna

The programme provides students with an understanding of management and strategy in international marketing, as well as different kinds of marketing. [+]

Master in International Marketing

In today’s globalised world we have to consider that few – if any – companies are purely local or even national, and we cannot disregard the impact of foreign competitors and markets.

International trade could be a way of creating wealth in developing countries, as well as reducing tension by creating a win-win situation for those involved. But marketing is just a tool; it is the user who decides what it is to be used for. To make this choice, you need an under- standing of the surrounding organisation as well as what international marketing is, how it can be used, and how it impacts on society as a whole.

The Programme

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Master in Product and Process Development

Campus Full time 2 years September 2016 Sweden Eskilstuna

You get an understanding of the key issues involved in modern production and logistics systems. You’ll be provided with the analytical and computing tools, their use and scope, enabling you to [+]

Master in Product and Process Development

You get an understanding of the key issues involved in modern production and logistics systems. You’ll be provided with the analytical and computing tools, their use and scope, enabling you to manage the development of the systems successfully and competitively.

The Programme

In this programme you will learn to select, initiate, plan and schedule projects using techniques such as CPM and PERT. You will acquire skills in modern production and logistics systems and will be able to analyse, evaluate and optimise the solutions.

The programme includes projects together with industry and society. This programme offers a two-year curriculum involvinga total of 120 credits. A Master’s degree in Production and Logistics Management will also provide you with an advanced base in planning and optimisation of production and logistics, including use of simulation software.... [-]


Master in Software Engineering - 1 year

Campus Full time 1 year September 2016 Sweden Eskilstuna

The proliferation and growing influence of software in business and our daily lives have been phenomenal. Software engineering deals with the design and development of high-quality software systems [+]

Master in Software Engineering - 1 year

The proliferation and growing influence of software in business and our daily lives have been phenomenal. Software engineering deals with the design and development of high-quality software systems – and hence is an increasingly important area in computer science. In this programme you will gain advanced knowledge and practical skills in software engineering.

The Programme

During this programme, you will acquire good theoretical knowledge and excellent skills in engineering software-intensive systems, which encompass the ability to cope with the complexity of understanding as well as developing them. You will acquire knowledge of principles for the analysis, design and implementation of large and complex software systems. Students successfully completing this programme will be able to demonstrate understanding of the methodologies and techniques of software management and to apply them to a range of development scenarios. You will be able to transcend global diversity and work in international teams. The industrial track will involve mentoring and thesis projects related to partner industries such as ABB, Ericsson or Volvo.... [-]


Master in Software Engineering - 2 years

Campus Full time 2 years September 2016 Sweden Eskilstuna

The growth and influence of software in business and our daily lives have been phenomenal. Software Engineering deals with design and development of high quality software systems and hence an [+]

Master in Software Engineering - 2 years

The growth and influence of software in business and our daily lives have been phenomenal. Software Engineering deals with design and development of high quality software systems and hence an increasingly important area in computer science. In these programmes you will gain theoretical knowledge and excellent practical skills in software engineering.

The Programme

During these programmes, students will acquire fundamental knowledge and excellent expertise in engineering software intensive systems, which imply the ability to cope with the complexity of understanding, designing and implementing such systems in the global workplace. The students will obtain knowledge of the principles for the analysis, design and implementation of large and complex software systems. The modern trends that will dominate future software development, including component-based software engineering, service-oriented architectures, interoperability and global system development will be taught.... [-]


Master in Sustainable Energy Systems

Campus Full time 2 years September 2016 Sweden Eskilstuna

This programme will teach you how to work with energy conversion technologies and systems for enhancing sustainable development. [+]

Master in Sustainable Energy Systems

Sustainable energy systems are necessary to overcome the problems related to energy supplies and climate change in the world. Do you want to work with energy conversion technologies and systems for enhancing sustainable development?

The Programme

The Master’s programme in Sustainable Energy Systems will provide you with state-of-the-art knowledge within this important area. You will learn about technologies for utilising the sun, wind and biomass as energy sources. The production of power and heat by ways of energy conversion based on steam and gas turbine processes also falls within the scope of this programme. Furthermore, youwill learn about performance analyses of different energy systems and process integration. Methods for optimisation, modelling and simulation of energy systems are also included in the programme.... [-]


Master’s in Innovation and Design

Campus Full time September 2016 Sweden Eskilstuna

We are convinced that broad competence in innovation and design from a holistic perspective is needed to deal with future challenges. In the international Master’s programme in Innovation and Design, you acquire specialist theoretical knowledge and practical skills for interacting in a global market. After your studies you will be competitive in the labour market and prepared for doctoral studies. [+]

We are convinced that broad competence in innovation and design from a holistic perspective is needed to deal with future challenges. In the international Master’s programme in Innovation and Design, you acquire specialist theoretical knowledge and practical skills for interacting in a global market. After your studies you will be competitive in the labour market and prepared for doctoral studies. The Programme The international Master’s programme in Innovation and Design has been developed in collaboration with stakeholders outside academia and is aimed to create a clear link to the labour market. You will acquire both theoretical and practical competencies, and learn about innovation management, design processes and communication in complex organisations. The study programme includes qualitative research methods and skills in how to collaborate with partners outside the University in interdisciplinary projects. The programme itself is multidisciplinary, combining disciplines such as engineering, the social sciences and the humanities, as well as perspectives drawn from the arts. The courses help you to develop your capacity for multidisciplinary collaboration, both nationally and internationally. You will also develop your knowledge in an area defined by yourself within the field of innovation and design. Employment and Future Prospects After your degree, you will have a broader understanding of central concepts and theories in innovation and design. You will also acquire the skills needed in innovation processes for service and product development to operate in international projects which span the humanities, the social sciences, engineering, and the health and welfare sector. The wide-ranging programme content will give you a solid advantage in securing an academic research career; it will also prepare you for qualified management work in the private and public sectors. Eligibility A completed Bachelor's degree from an institution of higher education of three years or more, equivalent to 180 credits, within the fields of innovation management, information design, product and production development, industrial economics and management, industrial design, engineering design, interaction design, mechanical engineering, or entrepeneurship. Graduates with Bachelor's degree in other fields are required to have at least one year of working experience in the related fields of design or innovation. A TOEFL test result, with a minimum score of 575 with a TWE score of at least 4.5 (PBT) or 90 with a TWE score of at least 20 (iBT) or an IELTS test result with an overall band score of at least 6.5 and no band score below 5.5 or equivalent is required. Outcomes Innovation and Design is an international master’s programme functioning as a bridge between undergraduate studies on the one hand and, on the other hand, research studies in innovation and design within the Mälardalen University third-cycle study area Innovation and Product Realization. The aim of the programme is for students to develop more in-depth knowledge of innovation and design and to thus prepare themselves for qualified leadership work in the private and public sectors as well as become eligible for third-cycle (postgraduate) studies. The programme is based on the first-cycle subjects information design, innovation technology as well as product and process development. Knowledge and Understanding On completion of the degree programme the student shall: demonstrate knowledge and understanding of innovation and design, including broad knowledge within the area as well as substantially deeper knowledge within certain parts of the field, and also a deeper insight into current research and development work, and demonstrate in-depth methodological knowledge of innovation and design. Aptitudes and Accomplishments On completion of the degree programme the student shall: demonstrate the ability, critically and systematically, to integrate knowledge and to analyse, assess and deal with complex phenomena, problems and situations even with limited information, demonstrate the ability, critically, independently and creatively, to identify and formulate problems, to plan and carry out, using adequate methods, advanced assignments within given timeframes, thereby contributing to the development of knowledge and also to evaluate this work, demonstrate the ability, in national as well as international contexts, to clearly account for and discuss, orally and in writing, the conclusions arrived at and the knowledge and arguments that form the basis of these in dialogue with different groups, and also demonstrate such skills as are required to participate in research and development work or to work independently in some other advanced activity. Ability to Evaluate and Assess On completion of the degree programme the student shall: demonstrate the ability, in Innovation and Design, to make assessments with regard to relevant scientific, societal and ethical aspects, and also demonstrate awareness of ethical aspects of research and development work, demonstrate insight into the possibilities and limitations of science, its role in society and the responsibility of human beings for how this is used, and also demonstrate the ability to identify his/her need of further knowledge and to take responsibility for his/her own knowledge development. Language of instruction The language of instruction is English, and the course literature is in English. Contents The Master’s Programme in Innovation and Design is an interdisciplinary education based on the three first-cycle subjects information design, innovation technology as well as product and process development. In the courses included in the programme, students will work with innovation and design from different perspectives regarding technology, the social sciences, the humanities and the arts, which are brought together to promote opportunities for innovative processes. In the programme, the focus will be on innovation and design processes in interdisciplinary projects and in cooperation with private companies or the public sector. In the first year, students acquire more in-depth knowledge within the main field of study, innovation and design, by defining and identifying challenges. Students are expected to be able to position themselves in the subject area and master the processes and models applied in the main field of study, for example regarding the planning, management and realization of projects, including risk management, as well as techniques for innovation and design processes. In addition, students will learn to apply research methods, mostly qualitative ones, that are of relevance in the main field of study. Students are expected to be able to motivate and problematize the choice of theories and methods for the collection and analysis of data. In the second year, there will be an opportunity to pursue one’s studies abroad. Students wishing to do so – or wishing to study elsewhere in Sweden – will plan for this during the first year of the programme. Those who wish to continue studying at Mälardalen University will be offered elective courses corresponding to a total of 30 credits. These will make it possible for students to acquire, within their degree, a more pronounced knowledge profile within innovation and design. Finally, students are expected to carry out an independent degree project, which includes the critical and creative identification and formulation of research questions and the completion of qualified tasks with adequate methods and within given time frames. Choices within the program In the second year of the programme, students freely choose courses corresponding to 30 credits, either at Mälardalen University or at another university in Sweden or abroad. University degree The degree programme is so designed that the studies will lead towards fulfilment of the requirements for the following degree: Master of Science in Innovation and Design If the programme contains elective or optional components, or if a student chooses not to complete a certain course, the choices made can affect the possibility of fulfilling the degree requirements. For more information about degrees and degree requirements, consult the local degree regulations which are published (in Swedish only) on the university website. [-]

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Mälardalens högskola

Address Högskoleplan 1
72123 Västerås, Sweden
Website http://www.mdh.se/
Phone +46 21 10 13 00