Engineering Mechanics plays a key role in all areas of the industrial design process that requires advanced mechanical analysis of product performance and functionality. The Engineering Mechanics master’s program will equip students with the knowledge and the skills required to focus on reliable and sustainable design by state-of-the-art simulations and experiments in fluid mechanics, solid mechanics and sound, and vibrations.

Engineering Mechanics at KTH

The Engineering Mechanics program 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 program 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 program 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 software. 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.

Topics covered

Continuum mechanics, material mechanics, fatigue and fracture, biomechanics, turbulence, stability, finite element method, computational fluid mechanics, acoustics, vibro-acoustics, flow acoustics


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

Typically, graduates from the Engineering Mechanics master program 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.

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