Master in Production Development and Management

Jönköping University

Program Description

Master in Production Development and Management

Jönköping University

The manufacturing industry now faces globalisation challenges and this is the starting point of this Master's programme. The aim is to provide knowledge and competence that prepare the students for leading positions within the manufacturing industry.

Making globalisation work

Today, the manufacturing industry is an international industry. Product development and production may be carried out at different geographic locations, which require communication and coordination of the activities. The competitiveness of manufacturing companies relies to a high degree on their abilities to benefit from the increased globalisation.

Preparing for leadership

This Master's programme focuses on the role that production plays within manufacturing companies. Central themes include how production systems are developed, how the design of the products and the supply chain interrelate with the production system design, and how production systems are operated and managed. The programme begins with a number of courses that provides the students with a common basis for these central themes. It ends with a final thesis work, at which the students applies the knowledge and skills gained during the program.

Connect theory with practice

An underlying idea of the programme is that the students are given the opportunity to connect theory with practice. Therefore, important parts of the programme are carried out as project assignments. This provides the students with possibilities to relate their theoretical understanding to the real conditions of the manufacturing industry. The programme is led by a management team that includes persons representing leading positions in industry, students and teachers. The management team ensures the relevance and quality of the programme.

Next generation of engineers

The School of Engineering, Jönköping University, is a member of the prestigious collaborative between leading engineering schools worldwide - the CDIO Initiative™. The CDIO Initiative is an innovative educational framework to conceive and develop a new vision of engineering education and for producing the next generation of engineers.

After graduation

A student that has graduated from the programme is ready to take up various positions in industry, including areas such as production development, production management, production planning, or logistics. The student will also be prepared for doctoral studies.


Courses within the programme

Year 1

  • Industrial Product Realisation:
  • Process - Methods - Leadership 9 Credits
  • Human Factors Engineering 6 Credits
  • Production Development: Strategy - System - Technology 15 Credits
  • Integrated Product And Production Development 9 Credits
  • Production Management 6 Credits
  • Supply Chain Design 9 Credits
  • Elective Course: Sustainable Production 6 Credits
  • Elective Course: Mathematical Statistics 6 Credits

The course mathematical statistics is compulsory to students entering the programme with less than 21 ECTS credits in mathematics in order to obtain a master’s degree.

Year 2

  • Change Management 9 Credits
  • Industrial Placement 9 Credits
  • Leadership 6 Credits
  • Research and Inquiry Methodology 6 Credits
  • Final Project Work, Master 30 Credits


  • Credits: 120,0 credits
  • Level: Master's
  • Rate of study: Full-time
  • Place of study: Campus-based
  • Language: English
  • Start date: Autumn 2016


The applicant must hold the minimum of a bachelor’s degree (i.e. the equivalent of 180 ECTS credits at an accredited university) with at least 90 ECTS credits in mechanical engineering, industrial engineering and management, civil engineering, or equivalent.

The bachelor’s degree should comprise a minimum of 15 ECTS credits in mathematics.

Proof of English proficiency is required.

This school offers programs in:
  • English
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Sept. 2017
2 years
Full time
270,000 SEK
Sweden - Jönköping
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