The master's programme in Production Engineering and Management is designed to provide production knowledge and skills with a holistic perspective.
Production Engineering and Management at KTH
The master's programme in Production Engineering and Management provides a strong foundation to become a professional with knowledge in both engineering and management aspects of production and their interaction. The engineering side includes operation and integration of manufacturing technology, automation, maintenance and quality aspects, production development tools, and methods as well as software. The management side covers systematic decision-making, operations strategy, planning, control and management of resources that are essential for achieving a sustainable production environment.
To create a strong foundation in production engineering and management all students follow a certain number of mandatory courses. In addition, students can deepen their knowledge in production engineering, development and management, as well as information management in the industry.
The programme emphasizes on both theoretical knowledge and applied skills which are covered through project course, individual and group assignments/projects, individual and group laboratory works, industrial visits. Furthermore, to maintain relevance to the state-of-the-art industrial developments and research, leading researchers and industrial professionals are invited to share their knowledge with our students. The educational activities and the structures promote self-learning, trains students how to communicate effectively with different stakeholders, and generates a study environment that provides an equal learning opportunity.
After graduating from the programme students will have:
Basic understanding of various dimensions and functions of the broad field of production.
Analytical skills needed to tackle the ever-changing problems and situations of modern competitive production.
Conceptual and reasoning skills with appropriate decision support methods and tools used in production management.
Communication and presentation skills necessary for leadership positions.
Understanding how environmental and cultural differences affect the production process.
Understanding the need and requirements for sustainable and energy-efficient production processes.
This is a two-year programme (120 ECTS credits) given in English. Graduates are awarded the degree of Master of Science. The programme is given mainly at KTH Campus in Stockholm by the School of Industrial Engineering and Management (at KTH).
Manufacturing technology, measurement and metrology, information management in industry, computer-aided design and manufacturing, modelling and simulation, assembly and automation, production development, sustainable production systems, maintenance and quality strategies, research methodology.
As production is global, graduates from our programme will be able to find positions as technical specialists, production developers, production engineers, production managers or consultants in various production fields, all over the world.
During the studies, students also have limited possibilities to engage in research and other types of work at KTH as research and teacher assistant as well as a student representative.
Production Manager, Production Engineer, Automation and Quality engineer, Production Development Engineer, Researcher in Industry and Academy, Production Consultant, Information Management Specialist, Innovator and Entrepreneur, Educator and various roles in the service sector.
"The programme prepares you for your future professional life, for example by requiring a lot of teamwork, working with people from different cultural backgrounds and communicating in English."
Gerrit from Germany
Graduates from KTH have the knowledge and tools for moving society in a more sustainable direction, as sustainable development is an integral part of all programmes. The three key sustainable development goals addressed by the master's programme in Production Engineering and Management are:
5 Gender Equality
9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure
12 Responsible Consumption and Production
Gender Equality: In the programme, our policy is that all students are treated equally within the study environment and education, regardless of gender, ethnicity or age. The environment gives the students opportunities to train and develop their skills and learn how to interact, communicate and exchange experiences with other students in a professional way.
Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure: The programme addresses the challenges to industrial innovation in the courses. This is accomplished by industrial projects in close cooperation with the manufacturing industry. The global student environment, with students from all around the globe, enables the creation of sustainable solutions for industrial challenges. The programme fosters the student in analysis, decision-making and prepares them for future industrial challenges.
Responsible Consumption and Production: Circular manufacturing is a mindset that has been implanted within the course. Key elements of discussions are material footprint, reducing waste, recycling products and materials, lean thinking and production, and other environmental issues.
Faculty and research
The programme is offered by the faculty of Production Engineering which leads research in:
Smart Manufacturing Systems
Precision Engineering and Metrology
Circular Manufacturing Systems
Sustainable Production Systems
Digital Smart Production
To be eligible for the programme, you must have been awarded a bachelor's degree, be proficient in English, and meet the programme-specific requirements.
A bachelor's degree, equivalent to a Swedish bachelor's degree, or equivalent academic qualifications from an internationally recognised university, is required. Students who are following longer technical programmes, and have completed courses equivalent to a bachelor's degree, will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
Students in their final year of undergraduate studies may apply and, if qualified, will receive a conditional acceptance. These applicants must include a written statement according to the instructions given by University Admissions. Students in the final year of undergraduate studies at a Swedish university do not have to provide a written statement in order, if qualified, to receive a conditional acceptance. They must, however, have completed 150 ECTS credits in the bachelor’s programme by 1 February.
English language proficiency equivalent to (the Swedish upper secondary school) English course B/6 is required. The requirement can be satisfied through a result equal to, or higher than, those stated in the following internationally recognized English tests:
TOEFL Paper-based: Score of 4.5 (scale 1-6) in written test, a total score of 575.
TOEFL ITP is not accepted.
TOEFL iBT internet-based: Score of 20 (scale 0-30) in written test, a total score of 90
IELTS Academic/IELTS UKVI: A minimum overall mark of 6.5, with no section lower than 5.5
Cambridge ESOL: Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) Certificate in Advanced English or Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE) (Certificate of Proficiency in English)
Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB): Minimum score of 90
The University of Michigan, ECPE (Examination for the Certificate of Proficiency in English)
Pearson PTE Academic: Score of 62 (writing 61)
The language requirement can also be fulfilled through previous university and upper secondary school studies. More information on recognized English tests, previous studies, and required documents is provided by University Admissions.
​Specific requirements for the master's programme in Production Engineering and Management
A Bachelor of Science in Engineering or a Bachelor of Technology, corresponding to 180 ECTS credits, in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent.
Your application is not complete without the required supporting documentation. The following general and programme-specific documents must therefore be included in the application in the specified order:
Certificates and diplomas from previous university studies
Transcript of completed courses and grades included in your degree
Proof of English proficiency
A copy of your passport including personal data and photograph, or other identification documents
Specific documents for the master's programme in Production Engineering and Management
2 letters of recommendation
Certificate showing relevant work experience, if applicable