Master in Production Engineering and Management


Program Description

The master's program in Production Engineering and Management is designed to provide product knowledge and skills with a holistic perspective.

Production Engineering and Management at KTH

The master's program 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.

In order to create a strong foundation student in the Production Engineering and Management follow a certain number of mandatory courses. On top of that, the students have the possibility to deepen their knowledge in production engineering, development, and management, as well as information management in the industry.

The program 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 on 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 program (120 ECTS credits) given in English. Graduates are awarded the degree of Master of Science. The program is given mainly at KTH Campus in Stockholm by the School of Industrial Engineering and Management (at KTH).


As production is global, graduates from our program will be able to find positions as technical specialists, product developers, production engineers, production managers or consultants in various production fields, all over the world.


Find out what students from the program think about their time at KTH.

Amanda Herrero Martin, Spain: "The most significant aspects of my program are the remarkable courses that it offers and the laboratory sessions where all the knowledge is put into practice. I like that there are elective courses also, to get deeper knowledge in other courses of interest."

Sustainable development

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 programs. The three key sustainable development goals addressed by the master's program in Production Engineering and Management are:

  • Gender Equality: In the program, 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/ exchange experiences with other students in a professional way.
  • Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure: The program 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 program 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 a material footprint, reducing waste, recycling products and materials, lean thinking and production, and other environmental issues.


The two-year master's program in Production Engineering and Management consists of three terms of courses and one final term dedicated to the master's degree project. Each term consists of approximately 30 ECTS credits. The courses presented on this page apply to studies starting in autumn 2020.

Year 1

Mandatory courses

  • Production Engineering - Planning and Control (MG2029) 6.0 credits
  • Scientific Methodology for Production Engineering (MG2100) 7.5 credits
  • CAD and Other IT Tools in Industrial Processes, Extended Course (MG2128) 7.5 credits
  • Modeling and Simulation of Industrial Processes (MG2130) 9.0 credits

Conditionally elective courses

  • Applied Computer Science (DD1320) 6.0 credits
  • Logistics & Supply Chain Management (ME2053) 6.0 credits
  • Contemporary Maintenance Techniques (MG1007) 6.0 credits
  • Introductory Welding Technology, General Course (MG1010) 6.0 credits
  • Introductory Welding Technology, Advanced Course (MG1011) 6.0 credits
  • None Destructive Testing (MG1012) 3.0 credits
  • Modern Industrial Metrology (MG2010) 6.0 credits
  • Modularisation of Products (MG2020) 6.0 credits
  • Advanced CAD Modelling and Rapid Prototyping, Project Course (MG2022) 6.0 credits
  • CAD and Other IT Tools in Industrial Processes (MG2028) 6.0 credits
  • Automation Technology, Advanced Course (MG2032) 6.0 credits
  • Quality Control (MG2033) 6.0 credits
  • Computer-Aided Manufacturing - CAM (MG2036) 6.0 credits
  • Industrial Adhesive Bonding (MG2037) 6.0 credits
  • Industrial Process Engineering (MG2103) 6.0 credits
  • Manufacturing Technology and Planning (MG2104) 7.5 credits
  • PLM - Product Lifecycle Management (MG2135) 9.0 credits
  • Quality Control, extended course (MG2202) 9.0 credits

Year 2

Mandatory courses

  • Production Engineering - Project Course (MG2027) 6.0 credits
  • Degree Project in Production Engineering and Management, Second Cycle (MG213X) 30.0 credits

Conditionally elective courses

  • Logistics & Supply Chain Management (ME2053) 6.0 credits
  • Advanced Manufacturing Technology (MG2009) 6.0 credits
  • Advanced Welding Technology, Modulus 1 (MG2013) 6.0 credits
  • Advanced Welding Technology, Modulus 2 (MG2014) 6.0 credits
  • Advanced Welding Technology, Modulus 3 (MG2015) 6.0 credits
  • Enlarged Welding Technology for EWE/IWE (MG2016) 6.0 credits
  • Digital Factories (MG2038) 6.0 credits
  • Advanced Manufacturing Technology, Extended Course (MG2109) 9.0 credits
  • Advanced Metrology (MG2110) 9.0 credits

Admission requirements

To be eligible for the program, you must have been awarded a bachelor's degree, be proficient in English and meet the program-specific requirements.

Bachelor's degree

A bachelor's degree, equivalent to a Swedish bachelor's degree, or equivalent academic qualifications from an internationally recognized university, is required. Students who are following longer technical programs, and have completed courses equivalent to a bachelor's degree, will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

English proficiency

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: 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)

Specific requirements for the master's program 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.

Application documents

  1. Certificates and diplomas from previous university studies
  2. Transcript of completed courses and grades included in your degree
  3. Proof of English proficiency
  4. A copy of your passport including personal data and photograph, or other identification documents

Specific documents for the master's program in Production Engineering and Management

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • 2 letters of recommendation
  • Certificate showing relevant work experience, if applicable
Last updated Oct 2019

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